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Located on the sea-front of ancient Stone Town, Zanzibar Serena Inn offers 5-star accommodations with a view of the Indian Ocean. There is an outdoor pool with sun loungers, a café and 2 restaurants. Zanzibar Serena Inn offers free private parking.

All rooms are decorated with traditional furnishings and feature a satellite TV, mini bar and a tea and coffee maker. Each has a private bathroom with a bath and shower with free toiletries. There is 24-hour room service and free Wi-Fi.

The Terrace Seafood Restaurant features an open-air rooftop terrace and has ocean views. International and Swahili dishes are available at the Baharia Restaurant. The Pool Terrace Bar and coffee shop serve a wide selection of drinks, snacks and traditional pastries.

Guests can relax and sunbathe poolside or on the beach. Other local activities include swimming, snorkeling, kayaking and diving. House of Wonders is a 5-minute drive away.

Zanzibar International Airport and Zanzibar Ferry Terminal are within a 10-minute drive away.

This is our guests' favorite part of Zanzibar City, according to independent reviews.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 8.9 for a two-person trip.

Zanzibar Serena Hotel has been welcoming Booking.com guests since May 21, 2012

Currency Exchange: Need local currency? This property has currency exchange on site.

Property Highlights

Located in the best-rated area in Zanzibar City, this hotel has an excellent location score of 9.4

Breakfast Info

Full English/Irish, Buffet

Free private parking available at the hotel


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4 reasons to choose Zanzibar Serena Hotel

  • Prices you can't beat!
  • Booking is safe
  • Manage your bookings online
  • The staff speaks English
Closest beach
  • Stone Town Beach

    Stone Town Beach

    7.0 Good beach
    100 feet from property
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What's nearby
  • St Joseph's Roman Catholic Cathedral
    0.2 miles
  • Old Fort of Zanzibar
    0.3 miles
  • House of Wonders
    0.3 miles
  • The Zanzibar Curio shop
    0.3 miles
  • Hamamni Persian Baths
    0.3 miles
  • Sultan's Palace, Zanzibar
    0.4 miles
  • Peace Memorial Museum
    0.4 miles
  • Old Dispensary
    0.6 miles
  • Cinema Afrique
    0.7 miles
  • Maruhubi Historical Sites
    2 miles
Top attractions
  • Prison Island - Changuu Private Island
    3.2 miles
  • Cheetah's Rock
    7.2 miles
  • Chumbe Island Coral Park CHICOP
    7.9 miles
Beaches in the Neighborhood
  • Stone Town Beach
    100 feet
Closest Airports
  • Abeid Amani Karume International Airport
    4.2 miles
  • Julius Nyerere International Airport
    49.8 miles
How to get to Zanzibar Serena Hotel from Abeid Amani Karume International Airport
    Taxi
    Free parking is available.
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1 Restaurant On Site

