Zanzibar Serena Inn

Shangani Street, Stone Town, Zanzibar, Tanzania  show map
 5 stars
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Zanzibar Serena Inn

Wi-Fi
Parking

On-site parking

Luggage storage
24-hour

24-hour reception

24-hour business center

Food/ Drinks

Poolside snack bar

Restaurant

Cafe

Coffee shop

Shuttle

Paid airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Exercise gym

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Overview

Zanzibar Serena Inn is placed in a shopping area of Zanzibar in the vicinity of Hamamni Persian Baths, House of Wonders and Old Fort of Zanzibar. Operating in Zanzibar since 1997, this hotel features ancient architecture and modern comforts.

Zanzibar Serena Inn is 20 minutes' walk from the center of Zanzibar. A museum and a palace lie a short distance away.

There are a bazaar and shops in the proximity of the hotel.

Zanzibar Serena Inn is within a 10-minute drive to Kisauni airport.

Rooms

This tranquil hotel provides individual rooms equipped with an in-room safe, individual climate control, free wireless internet, multi-channel TV and coffee/tea makers. Zanzibar Serena Inn offers rooms with the sea view. They feature bathrooms with a bathtub, a shower and a hairdryer.

Eat & Drink

There is a restaurant for guests to enjoy their meal. The terrace restaurant serves dishes of vegetarian cuisine. Guests are welcome to the Pool Terrace bar to relax with a drink. Serving a wide assortment of dishes, Livingstone Beach Restausant and Amore Mio are about 100 meters from the property.

Services

The hotel offers a baggage storage, currency exchange and free private parking as well as a business center and a meeting room for guests' comfort.

Relax

Guests with children can use cribs, a mini club and a playroom available on site. The on-site activities include snorkeling, diving and kayaking.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Free private parking is possible on site.

Number of rooms:   51.

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Facilities

General

  • No smoking on site
  • Wi-Fi
  • On-site parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • No pets allowed
  • Wheelchair access
  • Luggage storage
  • Private beach
  • Elevator
  • Currency exchange
  • Gift/Newsstand
  • Beauty salon
  • Coffee shop
  • Vending machines
  • Multilingual staff

Sports & Fitness

  • Exercise gym

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • Paid city shuttle
  • Room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Medical facilities service
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining facilities

  • Bed and breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Cafe
  • Poolside snack bar

Meeting facilities

  • 24-hour business center
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Business services

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available
  • Paid babysitting/ Child services
  • Children's pool
  • Kids club
  • Game room

Leisure facilities

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Beach access
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Garden area
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Reflex massage

Room view

  • Sea view

Room facilities

  • In-room air conditioning
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Wardrobe
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Bottled water
  • Turndown service
  • In-room desk

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Separate tub and shower
  • Steam shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Slippers
  • Room toiletries

Bedroom

  • Premium bedding

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Policies

Check-in

  • from  2 pm

Check-out

  • until  10 am

Children and extra beds

  • One child may stay at the price of 75 % of the room stay per person per night in an extra bed. 

How to reach hotel

hotel Zanzibar Serena Inn Zanzibar location
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Hotel Address:

Shangani Street, Stone Town, Zanzibar, Tanzania

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City Center
  • Zanzibar
    1.9 km
Airports
  • Kisauni (ZNZ)
    7.9 km
Restaurants
  • Stone Town Cafe
    70 m
  • Amore Mio
    80 m
Parks
  • Forodhani Park
    170 m
Beaches
  • isola Nakupenda Beaches
    170 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  10 am
  • Number of rooms:
    51

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Rooms and availability

Zanzibar Serena Inn photos Room Hotel information
Standard Double Room
Sea view
  • Room size:

    20 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Bathtub
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Mosquito net
  • Bathroom:Toilet
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Media:TV
  • Wake up service
Room Description:

Each air-conditioned room is decorated with traditional Swahili-style furnishings and a blue-and-white colour scheme. All are equipped with a satellite TV, minibar, private safe and tea/coffee facilities. The private bathroom has a bath and shower.

