The Residence Zanzibar

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On the beach, white sand, sun-loungers, beach umbrellas
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, pool loungers
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, pool loungers
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, pool loungers

Overview of The Residence Zanzibar

The Residence Zanzibar

5.0 star property

4.5/5 Wonderful

Guests rated this property 4.7/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Spa

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing
Mchangamle, Kizimkazi

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationKizimkazi Beach21 min drive
  • Popular LocationJambiani Beach43 min drive
  • Popular LocationKuza Cave47 min drive
  • AirportZanzibar (ZNZ-Zanzibar Intl.)58 min drive

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About this area


Located in Kizimkazi, The Residence Zanzibar is on the beach. While the natural beauty of Mchangamble Beach and Kizimkazi Beach can be enjoyed by anyone, those looking for an activity can head to Jozani Forest National Park Mangrove Walk. Discover the area's water adventures with nearby scuba diving, or enjoy the great outdoors with ecotours.

What's nearby

  • Kizimkazi Beach - 21 min drive
  • Paje Beach - 36 min drive
  • Jambiani Beach - 43 min drive
  • Kuza Cave - 47 min drive
  • Pingwe Beach - 52 min drive

Getting around

  • Zanzibar (ZNZ-Zanzibar Intl.) - 58 min drive


  • Restaurants on site
  • The Dining Room
  • The Pavilion

About this property

The Residence Zanzibar

Beachfront hotel with calming spa services
At The Residence Zanzibar, hit the beach, dine on-site at The Dining Room or enjoy a drink at one of the hotel's 2 bars/lounges. All 66 rooms boast private pools, and offer free WiFi and furnished patios. Living rooms and 24-hour room service are standard, as are flat-screen TVs with satellite channels.
The Residence Zanzibar offers 66 air-conditioned accommodations with private pools and minibars. Rooms open to furnished patios. This accommodation offers separate living rooms. Flat-screen televisions come with satellite channels. Bathrooms include slippers, complimentary toiletries and hairdryers.

This Kizimkazi hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks, safes and telephones. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottles of water and coffee/tea makers. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered on a daily basis.

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor tennis court, an outdoor pool, a sauna and a fitness centre.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the on-site spa services. Services include facials, body wraps, body scrubs and body treatments.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitiser provided
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner and through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site
  • 24-hour return airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Airport shuttle at scheduled times, on request

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast
  • 2 restaurants and 2 coffee shops
  • 2 bars/lounges and 1 poolside bar
  • 24-hour room service

Things to do

  • Arcade/games room
  • Fitness centre
  • Free bike hire
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Horse riding/hire
  • Kayaking
  • Outdoor pool
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Playground
  • Sauna
  • Snorkelling
  • Spa services
  • Steam room
  • Yoga classes

Family friendly

  • Arcade/games room
  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Free children's club
  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Free supervised childcare
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Playground
  • Separate living room
  • Snack bar/deli


  • Free newspapers in reception
  • Front-desk safe
  • Gift shop/newsstand
  • Library
  • Lockers available
  • No lifts
  • Reception hall

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Hair salon
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Turndown service
  • Wedding services

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Hindi
  • Spanish
  • Swahili

Business services

  • Business centre
  • Computer station
  • Meeting rooms


  • Beach loungers
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Beachfront location
  • Garden
  • Pool sunloungers
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Terrace


  • Body scrubs
  • Body treatments
  • Body wraps
  • Facials
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Massages


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel


  • Beach towels
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Ceiling fan
  • Free cots/infant beds


  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels


  • Flat-screen TV
  • Satellite channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Free bottled water
  • Minibar

Outdoor space

  • Furnished patio


  • Desk
  • Phone
  • Private pool
  • Safe
  • Separate living room
  • Separate sitting area
  • Slippers
  • Turndown service

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Check-in from 2:00 PM - anytime
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before noon

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Free cots (infant beds)

