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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” (51 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 625 reviews

    Reviewed 6 days ago

    We wanted to enjoy an evening and night in Stone Town before heading to our resort further up the coast. The Serena served that purpose very well. Its waterfront location allowed us quick and easy access to the market filled with the aroma of delicious...More

    Thank EstherTed
    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    Well maintained hotel. Service slow but accommodative. We were a group of 12 ... lovely welcome drink and cold towel. Staff friendly and you feel you are living in an olden day mansion. Location excellent within stone town. Lots of nice restaurants in walking distance....More

    Thank Hanamk
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    Centrally located on the beach in Stonetown, our two nights were wonderful. The breakfasts were good, the service was excellent. The decor is well done. No elevator, but not a problem. Nice pool, good bar. You will not go wrong here.More

    Thank rogerjm
    Response from Paul C, General Manager at Zanzibar Serena HotelResponded 1 week ago

    Warm greetings from Zanzibar Serena Hotel! We are delighted to have had the opportunity to have you as our guest and we are happy that you liked our hotel, its services and the decor. Your comments are greatly appreciated. We will be more than pleased...More

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    The hotel is beautifully placed on the beachfront of Stone Town but it just don't deliver. Serena is normally excellent but this is not good enough. Breakfast is 3 star and guards are watching your movement consistently when they really should look the other way....More

    Thank PEB61
    Response from Paul C, General Manager at Zanzibar Serena HotelResponded 2 weeks ago

    Dear Guest, Thank you for your recent patronage of our property. We have taken note of your constructive comments about our services and it would be a pleasure for me to engage you further with the intention of providing better services in future. I would...More

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    We stopped over at Serena Zanzibar, waiting for our transfer to the airport. Even though we sat in the beautiful lobby quite a while (as non-guests), the staff members were very friendly, kind and helpful. They even assisted when we were worried that our transfer...More

    Thank Ronel B
    Response from Paul C, General Manager at Zanzibar Serena HotelResponded 1 week ago

    Thank you very much for taking time to leave us a comment. We are pleased that you enjoyed your short stop over at our property. Our staff are always ready to offer our services to any client and that is the Serena culture. We will...More

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    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Pool
    • Beachfront
    • Breakfast included
    • Room Service
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Free Parking
    • Spa
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Breakfast included
    • Room Service
    • Dry Cleaning
    • Meeting Rooms
    • Laundry Service
    • Concierge
    • Multilingual Staff
    • Conference Facilities
    • Free Parking
    • Airport Transportation
    • Business Centre with Internet Access
    • Banquet Room
    • Babysitting
    • Room amenities
    • Air Conditioning
    • Minibar
    • Things to do
    • Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Spa
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    • Price range
    • US$329 - US$442 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Hotel Style
    • #1 On the Beach Hotel in Stone Town
    • #2 Spa Hotel in Stone Town
    • #3 Romantic Hotel in Stone Town
    • #4 Business Hotel in Stone Town
    • #4 Luxury Hotel in Stone Town
    • #5 Family Hotel in Stone Town
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    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Accessible rooms ,
    • Family Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 51
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    • Location
    • Tanzania >
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    • 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 (538)
    Room & Suite (132)
    Pool & Beach (79)
    Dining (61)
    Hotel & Grounds (285)
    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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    "The rooms around the swimming pool offer better views of the Ocean"
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    "Ocean view is the best but away from the bar area if you are go to bed early. There was live music the night..."
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