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Zanzibar Serena Hotel

Kelele Square, Stone Town, P.O Box 4151, Zanzibar, Tanzania, Zanzibar

+255 242 233 051

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based on 71 reviews

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Sat 12/4

About Zanzibar Serena Hotel, Zanzibar

Value for money

Offering a private beach and an outdoor pool, this 5-star hotel is located in Zanzibar Town. It is ideally positioned for guests wishing to discover the area's attractions. There are a range of amenities on offer to those staying at Zanzibar Serena Hotel, including a coffee bar, an express check-in and check-out feature and 24-hour room service. Children will always be entertained as there is an in-house games room and a kids club. The traditional rooms are air conditioned and include a telephone, wireless internet access and a mini bar. The hotel features an on-site restaurant, serving seafood cuisine. Alternatively, there are a variety of dining options close by. Zanzibar Serena Hotel is situated under a 10-minute car trip from Zanzibar International Airport. Staff can help with planning tours, and can assist with car rental.

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Hotel Amenities & Facilities

  • Private beach
  • Snorkeling
  • Outdoor pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room service
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Coffee shop
  • Free parking

Health and safety

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Contactless check-in/check-out
  • Face masks for guests available
  • Physical distancing in dining areas
  • Physical distancing rules
  • Property is cleaned by professional cleaning companies
  • Process in place to check health of guests
  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas
  • Screens or physical barriers placed between staff and guests in appropriate areas
  • Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against coronavirus
  • Mosquito net
  • 24-hour security
  • Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays
  • Guest accommodation sealed after cleaning
  • All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitized
  • Delivered food is securely covered
  • Guests can opt-out of accommodation cleaning
  • Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities
  • First-aid kit
  • Thermometers for guests provided by property
  • Safe

Services and conveniences

  • Business center
  • Car rental
  • Wake-up service
  • Concierge service
  • Entertainment staff
  • Currency exchange on-site
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Room service
  • Tour desk
  • Express check-out
  • Private check-in/check-out
  • 24hr front desk
  • Conference rooms
  • Ticket service
  • Safety deposit box
  • Bottle of water


  • Wine glasses
  • Electric kettle
  • Packed lunches
  • Breakfast included
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Food can be delivered to guest accommodation
  • Coffee shop
  • Minibar
  • Snack bar
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Tea/coffee maker

Things to do

  • Gift shop
  • Fishing
  • Game room
  • Canoeing
  • Cycling
  • Scuba diving
  • Diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Evening entertainment
  • Cooking classes
  • Horse riding
  • Water sport facilities (on site)
  • Windsurfing


  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Internet
  • Fan
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Smoke alarms
  • Heating
  • Air-conditioned
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Body soap
  • Trash cans
  • Conditioner


  • Hairdryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower
  • Shower cap
  • Bathtub
  • Toilet
  • Toilet paper


  • Family rooms
  • Garden view
  • Lockers
  • Pool view
  • Storage available
  • Sea view
  • Seating area
  • Telephone


  • Private beach
  • Garden
  • Terrace/Patio
  • Beach towels
  • Grill
  • Balcony

Family friendly

  • Babysitting or child care
  • Child pool
  • Kids meals
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Indoor play area
  • Complimentary breakfast

Pool and spa

  • Infinity pool
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool towels
  • Pool with a view
  • Massage

Media and entertainment

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable or satellite TV
  • Library
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • TV


  • Laundry facilities
  • Ironing service
  • Laundry service
  • Pants press
  • Iron and ironing board

Parking and transportation

  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Free parking
  • Shuttle service (additional charge)
  • Private parking

Accessibility and suitability

  • Multi-lingual staff
  • No smoking
  • Designated smoking area
  • Increased accessibility


  • Clothes rack
  • Wardrobe or closet


  • Fax/photocopying
  • Desk

Places of interest near Zanzibar Serena Hotel

Attractions in Zanzibar, Tanzania curated by momondo

Zanzibar Serena Hotel location: Kelele Square, Stone Town, P.O Box 4151, Zanzibar, Tanzania, Zanzibar


Stone Town0.4 mi

Zanzibar Serena Hotel Reviews

GreatBased on 71 verified guest reviews

Pros +
  • The staff was amazing and gracious. (in 17 reviews)
  • "Lovely service, old world charm, fantastic central location." (in 11 reviews)
  • The hotel terrace overlooking the Indian ocean is very nice. (in 8 reviews)
Cons -
  • Nothing is too much problem (in 3 reviews)
  • There is hardly any beach real estate left. (in 3 reviews)
  • "Rabia, Amina at reception and another lady that I cannot recall her name unfortunately." (in 2 reviews)

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Zanzibar Serena Hotel room booking info

Check in/Check out

Check in anytime after 2:00 PM, check out anytime before 11:00 AM


Cancellation/prepayment policies vary by room type and provider.

Frequently asked questions

  • On average, Zanzibar Serena Hotel is less than the Zanzibar average rate for 5 star hotels. The nightly rate at Zanzibar Serena Hotel is typically $200, whereas the nightly rate in Zanzibar is $113 more.

  • Drive distance from Zanzibar Kisauni to Zanzibar Serena Hotel and vice versa is 4.8 mi and the overall drive time is about 14min. Driving time can vary based on the time of day and traffic.

  • With parking available at Zanzibar Serena Hotel, you could always rent a car for as low as $35/day and park it at the hotel. This would give you freedom while visiting Zanzibar. If you’re looking for a simple travel option from Zanzibar Kisauni to Zanzibar Serena Hotel, consider calling a taxi or rideshare service to take you to the hotel as well as around the city during your visit.

  • Zanzibar Serena Hotel does have a restaurant on site that guests and non-guests can use. Ask the front desk for kitchen hours or call Zanzibar Serena Hotel at +255 242 233 051. If you are staying at Zanzibar Serena Hotel, you are more than welcome to order food through the hotel’s room service menu.

  • Yes, Zanzibar Serena Hotel has a pool that customers can use. Typically, hotel pools have restrictions based on the time of day so be sure to speak to the front desk before using the pool.

  • 0.8 mi separate the front steps of Zanzibar Serena Hotel and the city center of Zanzibar where you can keep busy with restaurants, shopping and of course House of Wonders, a very popular landmark in Zanzibar.

  • For assistance from an employee at Zanzibar Serena Hotel please call +255 242 233 051.

  • Yes, Zanzibar Serena Hotel has Wi-Fi available to hotel guests.

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