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    Zanzibar Serena Hotel

    Kelele Square, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
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    Overview
    • Excellent58%
    • Very good30%
    • Average8%
    • Poor3%
    • Terrible1%
    Travellers talk about
    “big joe” (20 reviews)
    “indian ocean” (51 reviews)
    “private beach” (32 reviews)
    Free Wifi
    Free Parking
    Breakfast included
    Air Conditioning
    Beachfront
    Pool
    Non-Smoking Rooms
    Restaurant
    Airport Transportation
    Room Service
    Suites
    Poolside Bar
    Concierge
    Spa
    Accessible rooms
    Business Centre
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    Rooftop Terrace
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    Private Balcony
    5.0 Star Hotel
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    Reviewed 9 May 2014

    Just spent a night in Zanzibar and decided to stay at the Serena. It is located in Stone Town, right on the beach, close to restaurants, shops, etc. The hotel offers typical Serena-level service and efficiency. What is special about this hotel is the ambiance...More

    Thank Steven Y
    Reviewed 4 May 2014 via mobile

    Excellent hotel! While some parts of Stonetown are less desirable, that is no fault on the part if the hotel. The staff were courteous and very helpful with tips on seeing the sights with as little hassle and expense as possible. Highly recommended.

    1  Thank Trevor1223
    Reviewed 27 April 2014

    Only stayed here 1 night before moving to a beach resort. Loved the warm wash cloth and drink upon arrival - nice touch! Room was beautiful with lovely dark wood furniture and carvings. View of the water was serene and peacefully quiet. Location was ideal...More

    2  Thank Monica L
    Reviewed 26 April 2014 via mobile

    We stayed at this hotel after a few days on safari. The rooms were comfortable but small. Most staff were very friendly but a couple were officious. The location is not great and Stonetown was a disappointment. The beach at hotel was used as a...More

    Thank rafe99
    Reviewed 16 April 2014

    If youre willing to pay for it, its an amazing experience. The whole complex is completely relaxing and has an amazing view along the beach. The rooms are picture perfect and the historic buildings beautiful. Breakfast buffet also amazing.

    1  Thank jason k
    DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Zanzibar - Stone Town
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    About
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    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Pool
    • Room Service
    • Restaurant
    • Beachfront
    • Breakfast included
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Free Parking
    • Spa
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Room Service
    • Breakfast included
    • Dry Cleaning
    • Meeting Rooms
    • Laundry Service
    • Concierge
    • Multilingual Staff
    • Conference Facilities
    • Free Parking
    • Airport Transportation
    • Business Centre with Internet Access
    • Babysitting
    • Room amenities
    • Air Conditioning
    • Minibar
    • Things to do
    • Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Outdoor pool
    • Spa
    Details
    • Price range
    • US$ 311 - US$ 461 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel class
    • Hotel Style
    • #2 On the Beach Hotel in Stone Town
    • #2 Spa Hotel in Stone Town
    • #3 Romantic Hotel in Stone Town
    • #4 Business Hotel in Stone Town
    • #5 Luxury Hotel in Stone Town
    • #5 Family Hotel in Stone Town
    • Room types
    • Suites ,
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Accessible rooms ,
    • Family Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 51
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    • Location
    • Tanzania >
    • Zanzibar Archipelago >
    • Zanzibar Island >
    • Zanzibar City >
    • Stone Town
    • Also Known As
    • Zanzibar Serena Hotel Stone Town ,
    • Zanzibar Serena Stone Town ,
    • Zanzibar Serena Hotel Zanzibar Island/Stone Town
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    Dining (61)
    Hotel & Grounds (286)
    Bathroom (12)
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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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    25 April 2016|
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    Response from John C | Reviewed this property |
    Besides being a safe hotel, the rooms are also equipped with a safe.
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    15 December 2014|
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    Response from SerenaHotels | Property representative |
    Hello there, The pool is only open to the in-house guests. Hope that addresses your question
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