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Zanzibar Serena Hotel

5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Kelele Square, Stone Town, Tanzania
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Ranked #8 of 30 Hotels in Stone Town
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Garland, TX
17 reviews 17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

At the end of a 4 week trip to Africa, the Zanzibar Serena Inn is just what we needed.a personable staff ( especially Big Joe), great food, a super room and a view among the best in the world makes this a must-stay in beautiful, unique Stone Town.

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Boston, Massachusetts
18 reviews 18 reviews
8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had top floor corner room with great patio and view. AC great. Bed beautiful and comfortable. Great location for walking around during the day. Staff friendly. Arranged incredible mendhi with Aysha. Food mediocre. FYI -No elevatorsfor top floors. Higly recommend resturant 6 degrees, close by.

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Frederick, Maryland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at hotel for two nights after a safari trip. It was a lovely hotel, the room clean and comfortable with a great view of the Indian Ocean. Food was good, the evening seafood special was worth the extra price. It is located in Stone Town so you feel the beat of the city and can view all the... More

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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went there with my family for Christmas And when we arrived, we found that our rooms had been booked by the agency for the following day but the management gave us an upgrade for appease us for our inconvenience. The rooms were large and well space and the ac was working great. I recommend you get one of the... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's location.., immaculate, close to everything important in stone town, the beach, the curio market, forodhani gardens and some historical sites. The staff are very friendly and helpful and the food is good. Travelled with family and the hotel is very child friendly. I would definitely recommend for business or pleasure.

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Annapolis, Maryland, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had planned this to be our last night in Tanzania after our 14 day safari and beach break on the eastern coast of the island. As a result, we only spent one night and all of us (8) wished we had done it differently. This ornate and beautifully decorated hotel sits on a quiet shaded side street but within... More

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46 reviews 46 reviews
18 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

This was our last stop on the trip. We had planned it as a way to unwind after our safari. It worked our perfectly. As I have said in other reviews... we spent total of 13 days in Tanzania and stayed at 5 different Serena hotel/lodge/tents. Our needs were: a great safari experience, safe and comfortable hotel (our daughter has... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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72 reviews 72 reviews
24 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

My daughter and I were there in August. The hotel is superb with excellent beds, good restaurant, great pool an convenient to everything. While there go to "Memories" and "Experience" for tourist stuff. Memories has a wider selection and reasonable prices. Experiences is high quality tribal art if you are into that kind of thing.

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Hungerford, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I could only find one fault with this hotel and it's just a small niggle. We couldn't easily get to the beach, even though the hotel sits right next to it!! Presumably a safety measure, and the tide comes right in. It just would have been nice. Apart from that, this hotel is terrific. The service is faultless, the rooms... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
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40 reviews 40 reviews
3 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

I have read a few of the comments below with regards the service at the Serena, I am indeed very surprised as we had the most outstanding service during the stay, not only was it outstanding but consistent. This was a stay of 11 days, not once were we disappointed. The staff bent over backwards to ensure we had a... More

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Address: Kelele Square, Stone Town, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar > Stone Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Zanzibar Serena Hotel 5*
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