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Zanzibar Serena Inn

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Zanzibar Serena Inn is located in the heart of Stone Town, this stunning property is set in two historic seafront buildings that have been integrated and restored into a unique single property echoing the grandeur of days past. One was an 18th century house, the other the offices of telecommunication in later colonial times. Without question one of the more popular Stone Town Hotel options out there, as well offering an exceptional night out at the the Baharia Restaurant.

Stone Town is a legendary place full of old palaces with intricately carved doors and colourful spice and fruit markets.

Often, it still smells of the cloves that gave it riches in times past.

Rooms & Suites:

Each room at Zanzibar Serena Inn is cool, white and constructed to the traditional design of a Swahili house, which is dependant upon the length of the mangrove poles that make up its ceilings. Adorned with arched niches, antique plates and brass lamps and featuring traditionally carved furniture, cool-ceramics, intricate fretwork, draped beds and louver doors giving onto wrought-iron balconies overlooking the Persian-bath pool and azure bay beyond, each room reflects a blend of essential Zanzibar and world-class elegance.

Food & Wine:

Constructed so that the waves lap to within inches of its open windows and the lateen-sailed dhows pass within metres of its tables, the Baharia Restaurant features lazily whirring fans, a jewel-glass atrium, mangrove-pole ceiling, fretwork screens, Omani carvings, Persian rugs and bright Swahili artefacts.

You will enjoy exclusive Seafood Restaurant on our open-air terrace with magnificent views over the Zanzibar channel; on offer a selection of dining and entertaining venues to include: The Baharia Restaurant, the Mdele Coffee Shop, the Masahani Bar and the exclusive Mangapwani Beach>

The Spice Tour: A fascinating and informative tour of the fabled Spice Gardens of Zanzibar, which still supply 75% of the world's spices, the tour also includes a visit to the Persian baths and the Sultan's palace and finishes with a beach barbecue and a visit to the dark caverns of the Mangapwani Slave Caves.

Take a trip from Zanzibar Serena Inn to the Jozani Forest Nature Reserve, the last red colobus monkey sanctuary in the world.

Visit the neighbouring island of Pemba and enjoy world-class diving and fishing and snorkelling in the famous Pemba Channel.

Take in a day's diving around the magnificent coral reefs and wrecks of the Zanzibar coast.

Spend a day on the white sand beaches of Grave Island, Prison Island, Snake Island and the sandbanks of the Zanzibar channel. Enjoy a cultural tour of Stone Town - visiting the Sultan's Palace, the House of Wonders, The Old Dispensary Cultural Centre, the Old Slave Market, the Old Dhow harbour, the bazaars, the winding lanes and more.

Spend a day at exotic Mangapwani Serena Beach Club next door to the Zanzibar Serena Inn and enjoy sun, sand, sea, sumptuous seafood and the exploration of the Mangapwani Slave Caves. Take a dhow cruise or a dolphin cruise.

Sample some of our sultanesque beauty and massage treatments and indulge in some traditional henna body painting.

  • Resort Information
  • - Lodge type; Island Resort
  • - Location; Zanzibar
  • - Lodge size; 51 rooms
  • - Recommended stay; 2-5 nights
  • Resort Highlights
  • - Sun tanning
  • - Relaxing
  • - Enjoy a cultural tour of Stone Town
  • - Take a trip to the Jozani Forest Nature Reserve
  • - A fascinating and informative tour of the fabled Spice Gardens of Zanzibar

  • Per person per night sharing
  • Rates are in US Dollar
  • Rates form part of safari itinerary
  • *Rates may vary according to season
  • Flights (return);
  • UK - TANZ; from £ 515
  • USA - TANZ; from $ 1128
  • EUR - TANZ; from € 670
  • Subject to availability & T&C's

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