We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
8/6/2017 8/7/2017
    There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
    • {providername} {price}
    {providername} {price}
      {listitems}
    {sold_out_text}
    We can't find prices for this accommodation
    From {rate_price} {rate_periodicity}

    Zanzibar Serena Hotel

    Kelele Square, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
    Save
    Best prices for your stay
    8/6/2017 8/7/2017
    Lock in the lowest price from our partners
    $351$375
    View Deal
    Traveler (538)
    Room & Suite (132)
    Pool & Beach (79)
    Park Hyatt Zanzibar
    502 reviews
    #2 of 33 hotels in Stone Town
     
    DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Zanzibar - Stone Town
    505 reviews
    #5 of 33 hotels in Stone Town
     
    Essque Zalu Zanzibar
    612 reviews
    #2 of 17 hotels in Nungwi
     
    Zanzi Resort
    477 reviews
    #2 of 170 hotels in Zanzibar Island
     
    Overview
    • Excellent58%
    • Very good31%
    • Average7%
    • Poor3%
    • Terrible1%
    Travelers talk about
    “big joe” (20 reviews)
    “indian ocean” (51 reviews)
    Free Wifi
    Free Parking
    Breakfast included
    Air Conditioning
    Beachfront
    Pool
    Non-Smoking Rooms
    Restaurant
    Airport Transportation
    Room Service
    Suites
    Poolside Bar
    Concierge
    Spa
    Accessible rooms
    Business Center
    Dry Cleaning
    Rooftop Terrace
    Babysitting
    Private Balcony
    5.0 Star Hotel
    All hotel details
    Park Hyatt Zanzibar
    502 reviews
    #2 of 33 hotels in Stone Town
     
    DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Zanzibar - Stone Town
    505 reviews
    #5 of 33 hotels in Stone Town
     
    Essque Zalu Zanzibar
    612 reviews
    #2 of 17 hotels in Nungwi
     
    Zanzi Resort
    477 reviews
    #2 of 170 hotels in Zanzibar Island
     
    {"containerClass":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"}},"scriptFlags":null}
    Rooms
    Aug 6Aug 7
    |
    1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
    Standard Room

    Getting you more information on this room

    Free Cancellation
    Select
    Show Available Rooms
    Sorry, this partner no longer has rooms available on TripAdvisor. Please visit one of our 8 partner sites to see rooms from $351.
    We're sorry, there are no rooms available on TripAdvisor. Please change your dates, or view all Stone Town hotels with availability
    Standard Room

