The Zanzibar Serena Inn
Idyllically situated on the sea front of ancient Stone Town, washed by the
aquamarine waters of the Zanzibarchannel, redolent of the scent of cloves
and flanked by an exotic mélange of sultan’s palaces, Portuguese forts,
ancient dhow harbors, dark slave markets, and bright bazaars, the Zanzibar
Serena Inn is a haven of tranquility and opulence amongst the bustle of
Zanzibar. Faithfully restored and lavishly embellished with a jackdaw
collection of 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 to the traditional design of a
Swahili house, which is dependant upon the length of the mangrove poles
that make up its ceilings. Adorned with arched niches, antique plates and
brass lamps and featuring traditionally carved furniture, cool-ceramics,
intricate fretwork, draped beds and louver doors giving onto wrought-iron
balconies overlooking the Persian-bath pool and azure bay beyond, each
room reflects a blend of essential Zanzibar and world-class elegance.
Constructed so that the waves lap to within inches of its open windows and
the lateen-sailed dhows pass within meters 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 artifacts.
The Zanzibar cuisine, meanwhile, is a
glorious melee of freshly caught seafood, fresh picked spices, luscious
fruit and delicately flavored vegetables. You will enjoy exclusive Seafood
Restaurant on our open-air terrace with magnificent views over the
Zanzibar channel; We offer a selection of dining and entertaining venues
to include: The Baharia Restaurant, the Mdele Coffee Shop, the Masahani
Bar and the exclusive Mangapwani Beach Resort.