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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