Nairobi Serena Hotel is a luxury 5 star hotel, a member of 'The Leading Hotels of the World' and the proud flagship of the Serena Group of Hotels’ fleet of world-class hotels. Nairobi Serena Hotel Considered by many to be Nairobi’s finest hotel accommodation, the Serena stands amidst lush tropical gardens.
It has panoramic views over Nairobi’s Central Park and the glittering downtown skyline, only 19 km from the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA). Despite its pivotal central location, the Serena Hotel Nairobi also remains true to its title and offers an oasis of serenity amidst the bustle of
one of Africa’s most vibrant capital city, Nairobi. On the outskirts of Nairobi's Central Park, shaded by jacaranda, bougainvillea, and acacia trees, stands the Serena Hotel Nairobi
. The tranquil setting belies its location - just moments from most city attractions, including art and cultural institutions, shopping, nightlife, State House and entertainment, and convenient to nearby game reserves.
Peacefully set in landscaped gardens, the five star Nairobi Serena Hotel is five minutes walking distance from the city center. Each room in Serena Hotel in Nairobi has satellite TV, minibar, electronic safe, direct dial telephone, air conditioning, private bath and shower, telephone in bathroom, hair dryer and shaving mirror, all bedrooms and halls are newly renovated, the décor is warm and inviting, reflecting the richness of the African continent, all suites fitted with facsimile.
The hotel is renowned for efficient, personalized and attentive service. Dining: Serena Hotel Mandhari Restaurant offers fine a la carte dining with modern contemporary cuisine. Serena Hotel Cafe Mahred is an all day restaurant with theme buffets and a la carte menu. A resident’s lounge and pool bar are also available. Sports: Maisha Health and Fitness Center with sauna, steam room, jacuzzi, gymnasium and massage, fresh water swimming pool, complimentary golf facilities nearby. Additional features: business center with PC, facsimile and meeting room. Conference rooms for 10 to 250 people, audio visual equipment, boutiques, hair salon, car rental, free parking, 24 hour room service, free courtesy bus to and from Nairobi city.
Nairobi Serena Hotel offers exceptional standards of accommodation, service and amenities. Nairobi Serena hotel is arguably the best business hotel in Kenya and offers all the luxury that accompanies a five star hotel. Serena Nairobi was built in 1976 has landscaped gardens with palm trees and water features throughout. The Serena hotel Nairobi's fitness centre is one of Kenya's leading health clubs and there is a freshwater swimming pool. This very pleasant African themed has a medium size stylish lobby with glazed cermaic tile floor. African carvings decorate the walls and the reception desk is carved out of wood. The lobby leads on to a seating area for guests, to the left is the concierge desk. The hotel is a 6 storey modern building. Serena Hotel Nairobi canon displays a fine sense of individuality, adding a touch of safari style to its international-class facilities. Given the choice, opt for one of the amazing garden suites, where you can take advantage of your own private patio garden, complete with mini-pergola for eating outside.
Serena Hotel Nairobi Accommodation
Nairobi Serena Hotel offers 183 guestrooms in a 6-story property. Guestrooms are individually furnished. 21-inches LCD televisions come with premium TV channel(s). Business-friendly rooms are equipped with wireless Internet access (surcharge) and direct-dial phones. Guestrooms have coffee/tea makers. Bathrooms include separate bathtubs and showers, bathrobes, and designer toiletries. Complimentary bottled water is provided in room. Guestrooms provide minibars.
Other amenities include bathroom phones and complimentary newspapers. Some guestrooms have city and garden views. Services include a turndown service, in-room massage, and wake-up calls. All the comforts of home... Serenely elegant, essentially African and superbly equipped, the Nairobi Serena has the ultimate in accomodation room choices. All are appointed to the highest international hotels standards and have been individually interior designed along pan-African themes
Amenities & Room Services Include:
◙ Air Conditioners
◙ Complimentary Newspaper
◙ Satellite TV
◙ In Room Mini-Bar
◙ In Room Safe
◙ Mosquito Nets on Request
◙ Multipurpose Adaptors (UK Standard)
◙ Quiet Rooms (Double Glazed Windows)
◙ Hotspots Wireless Connectivity
◙ Tea/Coffee Making Facility on Request
Nairobi Serena Hotel Restaurant
Serena Hotel Nairobi Café Maghreb - a visual and culinary feast our relaxed and informal Moroccan-styled all-day café, which takes its inspiration from the Swahili word Maghreb meaning “west of the setting sun”, features a vibrant décor that reflects the jewel-hued stalls and bright-polished coffee pots of the Kasbah.
As for the menu, it is international in style, reflects the best of eastern and western cuisine and features a globetrotting selection of themed menus throughout the week. It also allows for al fresco dining with views over the shimmering waters of the pool.
