The Residence Zanzibar

As Tanzania's first member of the prestigious Leading Hotels of the World, The Residence Zanzibar has raised the standard of Zanzibar's hotels, drawing on Swahili influences to create a seductive retreat of private pool villas.

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  • Flexible booking terms
  • Secured deposit
  • 100% financial protection
  • Stringent safety & hygiene standards
  • Tried & trusted by our clients
  • Emergency medical care

The huge resort is spread out along the coast with the Luxury Beach front and Prestige Beach Front villa types on the sea front and the garden rooms are set back. All the 66 villas have air conditioning, flat screen TVs, huge bathrooms with indoor and outdoor showers, each with its own infinity pool outside the front next to a veranda with sun beds and then a short walk to the beach or negotiate your way around by golf cart or bicycle.

The resort has excellent facilities as you would expect with full spa, gym, huge main swimming pool, tennis courts and kids club.

Getting There

Approx. one hour's drive from Zanzibar airport.


Diving and snorkelling, boat trips and excursions.

Read what our previous clients thought of The Residence Zanzibar

Review of The Residence Zanzibar

Mark James & Isabel Pickering

Villa was amazing - well kept, clean, nice private pool. Food and drinks were mixed, would expect better from a 5* hotel. Likewise for the service at reception / guest services. However all waiting and cleaning staff were brilliant.

28/01/2020 Read full trip review

Review of The Residence Zanzibar

Trip Sood

The best service we received was at "the residence" they went above and beyond our expectations could not do enough for us. Both my husband and I agreed it the best hotel we have ever stayed at. We wish we had been offered a sea view rather than garden but non the less the hotel was amazing.

12/09/2019 Read full trip review

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