Hotel ID: 197

Hotel name: Zanzibar Serena Inn

Address: Diamond Trust Bank Building, 2nd Floor, Zanzibar , Tanzania,
Price per night from: $120
Venue type: Hotel
Area type: Coastal

Contact Details

Phone: (255 24 2) 233587
Fax: 255 24 2) 233018

Idyllically situated on the sea front of ancient Stone Town, washed by the aquamarine waters of the Zanzibar channel, redolent of the scent of cloves and flanked by an exotic melange of sultan’s palaces, Portuguese forts, ancient dhow harbours, dark slave markets, and bright bazaars, the Zanzibar Serena Inn is a haven of tranquillity and opulence amongst the bustle of Zanzibar. Faithfully restored and lavishly embellished with a jackdaw collection of antique clocks, crystal chandeliers, fretwork screens, carved staircases, Persian rugs and brass-studded doors, the interior design concept is a fusion of authenticity and opulence that reflects the very essence of Zanzibar. The Rooms Each room is cool, white and constructed to the traditional design of a Swahili house, which is dependant upon the length of the mangrove poles that make up its ceilings. Adorned with arched niches, antique plates and brass lamps and featuring traditionally carved furniture, cool-ceramics, intricate fretwork, draped beds and louver doors giving onto wrought-iron balconies overlooking the Persian-bath pool and azure bay beyond, each room reflects a blend of essential Zanzibar and world-class elegance. Dining 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 lazily whirring fans, a jewel-glass atrium, mangrove-pole ceiling, fretwork screens, Omani carvings, Persian rugs and bright Swahili artefacts. The Zanzibar cuisine, meanwhile, is a glorious melee of freshly caught seafood, fresh picked spices, luscious fruit and delicately flavoured vegetables. You will enjoy exclusive Seafood Restaurant on our open-air terrace with magnificent views over the Zanzibar channel; We offer a selection of dining and entertaining venues to include: The Baharia Restaurant, the Mdele Coffee Shop, the Masahani Bar and the exclusive Mangapwani Beach Resort. The Zanzibar Serena Inn Team At Serena Hotels, we have been in the safari business for over 30 years, which means we have had plenty of time to perfect the magical mix of ingredients that makes for the ultimate African safari experience. We also bring a wealth of practical experience and specialist knowledge to the planning of your Tanzanian itinerary and to the tailoring of a personalized safari that will exactly match your interests. That said we appreciate that the needs of our visitors range as wide and free as the continent itself so our safari selection includes everything from family fun to honeymoon romance with a variety of sport, education, relaxation and business incentives in between. Services include: Satellite TV, air-conditioning in all rooms, mosquito nets, mini-bar, in-room safe, telephone, bathroom with tub/shower, hairdryer, full housekeeping services (concierge and porter services, laundry, valet, 24-hour room service, babysitting on request, children’s menus and dining options and shoeshine) plus full medical back-up; The ‘Serena Active’ selection of high-action adventure and cultural activities; Unique range of event and entertainment venues to include The House of Wonders and The Old Dispensary; Luxury swimming pool and sun-deck; Sumptuous beauty treatments, massage and hairdressing; A vibrant selection of nightly entertainment; Extensively stocked Boutique, Gift shop and News Stand; Internet connectivity, secretarial services and a wide range of board games plus a full library of books on Africa; Express check in and out, porter and concierge services and 24-hour Forex facilities.