Zanzibar Serena Inn

Kelele Square, Zanzibar, Tanzania  show map
 5 stars
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Zanzibar Serena Inn

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

 Free parking
 24-Hour

24-hour reception

 Check-in/Check-out

Express check-in/-out

 Swimming Pool

Outdoor swimming pool

 Private beach

Beach access

 Fitness/Gym

Exercise gym

 Spa and relaxation

Spa & wellness center

Reflex massage

Overview

Ideally located on the sea-view of beautiful ancient Stone Town among rich green gardens, the Zanzibar Serenna Inn is surrounded with exotic sultan's palaces, Portuguese forts, ancient dhow harbors, and bright bazaars. This tranquility, comfort and opulence amongst the bustle of one of Africa's most ancient and most enchanting towns. The Inn style is inspired by Swahili style, ethnic elegance and Arabic opulence making it a landmark within the Tanzanian surrounding. It is a part of the famous Small Luxury Hotels of the World.

The five-star luxurious Zanzibar Serenna Inn is pleased to offer a state-of-the-art health center with a swimming pool and a pool deck, live music nightly, treatment rooms while business events and meetings can be held at modern and a fully-equipped business center that features all the modern amenities required for this including PA system, table microphones, cordless microphones, TV/Video/DVD, LCD projector/screen, podium, white boards/flip charts and markers, Wi-Fi, modular events furniture, secretarial services, photo-copying, a full range of global communications and conference organization support.

The hotel’s accommodation base includes 48 spacious standard rooms, prime suites and suites featuring fabulous cotton furnishings, 24-hour room service, air conditioning, balconies, free WI-FI, direct dial phone, in-room satellite TV, well-packed mini-bar, private safe, hair dryers, mosquito nets, bathrobe and slippers to make your stay at this lovely resort more comfortable one.

The variety of dining options is worth visiting all of these places where professional teams put their soul to deliver delicious flavor from all over the world to your plate. A great selection of wine, traditional drinks, light meals is served in the atmosphere of brightly decorated furnishings, live music where guests will find their perfect pace to enjoy meals with friends or family.

The hotel is just 5km from Zanzibar Kisauni Airport and it will take only 15 minutes to get to the hotel. Additionally local ferries and speed boats operates between Zanzibar and Dar es Salaam daily while with Pemba few times a week. Airport shuttle is available on request.

Number of rooms:   51.

Rooms

The hotel’s accommodation base includes 48 spacious standard rooms, prime suites and suites featuring fabulous cotton furnishings, 24-hour room service, air conditioning, balconies, free Wi-Fi, direct dial phone, in-room satellite TV, well-packed mini-bar, private safe, hair dryers, mosquito nets, bathrobe and slippers to make your stay at this lovely resort more comfortable one. Since almost all of the rooms are non-smoking ones, smokers are to request the room in advance.

Dining options

The variety of dining options is worth visiting all of these places where professional teams put their soul to deliver delicious flavor from all over the world to your plate. A great selection of wine, traditional drinks, light meals is served in the atmosphere of brightly decorated furnishings, live music where guests will find their perfect pace to enjoy meals with friends or family. The Baharia restaurant serves international and Swahili cuisine and arranges banquets around the pool. The Terrace restaurant, based on the roof of the hotel, is famous with its delicious and freshly-caught sea food. The Masahani bar performances by traditional Taarab orchestras. The Pool terrace welcome to its indoor and outdoor seating with views of pool terrace and a good selection of drinks and snacks are served all day long. The Mdele coffee shop offers traditional Swahili coffee, fresh-baked pastries and a wide range of international beverages and snacks.

At the hotel Zanzibar Serena Inn guests are invited to a american breakfast served for free. 

Services

Business events and meetings can be held on site at modern and fully-equipped business center that features all the modern amenities required for this including PA system, table microphones, cordless microphones, TV/Video/DVD, LCD projector/screen, podium, white boards/flip charts and markers, Wi-Fi connectivity, modular events furniture, secretarial services, photo-copying, a full range of global communications and conference organization support. Business team building programs can be arranged on request. Additionally dinners, business evening and reunions or cocktails can be held either in the Sultan Hamoud's Palace, the fabulous sea-front ‘House of Wonders' venue or impressive and newly restored ‘Old Dispensary', one of Zanzibar's finest historic buildings and now a Cultural Center offering dance, song and musical displays.

Leisure

The five-star luxurious Zanzibar Serenna Inn is pleased to offer its on-site state-of-the-art health center with a swimming pool and a pool deck, live music nightly and treatment rooms.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free parking
  • Express check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Safe deposit box
  • Multilingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Vending machines
  • Souvenir shop
  • Coffee shop
  • Private beach
  • Currency exchange
  • Beauty salon
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Wheelchair access

Guest Parking

  • Free private parking is possible on site.

