Zanzibar Serena Inn is idyllically situated on the sea-front of ancient Stone Town (‘Old Town’), which is a World Heritage Site. Flanked by an exotic mix of sultan’s palaces, Portuguese forts, ancient dhow harbors, and bright bazaars; the Zanzibar Serena Inn is a haven of tranquility and opulence styled to represent the epitome of Swahili style, ethnic elegance and Arabic opulence.

Zanzibar Serena Inn’s offers rooms and suites of the following types:

  • Standard Rooms
  • Prime Rooms
  • Suites

All rooms and suites have the following features: high ceilings with mangrove poles (used in the Swahili style of architecture), four-poster bed with mosquito net, arched niches, antique plates, brass lamps, carved furniture,  side tables, vanity units and balconies, some of which feature massive free-standing hammocks.

Zanzibar Serena Inn rooms and suites are 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, mosquito nets, bathrobe and slippers, umbrellas, porter/concierge, airport shuttle and limousine service.

While most of the rooms are designated non-smoking, a number of rooms are available for smokers, but these should be booked in advance.

There are various Restaurants and Bars offering different atmospheres. They are as follows: –

  • The Baharia Restaurant
  • The Terrace Restaurant
  • The Masahani Bar
  • The Pool Terrace
  • The Mdele Coffee Shop
  • The Mangapwani Beach Barbeque


  • 24-hour room service
  • Swimming pool and pool deck
  • Live music nightly – Taarab
  • Health and spa services
  • Business centre, travel desk, taxi service
  • Wedding planning service
  • Gift Shop, news-stand and travel requisites kiosk
  • Baby-sitting, children’s dining/menus
  • Conferences, Meetings and Events
  • WiFi
  • 24-hour generator back-up
  • Limousine and taxi services
  • Team-building programs