The Residence Zanzibar incorporates various influences of Zanzibar’s history. This has been infused to create a unique ambiance. Here guests are indulged in an elegant and sophisticated, yet casual atmosphere. The Swahili, Omani, English and Indian influences will ensure a delightful journey. You are guaranteed unsurpassed service, gastronomy and thorough wellbeing.
The Residence Zanzibar has 66 stand-alone villas. Each of this has its very own private swimming pool. Here you can bask in the sun and hide from the other guests. This is a real luxury for those seeking serenity and seclusion. This luxurious all-villa resort is a proud member of Leading Hotels of the World. It is and the only member in the whole of Tanzania.
The Residence Zanzibar is set in isolated splendor on the South West coast of the island. This luxury Zanzibar beach resort is set on 32 hectares of pristine land. The area was once occupied by the Shirazi Princes. The Residence Zanzibar is located just 55 minutes from the airport and the capital Stone Town. This luxury Zanzibar beach resort on a mile-long powdery white sand beach. It is flanked by coconut palms and the warm waters of the Indian Ocean. The village of Kizimkazi, famous for its dolphin Safaris, is close by.
Villa Accommodation at the Residence Zanzibar
All 66 villas are luxuriously appointed with contemporary, stylish furniture. This is reminiscent of the island’s African and Omani heritage. They are divided into 6 categories as follows:
- 34 Luxury Garden Pool Villas – 155 m2
- 13 Luxury Ocean Front Pool Villas – 155 m2
- 11 Prestige Ocean Front Pool Villas – 194 m2
- 5 Frangipani Garden Pool Villas – 234 m2
- 2 Frangipani Ocean Front Pool Villas – 234 m2
- 1 Presidential Ocean Front Villa – 468 m2
Restaurants at the Residence Zanzibar
The Dining Room (For breakfast, lunch and dinner)
This central restaurant offers international dishes with a hint of Zanzibar “spice”.
The Pavilion Restaurant (Dinner 7.00pm – 10.30pm)
Dinner is filled with the warmth and colors of Zanzibar. This brings to life the very best of Middle-Eastern, Greek, Turkish and Mediterranean food.
Beach and Poolside (Lunch 12 noon – 4.00pm)
The lunch menu includes a selection of salads, fresh seafood, fritters and pasta.
In-villa private dining (available for breakfast, lunch and dinner)
Guests can enjoy the elegant and refined experience of dining on their private deck. This is offered at no extra cost for the delivery.
Bars at the Residence Zanzibar
Sundown Special (6.00pm – 7.30pm)
Cocktails and canapés are served around the pool or on the Pontoon.
The Library Bar
Guests will step back into colonial splendor and follow Dr Livingstone’s journey. They can leaf through books whilst indulging in an old malt whisky or a more traditional aperitif.
The Dining Room Bar
The Dining Room Bar gives a taste of old Persia with local wood and a hammered copper bar.
The Residence Zanzibar Spa is the first hotel spa in the world to provide the Ohashiatsu® concept. This is more than just a massage. It is an energy-based protocol created by Mr Wataru Ohashi. It combines the use of acupressure points, exercise and an Oriental diagnosis. This is to offer relaxation in a completely beneficial and holistic way.
Cancellation / Prepayment
PAYMENT & RESERVATIONS POLICY
Reservation and confirmation of a room at The Residence Zanzibar has requirements. Clients are required to pay 50% down payment for the requested services. The balance will be required at least 14 days prior to your date of arrival.
African Safari Tour will hold a reservation for up to seven days at a client's request. This is to allow the client time to send a deposit payment. This is if The Residence Zanzibar booking are over a month prior to the service. This must be received before we can confirm your booking. If confirmation is not received within the seven days all blocked rooms at The Residence Zanzibar will be automatically released for re-sale. The full amount of the service must be made within 14 days of date of arrival at The Residence Zanzibar. As for bookings within a month of service, full payment shall be requested for. This will be required before confirmation of The Residence Zanzibar is undertaken.
All cancellations must be received in writing. This will take effect from the date received by African Safari Tour. The following cancellation charges will apply.
More than 56 days before departure: No cancellation fee
56-49 days before departure: 25%
48-29 days before departure: 35%
28-0 days before departure: 100%
The non-issuing of an invoice or non-payment of deposit will not exempt passengers from these cancellation and administration fees. We regret we can make no exception to the charges and strongly recommend that insurance is taken out to cover cancellation fees. These cancellation charges can vary subject to the trading terms of our suppliers.
Children and extra beds
Children older than 2 years are welcome at The Residence Zanzibar. One child from 2 to 11.9 years is charged 50 % of the room stay per night and person in an extra bed.
The maximum number of extra beds for children in a room is 2.
Any type of extra bed or child's cot/crib is upon request and needs to be confirmed by management.
Supplements are not calculated automatically in the total costs and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.
Accepted credit cards
Visa Card, MasterCard, American Express