Sports & Fitness

  • Exercise gym

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • Paid city shuttle
  • Valet parking
  • Room service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Medical facilities service
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wake up service

Dining facilities

  • Bed and breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Poolside snack bar
  • Cafe

Meeting facilities

  • 24-hour business center
  • Conference room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available
  • Paid babysitting/Child services
  • Children's pool
  • Game room
  • Kids club

Leisure facilities

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Beach access
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Garden area
  • Reflex massage

Room view

  • Sea view
  • Garden view
  • City view
  • Ocean view

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • In-room air conditioning
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-Bar
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Bottled water
  • Turndown service
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Wardrobe
  • In-room desk
  • Mirror

Bathroom

  • Separate tub and shower
  • Steam shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Slippers

Bedroom

  • Premium bedding

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Policies

Check-In

  • from  2 pm

Check-Out

  • until  10 am

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

hotel Zanzibar Serena Inn Zanzibar location
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Hotel Address:

Kelele Square, Zanzibar, Tanzania

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City Center
  • Zanzibar
    1.9km
Airports
  • Kisauni (ZNZ)
    7.9km
  • International (DAR)
    79.5km
Restaurants
  • Stone Town Cafe (cuisine: Diner)
    70 m
  • Amore Mio
    80 m
Parks
  • Forodhani Park
    170 m
Beaches
  • isola Nakupenda Beaches
    170 m
Hotel information
  • Check-In:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-Out:
    until  10 am
  • Number of rooms:
    51

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Rooms and availability

The hotel’s accommodation base includes 48 spacious standard rooms, prime suites and suites featuring fabulous cotton furnishings, 24-hour room service, air conditioning, balconies, free Wi-Fi, direct dial phone, in-room satellite TV, well-packed mini-bar, private safe, hair dryers, mosquito nets, bathrobe and slippers to make your stay at this lovely resort more comfortable one. Since almost all of the rooms are non-smoking ones, smokers are to request the room in advance.

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Bed type: Double Bed or Twin beds or 1 Super-King Size bed
Size: 20m2
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  • Private bathroom
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    Bed type: Double Bed or 1 Single bed
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      How to reach hotel

      hotel Zanzibar Serena Inn Zanzibar location
      Show big map »

      Hotel Address:

      Kelele Square, Zanzibar, Tanzania

      Get directions
      City Center
      • Zanzibar
        1.9km
      Airports
      • Kisauni (ZNZ)
        7.9km
      • International (DAR)
        79.5km
      Restaurants
      • Stone Town Cafe (cuisine: Diner)
        70 m
      • Amore Mio
        80 m
      Parks
      • Forodhani Park
        170 m
      Beaches
      • isola Nakupenda Beaches
        170 m
      Hotel information
      • Check-In:
        from  2 pm
      • Check-Out:
        until  10 am
      • Number of rooms:
        51

      Hotel Awards

      TanzanianHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedZanzibarZanzibar Serena Inn

      According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
      Best Spa Hotels in Tanzania

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      Zanzibar Serena Inn Location

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      What's nearby

      What's nearby.

      The on-site activities of the hotel include nightly performances of Taarab Music, a combination of African, Arabic and Indian influences that was first played in the 1820's at the Sultan's palace, Taarab is usually performed by a singer and accompanied by an orchestra comprising the Kanun, the nay and drums while as a beach resort the hotel can offer an exotic exploration of the Mangapwani Slave Caves. The surrounding of the hotel opens with visiting the Sultan's Palace, the House of Wonders, The Old Dispensary Cultural Centre, the Old Slave Market, the Old Dhow harbor, the bazaars, the winding lanes. Additionally travelers are welcome to enjoy a dhow cruise or a dolphin cruise.

      Popular areas

      • City Center - 1.8km

      Near the hotelNear the hotel

      • Forodhani Park - 170 m
        On the Waterfront, Stone Town
      • isola Nakupenda Beaches - 170 m
        al largo delle coste di Zanzibar, Stone Town
      • House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib) - 440 m
        Mizingani Rd, Stone Town
      • Palace Museum (Beit al-Sahel) - 170 m
      • Shakti Temple - 170 m
      • Zanzibar Land Animal Park (ZALA) - 1.3km
        Muungoni Village

      Restaurants Nearby

      • Stone Town Cafe - 70 m

        Address: Kenyatta Road, Shangani
        Phone: +255773861313

        76% likes this, based on 110 reviews
        Cuisine: Diner
        Price Range: GBP 4 - GBP 6

      • Livingstone Beach Restausant - 80 m

        Address: Shangani Zanzibar

        86% likes this, based on 41 reviews
        Cuisine: International

      • Zanzibar Coffee House Cafe - 170 m

        Phone: +255 24 2239 319

        79% likes this, based on 154 reviews
        Cuisine: Continental

      • Amore Mio - 80 m

        Address: Shangani Street

      • Lazuli - 170 m

        Address: Shangani district (off Kenyatta Rd)
        Phone: 7762666679

        72% likes this, based on 211 reviews
        Cuisine: African

      Getting there.

