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Zanzibar Serena Inn Hotel Stone Town

Zanzibar Serena Inn Hotel Stone Town is in the ‘Old Town’ of Zanzibar City. Zanzibar has an International Airport, which is approximately 20 Minutes flight from the mainland. The airport is 7 Kilometers/ 4.5 miles South of Zanzibar Town and the journey takes 15 minutes by road

Zanzibar Serena Inn Hotel Stone Town is idyllically situated on the sea-front of ancient Stone Town, and flanked by an exotic mix of sultan’s palaces, Portuguese forts, ancient dhow harbors, and bright bazaars, the Zanzibar Serena Inn is a haven of tranquility and opulence amongst the bustle of one of Africa’s most ancient and most enchanting towns. 

Zanzibar Serena Inn is a member of the prestigious Small Luxury Hotels of the World and has been styled to represent the epitome of Swahili style, ethnic elegance, and Arabic opulence. 

Zanzibar Serena Inn Resort is in Stone Town, which is in the ‘Old Town’ of Zanzibar City, which lies on the western side of the island of the same name. Zanzibar has an international airport, which is approximately a 20-minute flight from the mainland. 

There are daily flights linking Zanzibar with Dar es Salaam, Tanga, Arusha, the northern safari circuit airstrips, and Nairobi (Kenya). Ferries and speed boats link Zanzibar with Dar es Salaam daily and with Pemba several times weekly. 

The airport is 7 Kilometers south of Zanzibar Town and the journey takes 15 minutes by taxi. Airport transfers are available upon request with African Spice Safaris. 

Zanzibar Serena Inn Non-Resident Rates Accommodation Prices

Zanzibar Serena Inn Hotel Stone Town Accommodation Rates;

Bed & Breakfast
Dates From Dates To Standard Room
Single (1 Guest)
Standard Room
Double (2 Guests)
1st Jan 2024 31st Jan 2024 260 US Dollars 340 US Dollars
1st Feb 2024 28th Feb 2024 315 US Dollars 415 US Dollars
1st Mar 2024 31st Mar 2024 280 US Dollars 360 US Dollars
1st Apr 2024 31st May 2024 205 US Dollars 340 US Dollars
1st Jun 2024 30th Jun 2024 260 US Dollars 340 US Dollars
1st Jul 2024 31st Oct 2024 315 US Dollars 415 US Dollars
1st Nov 2024 21st Dec 2024 280 US Dollars 360 US Dollars
22nd Dec 2024 31st Dec 2024 315 US Dollars 415 US Dollars


* Lunch 25 US Dollars
* Dinner 30 US Dollars
* Children under 2 may share a room with an adult free of charge
* Easter Holiday Supplement – 30 US Dollars per person per night 

* Young adults ages 15 to 17 years are charged 75% of the per-person adult double rate
* Prime view rooms – Additional charge of 50 US Dollars is applicable per room per night
* Children ages 3 to 12 years are charged 50% of the per person adult double rate sharing with an adult
* Christmas Holiday Supplement – 35 US Dollars per person per night on 24th, 25th, 26th, 31st Dec & 1 Jan 2015
* Children and young adults ages 13 to 17 years are charged 75% of the per-person adult rate when occupying their own room

Zanzibar Serena Inn East African Residents Accommodation Rates

Zanzibar Serena Inn Hotel Stone Town Bio

Zanzibar Serena Inn Rooms and Suites 

Zanzibar Serena Inn Hotel Stone Town Rooms and Suites are havens of cool and shade after the heat and dust of Stone Town. With high ceilings, shuttered windows, and cool white walls, they are constructed in the traditional Swahili manner, whereby the size is dictated by the length of the mangrove poles that make up their ceilings. 

Zanzibar Serena Inn Rooms and Suites are adorned with arched niches, antique plates, and brass lamps; and feature traditionally carved furniture with basket weave and ceramic inlay, the rooms are predominantly royal blue and white. 

Four-poster, net-draped beds dominate, offset by delicate side tables, vanity units, and louver doors giving onto balconies, some of which feature massive free-standing hammocks. Zanzibar Serena Inn offers Standard Rooms, Prime Rooms, or Suites. 

Zanzibar Serena Inn rooms and suites are equipped with 24-hour room service, air-conditioning, WIFI, direct-dial phone, in-room satellite TV, mini bar, private safe, 240V/3 pin (square)sockets and shaver sockets, hair driers, mosquito nets, bathrobe and slippers, umbrellas, porter/concierge, airport shuttle and limousine service. 

