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HOTEL REVIEW: Kigali Serena Hotel

On a boulevard in the heart of Kigali, Rwanda, in a secure location just a five-minute walk from the CBD, lies Kigali Serena Hotel.

The 5-star property boast features you have come to expect from the Serena Hotels Group mixed with a rich blend of Rwandan heritage, art and culture.

The 148 sophisticated rooms and suites at Serena Kigali hotel provides a private and peaceful retreat with a host of leisure amenities.

Location is key at the Kigali Serena Hotel, in the city’s business and social epicentre. The hotel is a five-minute walk from the Central Business District and ten kilometres from Kigali International Airport. It is a short walk into the town centre which is a buzz with shopping, restaurants and bars.

Hotel

The first thing you notice about the Kigali Serena Hotel is the tranquil tropically landscaped pool. The centre piece of the property, it is the perfect place to relax and unwind after a day exploring Kigali. For further relaxation, indulge with a Mayan-inspired hot stone massage or a nature-based body wrap at Maisha Mind Body & Spirit Spa. For business occasions there is a a state-of-the-art conference centre, a 500-seat auditorium and magnificent ballroom.

Service is what you can expect from a Serena Hotel – second to none. The staff are always friendly and attentive to guests needs. They even go above and beyond to make you feel like you are in a home away from home.

Rooms

 

There are six room types – Standard Room, Deluxe Room, Superior Room, Studio Suite, Executive Suite and the impressive Presidential Suite. All rooms are appointed in authentic African style and elegantly furnished with upscale furnishings and 5-star amenities. The different rooms vary in size from the Standard, Deluxe, Prime and Superior Rooms at 25- to 30-square-metres, the Studio Suite at 40 square metres of space and the executive suite at 70-square-metre which includes a separate sitting room for working or relaxing and a bathroom with both tub and shower.

Dining

 

The restaurants literally to take you on a culinary journey, treating you to everything from expertly crafted Rwandese delicacies to enticing flavours from around the globe. The property has two restaurants and in-room dining available 24 hours a day. The main restaurant, Milima Restaurant, overlooks the pool and has been styled to offer a classically elegant interior with a light-filled atrium overlooking the verdant tropical gardens. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served at Milima, each with its own subtly different ambience. Sokoni Restaurant is where the dining is relaxed and stylish, overlooking the extensive tropical gardens and the pool. A popular meeting place for guests and locals alike, it is renowned for its colourful cocktails, globe-trotting cuisine and vibrant live music. Sokoni offers all-day café-styled service to suit all tastes. It also features a choice of weekly specials that hit the high spots of the local social scene.

 

For more visit www.serenahotels.com/serenakigali

 

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