- Lodge type; Island Hotel
- Location; Zanzibar
- Lodge size; 51 rooms
- Recommended stay; 2-5 nights
- Live music nightly
- Swimming pool
- Views out over Ocean
- Stone Town
- Take a trip to the Jozani Forest Nature Reserve
- A fascinating and informative tour of the fabled Spice Gardens of Zanzibar
Zanzibar Serena Hotel is located on the sea front of Stone Town that offers guests the grandeur of days past set in two combined historic buildings. 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 colorful spice and fruit markets. This is more of a historic hotel in a historic town from were one is based to explore, we would not consider this a beach hotel.
Each room at Zanzibar Serena Hotel is cool, white and constructed to the traditional design of a Swahili house with high ceilings. A wide range of rooms and suite are available including standard rooms, prime rooms and suites.
All rooms and suite offer the following;
- 24-hour room service
- Direct-dial phone
- Satellite TV,
- Mini bar
- Private safe
- Hair driers
- Mosquito nets
- Bathrobe and slippers
Zanzibar cuisine blends freshly caught seafood, fresh spices, luscious fruit and delicately flavored vegetables. breakfasts at the hotel are a scrumptious affair of fruits, African dishes, traditional pastries, cold meats and of course bacon and eggs.
Although the Zanzibar Serena Hotel does have a in-house restaurant, we would highly recommend you eat at one of the more historic restaurants in Stone Town itself. Not that the in-house restaurant is bad, but rather the thought process is of "one does not travel half way around the world to have dinner in a hotel".
The hotel does have a few fantastic bars with stunning views.
- Swimming pool and pool deck
- Live music nightly
- Spa treatment rooms
- Business centre
- Travel desk
- Taxi service
- Gift Shop
- Children's dining/menus
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 to the Jozani Forest Nature Reserve, see the last red colobus monkey sanctuary in the world.
Visit the neighboring island of Pemba and enjoy world-class diving and fishing and snorkeling 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 Center, the Old Slave Market, the Old Dhow harbor, the bazaars, the winding lanes and more.
Spend a day at exotic Mangapwani Serena Beach Club next door to the Zanzibar Serena Hotel 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.
Yes, the Zanzibar Serena Hotel most certainly welcomes children of all ages. Baby sitting services are available as is a child friend menu at the hotel restaurant.
Rates on Request
Rates form part of Tanzania Safari itinerary
Per person per night sharing
Rates are in US Dollar
*Rates may vary according to season