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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.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.6 for a two-person trip.

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Property highlights

Located in the best-rated area in Zanzibar City, this hotel has an excellent location score of 9.6

Breakfast Info

Full English/Irish

Free private parking available at the hotel


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Availability

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Room Type
Number of guests
 
2 twin beds
and
1 king bed
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Property practices

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Guest reviews

Categories:

Staff
9.2
Facilities
8.6
Cleanliness
9.0
Comfort
9.0
Value for money
7.9
Location
9.6
Free WiFi
8.5
High score for Zanzibar City
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  • Carol
    United States of America United States of America
    The staff is most welcoming and smiles every time you walk by. The rooms are nice with a dish of fruit. The breakfast has many choices and they aim to please. The restaurant food is wonderful! The hotel has a lot of Arabic accents and the pool and...
  • Stephen
    Canada Canada
    The food, the service, how ghetto property was able to blend history and comfort. Great pool. Everyone was nice
  • Crystal
    United States of America United States of America
    The stay were amazing! Friendly and very helpful. The views were amazing. Pool was refreshing. Breakfast was included. Sueleman, greeted us at the entrance with a welcome beverage and arranged a tour for us! I would highly recommend. I normally...

Hotel area info

Restaurants
1 Restaurant On Site

  • Baharia
    • Cuisine
      African • British • Indian • Pizza • Seafood • Local • Asian • Grill/BBQ

Amenities of Zanzibar Serena Hotel
Great facilities! Review score, 8.6

Most popular amenities
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Beachfront
  • Airport shuttle
  • Family rooms
  • Restaurant
  • Free parking
  • Tea/Coffee Maker in All Rooms
  • Bar
Bathroom
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Bathrobe
  • Hairdryer
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
Bedroom
  • Wardrobe or closet
View
  • View
Outdoors
  • Outdoor fireplace
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Beachfront
  • Sun deck
  • BBQ facilities
    Additional charge
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Kitchen
  • Electric kettle
Room Amenities
  • Clothes rack
Activities
  • Bicycle rental
    Additional charge
  • 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
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Horseback riding
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Diving
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Cycling
    Off-site
  • Canoeing
    Off-site
  • Windsurfing
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Game room
  • Fishing
    Additional chargeOff-site
Living Area
  • Sitting area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Satellite channels
  • Telephone
  • TV
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
  • Minibar
  • Restaurant
  • Tea/Coffee maker
Internet
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Parking
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
    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
    • Key access
    • 24-hour security
    • Safe
    General
    • Shuttle service
      Additional charge
    • Shared lounge/TV area
    • Designated smoking area
    • Air conditioning
    • Smoke-free property
    • Mosquito net
    • Wake-up service
    • Heating
    • Car rental
    • Packed lunches
    • Fan
    • Family rooms
    • Ironing facilities
    • Airport shuttle
      Additional charge
    • Non-smoking rooms
    • Room service
    Outdoor swimming pool
    • Open all year
    • All ages welcome
    • Infinity pool
    Spa
    • Kids' pool
    • Personal trainer
    • Yoga classes
    • Full-body massage
    • Hand massage
    • Head massage
    • Couples' massage
    • Foot massage
    • Neck massage
    • Back massage
    • 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
    • Massage
      Additional charge
    Languages Spoken
    • English

    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 will be charged as 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 upon request
    Free

    The number of cribs allowed depends on the option you choose. Check your selected option for more info.

    There are no extra beds available at this property.

    All cribs are subject to availability.

    No age restriction

    There's no age requirement for check-in

    Pets

    Pets are not allowed.

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

    The fine print
    Must-know information for guests at this property

    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.

    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.

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

    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.

    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.

    FAQs about Zanzibar Serena Hotel

    • Zanzibar Serena Hotel has 1 restaurant:

      • Baharia

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

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

    • 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.

    • Room options at Zanzibar Serena Hotel include:

      • Double
      • Twin/Double

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

    • Guests staying at Zanzibar Serena Hotel can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.4).

      Breakfast option(s) include:

      • Full English/Irish

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

      • Massage
      • Cycling
      • Game room
      • Snorkeling
      • Diving
      • Fishing
      • Canoeing
      • Windsurfing
      • Evening entertainment
      • Beachfront
      • Beach
      • Bike tours
      • Beauty services
      • Walking tours
      • Bicycle rental
      • Cooking class
      • Horseback riding
      • Personal trainer
      • Swimming pool
      • Happy hour
      • Facial treatments
      • Water sports facilities on site
      • Waxing services
      • Live music/Performance
      • Makeup services
      • Themed dinners
      • Pedicure
      • Tour or class about local culture
      • Body treatments
      • Body scrub
      • 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

    • Zanzibar Serena Hotel is 1.5 miles from the center of Zanzibar City. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.