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Zanzibar Serena Hotel

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- Prime ocean front location.
- Variety of dining options.
- Swimming pool and deck with view.
- 52 Rooms and suites

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Zanzibar Serena Hotel is a 5-star hotel which occupies two historic sea-front buildings which flank an elegant pool. The poolside is the perfect place to relax and cool down after shopping in the bazaars. Although it has every modern convenience, the buildings have been well restored to maintain their original Zanzibari character.

The 52 en suite rooms are air-conditioned, with private balconies from which to enjoy the views over the Indian Ocean. Those with better sea views are classed as prime rooms. The hotel buildings form a horseshoe around the swimming pool, making the most of the sea-front location.

The main restaurant provides attentive service and very good meals. Seafood is a specialty. The a la Carte rooftop restaurant caters for only eight people and has stunning views as the sun sets over the sea.

The hotel provides complimentary transfers to its private beach club and restaurant at Mangapwani, 20 km north of Stone Town.

This is an ideal choice for people seeking international standards of comfort in old Stone Town.

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    MissingWilliam M reviewing Kilimanjaro Lemosho Route on 15 April 2020

  • Hi Lisa,

    The safari trip was excellent! The stay, the food and the people were all very nice. We were happy to have Ryan and Stanley as our game drive guides they brought us up close to the animals and Ryan gave very good information throughout.

    Would definitely recommend to friends who are interested in safaris :)

    Also, thanks much for your help, particularly keeping the room for my Brother and his wife they’ve enjoyed the safari very much too!

    Best regards,
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    MissingWoan Chyi L reviewing Cape Town & Kruger Safari on 16 October 2019

  • We had a fantastic time and all the arrangements worked perfectly.
    We were very impressed with the quality and service levels of all 4 locations visited and it was truly a holiday of a lifetime.
    Thank you to you and to Lisa for giving us this experience.
    Particular highlights for us – really the whole experience, but of particular impact:
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