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Zanzibar Serena Hotel - Stone Town's luxurious oasis

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Situated on a pristine beach on Stone Town's west coast, Zanzibar Serena Hotel is a luxurious oasis combining rich history and incredible nature. 

Made up of two reconstructed heritage buildings overlooking spectacular ocean views, the hotel uses a beautiful blend of Arabic and Swahili decor, offering a unique holiday experience.

Located only 7km from the Zanzibar International Airport, Zanzibar Serena Hotel has 51 rooms with luxurious modern amenities, all in the heart of Stone Town.

The hotel also boasts a stunning rooftop restaurant with sweeping sea views, an outdoor pool and a range of activities. You can go on whale and turtle watching trips, take a boat trip aboard a traditional dhow, or go diving in the nearby exquisite beaches. 

Zanzibar Serena Hotel is within walking distance of Stone Town's centre, and is a five-minute walk to the historical Portuguese Fort and the gorgeous Forodhani Gardens.

This historical city thrives on a rich mix of cultural influences and offers a variety of things to do and see. From pristine beaches and vibrant harbour, to bustling bazaars and fascinating monuments, Zanzibar Serena Hotel is close to all the history and culture of beautiful Stone Town.

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The property

Zanzibar Serena Hotel follows in the footsteps of other Serena Hotels. It spreads over two historical buildings which have been beautifully renovated to retain the original Arabic and Swahili architecture and styling. There are 52 rooms, including one Presidential Suite, two Executive Suites, and a dedicated honeymoon suite, perfect for a romantic retreat.

Guests may also enjoy the Masahani Bar, right next to the beach, with live Taarab music and vibrant local influence. The Ndele Coffee Shop offers fresh Swahili coffee, while the Baharia Restaurant delights with weekly poolside banquets, traditional Swahili recipes and a variety of international fare. The Terrace Seafood Restaurant shines with a seafood menu featuring locally sourced produce and seasonal ingredients. Gaze out over the sea as you enjoy your delicious meal in this beautiful setting.


The hotel boasts a large pool, spa and wellbeing services, free Wifi, air-conditioning, and a gift shop. 


The hotel offers a wide range of dining options including poolside banquets, seaview terrace dining, fresh local coffee, and a lively bar. 

Why Wayfairer

The Zanzibar Serena Hotel offers guests the wonderful opportunity to experience Zanzibar's incredible nature and vibrant culture with historical tours, ecological programs, traditional dhow trips, and Swahili cultural experiences. They also use fresh, locally-sourced ingredients, in support of the local community and vibrant market culture.

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