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Zanzibar Serena Hotel

Kelele Square, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Superb service, excellent accommodation, quite and very peaceful which is much appreciated to escape the busy town. The staff were very attentive, genuinely cared and looked after me, as a single traveler. I would highly recommend staying there. Thank you for a great stay.

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Plaistow, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Sympathetic and imaginative restoration and extension of a telephone exchange and doctor's residence in one of the prime locations within Stonetown.Apart from great service as well as a good restaurant, proximity to other attractive bars and retaurants nearby was a bonus.For us, it had more style than the stylish but anodyne Hyatt next door. each to their own!

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Thank Rupert N
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here for 6 nights during a business visit. I was busy during the week i was here but i must admit that the place is definitely worth every shilling. The breakfast spread is really nice. The rooms are spacious and well aired. The fact that it is a beach resort makes it even better with opportunity to watch the... More 

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Thank Martin M
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed for 3 days , I would definitely say the hotel is in awesome location , amazing stuff, the food was excellent, rooms clear hot showers, the beach is just few meters from the room so you can feel sea breeze, I would recommend this lodge to anyone wanna spend a night in stone town Zanzibar

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Thank Tony K
Barcelona, Spain
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed 1 night in Serena but we take lunch here 3 times . The hotel is very nice . Of course you got what you paid for . It is epensive but it worth . Even that our mosquitoor net we found 3 holes but ok it is Zanzibar !

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Thank Milesuhu
Bend, Oregon
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53 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This hotel has a very interesting feel to it - with strong Arabic design influences. The service was outstanding, rooms very comfortable and a great location on the beach but right on the of Stonetown for easy walking. Buffet spreads were impressive. Security also seemed good.

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Thank RonFritz
Mombasa, Kenya
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful Hotel Location. Spacious , lovely rooms with stunning Ocean view. with Balconies Facing the sea. Excellent food, service, ambience. Loved having breakfast with the view of ocean and sound of waves few metres away. Would love to go again and again. Not very far from the Touristic shopping area. Many restaurants serving lovely Seafood. Everything within walking Distance.

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Thank S-Issak
Belgium
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108 reviews
27 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

LOcated not far from all kinds of goodies in the neighborhood, such as a 'hospital' and a school and wonderful fauna and flora with a big tree square, the luxury of the Zanzibar Serena Hotel only exceeds itself at its big swimming pool including bars and resto's on all sides. If you look for silence and luxury while some cute... More 

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Doha, Qatar
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11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

the best experience so far...ending my east African trip at Zanzibar. love the hotel bed for me was the spot on and the oozing view from my window panes...the food was okay and lucky enough to taste the famous BUNGO juice since it's not seasoned...the warmth welcome was great...heads up to Abdulaziz at the reception his a great asset and... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

Our trip was just too short! We loved the hotel from all the small details to the stunning room. We would definitely be back. The food was exceptional and so were the staff! The hotel was beautiful with an air of high class and sophistication but at the same time fun and adventure. Proximity to places of interest and tourism... More 

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