This is truly, tropical splendor! The moment you enter this magnificent hotel, you sense that you’re going to have a luxurious stay in a real African Palace.
Styled to resemble a 13th century Swahili town complete with winding lanes, carved balconies, fountained courts and bustling market squares the Serena is a super place to bring your family or loved one. Clean, white-washed walls, and silk blown gently by the warm sea breeze compliment the sounds of live classical and jazz music as they waft through the bars, fountains, water features, and up though the public areas, all adding to a setting so rich and beautiful, you’ll never want to leave!
Just minutes away to the front of the hotel stretches a seemingly endless white sandy beach with the scene of classic palm trees bending and swaying gracefully, providing a little shade from the hot sun.
We felt that the pool was quite crowded when we visited as it was a very busy time of year (Easter). Otherwise the hotel is just amazing and the food to die for!
The hotel has164 air-conditioned rooms and suites, comprising of:
- Village rooms – which have Zanzibar carved doors, Lamu style furniture and carved balconies with coral pillars all in the style of a a Swahili house from Lamu.
- Garden rooms – These have broad verandas overlooking the gardens and have brass inlaid furniture and a colour scheme of aquamarine, azure and emerald green
- Junior suites, Luxury suites, family rooms, sea view family rooms and prime rooms.
- All rooms have air conditioning and fans, mini bar, a safe, direct phoning and internet connection, full medical back up etc.
- The Swahili banquets held each night are always an incredible array of gastronomical delights! The food is unsurpassed with a magnificent spread of freshly baked bread and pastries, seafood, pasta, roasted meat, fresh salads, delicious fruit and much more. Live music accompanies evening meals and the atmosphere of eating alfresco, under the stars or inside next to the gentle fountains and whitewashed pillars. Guests enjoy tropical cocktails by the pool, beneath the palms or on the terraces of the Piano Bar.
If you feel like doing something a little more strenuous than just lying by the pool all day, there is a host of activities to keep you busy: water-sports are available including windsurfing, snorkeling, scuba diving etc. Afternoon cultural displays of dance, craft and music are also offered and a multitude of day trips to places in and around Mombasa are easily arranged to places including Shimba Hills National Park, Mombasa Old Town and Fort Jesus, the Arabuko Sokoke forest, the Kipepeo Butterfly Farm or the haunted ruins of ancient Gedi town. 2-5 day safari trips to Tsavo Game Park are even possible. Other facilities at the hotel include Floodlit tennis courts and air-conditioned squash courts, Shuffle board and crazy golf, A fully equipped gymnasium with instructor, Volleyball, table tennis, darts and pool and there is even a nearby golf course you can play on.
If you’re looking for entertainment; a kaleidoscope of nightly entertainment are offered, including live bands, discos, traditional dancing, acrobatic and gymnastic displays, magicians and fashion shows. Alternatively, a quiet sundowner on the beach with the waves lapping on the shore may be more to your liking.
The Serena Beach Hotel and Spa is part of Serena properties. The group also includes:
Telephone: +254 73 384 500 / +254 733 584 545
Address: Malindi Road , Bamburi
Directions: The Serena, Mombasa, is a 20-30 minute drive from the airport.