Zanzibar Serena Hotel
Idyllically situated on the seafront of ancient Stone Town, and flanked by an exotic mix of sultan's palaces, Portuguese forts, ancient dhow harbors and bright bazaars, the Zanzibar Serena Hotel is a haven of tranquility and opulence among the bustle of one of Africa's ancient and enchanting towns. The hotel has been styled to represent the epitome of Swahili style, ethnic elegance and Arabic opulence.After the heat and dust of Stone Town, the accommodations in the Zanzibar Serena Hotel is a haven of cool and shade. With high ceilings, shuttered windows and cool white walls, the rooms are constructed in the traditional Swahili manner. 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 with access to balconies, some of which feature massive free standing hammocks.