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

Zanzibar Serena Inn is located on a sandy beach. Zanzibar Serena Inn has been welcoming guests to its individual rooms since 1997.

The hotel is approximately 5 minutes' walk from isola Nakupenda Beaches, Forodhani Park and Peace Memorial Museum. This tranquil property is about 2 km away from the center of Zanzibar.

There are a bazaar and shops in the proximity of the hotel.

Zanzibar Serena Inn is within a 10-minute drive to Kisauni airport.

Rooms

Zanzibar Serena Inn provides 51 guestrooms appointed with individual climate control, free Wi-Fi, a personal safe, multi-channel TV and a work desk for a pleasant stay in Zanzibar. The property boasts views of the Indian Ocean from its rooms. Decorated in standard design, the rooms offer en suite bathrooms with a bathtub, a shower and a bidet as well as coffee/tea makers and a fridge for self-catering.

Eat & Drink

Guests will enjoy vegetarian dishes served at the open-air restaurant. The Poolside bar is a great place to taste snacks and pastries and drink tea and coffee. Livingstone Beach Restausant and Stone Town Cafe are situated in a shopping area, about 100 meters from the venue.

Services

The property offers free private parking, currency exchange and a safe deposit box along with a business center and a meeting room.

Relax

Cribs, a mini club and a playroom are available for children. Snorkeling, diving and kayaking are provided on site.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Free private parking is possible on site.

Number of rooms:   51.

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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

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

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

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

Children and extra beds

  • One child may stay at the price of 50 % of the room stay per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • One child may stay at the price of 75 % of the room stay per person per night in an extra bed. 

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
    1.2 mi
Airports
  • Kisauni (ZNZ)
    4.8 mi
Restaurants
  • Amore Mio
    300 ft
  • Stone Town Cafe
    300 ft
Parks
  • Forodhani Park
    600 ft
Beaches
  • isola Nakupenda Beaches
    600 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  10 am
  • Number of rooms:
    51

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Rooms and availability

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Standard Double Room
Bed type: Double bed or Twin beds or 1 Super King-size bed
Size: 220 sq. feet
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  • Private bathroom
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    How to reach hotel

    hotel Zanzibar Serena Inn Zanzibar location
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    Hotel Address:

    Kelele Square, Zanzibar, Tanzania

    Get directions
    City Center
    • Zanzibar
      1.2 mi
    Airports
    • Kisauni (ZNZ)
      4.8 mi
    Restaurants
    • Amore Mio
      300 ft
    • Stone Town Cafe
      300 ft
    Parks
    • Forodhani Park
      600 ft
    Beaches
    • isola Nakupenda Beaches
      600 ft
    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

    Popular areas

    • City Center - 1.1 mi

    Places of interest

    • Hamamni Persian Baths - 3300 ft

    Shopping areas

    • Old Fort of Zanzibar - 1400 ft
    • House of Wonders - 1700 ft
    • Peace Memorial Museum - 2300 ft

    Business areas

    • The Zanzibar Curio shop - 1700 ft

    Near the hotel

    • Forodhani Park - 600 ft
      On the Waterfront, Stone Town
    • isola Nakupenda Beaches - 600 ft
      al largo delle coste di Zanzibar, Stone Town
    • House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib) - 1600 ft
      Mizingani Rd, Stone Town
    • Palace Museum (Beit al-Sahel) - 600 ft
    • Shakti Temple - 600 ft
    • Zanzibar Land Animal Park (ZALA) - 4200 ft
      Muungoni Village

    Restaurants nearby

    • Amore Mio - 300 ft

      Address: Shangani Street

    • Livingstone Beach Restausant - 300 ft

      Address: Shangani Zanzibar

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

    • Zanzibar Coffee House Cafe - 600 ft

      Phone: +255 24 2239 319

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

    • Stone Town Cafe - 300 ft

      Address: Kenyatta Road, Shangani
      Phone: +255773861313

      73% likes this, based on 89 reviews
      Price Range: USD 7 - USD 10

    • Lazuli - 700 ft

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

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

    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
    Fabulous
    Based on 19 reviews

    Rating by category:

    Rooms
    9.5
    Location
    9.5
    Value
    6.8
    Service
    7.4

    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
      1.2 mi
    Airports
    • Kisauni (ZNZ)
      4.8 mi
    Restaurants
    • Amore Mio
      300 ft
    • Stone Town Cafe
      300 ft
    Parks
    • Forodhani Park
      600 ft
    Beaches
    • isola Nakupenda Beaches
      600 ft
    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