Zanzibar Serena Inn Location

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What's nearby

Popular areas

  • City Center1.8 km

Shopping areas

  • The Zanzibar Curio shop500 m

Monuments and Landmarks

  • Hamamni Persian Baths1.0 km

Museums

  • Old Fort of Zanzibar400 m
  • House of Wonders500 m
  • Peace Memorial Museum700 m

Near the hotel

  • Forodhani Park170 m
    On the Waterfront, Stone Town
  • isola Nakupenda Beaches170 m
    al largo delle coste di Zanzibar, Stone Town
  • House of Wonders 440 m
    Mizingani Rd, Stone Town
  • Palace Museum 170 m
  • Shakti Temple170 m
  • Zanzibar Land Animal Park 1.3 km
    Muungoni Village

Restaurants nearby

  • Stone Town Cafe70 m

    Address: Kenyatta Road, Shangani
    Phone: +255773861313

    76% likes this, based on 110 reviews
    Price Range: CAD 7 - CAD 11

  • Livingstone Beach Restausant80 m

    Address: Shangani Zanzibar

    86% likes this, based on 41 reviews
    Cuisine: International

  • Zanzibar Coffee House Cafe170 m

    Phone: +255 24 2239 319

    79% likes this, based on 154 reviews
    Cuisine: Continental

  • Amore Mio80 m

    Address: Shangani Street

  • Lazuli170 m

    Address: Shangani district (off Kenyatta Rd)
    Phone: 7762666679

    72% likes this, based on 211 reviews
    Cuisine: African

Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  10 am
  • Number of rooms:
    51

Hotel Awards

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Zanzibar Serena Inn Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Zanzibar Serena Inn

Average guest rating

8.0out of 10
Fabulous
Based on 19 reviews

Rating by category:

Rooms
9.5
Location
9.5
Value
6.8
Service
7.4

Guest reviews

  • Single
    5.8

    The restaurant wasn't bad, but overpriced. Staff were friendly.

    I made the booking via Booked.net yet on my arrival Serena had no note of the reservation. Eventually they traced it but the dates did not correspond. I was given a room where obviously a guest had been removed, as his welcome letter remained on the desk throughout my stay. I stayed here four times last year, but I've now had a rethink for my regular future visits.

  • Family with children
    10.0

    the setting was beautiful and the decor at the hotel were gorgeous the staff was incredible

  • Single
    8.8

    Very relaxing in terms of location near the stone city and services.

    I have booked through email and gave my credit no, but unfortunately when i arrived the HTL they said no booking under my name.

  • Family with children
    7.8

    Friendly helpful staff

    Bulky keys and no lift

  • Couple
    10.0

    Super friendly and helpful staff. Excellent location. You feel like you are in Zanzibar; as opposed to some 'protected' resort which you could find anywhere in the world.

  • Couple
    7.0

    Location is excellent. Staff are friendly and helpful. Food was nice. Rooms were well maintained and the cleaning staff very good, efficient and friendly. The breakfast buffet was very nice and tasty and the selection was excellent. Well done on the scrambled eggs, pastries.

    The service at breakfast was a bit chaotic, I always waited a long time to get tea, coffee or poached eggs. It took a long time to get butter and jams on the table, often after I had finished eating. I loved the cheeses but would have loved some cold meats like as well. We booked through Booked.net but they only booked us in for one day. Disaster was averted because we rang a week before arriving to confirm our trip and only then was it noticed that we in fact booked for for five days.

  • Older travelers
    8.2

    The hotel has a lot of character and in spite of being in Stone Town, which is the tourist attraction, has a very relaxed atmosphere.

    The staff are slightly too laid back.

How to reach hotel

hotel Zanzibar Serena Inn Zanzibar location
Show big map »

Hotel Address:

Shangani Street, Stone Town, Zanzibar, Tanzania

Get directions
City Center
  • Zanzibar
    1.9 km
Airports
  • Kisauni (ZNZ)
    7.9 km
Restaurants
  • Stone Town Cafe
    70 m
  • Amore Mio
    80 m
Parks
  • Forodhani Park
    170 m
Beaches
  • isola Nakupenda Beaches
    170 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  10 am
  • Number of rooms:
    51

Hotel Awards

TanzanianHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedZanzibarZanzibar Serena Inn

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
Best Spa Hotels in Tanzania

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