Zanzibar Serena Hotel

About the Resort

A stunning oceanfront setting, opulently adorned in Arabic and Swahili décor, warm, gracious hospitality and alluring culinary delights await. Zanzibar Serena Hotel in Stone Town offers all of this and more. The hotel is tucked into the Zanzibar seafront, amidst the exotic sultan’s palaces, Portuguese forts, ancient dhow harbours and the colourful bazaars of Stone Town. This lavish retreat captures the elegance of a grander era since passed. An ambience of relaxed sophistication has been created in each of the 51 rooms with private balconies overlooking the Indian Ocean. The rooftop Terrace Seafood Restaurant offers freshly-caught seafood and extraordinary views of the bay, the perfect place to unwind after a day’s venture into town. Weekly authentic Swahili banquets can be enjoyed by the pool at Baharia Restaurant, whilst the Masahani Bar offers signature cocktails and occasional live performances by traditional Taarab bands.

Accommodation details

Standard Room – 20m² – 2 Adults
Prime Room – 30m² – 2 Adult
Honeymoon Suite
Presidential Suite
Executive Suite – 32m² – 2 Adults & 2 children

Restaurants & Bars

Baharia Restaurant
Steps from the Indian Ocean, Baharia offers a selection of international dishes and inspired interpretations of traditional Swahili recipes. Guests are also welcome to enjoy Baharia’s weekly Swahili banquets by the pool.

Masahani Bar
A celebration of the Swahili heritage, the inviting Masahani Bar is perfect for relaxing and catching up with friends whilst listening to live Taarab music. Enjoy an array of signature cocktails, wines and beers. For those looking for light bites, the bar also serves classic bar favourites with a local twist.

Ndele Coffee Shop
Guests stepping into Ndele Coffee Shop are greeted by the rich aroma of fresh Swahili coffee, along with a selection of freshly-baked pastries, international beverages and snacks.

Terrace Seafood Restaurant
Located on the hotel’s rooftop, the Terrace Restaurant showcases a seafood menu using only fresh, local and seasonal ingredients. With majestic views of the bay, it is the perfect setting for a relaxing dinner.

Activities & Facilities

Free Activities
Pool – Live Music – Games Room

Activities at Extra Cost
Water Sports Centre – Dhow Trips – Turtle Watching – Whale Watching – Henna Body Painting – Health and Beauty Treatments – Activities and Excursions

There is a small spa at the Serena Hotel, which can provide the usual range of beauty treatments that you would expect from an international hotel.

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