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Zanzibar Serena Hotel

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Kelele Square, Stone Town, Zanzibar City Tanzania
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Looking for a place to stay in Stone Town? Then look no further than Zanzibar Serena Hotel, a family-friendly hotel that brings the best of Stone Town to your doorstep.

Zanzibar Serena Hotel is a family-friendly hotel offering a flat screen TV, a minibar, and air conditioning in the rooms, and it is easy to stay connected during your stay as free wifi is offered to guests.

The hotel features a 24 hour front desk, room service, and a rooftop terrace. Plus, guests can enjoy a pool and free breakfast, which have made this a popular choice among travelers visiting Stone Town.

Given the close proximity of popular landmarks, such as Mercury House (0.1 mi) and House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib) (0.5 mi), guests of Zanzibar Serena Hotel can easily experience some of Stone Town's most well known attractions.

During your visit, be sure to check out one of Stone Town's popular crab restaurants such as Forodhani Gardens, House of Spices, and Taarab Restaurant, all a short distance from Zanzibar Serena Hotel.

Should time allow, Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral, Forodhani Park, and Christ Church Cathedral are some popular attractions that are within walking distance.

We’re sure you’ll enjoy your stay at Zanzibar Serena Hotel as you experience everything Stone Town has to offer.

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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Beach
Evening entertainment
Babysitting
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Special diet menus
Poolside bar
Airport transportation
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
Spa
Rooftop terrace
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Shops
Sun umbrellas
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24-hour front desk
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Ironing service
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Air conditioning
Private beach
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Layla A wrote a review Oct 2020
Birmingham, United Kingdom79 contributions23 helpful votes
This hotel is in a good location, hotel is clean, food is good and the service was excellent. It has the beach front view for sunset photos and relaxation. I would recommend this to all. Staff are dry and helpful.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Wilfred Shirima, General Manager at Zanzibar Serena Hotel
Responded Oct 26, 2020
Dear 947laylaa Thank you for reviewing Zanzibar Serena Hotel, we are delighted that you enjoyed the hotel and our services and thank you for recommending the hotel. It gives us immense satisfaction and pride to know that you had a memorable experience at the hotel and your comment inspires all of us to always pursue excellence. We hope to see you again next time your in Zanzibar!
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Emily993 wrote a review Oct 2020
London, United Kingdom222 contributions67 helpful votes
A great place to stay in Stone Town. The staff were very attentive and looked after us well. We enjoyed the pool area and breakfast was good. Great location, only 5 minutes walk into the heart of Stone Town!
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Response from Wilfred Shirima, General Manager at Zanzibar Serena Hotel
Responded Oct 19, 2020
Dear Emily Thank you for taking the time to review Zanzibar Serena Hotel and we are delighted that you enjoyed the breakfast and our hospitality. We have shared your inspiring comment with the staff who take great pride in being of service to our valued guests. We hope to see you again when you visit Zanzibar!
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Gloria wrote a review Oct 2020
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This is one of the only hotel in town with direct access to the beach. It is extremely well situated as entire Stone Town is reachable by foot. The restaurant is a high standard one. While a bit expensive, it is worth the money in terms of savor and quality. I loved the wooden interior style. Staff are very welcoming and professional.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
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Response from Wilfred Shirima, General Manager at Zanzibar Serena Hotel
Responded Oct 19, 2020
Dear Gloria27Traveler Thank you very much for the inspiring comment on Zanzibar Serena Hotel, we are delighted that you particularly enjoyed the setting and tradition of the hotel, we take great pride in this and we are committed to preserving this heritage and culture that make Zanzibar the unique place it is! Sincerely Wilfred Shirima
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Zee Sam wrote a review Mar 2020
Edmonton, Canada10 contributions3 helpful votes
The Serena is located right on the best beach in Stonetown, and it is a very pleasant hotel. Although the physical building is a bit old, the staff's service was fantastic. The breakfast restaurant is literally on the beach, which cannot be replicated. The only issue was that there are no elevators. Thankyou especially to Souleiman, Anthony, Ahmada, and Rither for their help and service during our stay.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Response from Zanzibar Serena Hotel, Other at Zanzibar Serena Hotel
Responded Mar 27, 2020
Dear Guest, Thank you for your feedback on TripAdvisor. We are glad to know you had an enjoyable stay with us. We hope to serve you soon in near future. Regards, Ayoub Msoffe Hotel Assistant Manager
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Michael wrote a review Mar 2020
6 contributions1 helpful vote
Hotel lobby, pool, and rooms were all excellent. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful, and the location is right on the waterfront and only a few minutes walk away from the Old Fort and central areas of Stone Town.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Responded Mar 17, 2020
Dear Guest, Thank you for your feedback on Tripadvisor... We are glad to know you had an enjoyable stay with us. We hope to serve you soon in near future Yours sincerely Ayoub Msoffe Assistant Hotel Manager
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PRICE RANGE
$216 - $445 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
TanzaniaZanzibar ArchipelagoZanzibar IslandZanzibar CityStone Town
NUMBER OF ROOMS
51
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Frequently Asked Questions about Zanzibar Serena Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Zanzibar Serena Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Aromas of Zanzibar (0.3 miles), The Coins Shop (0.3 miles), and Fahari Zanzibar (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Zanzibar Serena Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Zanzibar Serena Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Zanzibar Serena Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Zanzibar Serena Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Zanzibar Serena Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Puzzle Coffee Shop, Taarab Restaurant, and The Beach House Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Zanzibar Serena Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Zanzibar Serena Hotel have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Zanzibar Serena Hotel offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Zanzibar Serena Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Zanzibar Serena Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and conference facilities.
Are there any historical sites close to Zanzibar Serena Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Christ Church Cathedral (0.4 miles) and House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib) (0.3 miles).