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 Inn 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 Tanzania mainland.
After the heat and dust of Stone Town, the rooms in the Zanzibar Serena Inn are havens of cool and shade. With high ceilings, shuttered windows and cool white walls, they are constructed in the traditional Swahili manner, whereby the size is dictated by the length of the mangrove poles that make up their ceilings. Adorned with arched niches, antique plates and brass lamps; and featuring traditionally carved furniture with basket weave and ceramic inlay, the rooms are predominantly royal blue and white. Four-poster, net draped beds dominate, offset by delicate side tables, vanity units and louver doors giving onto balconies, some of which feature massive free-standing hammocks.
We offer Standard Rooms, Prime Rooms or Suites.
All our rooms and suites are equipped with: 24-hour room service, air-conditioning, WIFI, direct-dial phone, in-room satellite TV, mini bar, private safe, 240V/3 pin (square)sockets and shaver sockets, hair driers, mosquito nets, bathrobe and slippers, umbrellas, porter/concierge, airport shuttle and limousine service.
Zanzibar cuisine blends freshly caught seafood, fresh spices, luscious fruit and delicately flavoured vegetables.
The Baharia Restaurant: Lapped by the waves of the Indian Ocean, the Baharia Restaurant offers all-day international and Swahili cuisine. Weekly Swahili banquets are also held around the pool.
The Terrace Restaurant: On the roof of the Inn is our exclusive open-air Terrace Restaurant, which looks out over the bay and features a supreme selection of freshly-caught sea food.
The Masahani Bar: Presented in traditional Swahili style, the Masahani Bar also offers performances by traditional Taarab orchestras.
The Pool Terrace: Indoor and outdoor seating overlooks our pool terrace where a wide range of drinks and snacks are served all day long.
The Mdele Coffee Shop: Adjacent to the pool, the Mdele Coffee Shop offers traditional Swahili coffee, fresh-baked pastries and a wide range of international beverages and snacks.
The Mangapwani Beach Barbeque: A short drive from the Inn, the Serena's exclusive beach hideaway offers a superb Swahili seafood lunch buffet.
Room service: We offer a 24-hour room service, which features an extensive menu offering everything from the classic club sandwich to a delicately-spiced curry. We are also delighted to serve a private lunch or dinner in your room or suite; or to provide cocktails and canap?s on your private terrace.
There are so many things to do on the enchanted island of Zanzibar, that it is impossible to list them all. Below are just some of the ideas:
At the Inn:
At our beach resort:
Around and about:
The sumptuous Zanzibar Inn Conference Suite is located on the ground floor of the Inn and has been decorated in traditional Zanzibar style. It can accommodate up to 40 participants in a range of different room layouts and offers a wide range of services which include:
Entertainments, dinners, receptions and cocktails can also be held in a choice of two highly prestigious, alternative venues namely:
The Sultan Hamoud's Palace, the fabulous sea-front ?House of Wonders'; a magnificent iron-built structure, built in 1883, with central courtyard, slender pillars, sweeping staircases and broad verandas with spectacular views over Stone Town and the Zanzibar channel
The equally impressive and newly restored ?Old Dispensary'; one of Zanzibar's finest historic buildings and now a Cultural Centre offering dance, song and musical displays.
Beach and Bush Adventures, one of South Africa's top corporate teambuilding and event organising operators, offers a variety of teambuilding and activity options which can take place onsite at Zanzibar Serena Inn.
To learn more about what we can do for you and your organisation, please contact us at: email@example.com or phone Sean on +27 82 902 5672.
|Rate||Description||Start Date||End Date|
|USD 155 - 265||Standard Room, room rate per night||1 Jan 2010||31 Dec 2010|
|USD 205 - 315||Prime Room, room rate per night|
|USD 635 - 720||Executive Suite, room rate per night|
|USD 725 - 765||Honeymoon Suite, room rate per night|
Accommodation includes breakfast daily and government taxes.
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