The Residence Zanzibar
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 well-being.
The Residence Zanzibar has 66 stand-alone villas. Each of this has its very own private swimming pool. At this Zanzibar beach resort 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 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
Prestige Ocean Front Pool Villa
This is nestled along the palm-fringed shore. The beautiful one-bedroom villas offer breathtaking views of the ocean from every room. From the bathroom’s freestanding bathtub, you can soak in absolute relaxation. Enjoy the uninterrupted panoramic seascape. From both the living room and bedroom, slide open the French doors and step out to the deck and pool area. Shower indoors or in the private outdoor shower garden – a delightful hidden gem.
Presidential Pool Villa
Exclusive and exquisite that is the description for this Villa. The Presidential Pool Villa offers the luxury of space and privacy. It is on a magnificent scale. It is framed by panoramic views of the beach and ocean and the magical Zanzibar sunset.
The extra-large living area features a spacious dining room. This is besides the lounge area, and leads onto a vast deck. Here you can laze on daybeds shaded by parasols. You may cool off with refreshing dips in your private 35 sqm swimming pool. Both the large master suite and smaller junior suite feature en suite bathrooms. Each has an extra outdoor shower and stunning views across the azure ocean waters.
Luxury Ocean Front Pool Villa
Only a few steps from the beach, these well-appointed villas feature a large living room. They lead out to a private pool and deck, furnished with table and chairs, daybed, and sun loungers. You will get parasols – the perfect spot for basking in the sun. You can also enjoy a romantic dinner for two, watching the sun set on the ocean horizon.
The bedroom has a central, canopied king-size bed, and French doors. They lead onto the deck and pool framed by panoramic ocean views. The spacious bathroom features double basins, a freestanding bathtub and separate shower. It leads onto a private garden with an outdoor shower.
Luxury Garden Pool Villa
They have lush gardens and towering coconut palms. They provide a restful setting for these well-appointed villas. Each villa features a large living room leading out to a private pool and deck. They are furnished with table and chairs, daybed and sun loungers with parasols. It is where you can relax in the warmth of the African sun, enjoy a romantic dinner for two, or sip cocktails by sunset.
The bedroom has a central, canopied king-size bed. There is also French doors leading onto the deck and pool, with views over the gardens. The spacious bathroom features double basins, a freestanding bathtub and separate shower. This leads onto a private garden with an outdoor shower.
Frangipani Garden Pool Villa
This is within lush gardens, these spacious villas. This is an idyllic retreat for families traveling with children. It is also for friends travelling together. Luxuriate at leisure in the large living room that opens onto a private pool. You get a deck furnished with table and chairs, daybed and sun loungers. Here you can soak up the sun and tropical tranquility.
Indulge in the restful ambience of the two bedrooms. The master suite with a canopied king-size bed, and the junior suite with twin beds. They are both with en suite bathrooms and French doors. This can slide back to let in the breeze or step out for a dip in the pool.
Frangipani Ocean Front Pool Villa
Revel in the glorious ocean panorama. This is from the comfort of these beautiful villas along the shore. A spacious haven ideal for families or friends traveling together. Each villa features a large living room that extends out to a private pool. The deck is furnished with table and chairs. there is a daybed and sun loungers, where you can relax into the rhythm of island life and the ocean waves.
Enjoy the seamless indoor-outdoor feel of the villa’s two bedrooms. The master suite with a canopied king-size bed, and the junior suite with twin beds. Each has en suite bathrooms and French doors that open to allow in the breeze and allow you to step out to the pool.
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 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. .
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