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The Residence Zanzibar

  • A 70-bedroom resort on the south-west coast of Zanzibar
  • One of the most luxurious hotels on the island
  • Popular activity centre, large pool and spa
  • Some good long-stay deals
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"I've always loved the Residence, mainly due to the fantastic see-through swimming pool!"


The hotel’s main selling points are the sheer quality of accommodation and the excellent location to make the most of the nearby activities. The beach is good, but not as good as elsewhere.


The Residence is just under one hour’s drive from Stone Town and the airport.


The Residence is part of a much larger hotel chain that has properties in Mauritius and the Maldives. It is a company known for expensive, luxury accommodation – and so it comes as no surprise to hear that their Zanzibar property is one of the most luxurious properties on the island.

With nearly 70 rooms, a large spa and gym as well as golf buggies being driven around the property, there is no other property on the island like The Residence. The Residence Zanzibar is a serious resort. The rooms are spread across different categories with a couple of phenomenal suites. Each room comes with a television and air conditioning.


 The activity centre is one of the best on the island – and with the famous dolphins of Kizimkazi close by, this hotel is in the thick of all activities available.


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