Zanzibar Serena Hotel
Zanzibar Serena Hotel is tucked into the Zanzibar seafront, amidst the exotic sultan's palaces, Portuguese forts, ancient dhow harbours and bright bazaars of Stone Town, a World Heritage site. The hotel has a stunning oceanfront setting and is comprised of 2 historic buildings with interiors adorned in Arabic and Swahili opulence. The hotel has an ambiance of relaxed sophistication and offers extensive recreation, fabulous cuisine, and proximity to the delights of Zanzibar.
The 51 rooms and suites have wood-framed louver doors opening onto private balconies, some of which feature massive free-standing hammocks from which to enjoy the ocean views. Expect cool, white walls, high ceilings, four-poster beds and crisp royal blues and whites. There are a variety of rooms including a presidential suite, executive suites, a honeymoon suite, prime rooms, and standard rooms. You can dine on fresh-caught seafood at the rooftop Terrace Seafood Restaurant with extraordinary views of the bay, the perfect place to unwind after a day’s venture into Spice Town. There are weekly authentic Swahili banquets by the pool at Baharia Restaurant, whilst Masahani Bar offers signature cocktails and live performances by traditional Taarab bands.
- Oceanfront location in the heart of old town
- Tours of the historic winding streets of Stone Town
- Dhow trips and idyllic island escapes
- Swahili, Arabic, and colonial décor
At a glance
- 51 Rooms & Suites
- All Ages
- Open All Year
- Family Rooms
- Bed & Breakfast
"The hotel offers free shuttles to take you to Mangapwani Serena Beach Club, a delightful beach restaurant."
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Honeymoon to Kenya & Tanzania
This was a once in a lifetime kind of trip that we are going to have to somehow repeat! The team at Mahlatini really worked hard for us throughout the planning process, exceeded our trip expectations, and worked diligently when we actually had to push our Honeymoon out a full year because of COVID …Read full review
Family holiday to Tanzania
We absolutely loved this trip. The lodges were all fantastic and well located and our guide with Predators Safari Club always made us feel safe, cared-for and welcome. The experience of being on safari with so few other travelers was a once in a lifetime experience.Read full review
Honeymoon to Tanzania
Incredible trip! It was the perfect mix of adventure and relaxation. My husband and I would have never been able to plan such a well organized trip like this on our own. It seems like Mahlatini works with such amazing companies that you can't go wrong! From the accommodations to the personal guides…Read full review