Zanzibar Serena Hotel
No availability found through our partners. Please contact the business directly or check some of our recommended alternatives.
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
TripAdvisor Reviews Zanzibar Serena Hotel Stone Town
Travel Blogs from Stone Town
... with Abdul, a university student with great English who shared the history of Portuguese, Arabic, British, and German influences with us while he walked us through narrow streets of the market, a variety of churches, mosques and Hindu temples. The markets were fascinating with every kind of fish imaginable, often covered in flies. The smells of so many different spices was wonderful. It was Saturday so many children were playing like all kids do. Beautifully ...
... the former slave market, we spoke with our guide about the recent acid attacks on two British girls. He told us that he knew them and pointed to the building where they were volunteering (right next to the Anglican church). He said that Christians are a small minority in Zanzibar and that a lot of churches have been set on fire recently. In addition, there have been other acid attacks on Christians, including ...
... slow down the trolley. Being the front man requires strength, agility and a lot of luck. We gather the passports and health documents in separate bundles, and meet the man from Sun Tours in a new, but rough, terminal building, before he takes the documents for checking, and returns them all without incident. The three-day tour is part of the Activity Package, for which we paid an additional A$267 each, and this includes ferry, transport and accommodation.
... in 2008, it was one of the abandoned buildings of the last Sultan of the area. Built in the 1850's, it was the home of many a Sultan until the early 1980's when terms dictated that they must move on. All 18 rooms therefore offer a history lesson as to the times and tribulations of the previous Sultans and as such each room is different. Whilst it is billed as a 5 star, for mine it is best suited to those who wish to stay and learn, rather than those looking for a top class ...
... huge turtle sitting on the bottom though and when we were back on the boat we found we were of interest to a group of about 20 dolphins. We could have got in and swam with them but the sea was rough and I was scared I'd never get back to the boat if I left, so I stayed where I was and watched from the safety of the ...