A unique, quintessentially Tanzanian experience alongside the Indian Ocean. Zanzibar Serena Inn is in Stone Town, so close to the sea, the waves are known to reach right up to the restaurant. A great base for exploring the region, with gourmet dining, a private beach club and easy access to many attractions. 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.