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    Zanzibar Serena Hotel

    Kelele Square, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
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    Overview
    • Excellent58%
    • Very good30%
    • Average8%
    • Poor3%
    • Terrible1%
    Travellers talk about
    “big joe” (20 reviews)
    “indian ocean” (52 reviews)
    “private beach” (32 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 Centre
    Dry Cleaning
    Rooftop Terrace
    Babysitting
    Private Balcony
    5.0 Star Hotel
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    1 - 5 of 637 reviews

    Reviewed 3 days ago

    Our room did have an ocean view and balcony, but it took a lot of up and down stairs to get to it (no lift), because basically they have merged two buildings into one to create the hotel. Our room was rather dark and small,...More

    Thank Kari837
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    I spent 2 nights at the Serena on a work trip. It was amazing. The room as lovely and spacious, had a lovely balcony that overlooked the sea. Room 35 has the most amazing powerful shower. The hotel is beautifully decorated and full of original...More

    Thank FionaKTS
    Response from Paul C, General Manager at Zanzibar Serena HotelResponded 2 weeks ago

    Dear Guest, We are happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. We have noted that you loved our theme and decor which mirrors the real Zanzibari culture. a stay with us is indeed a real Zanzibar stay. Me and my team would be happy...More

    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    We stayed in this hotel on the second half of our holiday for a relaxing few days. The hotel could not have been better super views from the balcony watching the dhows go by on the ocean. The rooms and the hotel has a lovely...More

    Thank X8981UAsueg
    Response from Paul C, General Manager at Zanzibar Serena HotelResponded 2 weeks ago

    Dear Bob and Sue, Thank you for taking time to give feedback about your recent stay at our hotel. We are glad you had an amazing time courtesy of our staff on whom we take great pride. Our location within Stone Town is indeed another...More

    Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

    The hotel is rjght on the ocean, which makes it stand out from most. The hotel can arrange transport from the airport. Its a walking distance from any point of interest, and restaurants. Stuff is friendly, helpfull, and any request or question was answered. The...More

    Thank ran s
    Response from Paul C, General Manager at Zanzibar Serena HotelResponded 2 weeks ago

    Thank you very much for your amazing review! We are very happy to note that you had a wonderful stay with us and that you loved our authentic Zanzibar theme and decor. Thank you also for your nice comments on our staff who are indeed...More

    Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

    On the island of Zanzibar and in stone town--it was convenient to walking and exploring. It was on the beach with a great view, and it had air-conditioning. A lot of carved woodwork added a lot of character. The service and the restaurant were excellent....More

    Thank lovethesnow11
    Response from Paul C, General Manager at Zanzibar Serena HotelResponded 2 weeks ago

    Dear Guest, Thank you for the amazing review. The woodwork is derived from the history that Zanzibar is famous for. We stand to give you the authentic Zanzibar experience. We have taken note of the comment on our beds and will work on it. we...More

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    About
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    Certificate of Excellence
    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Pool
    • Room Service
    • Restaurant
    • Beachfront
    • Breakfast included
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Free Parking
    • Spa
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Room Service
    • Breakfast included
    • Dry Cleaning
    • Meeting Rooms
    • Laundry Service
    • Concierge
    • Multilingual Staff
    • Conference Facilities
    • Free Parking
    • Airport Transportation
    • Business Centre with Internet Access
    • Babysitting
    • Room amenities
    • Air Conditioning
    • Minibar
    • Things to do
    • Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Outdoor pool
    • Spa
    Details
    • Price range
    • US$280 - US$471 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Hotel Style
    • #2 Spa Hotel in Stone Town
    • #2 On the Beach Hotel in Stone Town
    • #3 Romantic Hotel in Stone Town
    • #4 Business Hotel in Stone Town
    • #5 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
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    • 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
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    Traveller (544)
    Room & Suite (133)
    Pool & Beach (80)
    Dining (61)
    Hotel & Grounds (290)
    Bathroom (12)
    Family and Play Areas (3)
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    Christopher O
    19 May 2016|
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    Response from KannanAT | Reviewed this property |
    We made use of private taxi, but you can email them. They are very helpful.
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    yankeegirlSumter_SC
    25 April 2016|
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    Response from John C | Reviewed this property |
    Besides being a safe hotel, the rooms are also equipped with a safe.
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    14 December 2014|
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    Response from SerenaHotels | Property representative |
    Hello there, The pool is only open to the in-house guests. Hope that addresses your question
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    Room Tips
    "Room 35 was lovely, can't comment on others as I've only stayed once. It had views of the ocean..."
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    "we were on floor three view amazing"
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    "Get a view of the courtyard or an ocean view if possible and enjkoy the sunset"
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    "The rooms around the swimming pool offer better views of the Ocean"
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