Serena Hotel Nairobi Evoking Ethiopia - The Aksum Bar -
Taking the ancient Ethiopian town of Aksum as its mystical muse, this spacious and innovatively designed bar opens onto lush gardens where evening cocktails and Sunday brunch are served.
The décor blends brilliantly eclectic Ethiopian wall hangings, fascinating ethnic crafts and a whimsical umbrella-hung ceiling with the calm modern-day sophistication of a world-class hotel. As well as a broad range of international labels, fine wines and fresh juices, the Aksum Bar also offers a world-class cocktail line-up.
Serena Hotel Nairobi The Pool Bar - An Oasis in the heart of the City - For a more relaxed, sun and sky ambiance why not try our al fresco
Pool Bar, which offers all the cool of an oasis, in the heart of the city. Looking out over the shimmering blue waters of our heated pool, shaded by the rustling palms of our tropical gardens the Pool Bar décor suggests the brilliant white arches, sparkling mosaics and fountained courts of a sultan’s palace. As for the menu, it features an all-day selection of hot and cold snacks, ice cream sundaes, mid-morning pastries and spicy evening appetisers whilst the drinks line-up includes an international cocktail selection, a range of fine wines and spirits, Italian-style coffee, herbal teas and a broad selection of fruit cocktails and chilled juices.
Serena Hotel Nairobi Bambara Lounge - Named after the Bambara tribe of Mali and decorated to a West African theme that majors on hand-carved Camphor wood panels, each depicting an African legend, the Bambara Lounge offers 24 hour service to resident hotel guests only.
Serena Hotel Nairobi The magic of the Mandhari Restaurant - Exceptional ambiance, exquisite cuisine. The uniquely situated ‘Mandhari’ restaurant enjoys panoramic views over the bright lights of the city and the gentle green lawns of Nairobi Central Park. It also offers an open-air dining terrace overlooking the pool, a frescoed dining room, gentle piano music
and impeccable service. Famous for the delicacy of its cuisine naturelle the ‘Mandhari’ menu choices include; Indian Ocean seafood, wild game, fresh-caught river fish and some inspirational oriental, vegetarian and Swahili dishes.
Serena Hotel Nairobi Mandhari Experience -
Lapis blue water shimmers over Moroccan mosaic while a loggia-shaded terrace tumbles wax-green creepers and trumpet blooms. Blurred outlines of trees suggest meandering park paths and beyond both rise the lilac-grey skyscrapers of down town dusk. You could be anywhere. But if you had to make the choice – it probably wouldn’t be the centre of Nairobi.
Yet this is the terrace of the first-floor Mandhari Restaurant, the finest of the Serena Hotel Group’s restaurant line-up and the flagship of her culinary fleet. Here you can dine al fresco and by candlelight, whilst watching necklaces of headlamps thread the city’s arteries, lights switching off floor-by-floor in glittering office towers, and searchlight beams from incoming jets piercing the skies over Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. Inside the Serena Hotel Nairobi Mandhari Restaurant it’s a different landscape altogether. As you might expect given that the name means ‘landscape’ in Swahili. Here the entire length of one wall is taken up by a hand-carved fresco in all the soft coffee, cream and rose pinks of Kisii soapstone.
It actually depicts the knuckle-dent outline and wooded slopes of Nairobi’s famous Ngong Hills but it could just as easily be a medieval frieze in a Tuscan monastery. Elsewhere there’s a draped and mirrored Bedouin tent for the intimacy of private dining and a wall of windows onto the balmy darkness of a Nairobi night. The effect, with candle glow lighting, lavish draped tables, stiff starched napery and the lush tinkle of a grand piano is civilised, chic and encouraging. The menu should make good reading. Which it does, being both international eclectic and essentially Kenyan. Choices include, for starters, Carpaccio of Ostrich, Escargots Ravioli Tossed in Truffle Oil, Fettuccine in a Gorgonzola Sauce and Crab Chowder with Lemon Grass.
The entrée choices are even harder to make and range from Saddle of Gazelle with Poached Pears to Fillet of Pork Coated in Chestnuts and served with a Tamarillo Sauce, with all manner of ingenious vegetarian options in between. As for the seafood, choose from Black Bass Baked with a Lemon Soufflé, a bewildering selection of seafood, lobster and big-game fish choices and some simple but luscious Jumbo Prawns that come sautéed in garlic and butter alongside a mound of aromatic rice with a side dish of al dente vegetables and fresh-cooked local spinach. ‘All that glitters is not gold’ when it comes to descriptive menus?
True, but the Mandhari delivers on its promise and the ingredients are allowed to speak for themselves, being neither hidden behind sauce nor over presented in glaze, gratinée and garnish. As for the wines, the selection is slick and the service light-handed. And, in the unlikely event that you have any appetite left after sampling the best of the above there is also a daunting dessert trolley laden with chocolate seductions, fruit concoctions and torte to tempt the most rigorous of pudding refusers. Tempted? You should be, for the Mandhari is not only a class act, but also a hard one to follow.