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Picturesque hideaway on the seafront at Stone Town

Unique Qualities

  • Idyllic boutique hotel beside palaces, forts and ancient harbours
  • Four-poster beds and Swahili-style décor in the luxury rooms, many of which have private hammocks
  • Restaurant at sea level, offering dazzling views of the ocean

The hotel in detail

With a prime position, right on the seafront of Stone Town, Zanzibar Serena Hotel is an intimate and peaceful retreat that overlooks the traditional dhows ply their way to and from the harbour as they have for centuries. With a lovely pool and two restaurants serving the most wonderful freshly caught seafood, and an infinite variety of activities and interesting places to visit, this is a special spot to stay on this beguiling tropical spice island.

Each one of the rooms and suites at Zanzibar Serena Hotel is designed in traditional Swahili style with high ceilings, arched niches, shuttered windows and cool, white walls. Antique plates and lamps meld with carved wooden furniture with basket weave and ceramic inlay. All are sea facing, have romantic four-poster beds and a spacious balcony with a large free-standing hammock.

Take in the sights of Stone Town and visit the Sultan’s baths, the slave caves and the slave market. Then go on a plantation spice tour to see the cultivation of nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves, vanilla, and other spices that have made the island famous. In the evening, enjoy a Swahili feast at Serena Inn accompanied by Taarab music and the next day there is always the chance to go diving and dolphin, turtle or humpback-whale watching.

  • 51 rooms
  • 1 restaurant
  • 3 floors


The rooms


Things to enjoy

Key Features


Beauty salon

Car parking

Wi-Fi in room

Swimming pool

Air conditioning

Airport shuttle

Butler service

Check in
  • 02:00 PM
Check out
  • 10:00 AM
Hotel Facilities
  • Bar
  • Beauty salon or hairdresser
  • Business centre
  • Coffee shop
  • Disabled facilities
  • Free parking
  • Meeting room
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Wi-Fi available in rooms
Room Facilities
  • Adaptor plugs available
  • Air conditioning in room
  • Balcony
  • Bath
  • Bathrobe
  • Full size mirror
  • Hairdryer
  • Interconnecting rooms available
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Wi-Fi in room
  • Airport shuttle
  • Butler service
  • Childcare service
  • Doctor on call
  • Laundry service
  • Masseuse
  • Porter
  • Room service
  • Safety deposit box
  • Turndown service
  • Outdoor pool
  • Sailing
  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Watersports


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