Kigali Serena Hotel

In the heart of the vibrant Kigali city, you find the beautiful Kigali Serena Hotel an upmarket hotel in Kigali offering exceptional service and luxury accommodation in Rwanda’s busiest city. Kigali Serena Hotel is a stunning hotel with high rise ceilings, lush gardens, a spacious lobby and spacious elegant ally decorated rooms, typical of a modern luxury hotel.

The great thing about Kigali Serena Hotel is its proximity to Kigali International Airport making it quite easy for visitors to Rwanda to transfer from the airport to the hotel. The drive time from the airport is just 15 minutes, so a few minutes and you are at the hotel and well settled into your room. The hotel is also a perfect base for visitors on safari to Rwanda as it great place to spend the first night in Rwanda before heading out to the national parks. Kigali City is also perfect to explore on a 1 day Kigali city tour as there are many sites and attractions to see in the vibrant town.

Accommodation at Kigali Serena Hotel

The hotel has 148 elegant rooms and suites with a nice touch of contemporary design with a mix of authentic African style. The suites at Kigali Serena Hotel are larger in size than the rooms but with all the rooms you are assured of a spacious comfortable room. The room types at the hotel vary from superior suites to standard rooms to executive rooms to junior suites, deluxe rooms, prime rooms and the presidential suite.
Each room at Kigali Serena Hotel in Rwanda consists of;

A large comfortable bed with clean linen bed sheets.
En-suite bathroom fully stocked with bath essentials, clean towels, bathroom slippers, a flush toilet, a shower and bowl sinks.
Hot and cold water available throughout the day.
A mini bar and complimentary drinking water.
A tea and coffee station.
A hair dryer.
An electronic safe.
Air conditioning.
Bedside table and lamps.
Complimentary daily newspapers.
A flat screen satellite TV and direct dial telephone.
A reading desk and chair (comes in handy for business travelers.)

Deluxe room at Kigali Serena Hotel

Facilities and Services

Kigali Serena Hotel offers incredible facilities and services making one’s stay even more pleasant. Whether you are a business traveller, a solo traveller or a visitor on safari to Rwanda, the hotel’s facilities offer exactly what you would need. The facilities and services offered include;

Restaurant – The Sokoni and Milima restaurants offer delicious and tasty meals, both restaurants have expert chefs committed to making scrumptious meals for their guests. The Sokoni restaurant is where you go to enjoy great food and great live music in the evenings, the restaurant has a range of food options including the famous African buffet that is available every Friday. The Milima restaurant elegantly decorated with African inspired décor is what one would call the main restaurant. A buffet breakfast is available each morning with tasty options (pastries, juices and eggs of choice) while lunch and dinner is also served at the restaurant. Milima restaurant overlooks the pool area and the lush tropical Serena gardens.

In room dining service – For guests that would like to have their meals in the comfort of your room, the hotel offers 24 hour in room dining service. Your breakfast, lunch, dinner, cocktails and tea/coffee can be brought right up to your room.

Bar – The bar at Kigali Serena Hotel is fully stocked with world class premium alcoholic drinks and wines. The mixologists at the bar make amazing cocktails, the bar is also a great place to try out the local beer brands of Rwanda.

Executive Lounge area – The hotel also has one of the best lounges in Kigali city with a high rise atrium and elegant warm interior. Situated in the hotel’s main area, the lounge features comfortable sofas with colorful throw pillows, a generally cozy atmosphere and is a great place to relax and unwind.

Swimming pool – The hotel has a large swimming pool overlooking the lush tropical gardens. The pool area has enough sun loungers, pool attendants and towels are given by staff at the poolside. The swimming pool is a perfect place to take a dive, relax or order a drink and enjoy the views by the pool side.

Maisha Spa & Gym – The spa offers various spa treatments and rejuvenating massages for guests. You can visit the spa for a facial, a body scrub or herbal face treatment, alternatively you can opt for a massage to relax the tension in your body especially after a long flight or a long day of activity. The gym is also fully stocked with equipment for a fulfilling workout, gym staff are available to help you with all the equipment and to guide you around the gym.

Conference Center – Kigali Serena Hotel has a large conference center, this works well for business travelers, organizations and companies that would like to hold meetings, work dinners, seminars or conferences while staying in one accommodation facility. Comfortable chairs, projector, projection screen, flip charts and conference essentials like notebooks and pens are available.

Other services include ample parking space, Wi-Fi, and maximum security available 24 hours a day.

Our Review

In our view Kigali Serena Hotel is a great accommodation facility for visitors to Rwanda mainly because of its proximity to Kigali International Airport (15 minutes’ drive) and proximity to all the major centers like ATMs, convenience stores, restaurants and attractions in Kigali. You can take a 5 minute walk from the hotel and you will find yourself in Kigali city close to all the major centres. The hotel is an okay up market well run property and as much as it markets itself as a five star hotel, we think that it offers mid-luxury and not exceptional high end luxury.

You can however be assured of exceptional service and great amenities for a comfortable stay.We recommend it as a first night base for guests coming into Rwanda for safari as it makes pick up the next day easy for the driver guide because usually the next day our clients have to prepare for relatively long drives to the national parks and the hotel’s location is perfect for pick up.

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