Zanzibar Serena Inn

Shangani Street, Stone Town, Zanzibar, Tanzania  show map
 5 stars
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Zanzibar Serena Inn

Wi-Fi
Parking

On-site parking

Luggage storage
24-hour

24-hour reception

24-hour business center

Food/ Drinks

Poolside snack bar

Restaurant

Cafe

Coffee shop

Shuttle

Paid airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Exercise gym

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Overview

Zanzibar Serena Inn is a 5-star charming hotel offering a stunning view of the Indian Ocean. Since 1997, it has been hosting guests in the heart of Zanzibar.

The property lies within 700 meters from Marahubi Palace. Zanzibar Serena Inn is within about 20 minutes' walk of the center of Zanzibar.

Zanzibar Serena Inn is within a 15-minute drive to Kisauni airport.

Rooms

This property has 51 guestrooms including double room, superior double room and executive suite appointed with complimentary wireless internet, individual climate control, an in-room safe, multi-channel TV and a work desk. Some rooms overlook the sea. Bathrooms are fitted with a bathtub, a shower and a hairdryer.

Eat & Drink

The hotel features a terrace restaurant serving vegetarian cuisine. Guests can unwind in the Pool Terrace bar with a favourite drink. Lazuli and Two Tables are situated in a shopping area, about 200 meters away of the property.

Services

Free self parking, currency exchange and a storage room along with a business centre and a meeting room are also at guests' disposal.

Relax

Zanzibar Serena Inn is a child-friendly hotel offering cribs, a mini club and a playroom. On-site sport activities include diving, snorkeling and kayaking.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Private parking is possible on site for free.

Number of rooms:   51.

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Facilities

General

  • No smoking on site
  • Wi-Fi
  • On-site parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • Luggage storage
  • Private beach
  • Elevator
  • Currency exchange
  • Gift/Newsstand
  • Beauty salon
  • Coffee shop
  • Vending machines
  • Lobby
  • Multilingual staff

Sports & Fitness

  • Exercise gym

Services

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

Dining facilities

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

Meeting facilities

  • 24-hour business center
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Business services

Children's facilities

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

Leisure facilities

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

Room view

  • Sea view

Room facilities

  • In-room air conditioning
  • In-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Wardrobe
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Bottled water
  • Turndown service
  • In-room desk

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Separate tub and shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Slippers
  • Room toiletries

Bedroom

  • Premium bedding

Media

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

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 2 pm FREE
Check-out until 10 am FREE

Children and extra beds

One child
Extra bed 75 % of the room stay
Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
Maximum capacity of cribs and extra beds depends on the room you book. Please check room details before you make a reservation.

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

hotel Zanzibar Serena Inn Zanzibar location
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Hotel Address:

Shangani Street, Stone Town, Zanzibar, Tanzania

Get directions
City Center
  • Zanzibar
    1.2 mi
Airports
  • Kisauni (ZNZ)
    4.8 mi
Restaurants
  • Stone Town Cafe
    300 ft
  • Amore Mio
    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

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Rooms and availability

Double Room
Sea view
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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Room Description:

Standard|DOUBLE SEA VIEW

Zanzibar Serena Inn Location

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What's nearby

Popular areas

  • City Center1.1 mi

Shopping areas

  • The Zanzibar Curio shop1700 ft

Monuments and Landmarks

  • Hamamni Persian Baths3300 ft

Museums

  • Old Fort of Zanzibar1400 ft
  • House of Wonders1700 ft
  • Peace Memorial Museum2300 ft

Near the hotel

  • Forodhani Park600 ft
    On the Waterfront, Stone Town
  • isola Nakupenda Beaches600 ft
    al largo delle coste di Zanzibar, Stone Town
  • House of Wonders 1500 ft
    Mizingani Rd, Stone Town
  • Palace Museum 600 ft
  • Shakti Temple600 ft
  • Zanzibar Land Animal Park 4200 ft
    Muungoni Village

Restaurants nearby

  • Stone Town Cafe300 ft

    Address: Kenyatta Road, Shangani
    Phone: +255773861313

    76% likes this, based on 110 reviews
    Price Range: USD 6 - USD 9

  • Livingstone Beach Restausant300 ft

    Address: Shangani Zanzibar

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

  • Zanzibar Coffee House Cafe600 ft

    Phone: +255 24 2239 319

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

  • Amore Mio300 ft

    Address: Shangani Street

  • Lazuli600 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

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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:

Shangani Street, Stone Town, Zanzibar, Tanzania

Get directions
City Center
  • Zanzibar
    1.2 mi
Airports
  • Kisauni (ZNZ)
    4.8 mi
Restaurants
  • Stone Town Cafe
    300 ft
  • Amore Mio
    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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