    Getting you more information on this room

    Free Cancellation
    Select
    {"BOOKING_FEATURES": ["IB_IRG_RATE_VERIFICATION","IB_STREAMLINED_SELECTED_ROOM","IB_POST_BOOKING_LOGIN_US","IB_NEW_REG_FLOW_INTERRUPTER","IB_SHOW_EMAIL_FOR_INSECURE_LOGIN","RCMS_INLINE_ROOM_GRID_MAX_OCC","IB_POST_BOOKING_LOGIN","IB_IRG_PERFORMANCE_METRICS","IB_IRG_MATCH_META","MOB_BOOKING_EMAIL_AGREE_HIDE","CHILDREN_SEARCH","IB_EXPRESS_BOOK","IB_DW_INLINE_PASSWORD","ATTRACTIONS_REMOVE_PAYMENT_ADDRESS_FIELDS","HR_IB_EXCLUDE_TAXES_AND_FEES","IB_DW_CCNAME_WITH_AUTOCOMPLETE","IB_IRG_PERFORMANCE_METRICS_MOBILE","IB_BOOKNOW_CLEAN_WITH_ICON_SHORT_BTN","STORED_CARDS","IB_POST_BOOK_LOGIN_CTA","IB_PRICE_WINS_COPY","IB_DW_PROMPT_KNOWN_EMAIL","IB_PRICES_OUTSIDE_ROOM_BUTTON","IB_EXIT_INTERRUPTER","IB_SHOW_AMENITIES_AS_ICONS","IB_NEW_REG_FLOW","META_AIR","IB_REVIEW_BOOKING_BUTTON","IB_INLINE_ROOM_GRID","IBEX_HIGH_EQUITY_BRANDING","IB_PRICE_WINS_POST_TX","IB_BOOKING_FORM_FAVICON","IB_KIPLINGER_AWARD","IB_URGENCY_BLOCK","IB_NEW_REG_FLOW_POST_BOOK"] , "IMPRESSION_KEY": "efeda2d9374549a2b6d949cca55b36c5", "roomSelectionModel": {"partnerInfos":[],"multiplePartners":false,"polling":{"locationId":483610,"bookingSessionId":null,"detailedAvailabilityKey":null,"commerceContentIds":[],"additionalContentIds":[],"pollCount":0,"checkin":{"day":6,"month":8,"year":2017},"checkout":{"day":7,"month":8,"year":2017},"adults":2,"child_rm_ages":"","rooms":1,"display_rooms":300,"entryPrice":-1,"entryCurrency":"USD","complete":true,"formKey":"","showAllRooms":true,"genNewBookingSessionId":false,"winningProviderAtClick":"","selectedRoomKey":null,"impressionKey":"efeda2d9374549a2b6d949cca55b36c5","navArea":null,"referringServlet":"Hotel_Review","highestMetaPrice":375,"lowestMetaPrice":351,"additionalPartner":false,"highestMetaPriceDisplay":375,"roomsToVerify":[],"clazz":null},"summary":null,"unavailable":true,"metaOffers":[],"mismatchCheckModel":null,"totalMediaCount":0,"hotelPhotos":[],"noticeHeaderMessage":null,"moreProviders":null,"lowestPricePartner":null,"showAllRooms":true,"isMetaCheaper":false,"isBookingLessThanOrEqualToMeta":null,"avgHistoricalPrice":0.0,"avgHistoricalDisplayPrice":null,"expressBookState":{"hasFullTravelerInfo":false,"hasReducedBillingInfo":false,"hasFullBillingInfo":false},"highestMetaPrice":375,"lowestMetaPrice":351,"highestMetaPriceDisplay":375,"hotelName":"Zanzibar Serena Hotel","hasSpecialTimeOfStayTaxes":false,"trackingTree":null,"trackingTreeId":null,"showPriceHoverTooltip":false,"trackingContext":"eyJzdGF0ZSI6IkhPVEVMX0FVQ1RJT04iLCJwIjoiSFJfTWFpbkNvbW1lcmNlIiwiaWRzIjp7IkJGSyI6ImVmZWRhMmQ5Mzc0NTQ5YTJiNmQ5NDljY2E1NWIzNmM1IiwiQUlLIjoiNGM0YzhkYmFhMjQ1NDMyMWFjMGQ1NDA2OTEzMDVmZjEifSwiZW50cnlTZXJ2bGV0IjoiSG90ZWxfUmV2aWV3In0=","cheaperPricesExist":false,"enableLPF":false,"priceDropPercent":0,"canExpandRooms":false,"expandRoomsToAllPartners":false,"roomSelectionKey":null,"useSupplierDirectTreatment":false,"isSupplierDirect":false,"showProviderSeparator":false,"clazz":null,"seeMoreMessage":null,"seeMoreIFrameMessage":null,"isPricelineCom":false}, "ibAvailability": false, "metaAvailability": true, "topOfferIsIB": false, "numHacTries": -1, "checkIn": "08/06/2017", "checkOut": "08/07/2017", "lowestPrice": "$351", "hasDates": true, "hacComplete": true, "contentIdMappings": {"80282809":"AgodaIB","71620005":"IB_TravelClickDS_1F1TuYDN","78864630":"OrbitzEWS","109260949":"HotelsCom2IB","42444831":"BookingCom","79417058":"CheapTicketsEWS","32698895":"Expedia","65678756":"Hotwire"}, "pollingEnabled": false, "preventScroll": false, "offerClickToken": null, "conditionalUpdate": false, "mightGetRooms": true, "divClasses": "ppr_rup ppr_priv_hr_inline_room_grid_hsx", "singlePartnerRoomGridWidget": {"containerClass":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_room_grid_hsx","moduleList":["handlers","tracking"],"template":"ibex_room_grid_hsx__widget","divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_room_grid_hsx","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))","tracking":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'tracking'))"},"dust":{"sub_header":"ibex_room_grid_hsx__sub_header"}},"scriptFlags":null}, "multiPartnerRoomGridWidget": null, "mismatchMessage": {"containerClass":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_mismatch_message","moduleList":["handler"],"template":"ibex_mismatch_message__widget","divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_mismatch_message","js":{"handler":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handler'))"},"dust":{}},"scriptFlags":null}, "maxRoomsToShow": 300, "isTablet": false, "roomGridRowWidget": {"containerClass":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx","moduleList":[],"template":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__widget","divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_room_grid_row_hsx","js":{},"dust":{"amenities":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__amenities","condition_col":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__condition_col","price_text":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__price_text","reservation_col":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__reservation_col"}},"scriptFlags":null}, "mismatchMessageLightbox": null, "deviceInfo": "OtherOS OtherBrowser", "bookOnTripAdvisor": "Book on <img class=\"ibHeaderImg\" alt=\"TripAdvisor\" src=\"https:\/\/static.tacdn.com\/img2\/branding\/rebrand\/TA_logo_primary.png\"\/>"}
    Write a Review
    Reviews (682)
    Traveler rating
    Traveler type
    Time of year
    Language

