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Zanzibar Serena Hotel - Stone Town's luxurious oasis


Families & Couples

Situated on a pristine beach in Stone Town's westcoast, Zanzibar Serena Hotel is a luxurious oasis that combines history and nature. Two reconstructed historical buildings combine Arabic and Swahili decor, with magnificent sea views, combine to give a unique and vibrant vacation experience.

Only 7km from the Zanzibar International Airport, Zanzibar Serena Hotel counts with 51 rooms and all the amenities of any modern hotel, at the heart of Stone Town.

This historical city is rich with influences and cultures, and offers a variety of things to do and see – from beaches, bazaars and monuments to the popular dhow trips and harbour. The hotel is close to monuments and museums, good for those wishing to experience the Zanzibari culture and history first-hand.

Being close to Stone Town’s centre, guests may explore the city and return to the hotel with ease. It is also close to the beach, so one need not forgo the delights of diving in Zanzibar.

The hotel also offers a beautiful rooftop restaurant, with full view of the sea, as well as a pool and activities. The hotel offers several programs such as whale and turtle watching and dhow trips, and it is a five-minute walk to the Portuguese Fort and the Forodhani Gardens.

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The property

Zanzibar Serena Hotel follows in the footsteps of other Serena Hotels. It spreads over two historical buildings, renovated to keep in tradition with the original Arabic and Swahili styles. There are 52 available rooms, including one Presidential Suite and two Executive Suites, as well as a honeymoon room, perfect for couples.

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 and traditional Swahili recipes, as well as international cuisine for those desiring a more familiar taste. The terrace seafood restaurant shines through, though. With a seafood menu rich with the catch of the day and local, seasonal ingredients, served with full view of the sea, it is as inspiring as it is beautiful.


The hotel counts with a conference room, free Wi-Fi, air conditioning, a large pool and spa & health services as well as a gift shop.


Terrace Seafood Restaurant has full view of the sea and offers fresh seafood seasoned with local spices and produce. There is also a bar and a café.

Why Wayfairer

The Zanzibar Serena Inn Hotel is a great stay for those willing to explore the island of Zanzibar. From the hotel, guests can book historical and ecological tours, dhow trips, diving, and much more – and truly enjoy the full Swahili culture and experience.

If you'd like to read more about our responsible and sustainable approach to luxury travel you can do so in this dedicated section of our website. 

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