Payment types at the property

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Christmas Eve (24 December) Gala Dinner per adult: USD 192
  • Christmas Eve (24 December) Gala Dinner per child: USD 96 (from 2 to 17 years old)
  • Christmas Day (25 December) Gala Dinner per adult: USD 192
  • Christmas Day (25 December) Gala Dinner per child: USD 96 (from 2 to 17 years old)
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per adult: USD 192
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per child: USD 96 (from 2 to 17 years old)
  • A tax is imposed by the city: USD 1.00 per person, per night

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: USD 107 per vehicle (one-way)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system and a first aid kit

Property is also known as

Residence Zanzibar
Residence Zanzibar Hotel
Residence Zanzibar Hotel Kizimkazi
Residence Zanzibar Kizimkazi
Zanzibar Residence
The Residence Zanzibar Hotel Kizimkazi
The Residence Zanzibar Kizimkazi
The Residence Zanzibar Hotel
The Residence Zanzibar Kizimkazi
The Residence Zanzibar Hotel Kizimkazi

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 73 out of 105 reviews
5 - Excellent 70%
Rating 4 - Good. 21 out of 105 reviews
4 - Good 20%
Rating 3 - Okay. 7 out of 105 reviews
3 - Okay 7%
Rating 2 - Poor. 3 out of 105 reviews
2 - Poor 3%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 1 out of 105 reviews
1 - Terrible 1%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
PARADISE ON EARTH ! One of my best vacation to date. The staff at the residence was very friendly and professional. It all started with Abdul who picked me up from the airport and gave me a nice guided ride to the property. He is so friendly and knowledgeable. I stayed in the unit 309. Everything was impeccable! From the fresh flowers on the bed, cleanliness, and beautiful and subtle decor. At the restaurant, Josephine always greeted me with a smile. She is so much fun and was very attentive to all my needs and allergies!! The food was immaculate! Chef Sumesh was splendid! I cannot forgot about Benjamin at the reception. My Go to guy. No issues seemed too small or too big for him! The whole staff was nice and professional but those particular ones went the extra mile to make my vacation amazing !!! The residence is intimate yet entertaining. The right balance of quietness and fun. I will most definitely be back.
Stayed 5 nights in Jan 2022

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 2 nights in Jan 2022

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
In my many years of traveling, The Residence Zanzibar has been one of the best hotels I have ever stayed in. Now the route to get there was very daunting and long, however, you are immediately gratified by the open, serene, and tranquil entrance as you move past the gates. I never put much thought into my arrival but the attendants here help set the tone for such a beautiful stay. The property was lush with natural wildlife, beautiful flowers everywhere and a wonderful natural aroma that helps ease you into what is about to be a wonderful getaway. This review comes extremely late so I have forgotten many of the staff names but EVERY SINGLE ONE of the people I encountered were extremely helpful, polite and welcoming. I was able to book all my excursions with the front desk staff. Breakfast was wonderful with a variety of food options, fresh fruits and pressed juice, and my favorite, the omelette station. And though breakfast was great, dinner was AMAZING. Every night brought a different cultural cuisine that was expansive and delicious. You left dinner feeling satiated and yet excited for what tomorrow would bring. I highly recommend upgrading to the all-inclusive or at least breakfast and dinner options. The villas were well kept and the layout so beautiful that I don't believe the pictures do it justice. The spa was also good and the gym was updated. I recommend that if you plan any excursions, ensure you leave time to enjoy the Residence, it is worth it.
Stayed 7 nights in Sep 2021

4/5 Good

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
We stayed in a beachfront apartment which was beautiful, the private pool was amazing and fully lived up to the expectation set by the website photo's. I really enjoyed by 5 days here. I would have enjoyed it more if a) there was an a la carte dining option (everything was a buffet), and b) the sea was more appealing for swimming and snorkeling (the last point is not the hotels fault, just an observation).
Stayed 5 nights in Dec 2021

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 4 nights in Oct 2021