    1 - 5 of 618 reviews

    Reviewed 5 days ago

    I have never believed in love at first sight, but that was before I walked into this small hotel with a large and rich history. In two words, it is a heavenly and opulent beachfront sanctuary with a honeymoon aura. Even better, it is perched...More

    Thank oleny10
    Response from Paul C, General Manager at Zanzibar Serena HotelResponded 3 days ago

    Dear Guest, Thank you for the lovely review our our property. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and connected with the history associated with our hotel. We look forward to your next visit to our hotel Kind regards, Paul Chaulo General...More

    Reviewed 1 week ago

    Nothing prepared me for the quaint charms of this lovely hotel. It was everything I wanted it to be and more. The only problem is that I just stayed one night! The Serena group of hotels have some wonderful properties. Each one is unique, none...More

    Thank CharlieBeau
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    Zanzibar is easily reached from Dar es Salaam with a 20 minutes flight or a two plus hour ferry ride. Hence, whenever I am in Dar es Salaam on business I see to it that I can add a night on the Spice Island and...More

    Thank Safariafficionado
    Response from Paul C, General Manager at Zanzibar Serena HotelResponded 3 days ago

    Warm greetings from Zanzibar Serena Hotel! We are delighted to have had the opportunity to have you as our guest at Zanzibar Serena Hotel. We are are pleased that you liked our hotel and its services including the Wifi and more so the history associated...More

    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    Stayed at Serena after hearing how great it is from my father in law. We were upgraded to the corner suite and the room was large with a lounge and a bedroom with the balcony inbetween offering excellent views across the Indian ocean. Good size...More

    Thank imv81
    Response from Paul C, General Manager at Zanzibar Serena HotelResponded 3 weeks ago

    Thank you very much for taking time to leave a review for Zanzibar Serena Hotel. We are delighted to learn that you enjoyed our food, the accommodation facilities and the views from our hotel. Thank you also for your nice comments on our staff. We...More

    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    Stopped here for lunch of a guided tour around stone town. It was quite, comfortable and the staff were attentive. The food was lovely and we had a great time. There is a nice view of the small islands off the coast of Zanzibar and...More

    Thank NatB23
    Response from Paul C, General Manager at Zanzibar Serena HotelResponded 3 weeks ago

    Thank you for the amazing review. Next time you are visiting Zanzibar we request that you stay with us. With Regards, Paul Chaulo General Manager

    Park Hyatt Zanzibar
    502 reviews
    #2 of 33 hotels in Stone Town
     
    DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Zanzibar - Stone Town
    505 reviews
    #5 of 33 hotels in Stone Town
     
