A brief description of Zanzibar Hotels; Zanzibar Serena Inn, Tembo House Hotel, Emerson & Green Hotel, Mbweni Ruins, Blue Bay Beach Resort, Matemwe Bungalows, Breezes Beach Club, Mnemba Island Lodge, Fundu Lagoon, Karafuu Hotel, Ras Nungwi Beach Resort and Sultan Palace Beach Resort.
Zanzibar Serena Inn, Zanzibar Stone Town
In the heart of the legendary Stone Town of Zanzibar stands the Zanzibar Serena Inn, a member of Small Luxury Hotels. Two historic seafront buildings have been masterfully restored to their original splendour, to create this property. The 51 air-conditioned guest rooms have en suite showers, hair dryer, television, a fully stocked mini bar, as well as direct dial telephone.
The hotel offers a full service lounge and bar with one main restaurant, where the team of chefs create superb meals and, as with most coastal venues, seafood is a specialty and an absolute must on the menu.
With Stone Town's rich cultural heritage, the Serena is able to offer a variety of optional daytrips including round the island tours in native sailing dhows, scuba diving and snorkelling. And for those guests who are in Zanzibar on business, a fully equipped conference room is available.
Tembo House Hotel, Zanzibar Stone Town
Tembo House is strategically situated on the seafront of Zanzibar's Stone Town. The 36 rooms are spacious, and beautifully decorated with Oriental and traditional Zanzibari ornaments, antiques and furniture. Facilities include air conditioning, telephone, mini-bar, multi-channel television and en-suite bathroom.
The hotel's swimming pool allows you to cool off during the heat of the day, whilst business travellers can take advantage of the conference room. Other hotel facilities include a souvenir shop, offering a range of gifts and curio items and the Bahari Restaurant featuring local and international cuisine. Marine sports and picnics can be arranged for you by our friendly reception staff at an additional cost.
Emerson & Green Hotel, Zanzibar Stone Town
The second tallest building in the historic Zanzibar Stone Town and once the residence of one of the richest men in the Swahili Empire, the Emerson & Green Hotel is an integral part of the Zanzibar Skyline. The 10 guest rooms are beautiful and romantic, each exhibiting Zanzibari style in a distinct way. The first and second floor rooms are equipped with air conditioning and ceiling fans, while the upper floors are quite airy and semi open with ceiling fans.
All guest rooms have large antique Zanzibari beds complete with mosquito netting. The hotel now has two restaurants, the famous Tower Top Restaurant, and the Kidude cafe and restaurant. The Tower Top is an absolute must, featuring panoramic views of Stone Town and the Indian Ocean. Guests are seated on Arabic-style cushions and carpets, having left their shoes at the door. The five-course dinner is often accompanied by live local entertainment.
The Kidude cafe / restaurant on the ground floor is comfortably air-conditioned and is open for lunch through tea time and dinner. The lunch and varied dinner menus are delicious and very reasonably priced. The Kidude boasts an elegant Arab-style setting dedicated to Zanzibar's oldest living Taarab performer, Bi Kidude.