Zanzibar Serena Inn is idyllically situated on the sea-front of ancient Stone Town, and flanked by an exotic mix of sultan’s palaces, Portuguese forts, ancient dhow harbors, and bright bazaars; the Zanzibar Serena Inn is a haven of tranquility and opulence amongst the bustle of one of Africa’s most ancient and most enchanting towns.
Zanzibar Serena Inn has 51 rooms and suites reflecting the grace, beauty and heritage of this ancient seaside city, with its union of coastal elegance and classic Swahili design and décor.
All accommodations, from Standard Rooms to the spectacular Presidential Suite, are created to be a quiet haven and an escape from bustling modern life and the heat of Stone Town. High ceilings, shuttered windows and cool white walls create a sense of airiness. Arched niches, antique plates and brass lamps and traditionally carved basket weave furniture with ceramic inlays infuse each room with a sense of Swahili charm. Wood louver doors give way to private balconies with uninterrupted Indian Ocean views.
- Swimming pool and pool deck
- Live music nightly
- Spa treatment rooms
- Business centre
- Gift shop
- Baby-sitting service and children’s meal options
- Express check in and out, porter and concierge services and 24-hour Forex facilities.
The food service at Zanzibar Serena Hotel is usually very good quality, with some fabulous fresh seafood of course.
Special diets such as vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, kosher and other variations should not be a problem.
The selection of dining and entertaining venues features: The Baharia Restaurant, the Mdele Coffee Shop, the Masahani Bar and the exclusive Mangapwani Beach Resort. 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.
Excursions to Stone Town with its winding streets, beautiful houses and museums, to Jozani Forest, home to the Red Colobus monkey, extensive watersports, round-the-island trips, scuba diving and snorkelling, day-boat trips to nearby beaches and islands and native Arab-influenced entertainment in the evenings.
The most spectacular of excursions is to the Serena owned Mangapwani where guests can experience a succession of dazzlingly white hidden and secluded beaches, spice gardens, private watersports and the most sumptuous dining in simple elegance.