Unquestionably the best standard hotel in
Inn is a stunning property set in two historic sea-front buildings that have been masterfully restored into what is now
Zanzibar’s only member of the “Small Luxury Hotels of the World” group.
The hotel has a prime sea-front location at the end of Shangani Street, less than 5 minutes walk from the centre of
Town. As well as a very good seafront restaurant, there is also a comfortable bar and lounge area and a swimming pool overlooking the ocean. There are 51 air conditioned rooms, all of which are en suite with mini-bars, satellite TV, a balcony, a valuables safe and telephone. Most of the standard rooms have a sea view, however to guarantee this a ‘Prime Room’ must be booked.
As with all the Serena properties, this hotel is extremely well managed, and the staff are efficient and friendly.
The Serena Inn is affiliated to the Mangapwani Beach Club situated on the northwest coast of the island approximately 20 minutes drive from Stone Town. Serena Inn guests can use this beach club free of charge (complimentary transfers are provided). Activities on offer include swimming, snorkeling, sea kayaking, diving, dhow trips and nature trails plus visits to a dhow workshop and the brooding caverns of the nearby Mangapwani Slave Caves.