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The Residence Zanzibar
Considered to be one of the leading hotels of the world.

Every feature of The Residence is first class luxury. They cater wonderfully for children with a multi lingual kids club and a host of water based activities from their 150 metre jetty. For couples there is the privacy of your own villa and the spa to work away the aches and pains of a long journey or safari.


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Though the Zanzibari identity is not imprinted in the design of this resort and its soft furnishings, it retains a charm and elegance that sits harmoniously against the islands natural equatorial habitat. The powder white sands, statuesque palms and turquoise waters are signature Zanzibar and the beach on which the Residence resides has Zanzibar written in the sands.



  • The Residence Zanzibar Holidays

  • Need to Know

  • FAQ

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This hotel is available throughout the year. Below are some prices for holidays on selected dates intended as a guide:

£42908 Nights at The Residence for 2 people in a Luxury Garden Pool Villa.
Includes 2 free nights, transfers, breakfast and dinner each day.
Valid: 7th January to 14th March

£28804 Nights at The Residence for 2 people in a Luxury Ocean Front Pool Villa.
Includes 2 free nights, transfers, breakfast and dinner each day.
Valid: 1st September to 31st October

Subject to availability. International flights to be quoted separately.

Highlights

  • Very high standards of international cuisine.
  • Private beach.
  • Slick modern rooms and facilities.
  • All rooms have their own private pool.

Right for you?

  • This is not a small traditional resort.
  • The service standards are quite formal and may not suite those who prefer a slightly more relaxed atmosphere.


? What is the food like and how expensive is it?
The food at The Residence is easily some of the best you are likely to be served anywhere on Zanzibar. Unfortunately it is also some of the most expensive on the island.



€€€€€Prices for The Residence start at: €290 per person per night, including breakfast and evening meal, during Low Season.
Depending when you travel, room categories and party size prices rise to €1300 per person per night during Peak Season.
Check rates for your dates: 0843 634 2258

Price Promise: We guarantee that booking with us is cheaper than with the hotel direct and we will beat any other operator, agency or website.
 

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The Residence - The Details

One of Zanzibar’s largest luxury resorts, The Residence opened on the southern tip of Zanzibar in April 2011 with 66 contemporary African-Omanai influenced villas, each featuring a private pool and facing the gardens or ocean. The Residence group specialise in spa hotels offering the world’s leading treatments. The Zanzibar Residence spa is home to a new energy based therapy called ‘Ohashiatsu’ massage. This technique combines hands-on touch techniques, limb rotation and stretching in a seamless flow of movement and is just one of the many treatments on offer in the six pavilions positioned within a Japanese garden.

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Room Descriptions & Facilities

Each of the 66 luxury villas are finished to the highest specification with beautifully handcrafted wooden furniture to reflect the Royal Omani heritage of the island. As standard, the villas have satellite TV, CD/DVD player, mini bar, direct dial telephone, hair dryer, mosquito nets, personal safe, tea and coffee making facilities, broadband Internet access, air-conditioning and overhead fans in the living room and bedrooms. The outside decking overlooks a private swimming pool with wicker furniture and daybeds. A unique feature to The Residence is that each villa comes with bicycles to explore the extensive gardens and local area.

  • Luxury Garden Pool Villa

  • Luxury Ocean Pool Villa

  • Prestige Pool Villa

  • The Presidential Villa

Luxury Garden Pool Villa

34 Luxury Garden Pool Villas (one bedroom) are set amongst tall palms and luscious gardens offering guests over 150 m2 of living space. The bedroom is central with double doors opening out to the bathroom at the rear, private decking and pool to the front and lounge to the side. The main entrance to the villa is via the lounge and the bathroom has a beautiful walled garden with an outdoor shower. Naturally, the bathroom features an indoor shower alongside a stand-alone bath and double basins. The maximum occupancy is 3 Adults and 1 Child or 2 Adults and 2 Children.

Luxury Ocean Pool Villa

13 Luxury Ocean Villas (one bedroom) are exactly the same as Garden Villas but with an ocean view. The maximum occupancy is 3 Adults and 1 Child or 2 Adults and 2 Children.

Prestige Pool Villa

11 Prestige Pool Villas (one bedroom) have the same floor space as the Luxury Villas but a different layout with the lounge, bedroom and bathroom all facing the ocean with extensive decking set directly on the water’s edge. The main entrance is through the lounge, which connects to the bedroom with French doors to the right and additional French doors ahead to the decking, pool, loungers and daybed. The bathroom is then accessed via the bedroom with French doors mirroring the lounge entrance. The free standing bath takes prime position with uninterrupted panoramic views across the ocean beyond the decking. Again to the rear of the villa from the bathroom there is a small private walled garden and outdoor shower. Maximum occupancy is 3 Adults and 1 Child or 2 Adults and 2 Children.

The Presidential Villa

The Presidential Villa (2 Bedrooms) is over three times larger than the Pool Villas and can accommodate 4 adults and 2 children. There is a master and junior suite, each with full bathrooms and outdoor showers. There is a central open plan lounge and dining room with the east and west wings housing the bedroom suites. Every room (except the kitchenette) has stunning ocean views and the lounge opens out on to the extensive decking and 35m2 pool. There are day beds and loungers on the vast decking which itself is close to 100m2.
 


Resort Service & Facilities

Recreational activities are complimentary and include the use of a flood lit tennis court, bicycles, fitness centre and a traditional Hammam. Yoga classes are also available on request. From the Boat House or Jetty Nautical Club, you can use the resort’s kayaks, hobie cats and pedal boats. There is a daily complimentary snorkelling trip and additional trips on fiberglass boats can be arranged at a cost of $50 per person. Activities at an extra cost and accessible by road transfers include; kite surfing and deep sea fishing an hour away, plus dolphin safaris and traditional dhow boat cruises just 20 minutes away. There are five dive sites within one hour from The Residence and dive packages from beginners to advanced can be arranged on an ad hoc basis

There are two restaurants for guests to enjoy at The Residence: the “a la carte” Dining Room and The Pavilion, both of which are open from 7am until 10.30pm. The Dining Room is centrally located and offers sweeping sea views from the terraced dining tables. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served in a relaxed and informal setting. The Pavilion serves a fusion of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern dishes to a back drop of traditional music within a contemporary and elegant setting. The restaurant is set away from the main hotel within the gardens and is a lovely destination for an evening meal or special lunch. There are also sweetly scented shisha pipes for an authentic accompaniment to your dining experience.

Each week, for one night only, the spectacular 150 metre jetty is transformed into a sunset lounge bar serving cocktails and canapés. Sunsets from the south coast are unparalleled on the island and once the sun gives way to the stars, the sky is reconstituted from clear blue to a majestic sparkling black brilliance. If you prefer to dine in your own space, meals are served to your villa at no additional cost and romantic candlelit dinners can be arranged on your private terrace. Poolside or Beach meals are served to loungers between noon and 4pm. Rattan baskets brimming with seafood, salads, fritters and pasta are available from a special lunch menu.



The Residence Zanzibar - Opinions and Reviews

Unlike many operators we not only visit all the hotels we offer regularly but we also stay in them. Please find a few hints, tips and opinions from our staff plus some genuine feedback from our clients below.


The Residence is a 5* resort, offering a high standard of contemporary luxury, food, service and facilities. If you like the more polished style of hotel, this is an excellent choice. The beach faces west for sunsets, and there are no other hotels nearby, so less people. Each room has a private swimming pool, and I recommend you go for a Oceanview villa if possible, as the Garden villas have walkways right in front of the pool, reducing privacy. I stayed at The Residence for 2 nights, and it was a real treat.

John

 

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