We got to Zanzibar on Dec 28th 2011. Spent the first 5 days at the Serena Inn and the last 5 days at the Diamond Dreams of Zanzibar.
The Serena Inn was quite nice. Not a 5 star as it would be in New York, but nonetheless it was totally ok. It's right at the ocean in East-Africa...things are different ...and the staff is so friendly as all Zanzibarians seem to be.
For New Year there was a great party at the hotel and guests and the entire staff danced their heart out...it was a great vibe and great food...and we even won a trivia contest.
Stone Town is charming and it looks like they are cleaning up quite a bit.
It appeared absolutely save and people were nice and not very pushy in trying to sell anything.
Serena Inn regular food got a bit tired after a few days, but there are plenty of restaurants in town. and all is Hakuna Matata (no problem)
Met a smart young man with a great smile and promised that I would recommend him here as a guide and local help for everything.
Abdi Kassu <[--]>
- Free Wifi
- Breakfast included