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Set along one of Kigali's most charming boulevards, this luxuriously styled hotel is a popular attraction in the city, with its mixture of modern amenities and traditional Rwandese art and culture. Ideal as a stop-over before or after an exciting gorilla trekking expedition, Kigali Serena Hotel welcomes children, families and couples alike. At Kigali, activities focus on relaxation.

Lounge beside the pool, enjoy a drink from Sokoni Café and Bar or rejuvenate and unwind at the health spa with a range of treatments and therapies. Head out to visit the sites and attractions of Kigali - the Kigali Memorial Centre, Parliament building and Geological Museum are all worth visiting. Caplaki Handicrafts Cooperation is another recommended destination and is ideal for curio shopping.


  • Close proximity to Kigali International Airport
  • Family-friendly facilities for children
  • Hotel restaurants that are popular with residents
  • Relaxed and welcoming atmosphere
  • Spa offers a range of treatments and a swimming pool


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A luxury hotel in the heart of Kigali. It offers a selection of facilities and amenities that will meet the needs of all traveller types. This hotel is the perfect stop over at the beginning or end of a trip to Rwanda.
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Kigali Serena's 148 rooms are divided into Standard Rooms, Superior Rooms, Deluxe Rooms, Prime Rooms, Executive Suites, Studio Suites and a Presidential Suite. All of these boast amenities like 24-hour room service, air conditioning, mini-bar, private safe and tea and coffee-making facilities.

The Standard Rooms offer comfort and style with either twin or king-sized beds. The rooms all have luxury en suite bathrooms equipped with both tub and shower.

Other room types:

The Superior Rooms are very similar to the Standard Rooms but offer added luxury and detail.

The Deluxe Room also offers twin beds or a king-sized bed, a luxurious bathroom with both tub and shower, and a working desk where you can plan the rest of your trip.

The Prime Room offers guests a truly personal experience with added space and thoughtful extras like a daily replenishment of designer toiletries, and slippers and bathrobes in the room.

The Studio Suite is ideal for those who want more than just a place to sleep. The bedroom has a king-sized bed and luxury bathroom with both tub and shower, but with an added integrated work space.

The Executive Suite is for those who enjoy added privacy and a place to read the paper or curl up with a book. Apart from the bedroom and en suite bathroom, this suite also offers an integrated work space and a separate sitting room, furnished with comfortable couches and chairs.

The single Presidential Suite at the hotel offers the ultimate in luxurious living and is reserved for the discerning traveller. This very large suite has a king-sized bed, luxury en suite bathroom with an added hot tub, and two en suite guest rooms for family or friends. There is also a private office, private conference room, private dining room, elegant sitting room, reception area and private vestibule entrance.


The Serena Maisha Spa is styled according to a Moorish theme and offers a gym, outdoor pool, and separate spa for men and women where you can enjoy a range of relaxing treatments and therapies.

The Executive Lounge is fully air-conditioned and offers an up-beat bar area, a more relaxed and intimate piano bar, and extensive couches and seats that overlook the pool. The large terrace and sundeck open up from the lounge and offer comfortable Mediterranean-style furniture and wide parasols.


The Kigali Serena boasts some of the most popular restaurants in the city, making any mealtime a special occasion. Made with locally-sourced ingredients, the menus feature international cuisine with a local twist. With different themes every day, no two dinners or lunches are the same.

The Milima Restaurant overlooks the pool and is elegantly styled to offer a classic interior with a light-filled atrium that overlooks the tropical gardens. Every meal offers a subtly new ambience, with a different international lunch menu for every day of the week.

The Sokoni Restaurant offers a relaxed, colourful atmosphere and welcomes children of all ages to tuck into their own special menu. Located in the centre of the tropical gardens, also overlooking the pool, this is another popular local meeting place. Enjoy live music as you dine on meals from across the globe.

General facilities

  • Concierge service
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Swimming Pool


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Dates Board Price
2022-01-01 — 2022-12-31 Bed & Breakfast $220

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently. Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice.
  • Single supplements may apply.
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Traveller Reviews

Kigali Serena Hotel

Danielle Heidtman

"Very nice modern business style hotel as expected, lovely rooms, great service, fabulous breakfast buffet! Particularly appreciated the night here when we returned from the gorilla trek to enjoy a bath and very comfy bed :o)"

Stefania Pelloni

"Nice hotel very close to the airport. We spent here just a few hours but we could relax and have a good dinner before departing."

Ray Garber

"The Kigali Serena Hotel was an excellent hotel and a nice way to end the trip."

Doug Lougheed

"The Kigali Serena Hotel was a great choice with excellent surroundings, food and service and a great way to finish off the trip."

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