Opulent and iconic sea-front Stone Town hotel with pool which reflects Zanzibar of old.
Zanzibar Serena Inn
Idyllically situated on the sea front of ancient Stone Town, the Zanzibar Serena Inn is a haven of tranquillity and opulence amongst the hectic bustle of Zanzibar. The Inn has been carefully restored and lavishly decorated with antique clocks, crystal chandeliers, fretwork screens, carved staircases, Persian rugs and brass-studded doors, the interior design concept is a fusion of authenticity and opulence that reflects the very essence of Zanzibar.
Each room is cool, white and constructed in a traditional design of a Swahili house. Adorned with arched niches, antique plates and brass lamps and featuring traditionally carved furniture, cool-ceramics, intricate fretwork, draped beds and doors leading onto wrought-iron balconies overlooking the pool and azure sea beyond.
Built close to the sea, the waves lap to within inches of the Inns open windows and local dhows pass within metres of its tables, the Baharia Restaurant features lazily whirring fans, a jewel-glass atrium, mangrove-pole ceiling, fretwork screens, Omani carvings, Persian rugs and bright Swahili artefacts. The Zanzibar cuisine, is a glorious mix of freshly caught seafood, fresh spices, luscious fruit and vegetables. The Seafood Restaurant on the open-air terrace has magnificent views over the Zanzibar channel.
Highlights of the Zanzibar Serena Inn