    Essque Zalu Zanzibar
    612 reviews
    #2 of 17 hotels in Nungwi
     
    Zanzi Resort
    477 reviews
    #2 of 170 hotels in Zanzibar Island
     
    About
    Awards & Recognition
    Certificate of Excellence
    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Pool
    • Beachfront
    • Breakfast included
    • Room Service
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Free Parking
    • Spa
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Breakfast included
    • Room Service
    • Dry Cleaning
    • Meeting Rooms
    • Laundry Service
    • Concierge
    • Multilingual Staff
    • Free Parking
    • Airport Transportation
    • Business Center with Internet Access
    • Banquet Room
    • Babysitting
    • Room amenities
    • Air Conditioning
    • Minibar
    • Things to do
    • Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Spa
    Details
    • Price range
    • $338 - $442 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel class
    • Hotel Style
    • #1 On the Beach Hotel in Stone Town
    • #2 Spa Hotel in Stone Town
    • #3 Romantic Hotel in Stone Town
    • #4 Business Hotel in Stone Town
    • #4 Luxury Hotel in Stone Town
    • #5 Family Hotel in Stone Town
    • Room types
    • Suites ,
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Accessible rooms ,
    • Family Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 51
    • Reservation Options
    • TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Expedia, Hotels.com, Orbitz, Travelocity, Agoda, Priceline, TripOnline SA, Hotwire and HotelQuickly so you can book your Zanzibar Serena Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
    • Location
    • Tanzania >
    • Zanzibar Archipelago >
    • Zanzibar Island >
    • Zanzibar City >
    • Stone Town
    • Also Known As
    • Zanzibar Serena Hotel Stone Town ,
    • Zanzibar Serena Stone Town ,
    • Zanzibar Serena Hotel Zanzibar Island/Stone Town
    Add Photo Photos
    Traveler (538)
    Room & Suite (132)
    Pool & Beach (79)
    Dining (61)
    Hotel & Grounds (285)
    Bathroom (12)
    Family and Play Areas (3)
    Nearby
    Sponsored by:
    The Africa House Hotel
    244 reviews
    .12 miles away
     
    Tembo House Hotel & Apartments
    955 reviews
    .13 miles away
     
    DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Zanzibar - Stone Town
    505 reviews
    .06 miles away
     
    Zanzibar Hotel
    102 reviews
    .10 miles away
     
    Nearby Restaurants
    6 Degrees South Grill and Wine Bar
    777 reviews
    .11 miles away
    The Silk Route
    733 reviews
    .18 miles away
    Taarab Restaurant
    137 reviews
    .08 miles away
    Stone Town Cafe
    304 reviews
    .12 miles away
    Nearby Attractions
    Forodhani Park
    1,090 reviews
    .30 miles away
    The Old Fort (Ngome Kongwe)
    473 reviews
    .25 miles away
    Mercury House
    383 reviews
    .14 miles away
    House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib)
    509 reviews
    .29 miles away
    Ask a question
    Questions & Answers
    Christopher O
    May 19, 2016|
    Answer Show all 5 answers
    Response from KannanAT | Reviewed this property |
    We made use of private taxi, but you can email them. They are very helpful.
    0
    Votes
    yankeegirlSumter_SC
    April 25, 2016|
    Answer Show all 8 answers
    Response from John C | Reviewed this property |
    Besides being a safe hotel, the rooms are also equipped with a safe.
    0
    Votes
    December 14, 2014|
    Answer Show all 3 answers
    Response from SerenaHotels | Property representative |
    Hello there, The pool is only open to the in-house guests. Hope that addresses your question
    0
    Votes
    Room Tips
    "The rooms around the swimming pool offer better views of the Ocean"
    Read review
    "The rule holds here too, the higher up the better the view ..."
    Read review
    "Ocean view is the best but away from the bar area if you are go to bed early. There was live music the night..."
    Read review
    "select a room with a water view to be treated to ocean beauty amidst incredible cultural history and combined..."
    Read review
    Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
    Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing