Location: Idyllically situated on the sea-front of Zanzibar’s historic Stone Town, and flanked by an exotic mix of sultan’s palaces, Portuguese forts, ancient dhow harbours, and bright bazaars, the Zanzibar Serena Hotel is a haven of tranquility and opulence amongst the bustle of one of Africa’s most ancient and most enchanting towns. The Inn is only 7km or 15 minutes drive from Zanzibar airport.
Accommodation: A member of the “Small Luxury Hotels of the World”, Zanzibar Serena has been styled to represent the epitome of Swahili style, ethnic elegance and Arabic opulence. The Inn has 51 ocean facing en-suite rooms, most with private balcony, offered in Standard rooms, Prime rooms and Suites, all equipped with: 24-hour room service, air-conditioning, WIFI, direct-dial phone, in-room satellite TV, mini bar, private safe, 240V/3 pin (square) sockets and shaver sockets, hair driers, comfortable beds with mosquito nets, bathrobe and slippers.
Facilities & Services: 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. Other facilities include the bar graced by traditional Taarab orchestras, terrace restaurant overlooking the bay, a swimming pool, the pool terrace serving a range of drinks and snacks, a coffee shop, a conference suite complete with facilities, a gift shop, and the Serena’s exclusive beach hideaway, Mangapwani Beach, a short drive from the Inn which offers a superb Swahili seafood lunch buffet.