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Zanzibar Serena Hotel

Kelele Square, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Accra, Ghana
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31 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very good experience. Rooms clean and with excellent views of the ocean. Food was great and the staff and management always kind and willing to help. the speciality restaurant at the roof top was also great and had very good food. easy access to stone town.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic location ..amazing hotel with attention to detail.. Zanzibar was magical and the Serena is the very very best in every way. Good and service first class...room was gorgeous with sea facing balcony.. In the heart of Stone Town which is one interesting place to be.

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Rorbas, Switzerland
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22 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We did not stay at this Hotel for overnights, but had the most wonderful dinner in their Restaurant, right next to the sea. Tournedo-beef-filet and jumbo-prawn were delicious, so was the vegetarian curry, the ladies had. Service was impeccable, so was the wine.

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connecticut
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63 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here three nights after safari game drive. It is a lovely old building right on the ocean. Has a nice pool. The rooms are an acceptable size, very clean. The bathroom very clean and the shower great. The staff is wonderful. They respond quickly to requests. The food is good, not great. It is located on edge of... More 

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Lilongwe, Malawi
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I spent one night in early July. As others have written, the hotel has an old world charm and the decor is very authentic. The rooms have a lot of dark wood furniture which adds to the historic ambiance. The pool was clean and refreshing after having completed a three-hour walking tour through Stone Town. I also recommend making a... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona, Usa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent one night at the Zanzibar Serena Hotel, prior to departing Tanzania for home. The hotel feels like a scene out of Casa Blanca. Wonderful woodwork. Attentive staff. All in all, a great way to end the trip. Tea and cakes are served poolside in the late afternoon. The hotel is directly on the beach, so it is very... More 

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Brighton, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hotel has an old world feel - the service was impeccable. The lunch on the veranda overlooking the sea was really refreshing. This used to be the number one hotel in Stone Town before the Hyatt opened next door. However, that is anodyne, anonymous and modern in comparison to this hotel. We didn't stay - so you'll have to... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here for one night in June 2015. Our room was beautiful and had a lovely balcony overlooking the sea. The swimming pool was great with plenty of sun beds from which you could also see the sea.

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Friendswood, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Very warm reception. Nice rooms overlooking the ocean. Would have been 5star but A/C not up to standards. Hot night:(. Nice breakfast and waitstaff. Room 51 is great with a wrap around balcony overlooking ocean and pool.

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East Budleigh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

This is really a first class hotel full of charm, odd little items from a bygone era and a wonderful feel. The hotel upgraded us to a corner room with large balcony and views of the sea and the pool. We enjoyed our time there and it was a blissfully calm place to return to after exploring busy little Stone... More 

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