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  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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A stay at Zanzibar Serena Hotel places you in the heart of Zanzibar Town, walking distance from Shangani Beach and Old Fort. This 5-star hotel is within close proximity of Forodhani Gardens and House of Wonders.


Make yourself at home in one of the 51 individually furnished guestrooms, featuring minibars and LCD televisions. Rooms have private balconies. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and satellite programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with separate bathtubs and showers feature designer toiletries and hair dryers.

Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities

Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy body treatments. You can soak up the sun at the private beach or enjoy other recreational amenities, which include an outdoor pool. Additional features include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and babysitting/childcare (surcharge).

Food & Drink

Enjoy a meal at one of the hotel’s dining establishments, which include 2 restaurants and a coffee shop/café. From your room, you can also access 24-hour room service. Mingle with other guests at a complimentary reception, held daily. Relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge or a poolside bar. A complimentary buffet breakfast is included.

Business & Travel Amenities

Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and a 24-hour front desk. Event facilities at this hotel consist of conference space and meeting rooms. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available on request), and free self parking is available onsite.

How to Get There

Zanzibar Serena Hotel
Kelele Square
Zanzibar Town, Tanzania


Relaxing time in Zanzibar

I came back after 15 months and this time staying in the heart of Stone town. I love Serena hotel in all aspects; location, amenities, cleanliness, staff friendliness, beautiful beach view, convenient for tours within the stone town. Everything is perfect. Except one thing, food isn’t as perfect as it should be. Poor Variety specially breakfast. They can do better. Otherwise I’m in love with the place and Zanzibar in general. ❤️

Fabulous hotel
Ed B

We loved our stay here for our 30th wedding anniversary. The staff were super helpful and friendly - and even produced a cake on the big day! The location is top-notch, over looking the sea from our room, while the interior gives one a real feeling of old Zanzibar-style luxury. The restaurant on the upper terrace is highly recommended too - best food and view in Stonetown.


This is a beautiful hotel! Our room was gorgeous with lovely views of the water. We loved the fabulous seafood restaurants, the bar, the gorgeous pool and how helpful and amazing the staff were. It’s also close to town and so easy to get around. It was a wonderful place to relax after a tough couple of weeks camping. I would thoroughly recommend it.