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Zanzibar Serena Hotel

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Muscat, Oman
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was given a room with fine views over the pool and the sea - so peaceful and relaxing. I could watch the dhows sailing past for hours. The breakfast room was virtually right on the beach. The pool was lovely and I enjoyed swimming every day for an hour before breakfast. The staff were friendly and helpful though room... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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28 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

An old hitoric hotels on the ocean. Very friendly and obliging staff. We had a beautiful terrace in a third floor corner room (No Elevator!) which over hung the ocean and incuded a hammock. Lovely view. Smallish room with four poster king size bed. Very good WiFi. Restaurants leave a lot to be desired.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed in a number of Serena lodges during my safari in Tanzania, and the Serena hotel in Stone Town was the best of all of them. I had an impeccably appointed room with a waterfront view. The room and balcony were incredibly spacious, and the balcony had a hammock from which one could watch the boats (from dhows to... More 

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Boonah, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great position by the sea. Good sized atmospheric room in the old Arabic style, good breakfast choices, lovely grounds. Staff friendly and attentive. The buffet lunch a little expensive for the quality . Spotless room & bathroom, good quality toiletries.Good position for exploring Old Stone Town. Tariff on the high side but position substantiates this.

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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have stayed several times at the Stone Town Serena during business trips and it is really struggling to compete lately. The hotel building and grounds are beautiful and rich of history. The location is fantastic, all the rooms have ocean views and the pool is lovely. But the rooms have not been upgraded in years and have a faded,... More 

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked this hotel looking for a comfortable base from which to see the sights of Stone Town for a couple of days between a safari and a stay in one of Zanzibar's beach resorts. The stay in the Zanzibar Serena turned out to be one of the surprise highlights of our trip. Situated in the heart of the old... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here for a few nights as part of our honeymoon to give us the chance to experience Stone Town before heading off to the beach resort. It is a beautiful place to stay, the rooms, pool, bar, restaurant are superb and the staff kind and attentive (Yusef especially!). Really made our trip memorable and would highly recommend to others.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It was fantastic to stay with this hotel. Food and service is excellent to stay more days. you can enjoy the food with sea seeing . i was only one day to stay so next time i will go for longer to stay.

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Rochester, New York
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016

The property is on a public beach that was quite noisy. We heard people talking loudly and dogs barking all day. We couldn't relax on our verandah. The voices of people walking the halls echo. The doors are heavy and people slam them shut all night. The constant thumping of music from the next door property was annoying. Rooms are... More 

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Paris, France
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74 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016 via mobile

Perfect location in the middle of the old town with access to everything on foot. Nice architecture based on combining two existing mansions and adding some extensions. Beautiful tropical garden, pool, and bar area, from which you can admire the sunset. More greenery and charm than the newer nearby Hyatt.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Free Breakfast
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
Services
  • Room Service
  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Concierge
  • Conference Facilities
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Babysitting

Additional Information about Zanzibar Serena Hotel

Address: Kelele Square, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Zanzibar City > Stone Town
Price Range: $320 - $443 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Zanzibar Serena Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 51
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Also Known As:
Zanzibar Serena Hotel Stone Town
Zanzibar Serena Stone Town
Zanzibar Serena Hotel Zanzibar Island/Stone Town
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Stone Town
#3 Spa Hotel in Stone Town
#4 Business Hotel in Stone Town
#4 Romantic Hotel in Stone Town
#5 Luxury Hotel in Stone Town
#6 Family Hotel in Stone Town
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