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Zanzibar Serena Hotel

Kelele Square, Zanzibar, Tanzania
+255 242 233 051

Cheapest
rate per night

9.1

Excellent
based on 400 reviews
Zanzibar Serena Hotel - Zanzibar, Tanzania
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Provider Nightly total
EXPHOTELWHISKY $267
$349
TripAdvisor $364
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Good to know

Distance to city centre 1.3 km
Location rating 9.8
Nearest airport Zanzibar Kisauni
Distance to airport 7.8 km

Rooms

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Standard rooms

$267+

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$267 per night
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$349 per night
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$364 per night
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$378 per night
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$436 per night
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$550 per night
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$560 per night
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$566 per night
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$598 per night
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$645 per night
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$737 per night
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$891 per night

Executive rooms

$1,164+

Bed type
Provider
Nightly base price
Unknown
$1,164 per night

Reviews

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captures in 2 reviews
feel and spirit in 2 reviews
friendly and welcoming in 6 reviews
frustration in 3 reviews
good breakfast in 9 reviews
good food in 10 reviews
humid climate in 3 reviews
location was so good in 30 reviews
right on the water in 9 reviews
staff is very friendly in 54 reviews
stone town in 9 reviews
view of the room in 17 reviews
walking on beach in 14 reviews
  • Excellent
    Feb 2020
    10.0

    Excellent service. Spa services were terrific, especially Susan. Everyone went out of their way to make me feel comfortable and happy. Ali was a great resource and support.

  • Excellent
    Jan 2020
    8.8

    The Serena is the original 5 star hotel in Stone Town, sitting in a great central location with a beautiful sea view. The staff are what makes this hotel other than the olde world colonial feel. Everyone greets you with a smile and remembers which room your belong. Nothing is too much problem.

    The beds are rock solid and from the look of the mattresses haven’t been updated in a long time.

  • Excellent
    Oct 2019
    9.6

    I loved the hotel but I do think that all the Serena and all the higher ranking hotels in Stonetown charge far too much money in general. It’s a beautiful hotel and the staff are wonderful but I’d say £900 or thereabouts for 3 nights is too much. Those are big city prices

  • Good
    Oct 2019
    6.3

    Massage

    Incompetence in planning a birthday

  • Good
    Sep 2019
    7.9

    Beautiful period rooms with great views to the sea. Hotel from a bygone era that maintains its charm and quality without modernizing too much. Nice outdoor patio area and pool. Great location.

    Lack of late check out beyond 10am although bag storage provided for the meantime. Breakfast was very limited and poor quality for the price of the stay and the elegant restaurant surroundings. Expensive for the services provided although a treat for a short stay.

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About

Overview

For a thousand years, Zanzibar was one of the worlds crossroads of trade, with Persians, Arabs and Europeans attracted to its exotic exports. Stone Towns architecture is testimony to that cultural heritage. Masterfully restored, the Zanzibar Serena Hotel occupies two historic seafront buildings within the town, commanding majestic views of the Indian Ocean.The hotel offers the best in island hospitality. All bedrooms overlook the azure waters of the Indian ocean while the interiors echo Zanzibars rich Arabian heritage.Dining is a feast of variety, with local seafood reflecting many cultural influences. Transport is free to the private Mangapwani Beach with its exclusive beach and water sports activities. There are also excursions to the spice gardens and Jozani Forest.

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Features

Free parking
Free airport shuttle
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Pet friendly
Spa

9.1 Excellent

based on 400 reviews

9.8

Location

9.5

Service

4.2

Value

3.6

Comfort

Things to know

  • Friendly atmosphere
  • Great view
  • Great reception

Check in

14:00

Check out

11:00

Cancellation/pre-payment

Policies vary by room type and provider.

AMENITIES

Complimentary breakfast
Free Wi-Fi
Disabled access
Internet
Concierge service
Currency exchange on-site
Gift shop
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Room service
Outdoor pool
No smoking
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Air-conditioned
24-hour front desk
Safe
Airport shuttle (surcharge)
Free parking
Designated smoking area
Storage available
Terrace/Patio
Business centre
Laundry facilities
Game room
Spa
Child pool
Hairdryer
Cable or satellite TV
Coffee shop
Babysitting/child care services (surcharge)
Pets not allowed
Private beach
Laundry service
Express check out

FAQs when booking at Zanzibar Serena Hotel

Where is Zanzibar Serena Hotel located?

Zanzibar Serena Hotel is located at Kelele Square, 1.3 km from the centre of Zanzibar. Stone Town Beach is the closest landmark to Zanzibar Serena Hotel.

When is check-in time and check-out time at Zanzibar Serena Hotel?

Check-in time is 14:00 and check-out time is 11:00 at Zanzibar Serena Hotel.

Does Zanzibar Serena Hotel offer free Wi-Fi?

Yes, Zanzibar Serena Hotel offers free Wi-Fi.

Does Zanzibar Serena Hotel offer free parking?

Yes, Zanzibar Serena Hotel offers free parking.

Does Zanzibar Serena Hotel offer free airport shuttle service?

No, Zanzibar Serena Hotel does not offer free airport shuttle service.

How far is Zanzibar Serena Hotel from the airport?

Zanzibar Serena Hotel is 7.8 km from Zanzibar Kisauni. Zanzibar Serena Hotel is 79.2 km from Dar Es Salaam.

Can you bring pets to Zanzibar Serena Hotel?

No, pets are not allowed at Zanzibar Serena Hotel.

Does Zanzibar Serena Hotel have a pool?

Yes, Zanzibar Serena Hotel has a pool on-site.

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Location

Most popular landmarks

  • Stone Town Beach 280 m
  • Old Fort 0.4 km
  • Forodhani Gardens 0.4 km
  • House of Wonders 0.5 km
  • Stone Town 0.7 km
  • Slave Chambers 0.7 km

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Getting Around

Zanzibar Kisauni 7.8 km
Dar Es Salaam 79.2 km

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