The Residence Zanzibar

Experience The Residence Zanzibar, an idyllic sanctuary nestled along the shores of the Indian Ocean. Here, luxurious accommodations and impeccable service blend seamlessly amidst lush gardens and pristine beaches.

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If you are looking for a luxurious boutique hotel in the heart of Stone Town, the historic centre of Zanzibar City, then The Residence Zanzibar is the perfect choice. The hotel is housed in a beautifully restored 19th century merchant’s house and boasts a mix of traditional Zanzibari and modern design elements.

Guests at The Residence Zanzibar can choose from a range of elegantly appointed rooms and suites, each of which offers stunning views of the city and the Indian Ocean. The hotel’s facilities include a stunning infinity pool overlooking the ocean, a spa offering a range of treatments, and a gourmet restaurant serving a variety of local and international cuisine.

Set on its own stretch of white sand beach, The Residence Zanzibar offers an expansive luxury retreat featuring 66 private villas. Set against a backdrop of palm-fringed shores and breathtaking sunsets, each villa boasts a private pool, patio, and sun-loungers.


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Chic and private villa hideaways. Lush tropical gardens. Overlooks a picturesque beach that no other hotel uses.

No of Rooms


Style of accommodation

Private Villas

Child Policy

Children of all ages are welcome


  • Accommodation
  • All meals and beverages (including premium wines, spirits and liqueurs, but excluding French Champagne)
  • Twice-daily game drives in open game-viewing vehicles Tennis at Sasakwa Lodge
  • Return road transfers between the Sasakwa airstrip and the lodges
  • Telephone calls
  • Laundry service
  • WiFi access where applicable


  • Wildlife Fee, Park Fee, Concession Fee, Tourism Development Levy
  • Carbon Offset Levy
  • Purchases from the Singita Boutique & Gallery
  • French Champagne
  • Massage treatments
  • Any additional activities not mentioned above

The Residence Zanzibar is ideally located for exploring the many attractions of Stone Town, including the vibrant markets, the historic Arab Fort, and the House of Wonders, one of the oldest and most impressive buildings in the city. The hotel also offers a range of excursions to nearby attractions, such as the Jozani Forest and the island’s beautiful beaches.

Overall, The Residence Zanzibar is the perfect choice for travellers looking for a luxurious and comfortable base from which to explore the historic and cultural riches of Stone Town and Zanzibar.

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