While most of the rooms are designated non-smoking, a number of rooms are available for smokers, but these should be booked in advance. 

Zanzibar Serena Inn Standard Rooms 

Zanzibar Serena Inn 39 Standard Rooms are presented in traditional Swahili style featuring traditional niches, fretwork cabinets, and a cool blue and white color scheme. Each room has either a king-sized bed with mosquito netting or twin beds. All rooms and suites are equipped with 24-hour room service 

Zanzibar Serena Inn Prime Rooms 

Zanzibar Serena Inn’s exceptionally spacious Prime Rooms are presented in traditional Swahili style featuring traditional niches, fretwork cabinets, and brightly colored coastal cotton soft furnishings in cool blue. The four-poster beds are draped in mosquito nets and are either generous twins or king-size. 

Zanzibar Serena Inn Suites 

Zanzibar Serena Inn Suites are cooled by the breezes of the spice island, located in the heart of romantic Stone Town, enjoying sweeping views across the Zanzibar waterfront; and with access to its own private beach facility; the magnificent Zanzibar Inn offers the ultimate escape from reality. 

Zanzibar Serena Inn Dining 

Zanzibar Serena Inn dining is constructed so that the waves lap to within inches of its open windows and the lateen-sailed dhows pass within meters of its tables, the Baharia Restaurant features fretwork screens, Omani carvings, Persian rugs, and bright Swahili artifacts. The Zanzibar cuisine meanwhile, blends freshly caught seafood, fresh spices, luscious fruit, and delicately flavored vegetables. 

Zanzibar Serena Inn Baharia Restaurant 

Lapped by the waves of the Indian Ocean, the Baharia Restaurant offers all-day international and Swahili cuisine. Weekly Swahili banquets are also held around the pool. 

Zanzibar Serena Inn Terrace Restaurant 

On the roof of the Inn is our exclusive open-air Terrace Restaurant, which looks out over the bay and features a supreme selection of freshly-caught seafood. 

Zanzibar Serena Inn Masahani Bar 

Presented in traditional Swahili style, the Masahani Bar also offers performances by traditional Taarab orchestras. 

Zanzibar Serena Inn Pool Terrace 

Indoor and outdoor seating overlooks our pool terrace where a wide range of drinks and snacks are served all day long. 

Zanzibar Serena Inn Mdele Coffee Shop 

Adjacent to the pool, the Mdele Coffee Shop offers traditional Swahili coffee, fresh-baked pastries, and a wide range of international beverages and snacks. 

Zanzibar Serena Inn Mangapwani Beach Barbeque 

A short drive from the Inn, Serena’s exclusive beach hideaway offers a superb Swahili seafood lunch buffet. 

Zanzibar Serena Inn Activities 

Zanzibar Serena Inn Hotel Stone Town offers many things to do on the enchanted island of Zanzibar, that it is impossible to list them all. Below are just some of the ideas: 

* Take the famous Spice Tour
* Take a dhow cruise or a dolphin cruise
* Take an evening stroll around Stone Town
* Enjoy a sumptuous seafood banquet at our exclusive roof-top restaurant
* Take in a day’s diving around the magnificent coral reefs and wrecks of the Zanzibar coast
* Take a trip to the Jozani Forest Nature Reserve, the last red colobus monkey sanctuary in the world
* Cultural Centre, the Old Slave Market, the Old Dhow harbor, the bazaars, the winding lanes, and more
* Sample some of our beauty and massage treatments and indulge in some traditional henna body painting
* Enjoy a cultural tour of Stone Town – visiting the Sultan’s Palace, the House of Wonders, The Old Dispensary 

* Enjoy nightly performances of Taarab Music – a combination of African, Arabic and Indian influences that was first played in the 1820s at the Sultan’s palace, Taarab is usually performed by a singer and accompanied by an orchestra comprising the Kanun, (similar to a zither) accordion, the nay (flute) and drums.
* Spend a day at the exotic Mangapwani Serena Beach Club and enjoy the sun, sand, sea, sumptuous seafood, and the exploration of the Mangapwani Slave Caves. 

* Spend a day on the white sand beaches of Grave Island, Prison Island, Snake Island, and the sandbanks of the Zanzibar channel 

Booking & Reservations Zanzibar Serena Inn Hotel Stone Town Contact

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