The elegant Serena Hotels continuously outdoes itself, and its location in Kampala, Uganda, is no exception. With rich green foliage framing the hotel’s façade, each of the 152 rooms look out on the 17 acres of garden or allow yourself to grow mesmerized by the 7m waterfall on the pool terrace. The hotel’s rooms each have an individual personality, working with cultural artifacts, native wood carving, and contemporary Ugandan design at its foundation. Dining is a fluttery, fairytale-like medley of bursting flavors and delights, from freshly squeezed exotic juices to Italian cuisine and of course, very impressive world cuisine. Make sure to stop by the Maisha Health Club and try out the skin treatments. Revered across Kampala, it is relied on by all who trust in the Serena Hotels name.
The new Kampala Serena Hotel began life as the Nile Hotel, a government-run 65-room hotel and adjacent conference facility, which was built in 1975. Leased to Serena two years ago, the hotel has been closed for 18 months while, at the cost of a million-and-a-half dollars a month, it was transformed into one of Africa’s most stunning hotels.
An inspirational blend of 5-star polish and pan-African panache, this 152-room world-class hotel will showcase the cream of Ugandan culture while delivering the ultimate in personalized service, international cuisine, social style and business reliability.
The inspiration for the hotel
Drawing its architectural inspiration from the abundance of Uganda’s lakes and rivers, the hotel is styled around a central water theme, which manifests itself in the wrought ironwork, mosaic pillars, hand-carved panels, cascading waterfalls and shimmering water gardens alike.
An inspirational blend of world-class opulence and pan-African panache, the glittering Kampala Serena Hotel has it all. Just 40 minutes from Entebbe Airport and located at the heart of Uganda’s vibrant capital, it is surrounded by 17-acres of glorious gardens; while offering unlimited room choices, unprecedented luxury and unsurpassed dining options. A showcase of Ugandan art and culture, this sublime hotel will offer the ultimate blend of personalized service, social style and business reliability.
Unprecedented room choices are spacious, sumptuous and exquisitely presented, ranging from ‘deluxe’ to ‘executive’, and from panoramic ‘executive suites’ to impressive ‘business suites’; while the ‘Presidential Suite’ is fabulous indeed.
Total # of Rooms & Suites is 152, Deluxe Rooms number 108, Executive Rooms number 32, Corner Suites number 8,
and Businessman's Suites number 3. There is only 1 Presidential Suite
Of the hotel’s many innovations, the bar and dining facilities are perhaps the most inspirational. On the ground floor, the relaxed Italian "Explorer" restaurant offers a uniquely off-beat tribute to Africa’s early explorers by replicating a jungle-engulfed ruined city, reminiscent of a scene from "Raiders of the Lost Ark". Nearby, the atmospheric "In the Mist" bar looks out across the lake through stands of lush-green bamboo, which suggest the misty mountain habitat of Uganda’s famous gorillas. And just beyond the pillar of water that is the central waterfall, the internationally-styled "The Lakes" restaurant suggests the watery depths of a lake, where mosaic fishes dart, weeds shimmer, and faint rays of sunlight filter down from above. Finally, on the first floor, the lustrous "Pearl of Africa" restaurant blends stark black granite with opalescent marble to create a timeless silver screen backdrop for the vibrancy of the restaurant’s world-class cuisine.
The magnificent Maisha Health Club isa two-storey terracotta edifice traced by delicate white pillars that blossom into bud on its sun-terraced roof, "Maisha" echoes the trademark Moorish theme of its sister facility in Nairobi.
The Maisha Spa is a stunning Moorish themed facility that offers relaxing male and female spa facilities, including steam baths, saunas and ice cool plunge pools and relaxation areas; luxurious treatments, an ultra modern fully equipped gym and aerobics studio, and a beautifully landscaped free form swimming pool. Our juice bar offers freshly squeezed fruit juices and herbal teas to re-energise and nourish you.
We offer a wide range of treatments, each of which can be specifically tailored to your needs. Some utilize the renowned ELEMIS range of scientific skin therapy treatments, others are handmade by our therapy team using local fruits, flower oils, medicianl herbs and fruits of the sea.
(Kampala, Lake Mburo National Park, Bwindi)
Mountain trekking from your five star lodge to stare into the eyes of the worlds largest primate.
(Kampala, Lake Mburo National Park, Bwindi)
(Parc National des Volcans)
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