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|Distance to city centre||1.3 km|
|Nearest airport||Zanzibar Kisauni|
|Distance to airport||7.8 km|
|"Helpful staff and friendly"||(in 33 reviews)|
|"Excellent location in Stone Town."||(in 5 reviews)|
|"Location is perfect."||(in 19 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 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.
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.
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
Incompetence in planning a birthday
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.
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.
based on 400 reviews
Things to know
- Friendly atmosphere
- Great view
- Great reception
Policies vary by room type and provider.
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.
Reviews about Zanzibar Serena Hotel
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
|Zanzibar Kisauni||7.8 km|
|Dar Es Salaam||79.2 km|