Zanzibar Serena Inn

Idyllically situated on the sea-front of ancient Stone Town, and flanked by an exotic mix of sultan's palaces, Portuguese forts, ancient dhow harbours, and bright bazaars, the Zanzibar Serena Inn is a haven of tranquillity and opulence amongst the bustle of one of Africa's most ancient and most enchanting towns. A member of the prestigious Small Luxury Hotels of the World, the inn has been styled to represent the epitome of Swahili style, ethnic elegance and Arabic opulence.

The hotel is one of Zanzibar’s oldest and most renowned, and often hosts VIP guests. The hotel comprises of two restored historical seafront buildings, and the interior décor is luxurious. Serena has been lovingly ornamented with various antiques and artefacts.


:: The elegant ‘Executive Suites' :: The palatial ‘Presidential Suite'
:: The supremely romantic ‘Honeymoon Suite'

Our exceptionally spacious Prime Rooms are presented in traditional Swahili style featuring traditional niches, fretwork cabinets and brightly coloured coastal cotton soft furnishings in cool blue.

Our 39 standard rooms are presented in traditional Swahili style featuring traditional niches, fretwork cabinets and a cool blue and white colour scheme. Each room has either a king-sized bed with mosquito netting or twin beds.

All our rooms and suites are equipped with: 24-hour room service, air-conditioning, WIFI and in-room modem hook-up, direct-dial phone, voice-mail, complementary newspaper, in-room satellite TV, mini bar, private safe, 240V/3 pin (square)sockets and shaver sockets, tea and coffee-making facilities, hair driers, mosquito nets, bathrobe and slippers, umbrellas, porter/concierge, airport shuttle and limousine service.

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Constructed so that the waves lap to within inches of its open windows and the lateen-sailed dhows pass within metres of its tables, the Baharia Restaurant features fretwork screens, Omani carvings, Persian rugs and bright Swahili artifacts. The Zanzibar cuisine meanwhile, blends freshly caught seafood, fresh spices, luscious fruit and delicately flavoured vegetables.

:: Baharia Restaurant
:: The Terrace Restaurant
:: The Masahani Bar
:: The Pool Terrace
:: The mdele Coffee Shop
:: The Mangapwani Beach Barbeque


The sumptuous Zanzibar Inn Conference Suite is located on the ground floor of the Inn and has been decorated in traditional Zanzibar style. It can accommodate up to 40 participants in a range of different room layouts.


:: Swimming pool and pool deck
:: Live music nightly
:: Treatment rooms.
:: Business centre, travel desk, taxi service
:: Wedding planning service
:: Gift Shop, news-stand and travel requisites kiosk
:: Baby-sitting, children's dining/menus.


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:: Matemwe Lodge :: The Residence Zanzibar :: Dream of Zanzibar
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