    Baharia

    Food: African, British, Indian, Pizza, Seafood, Local, Asian, Grill/BBQ

Amenities of Zanzibar Serena Hotel
Outdoors
  • Outdoor fireplace
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Beachfront
  • Sun deck
  • BBQ facilities Additional charge
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Activities
  • Live music/Performance
  • Cooking class
  • Tour or class about local culture Additional charge
  • Happy hour Additional charge
  • Themed dinners Additional charge
  • Bike tours Additional charge
  • Walking tours Additional charge
  • Beach
  • Evening entertainment
  • Water sports facilities on site Additional charge
  • Entertainment staff
  • Snorkeling Off-site Additional charge
  • Horseback riding Off-site Additional charge
  • Diving Off-site Additional charge
  • Cycling Off-site
  • Canoeing Off-site
  • Windsurfing Off-site Additional charge
  • Game room
  • Fishing Off-site Additional charge
Food & Drink
  • Coffee house on site
  • Fruit Additional charge
  • Wine/Champagne Additional charge
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Kids' meals Additional charge
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Snack bar
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
Internet
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Parking
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Secure parking
Transportation
  • Airport drop-off Additional charge
  • Airport pickup Additional charge
Front Desk Services
  • Lockers
  • Private check-in/out
  • Baggage storage
  • Tour desk
  • Currency exchange
  • 24-hour front desk
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Indoor play area
  • Babysitting/Child services Additional charge
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Suit press Additional charge
  • Ironing service
  • Dry cleaning Additional charge
  • Laundry Additional charge
Business Facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying Additional charge
  • Business center
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe
General
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Airport shuttle (additional charge)
  • Shuttle service (additional charge)
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Car rental
  • Packed lunches
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room service
Outdoor swimming pool
  • Open all year
  • All ages welcome
  • Infinity pool
Spa
  • Personal trainer
  • Yoga classes
  • Full-body massage Additional charge
  • Hand massage Additional charge
  • Head massage Additional charge
  • Couples' massage Additional charge
  • Foot massage Additional charge
  • Neck massage Additional charge
  • Back massage Additional charge
  • Spa/Wellness packages
  • Spa lounge/Relaxation area
  • Spa facilities
  • Body scrub
  • Body treatments
  • Pedicure
  • Makeup services
  • Waxing services
  • Facial treatments
  • Beauty services
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
  • Pool/Beach towels
  • Massage Additional charge
Languages Spoken
  • English
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House rules Zanzibar Serena Hotel takes special requests – add in the next step!

Check-in

From 2:00 PM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in

Check-out

Until 11:00 AM

Cancellation/
prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 18 and above are considered adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 3 years
Crib by request
Free

Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

This property doesn't offer extra beds.

The maximum number of cribs allowed depends on the room you choose. Double-check the maximum capacity for the room you selected.

All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

Mastercard Visa American Express Zanzibar Serena Hotel accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

In accordance with government guidelines to minimize transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property may request additional documentation from guests to validate identity, travel itinerary, and other relevant info on dates where such guidelines exist.

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

Please inform Zanzibar Serena Hotel of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

Payment before arrival by bank transfer is required. The property will contact you after you book to provide instructions.

FAQs about Zanzibar Serena Hotel

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Zanzibar Serena Hotel by:

    • Taxi 20min

  • The following parking options are available to guests staying at Zanzibar Serena Hotel (subject to availability):

    • Parking on site
    • Private Parking
    • Parking
    • Secure parking
    • Free parking

  • Room options at Zanzibar Serena Hotel include:

    • Double
    • Twin/Double

  • Guests staying at Zanzibar Serena Hotel can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.9).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Full English/Irish
    • Buffet

  • Check-in at Zanzibar Serena Hotel is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.

  • Yes, this hotel has a pool. See details about the pool and other facilities on this page.

  • Zanzibar Serena Hotel offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Massage
    • Cycling
    • Game room
    • Snorkeling
    • Diving
    • Fishing
    • Canoeing
    • Windsurfing
    • Evening entertainment
    • Beachfront
    • Horseback riding
    • Bike tours
    • Beach
    • Walking tours
    • Beauty services
    • Cooking class
    • Facial treatments
    • Personal trainer
    • Waxing services
    • Happy hour
    • Makeup services
    • Water sports facilities on site
    • Pedicure
    • Live music/Performance
    • Body treatments
    • Themed dinners
    • Body scrub
    • Tour or class about local culture
    • Spa facilities
    • Spa lounge/Relaxation area
    • Spa/Wellness packages
    • Back massage
    • Neck massage
    • Foot massage
    • Couples' massage
    • Head massage
    • Hand massage
    • Full-body massage
    • Entertainment staff
    • Yoga classes

  • The prices at Zanzibar Serena Hotel may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Zanzibar Serena Hotel is 1.5 miles from the center of Zanzibar City.

  • Zanzibar Serena Hotel has 1 restaurant:

    • Baharia

  • Yes, Zanzibar Serena Hotel is popular with guests booking family stays.