Zanzibar Serena Hotel is a 5-star hotel which occupies two historic sea-front buildings which flank an elegant pool. The poolside is the perfect place to relax and cool down after shopping in the bazaars. Although it has every modern convenience, the buildings have been well restored to maintain their original Zanzibari character.
The 52 en suite rooms are air-conditioned, with private balconies from which to enjoy the views over the Indian Ocean. Those with better sea views are classed as prime rooms. The hotel buildings form a horseshoe around the swimming pool, making the most of the sea-front location.
The main restaurant provides attentive service and very good meals. Seafood is a specialty. The new à la carte rooftop restaurant caters for only eight people and has stunning views as the sun sets over the sea.
The hotel provides complimentary transfers to its private beach club and restaurant at Mangapwani, 20 km north of Stone Town.
This is an ideal choice for people seeking international standards of comfort in old Stone Town.
Meals and location are good at Zanzibar Serena Inn. [We] only ate breakfast here. [It’s] easy to walk anywhere in old Stone Town and to make trips to the islands.
Author: J Colligan
January 31, 2011
We particularly enjoyed the location of this hotel and the complimentary trips to the Beach Club on the coast... The Prime rooms are certainly worth paying for with much better views and huge verandahs...
Author: S Jones & A Blower
February 23, 2008