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Zanzibar Serena Hotel

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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Breakfast included
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Beachfront
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Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

This is a lovely way to end a week long safari - we were tired! The location of the hotel overlooking the ocean was spectacular and the sunsets shouldn’t be missed! The grounds are lovely and the pool very inviting. We loved all the old...More

Thank ransclan
Response from Paul C, General Manager at Zanzibar Serena HotelResponded 23 March 2018

Warm greetings from Zanzibar Serena Hotel! We are delighted to have had the opportunity to have you as our guest and we are pleased that you liked our old hotel charm and its services. Your comments are greatly appreciated and will be shared with our...More

Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

We stayed at the Serena for a week. It was my birthday and the fabulous staff upgraded us to a room with one of the best views ever - and a hammock! We visited the restaurant on the first night and the food was heavenly,...More

Thank Sandra T
Response from Paul C, General Manager at Zanzibar Serena HotelResponded 23 February 2018

Dear Sandra Thank you very much for the lovely review. We are happy we met your expectation. Our staff makes the experience what it is and we take pride in their efforts to make every guest feel welcome and comfortable. We will look forward to...More

Reviewed 4 February 2018

We flew from Seronera and caught a taxi (US $10) to take us to the Serena. It was a fantastic oasis after a busy safari. We were greeted by Zena upon arrival and she was pleasant and helpful throughout our stay. We loved the fresh...More

Thank Abby_and_Rama
Response from Paul C, General Manager at Zanzibar Serena HotelResponded 23 February 2018

Dear Abby, Many thanks for your great review. We are very pleased to have been of good service to you and we remain in the look out for your next Zanzibar visit Regards, Paul Chaulo

Reviewed 31 January 2018

Above all, the delightful air conditioning in the rooms was a savior from the heat and humidity. However, the public areas, like the restaurants and bar, are not unpleasant because of the sea breeze. You are absolutely right on the beach, maybe 10 meters from...More

Thank Mary T
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Moved here after our booked place disappointed us. This hotel is just the job, great for tours, sunbathing and generally relaxing. Good staff and in town so you can get about. Like all places here watch some of the food but breakfast 5 yards from...More

1  Thank Atprestonbeach
Response from Paul C, General Manager at Zanzibar Serena HotelResponded 23 February 2018

Dear Atprestonbeach, Thank you for the review. We have gladly noted that our location and setup made your stay with us a very good one. We are also happy that you recognize our most valuable asset the staff. Many thanks and we will be happy...More

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Amenities
Top amenities
Pool
Room Service
Restaurant
Beachfront
Breakfast included
Bar/Lounge
Spa
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hotel Amenities
Room Service
Breakfast included
Airport Transportation
Dry Cleaning
Meeting Rooms
Laundry Service
Concierge
Multilingual Staff
Conference Facilities
Business Centre with Internet Access
Banquet Room
Babysitting
Room amenities
Air Conditioning
Minibar
Things to do
Pool
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Spa
Outdoor pool
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Price range
US$ 214 - US$ 468 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Hotel Style
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Stone Town
#3 Romantic Hotel in Stone Town
#3 Spa Hotel in Stone Town
#4 Family Hotel in Stone Town
#4 Business Hotel in Stone Town
#4 Luxury Hotel in Stone Town
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
Details
Price range
US$ 214 - US$ 468 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Hotel Style
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Stone Town
#3 Romantic Hotel in Stone Town
#3 Spa Hotel in Stone Town
#4 Family Hotel in Stone Town
#4 Business Hotel in Stone Town
#4 Luxury Hotel in Stone Town
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
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goodkaiya
13 April 2018|
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Response from Atprestonbeach | Reviewed this property |
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traveldays2000
3 March 2018|
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Response from Paul C | Property representative |
Yes we serve a variety of alcohol in the bar
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Christopher O
20 May 2016|
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Response from KannanAT | Reviewed this property |
We made use of private taxi, but you can email them. They are very helpful.
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"Lower floors recommended for some if the lack of a lift could present difficulty. Corner room had large..."
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"Get a seaview room. It´s worth the extra expense!"
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"View of the ocean!"
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"Room 35 was lovely, can't comment on others as I've only stayed once. It had views of the ocean..."
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