      The hotel lies nearby picturesque and legendary Zanzibar spice green gardens and Jozani Forest, the last sanctuary of Red Colobus monkeys. The hotel is surrounded with the exotic sultan's palaces, Portuguese forts, ancient dhow harbors and bright bazaars.

      Getting around.

      Zanzibar has an international airport, which is just 20 minutes flight from the mainland. Air flights operate daily between Zanzibar and Dar es Salaam, Tanga, Arusha, and Nairobi, Kenya. Ferries and speed boats connect Zanzibar with Dar es Salaam daily while with Pemba few times a week. The airport is just 7km away from Zanzibar Town and the trip takes only 15 minutes by car. Airport shuttle service is available on request.

      Hotel information
      • Check-In:
        from  2 pm
      • Check-Out:
        until  10 am
      • Number of rooms:
        51

      Hotel Awards

      TanzanianHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedZanzibarZanzibar Serena Inn

      According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
      Best Spa Hotels in Tanzania

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      Zanzibar Serena Inn Reviews

      Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Zanzibar Serena Inn

      Average guest rating

      8.0out of 10
      Excellent
      Based on 19 reviews

      Rating by category:

      Rooms
      9.5
      Location
      9.5
      Value
      6.8
      Service
      7.4

      Individual guest reviews

      • Single
        5.8

        The restaurant wasn't bad, but overpriced. Staff were friendly.

        I made the booking via Booked.net yet on my arrival Serena had no note of the reservation. Eventually they traced it but the dates did not correspond. I was given a room where obviously a guest had been removed, as his welcome letter remained on the desk throughout my stay. I stayed here four times last year, but I've now had a rethink for my regular future visits.

      • Family with children
        10.0

        the setting was beautiful and the decor at the hotel were gorgeous the staff was incredible

      • Single
        8.8

        Very relaxing in terms of location near the stone city and services.

        I have booked through email and gave my credit no, but unfortunately when i arrived the HTL they said no booking under my name.

      • Family with children
        7.8

        Friendly helpful staff

        Bulky keys and no lift

      • Couple
        10.0

        Super friendly and helpful staff. Excellent location. You feel like you are in Zanzibar; as opposed to some 'protected' resort which you could find anywhere in the world.

      • Couple
        7.0

        Location is excellent. Staff are friendly and helpful. Food was nice. Rooms were well maintained and the cleaning staff very good, efficient and friendly. The breakfast buffet was very nice and tasty and the selection was excellent. Well done on the scrambled eggs, pastries.

        The service at breakfast was a bit chaotic, I always waited a long time to get tea, coffee or poached eggs. It took a long time to get butter and jams on the table, often after I had finished eating. I loved the cheeses but would have loved some cold meats like as well. We booked through Booked.net but they only booked us in for one day. Disaster was averted because we rang a week before arriving to confirm our trip and only then was it noticed that we in fact booked for for five days.

      • Older travelers
        8.2

        The hotel has a lot of character and in spite of being in Stone Town, which is the tourist attraction, has a very relaxed atmosphere.

        The staff are slightly too laid back.

      How to reach hotel

      hotel Zanzibar Serena Inn Zanzibar location
      Show big map »

      Hotel Address:

      Kelele Square, Zanzibar, Tanzania

      Get directions
      City Center
      • Zanzibar
        1.9km
      Airports
      • Kisauni (ZNZ)
        7.9km
      • International (DAR)
        79.5km
      Restaurants
      • Stone Town Cafe (cuisine: Diner)
        70 m
      • Amore Mio
        80 m
      Parks
      • Forodhani Park
        170 m
      Beaches
      • isola Nakupenda Beaches
        170 m
      Hotel information
      • Check-In:
        from  2 pm
      • Check-Out:
        until  10 am
      • Number of rooms:
        51

      Hotel Awards

      TanzanianHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedZanzibarZanzibar Serena Inn

      According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
      Best Spa Hotels in Tanzania

      Use Badge