Zanzibar Serena Inn

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

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

Parking

Valet 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 hotel offering a rooftop terrace, loungers and a swimming pool. Operating in Zanzibar since 1997, this hotel features ancient architecture and modern comforts.

This hotel is situated 200 meters away from isola Nakupenda Beaches, Forodhani Park and Jozani Chwaka Bay National Park. The venue is 2 km away from the city center.

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

Guests are offered individual guestrooms featuring satellite television, individual climate control, a private safe, a private balcony and complimentary Wi-Fi along with standard décor. The property boasts views of the Indian Ocean from its rooms. Room facilities include coffee/tea makers and a fridge as well as foam pillows and luxury linens.

Eat & Drink

Vegetarian meals are served at the restaurant. Guests can quench their thirst at Pool Terrace bar with a favorite drink. Stone Town Cafe and The Silk Route are situated in a shopping area, about 100 meters away of the property.

Services

There are a business center and a meeting room available on site.

Relax

The hotel provides babysitting, cots and a playroom for families with children. The on-site activities include snorkeling, diving and kayaking.

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

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

Sports & Fitness

  • Exercise gym

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • Paid city shuttle
  • Valet parking
  • Room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Medical facilities 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 available
  • 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
  • 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
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Wardrobe
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Bottled water
  • Turndown service
  • In-room desk

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Separate tub and shower
  • Steam 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

  • from  2 pm

Check-out

  • until  10 am

Children and extra beds

  • One child may stay at the price of 75 % of the room stay per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • One child may stay at the price of 50 % of the room stay per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

How to reach hotel

hotel Zanzibar Serena Inn Zanzibar location
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Hotel Address:

Shangani Street, Stone Town, 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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Bed type: Double bed or Twin beds or 1 Super King-size bed
Size: 220 sq. feet
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    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
    • 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 - 1600 ft
      Mizingani Rd, Stone Town
    • Palace Museum - 600 ft
    • Shakti Temple - 600 ft
    • Zanzibar Land Animal Park - 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

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    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:

    Shangani Street, Stone Town, 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