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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were only there for one night, but I have to say that the Serena Inn Stone Town was wonderful. It’s centrally located (yet still on the water) so it’s easy to go anywhere from the the hotel. It’s also easy to find your way back, even through the winding streets. The key elements that I liked: - Great water... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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47 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After the flight to Zanzibar, all you want to do is get by the water and relax. We stopped at the Serena Inn for lunch and relaxation by the ocean. It was beautiful. The staff was wonderful and friendly and the open air restaurant was perfect to enjoy food and drinks. I recommend stopping here after a tour of the... More 

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Thank jesuisbeth
uk
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17 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very short stay at the Serena but loved every minute of it. Wonderful staff - super comfy room and delicious food I had breakfast in bed as i had an extremely late flight into Zanzibar the previous night and scrambled eggs and fresh juice was a welcome start. The fresh mango was out of this world. The staff were... More 

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Killarney, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I stayed at Zanzibar Serena for 3 nights at the end of our 3 week vacation in Tanzania and Zanzibar. The quality of service at this hotel is second to none! We arrived at this hotel looking for open rooms last minute. The place we had previously booked wasn't suitable to our needs. The front desk staff... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Middle of town so can view easily on foot the place and its great historic interest. Good rooms and staff all friendly as with other Serena hotels. Food was very good and pool area adequate for sun bathing. We were driven to beech 30 min away which was disappointing and would not do again. Probably 3 nights enough but pleasant... More 

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at this Hotel for 3 days in a downstairs suite with a fantastic balcony. Nice room and friendly people. There was some noise from the local youth playing football on the beach every evening. Breakfast was great lots of choices. Dinner buffet was also good. The seafood restaurant was nice place but the food and the service left... More 

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Thank Edithvelberg
Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed at the Serena in Stone Town recently for two nights. It is well situated and the concierge (big Joe) was particularly helpful. It is iconic of the era from which it was built so not sure you could call it modern, however, great facilities, lovely breakfast buffet - welcoming pool and great views from the room which had a... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hotel is in the middle of the city, near the markets, easy walks around. On the beach. The food is very good, service is amazing, sit on the decks and have drinks of your choosing. Get a room that faces the water. All are different which makes it special. Beautiful wooden floors with cool breezes blowing in through the... More 

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Albany, New York
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39 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a beautiful modern hotel, located right on the ocean. It has an extremely helpful, friendly staff. We stayed in room 16 on Sept 18, 19, 2016. The room overlooks the Indian Ocean. It is furnished with interesting items, and was quite comfortable. There is a beautiful pool directly overlooking the Indian Ocean. The food was excellent, the best... More 

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Thank Lonnie C
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14 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great hotel ideally situated in Stonetown straddling the coast. The staff are friendly and efficient. Represent good value for money. Within walking distance of all amenities. The rooms are spacious and well maintained. Highly recommended

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Accessible rooms
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Concierge
  • Conference Facilities
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • 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: $296 - $455 (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 Romantic Hotel in Stone Town
#4 Business Hotel in Stone Town
#5 Luxury Hotel in Stone Town
#6 Family Hotel in Stone Town
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“Ask for a sea view room with balcony, worth the extra”
 of 5 bubbles O9229AThelenh, 3 weeks ago | Read review
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“Rooms with doors that open to a view of the ocean”
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“Try to get a room facing the ocean.”
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“Rooms facing the sea are great”
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