Get an overview of this hotelHotel with private beach, full-service spa


Located in Stone Town, this beachfront hotel is in the city center and within a 10-minute walk of Shangani Beach, Forodhani Gardens, and Old Fort. House of Wonders and Anglican Cathedral are also within 15 minutes.

Hotel Features

Catch some rays on Zanzibar Serena Hotel's private beach or spend the day relaxing at the full-service spa. Then enjoy a meal at one of the hotel's 2 restaurants.

Room Amenities

All 51 individually furnished rooms feature free WiFi and 24-hour room service. For a bit of entertainment, LCD TVs come with satellite channels, and guests will also appreciate thoughtful touches like bathrobes and slippers.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Walk outside to smell the salt air and watch the ocean waves from the hotel's beach. Pamper yourself with a treatment at the full-service spa and enjoy amenities at Zanzibar Serena Hotel like an outdoor pool and a children's pool.

Guests can enjoy a complimentary breakfast as well as a complimentary manager's reception (may not be available daily). Dining is available at one of the hotel's 2 restaurants and guests can grab coffee at the coffee shop/café. Guests can unwind with a drink at one of the hotel's bars, which include a poolside bar and a bar/lounge. Public areas are equipped with complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access. Complimentary self parking is available on site.

Zanzibar Serena Hotel has designated areas for smoking.

  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge) 
  • Airport transportation (surcharge) 
  • Arcade/game room 
  • Number of restaurants - 2 
  • Free breakfast 
  • Concierge services 
  • Full-service spa 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Total number of rooms - 51 
  • Number of floors - 3 
  • Spa treatment room(s) 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Free reception 
  • Free self parking 
  • Outdoor pool 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Coffee shop or café 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Conference space 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Designated smoking areas 
  • Pool umbrellas 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Meeting rooms 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Poolside bar 
  • On private beach 
  • 24-hour business center 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 
  • Children's pool 


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking

Room Amenities

  • Balcony 
  • Premium TV channels 
  • Free bottled water 
  • Minibar 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Turndown service 
  • Designer toiletries 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Bathrobes 
  • Hair dryer 
  • In-room massage available 
  • Slippers 
  • Separate bathtub and shower 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • In-room childcare (surcharge) 
  • Desk 
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible) 
  • Satellite TV service 
  • Room service (24 hours) 
  • Individually furnished 
  • LCD TV 

Where to Eat

Guests are offered a complimentary buffet breakfast. A complimentary manager's reception is offered each day.

Baharia Restaurant - Overlooking the ocean, this restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Open daily.

Terrace Restaurant - Overlooking the ocean, this restaurant specializes in seafood and serves dinner only. Reservations are required. Open daily.

24-hour room service is available.

Nearby Things to Do

An outdoor pool and a children's pool are on site. Other recreational amenities include a private beach.

Spa Services

The onsite spa has massage/treatment rooms. Services include body treatments.

  • Body treatments 


To make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at noon

Special check-in instructions:

Airport shuttle service is available on request. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.


Check-out time is 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding. Children may not be eligible for complimentary breakfast.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • No pets or service animals allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

No pets or service animals allowed


A city tax of US$ 1 per person, per night will be collected at the property in cash. For further details, please contact the property using the information contained in the confirmation received after booking.

Hotel Name

  • Hotel Serena Zanzibar
  • Serena Hotel Zanzibar
  • Serena Zanzibar
  • Serena Zanzibar Hotel
  • Zanzibar Serena
  • Zanzibar Serena Hotel

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details 48 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms. No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property.

Awards & Affiliations

  • The property is a member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World.

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