The Residence

The Residence

Rooms
66 villas
Traveller's rating
Excellent (100%) From 1 review
Children
Fine for all ages.
Open
All year

The Residence Zanzibar, built in 2011 on a beautiful stretch of beach on Zanzibar’s south-west coast, has created widespread buzz across the island. With 66 large separate villas set over 32 hectares of land, it’s a vast self-contained complex, so much so that if you are not being driven around in a golf buggy, you will be given a bicycle to get around. The Residence has a great range of facilities, from tennis courts, a gym and a watersports centre, to a weekly entertainment programme and fully equipped spa, meaning you could quite happily never leave the grounds.

Our view of The Residence

Our feelings about the Residence are a little mixed. It is certainly built to a high standard, and a lot of care and attention to detail has gone into the design, though there is a slight sense of "luxe on the cheap" about the scale of the place. And we found it a little sterile at times, which together with the lack of privacy, somewhat underwhelming food and high prices, both for accommodation and extras, left us feeling that there are other options offering better value for money.

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