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Mombasa Serena Beach Hotel



About Mombasa Serena

Mombasa Serena Beach Hotel is one of the classiest hotels on the Mombasa Coast. Beautifully set in stunning gardens with typical Serena character and charm, this is definitely one of our most recommended. It may be a little more expensive than other hotels, but then the quality and location are far superior to what is found elsewhere in Mombasa. Upon entering the hotel you can feel the charisma that it oozes, with beautifully hand carved wooden furniture and stunning brass ornaments which are found around the place. They even have a parrot in an ancient old wooden bird cage who can speak Swahili.

The living areas are beautifully furnished in an old Mombasa style. As is with most of the Serena hotels, they have a magnificent swimming pool located on the beach front. The hotel also boasts stunning gardens with a multitude of palm trees, water fountains, bougainvilleas and various other tropical looking plants. Their beach is also gorgeous, white sands, palm fringed and stretches on for miles. The only negative about the beach is that there is an abundance of beach boys. If you ignore them, or firmly say no, then they will leave you alone.

Guests are also treated to an array of activities at the hotel which include a full gymnasium, fitness room, 4 floodlit tennis courts, 2 squash courts, free windsurfing and sailing, snorkeling, deep sea fishing and mini-golf.

Rooms at Mombasa Serena

There are a total of 165 rooms, divided into suites, village rooms and garden rooms.
Although less expensive, we prefer the village rooms. They have an old Lamu theme and comprise of individual double storey units scattered around the complex. You have to walk through a narrow alleyway to get to your room, almost exactly as you would find in Lamu.

The feel of these rooms is just great, as they are luxurious and yet have that old East African style appeal. The Garden rooms are a lot newer and are located on the other side of the property to the Lamu or Village rooms. These rooms are larger and look out on to the gardens. The garden rooms are located in semi detached units of 4 rooms each.

All rooms are luxurious, although the Village rooms may feel a little small to some. The rooms are all en suite and include satellite TV, air conditioners, in room safe, direct dial telephone, mosquito nets on request, modem hook up for your computer, mini bar, hair dryer and lots of character.


Mombasa Serena Beach Hotel 2 restaurants, coffee shop, pizzeria and Ice Cream Parlour.

Guests will mainly eat at the Fountain Restaurant where dinners and breakfasts are served from the buffet. The Serena Group is renowned for magnificent buffets and you will most definitely not be disappointed here. They also own the Jahazi Grill which is an a la carte restaurant which specializes in seafood. You will have to pay for your meal if dining here. The Makuti Bar is where you will enjoy teas and coffees. For lunches, most guests dine at the Fountain Restaurant or at the pizzeria. The Sokoni coffee shop serves amazing cakes, and should definitely not be missed.

Hotel Facilities

Location: Shanzu Beach, Mombasa
Dress code: Casual, Dinner / Smart Casual

General facilities:
  • 2 Restaurants
  • 3 Bars
  • 1 Pool
  • Sunbeds, mattresses, beach umbrellas and pool towels free of charge
  • Fully equipped business centre
  • Gift shop
  • Boutique
  • Concierge services
  • Hair salon
Room facilities:
  • En suite bathroom with shower and bath
  • Air-conditioning
  • Direct dial phones
  • Satellite TV
  • In room safe
  • Mini bar
  • Modem hook up
  • Mosquito nets on request
  • Health club
  • Fitness room
  • Massage services
  • 4 Floodlit tennis courts
  • 2 Squash courts with air con
  • Full watersports
  • Snorkeling, deep sea fishing, catamaran, sailing
  • Mini golf
  • Laundry and dry cleaning
  • All major credit cards accepted
  • 24 hour room service
  • Bay sitter on request
  • Doctor on call

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