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“A stunning hotel reminiscent of a colonial country club. White washed walls, crisp linen, dark wood furnishings. Each room has a private balcony with beautiful sea views. Multiple dining options specialise in Swahili cuisine and seafood. A great spot for seaside family fun or romantic breaks. ”

“A stunning hotel reminiscent of a colonial country club. White washed walls, crisp linen, dark wood furnishings. Each room has a private balcony with beautiful sea views. Multiple dining options specialise in Swahili cuisine and seafood. A great spot for seaside family fun or romantic breaks. ”

Hotel Review

Stone Town's most upmarket hotel is perfect if you prefer having creature comforts to hand. Interiors are reminiscent of an African colonial country club, with dark wood furniture and muslin drapes, while the swimming pool has views over the Indian Ocean. While it lacks the character of other less conventional options the Serena Inn is a comfortable choice for exploring Stone Town and the surrounding area.
 

Written by Simone Topolski

Recommended For

  • Romantic Break
  • Romantic suites offer fourposter beds and private hammacks, in the evening dine under the stars listening to live Taarab music.
  • Beach Life
  • Right on Stone Town's seafront with a range of beach side activities from dolphin swimming to snorkelling and diving.
  • Museums
  • The National Museum diplays informative exhibits on the Dhow culture, the Swahili civilisation and 19th-century Zanzibar.
  • Learning
  • Take a plantation spice tour to see the cultivation of nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves, vanilla, and other spices.
  • Other Activities
  • Lounge by the pool or on your private hammock and watch the dhows cross the harbour- heaven!
  • Sights nearby
  • Explore the narrow lanes of Stone Town the only functioning historical city in East Africa.
  • Hotel Entertainment
  • Board games, cards and a children's playground will keep little ones occupied.
  • Wildlife Area
  • Dolphin, turtle and whale spotting trips can be organised by the hotel.
  • Child friendly
  • Babysitting services are available
  • Kids Club
  • Eco
  • Quiet
  • Family Suites
  • Roof terrace
  • Wedding license
  • Rooms with balcony/terrace
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Traditional
  • Restaurant
  • On the beach
  • Seaviews
  • Chic
  • Antiques
  • Beach nearby
  • Contemporary
  • Luxury
  • Four poster beds
  • Romantic
  • Free wifi
  • Views
  • Conference facilities

Facilities

  • Child friendly
  • Babysitting services are available
  • Car not required
  • Limousine service
  • Airport transfer
  • Surcharge applies
  • Parking
  • Free parking
  • Family Suites
  • Towelling robes
  • Kids Club
  • Bar
  • Roof terrace
  • Wedding license
  • Rooms with balcony/terrace
  • Outdoor dining
  • Meeting Room
  • No pets
  • Private dining room
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Restaurant
  • Swimming Pool
  • Garden
  • Room service
  • Suites
  • Safe
  • Concierge
  • Satellite / Cable TV
  • Four poster beds
  • Wifi
  • Free wifi
  • Views
  • Air conditioning
  • Conference facilities

Activities

  • Museums
  • The National Museum diplays informative exhibits on the Dhow culture, the Swahili civilisation and 19th-century Zanzibar.
  • Learning
  • Take a plantation spice tour to see the cultivation of nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves, vanilla, and other spices.
  • Other Activities
  • Lounge by the pool or on your private hammock and watch the dhows cross the harbour- heaven!
  • Sights nearby
  • Explore the narrow lanes of Stone Town the only functioning historical city in East Africa.
  • Hotel Entertainment
  • Board games, cards and a children's playground will keep little ones occupied.
  • Wildlife Area
  • Dolphin, turtle and whale spotting trips can be organised by the hotel.

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51 rooms from CA$502 per night

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