A modern five star hotel in the centre of Kigali, Rwanda’s bustling capital city, Kigali Serena Hotel is an oasis of comfort and peace set in pleasant gardens. Ideal as a refreshing stopover for long-distance travellers heading for the mountain gorilla trekking in the Volcanoes National Park, and as a base for those travelling on business in Rwanda, the hotel offers the international levels of facilities and service that the Serena Hotel Group is renowned for. Built around a beautiful swimming pool with lush tropical gardens, the Kigali Serena also has an excellent gym, a spa and a business centre.
The several wings of the hotel have 148 rooms altogether, with a good choice of different room styles and 25 suites of varying sizes, including a huge Presidential suite. All the rooms are elegantly decorated and furnished in a contemporary pan-African style, with king-size or twin beds made up in soft cotton linen with a warm down comforter and touches of colour in the textured fabrics. There is wi-fi throughout and flat screen TVs with satellite connections, tea and coffee making facilities, hair-dryers and a private safe. The large en-suite bathrooms have a bath tub and separate shower with plenty of hot water.
The two restaurants are popular with locals and visitors alike with plenty of atmosphere and top quality cuisines. The Milima overlooks the pool and gardens offering buffet breakfasts with a wide variety of choice and themed weekday lunches, then there is the slightly more formal a la carte dining in the evening . The Sokoni restaurant has an informal all-day café ambience and opens on to the gardens and pool area with live music several times a week and a lavish East African themed buffet lunch on Sundays followed by live jazz and sundowners.
There are excellent conference facilities here with an efficient business centre and good wi-fi connectivity, so business travellers are well catered for, and the ‘Maisha’ Spa is a lovely extra with holistic treatments and massages in a relaxing setting. The Serena is a welcoming haven where you really can relax without a care.