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From Home to Home
A lot has happened in the world since I visited The Residence, Zanzibar late last year, appreciation of travel and gratitude of how lucky we have been to travel to such wonderful destinations! I have lost count of how many times I have visited The Residence. Once those front gates open to the hotels grounds it’s just like stepping into the dream. Every stay here has a different experience, the aim at The Residence is to ensure every guest has a wonderful and memorable stay! I cannot compliment enough all of staff at this hotel, they bring a total charm, attentiveness and customer care beyond expectations to every detail. If you are needing to relax under the sun, with a mixture cultural activities, watch a phenomenal sunset with a cocktail or two or three…… and then swan into dinner and enjoy the evening entertainment (with a lot of laughter) then The Residence, Zanzibar is the place for you, from home to home. A Big “Thank You” to Bruce the General Manager and all of his staff who work relentlessly behind the scenes to ensure every guest has a magical experience. Until the next time as I eagerly (and I am sure The Residence repeat guests) wait for those front gates will open again to welcome us back!
Perfect End to Safari
We visited Residence Zanzibar as our final stop on our Honeymoon after Safari in Kenya. We were looking forward to a relaxing break and the Residence over delivered! The staff were very attentive and very friendly always checking we had enough to drink and coming round with fruit and ice cream during the day. Staying in a Garden Pool Villa, we had a very private pool outside our villa that meant we could go back and relax in our own space when we wanted a quite swim but could also go to the amazing communal pool to watch the monkeys and enjoy the view. Having bikes available at our villa was also a bonus as we didn't have to wait for the golf buggy and also enjoyed cycling around together including to breakfast and dinner. The meal choices were a little limiting and often a lot of fish dishes which wasn't great for us who don't eat fish. The food that was available was always very good and the live cooking stations were a nice treat. Breakfast also had live stations with fresh omelette, pancakes and waffles. We were on half board so bought lunch at the pool each day, the meals available for lunch were very good but a little expensive, I guess they can do this as there is no alternative but the quality of the food was very good. We arrived late at night due to a delayed flight on our way to Zanzibar, although food had stopped being served in the restaurant, we were able to order room service and our the food was delivered straight to our villa. It was great how the staff went out of their way to ensure we had something to eat. We also managed to visit the spa during our visit for a couples massage. It was a shame that the spa pool behind the changing rooms wasn't really used so wasn't kept in the best condition for using before the spa. Also, it was a shame the steam room and saunas were in the changing rooms as we couldn't enjoy these together. On our final night we were treated to dinner on the beach which was very unique and a great way to end our stay. The personal service was fantastic and a nice touch. Along with this, we also returned to our villa one night and the bath had been run for us with bubble bath and petals which again was a very special touch that was very appreciated. We would definitely like to return again as there is so much we didn't get to do on Zanzibar along with using the watersports on offer. We also didn't manage to take part in any of the free activities due to the time the rains came each day. We did however get to use the Pool table and Table Tennis table in the games room which was very welcome to get us out of the rain during the short rainfalls. Thank you again for making the end of our Honeymoon so special and memorable. We really didn't want to leave when it was time to go.
Its a wonderfull trip in january.Everything at the residence Zanzibar is beyond our expectetions.the location and the food quality is excellent..we extremely satisfied with their service and cleanliness.they make oua trip more beautiful like a poem.,and the staff members are very loyal and smart.especially a big thank you to Mr shams and john for the hospitality provided..Everyone deserve a medel.we hope return soon.stay safe.
I am absolutely horrified to read the poor and average reviews on The Residence as nothing could be further from the truth! I have travelled extensively in Africa and the service and ambience at The Residence is literally second to none. With 2 small children to entertain, and as a single parent, the staff went above and beyond the call of duty. Greeting and recognizing us by name, identifying our requirements early on, and ensuring that nothing was too much trouble. Beautiful beach, outstanding entertainment, understated luxury, and nothing was ever too much trouble. It was a dream destination and one I can only hope that we have the priveledge of visiting again. Asante sana.
We had a great experience at the Residence. The personnel went the extra mile to keep us happy. The private pool in the villa made our stay complete. The food is excellent. We usually do not enjoy buffets but the buffets here were diverse and clean From the beginning to the end everything was thought of. Thanks so much.
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