Idyllically situated on the sea-front of ancient Stone Town, and flanked by an exotic mix of sultan's palaces, Portuguese forts, ancient dhow harbours, and bright bazaars, the Zanzibar Serena Hotel is a haven of tranquillity and opulence amongst the bustle of one of Africa's most ancient and most enchanting towns. A member of the prestigious Small Luxury Hotels of the World, the inn has been styled to represent the epitome of Swahili style, ethnic elegance and Arabic opulence.
The resort is in Stone Town, which is in the ‘Old Town' of Zanzibar City, which lies on the western side of the island of the same name. Zanzibar has an international airport, which is approximately 20 minutes flight from the mainland. There are daily flights linking Zanzibar with Dar es Salaam, Tanga, Arusha, the northern safari circuit airstrips and Nairobi (Kenya). Ferries and speed boats link Zanzibar with Dar es Salaam daily and with Pemba several times weekly. The airport is 7km south of Zanzibar Town and the journey takes 15 minutes by taxi.Airport transfers available upon request from the hotel.
Room dcor: Romantic, elegant comfortable rooms with private balconies overlooking the ocean. The interior artwork and furnishings reflect Zanzibar's heritage.
Room amenities: All rooms are air-conditioned, have satellite TV, air-condition, mosquito nets, mini-bar, safe, telephone, bathroom with tub/shower
Special feature: Mangapwani Beach facilities
The hotel's restaurant, with a capacity of 120, sits atop the sea wall and faces the Indian Ocean with unobstructed views of mainland Tanzania.
Mangapwani Restaurant - New informal seafood Restaurant built in a series of traditional makuti bandas, all set into a lush hillside overlooking an idyllic beach.
Baharia Sea-side Restaurant - A sea food Restaurant
The Lounge and Main bar, with a capacity of 60 (INSIDE) and 40 (TERRACE) has a magnificent views across the straits of Zanzibar to mainland Tanzania and is the perfect spot to enjoy spectacular sunsets over the ocean.
Mdele Coffee Shop
CONFERENCE FACILITIES: Conference room with state of the Art Audio Visual Equipment