A member of the Leading Hotels of the World group
Justly famed for its exceptional standards of efficiency, service and five-star hospitality, the elegantly sophisticated Nairobi Serena is a member of the Leading Hotels of the World group and is consistently voted ‘Best Hotel in Nairobi' by airlines and international travel magazines alike. Despite its pivotal central location, the Serena remains true to its title and offers an oasis of serenity amidst the bustle of one of Africa's most vibrant capital cities.
The interior décor reflects an entirely pan-African theme featuring art and inspiration from Ethiopia, the Maghreb, West Africa and East Africa. Offering a range of dining experiences, the hotel is renowned for its ‘Mandhari' fine-dining restaurant, which is rated as one of the Kenya's finest. The Nairobi Serena also offers a world-class Conference Centre and the exclusive ‘Maisha' Health Club and Spa.
Nairobi's undisputed business venue of choice - both for visiting executives and for regional corporate event planners, the Nairobi Serena offers an unrivalled choice of executive suites, global connectivity, business support, conference-planning proficiency, product launch expertise and high-profile international corporate events venues.
This Nairobi city hotel is within easy reach of the city centre, international airport, central business district and other city hotels. The hotel accommodation makes the ideal base for a Nairobi holiday. For more information on hotel booking, hotel accommodation and Nairobi hotels, please contact us.
• Wide selection of rooms and suites: all
• with AC, satellite TV, WiFi and voice-mail
• Extensive gardens and grounds.
• International restaurant and coffee shop
• Pool bar and poolside brasserie
• Mandhari fine dining restaurant
• Ethiopian-styled Aksum Bar
• Luxury heated swimming pool
• ‘Maisha' Spa and Health Club
• Dedicated world-class event and conference centre
• Business Centre, travel desk, taxi and limousine service
• Wedding planning service
• Unisex hair salon
• Gift Shop, news-stand and travel requisites kiosk
• Baby-sitting, family rooms, children's dining/menus
The Nairobi Serena Hotel is located in central Nairobi overlooking Central Park and five minute's walk from the Central Business District. 18 kilometres from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.
By air: a ‘meet and greet' service for guests arriving from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport Mombasa, is provided. Transfers can also be provided to Nairobi's internal airport, Wilson Airport.
By rail: the hotel is ten minute's from Nairobi Railway Station.
By road: the hotel overlooks Uhuru Highway, which is the main arterial highway leading through Nairobi and connecting to highways north and south.
Our rooms and suites
We offer a wide range of rooms and suites, all of which are elegantly presented in a fusion of international and pan-African style. All our rooms and suites are equipped with: air-conditioning; 2 telephones with international direct-dial and voice-mail, Internet (WIFI and hard-wire connection), mini bar, digital safe, tea/coffee making facilities, LCD flat-screen satellite TV, 24-hour room service, dedicated resident's lounge, laundry, valet and shoe-shine.
While most of our rooms are designated non-smoking, a number of rooms are available for smokers, but these should be booked in advance. Quiet rooms can also be booked in advance.
All our rooms enjoy the use of:
• Our concierge, travel desk, taxi and limousine service.
• Our ‘Maisha' Spa and Health Club (golf can also be arranged)
• Our heated swimming pool
• Our Bamburu Resident's Lounge
• Our shop, unisex hair and beauty salon
The Garden Suites
The three open-plan Garden Suites offer a spacious room (with king-sized bed), which extends into a sitting room. The sitting room opens on to a private garden patio, which features a charming outdoor pergola (with a table to seat 4), a water feature and a sun-lounging area. The terrace also features a gate, which opens directly on to the hotel grounds.
The Executive Suites
We offer six open-plan Executive Suites, each of which feature a king-sized bed, an extended seating area with couches and work-space, and a veranda.
The Business Suites
Our five Business Suites offer a separate bedroom (with king-sized bed), a sitting room (with work-space), a dining area (with table to accommodate 4), a veranda, and a guest washroom.
The Bataleur Suite
A stand alone suite of generous proportions, the elegant Bataleur Suite features a spacious ensuite bedroom (with king-sized bed)and a separate sitting room (with integrated work-space).
The State Suite
The magnificent 120-square-metre State Suite features a spacious master bedroom with ensuite luxury bathroom and dressing area; an extensive drawing room (with plasma TV, audio centre and integrated work-space), a private dining room (and kitchen); a bar, entrance lobby and guest washroom.
Dining at the Nairobi Serena Hotel
The Nairobi Serena Hotel offers a number of dining experiences, and a selection of bars, coffee shops and café areas, both inside and out. The hotel also features a dedicated resident's lounge: The Bamburi Lounge , which offers a café service, newspapers and private seating throughout the day.
The Mandhari Restaurant
On the first floor, overlooking the pool is the Mandhari Restaurant , which offers an exclusive fine-dining experience. Considered by many to be Nairobi's finest restaurant, Mandhari is renowned for the excellence of its seasonally inspired menu and extensive wine cellars. It is also celebrated for the welcoming elegance of its spacious interior dining space, which features a magnificent soapstone fresco, a pre-dinner cocktail lounge, a private dining area, a charming outdoor terrace and live piano music nightly.
The Café Maghreb
An internationally-themed buffet breakfast and lunch are served in the Moroccan-styled Café Maghreb , which also features a table d'hôte dinner menu and 24-hour brasserie service. Café Maghreb also offers a speciality coffee area, and opens directly on to the pool terrace where shaded al fresco seating is also available.
Café Maghreb features a special ‘Seafood Night' every Friday, when a wide range of fresh Indian Ocean seafood is cooked on glowing braziers poolside. We also feature a Kenyan Lunch every Thursday, which features a buffet selection of both international
and Kenyan specialities.
The Aksum Bar
Opening directly off reception and overlooking the charming water gardens of our extensive grounds, is the Ethiopian-inspired Aksum Bar, whose walls are decorated with classic Ethiopian icons, and whose ceiling is hung with hundreds of gold-edged umbrellas. Offering an unrivalled range of drinks and bar snacks, the Aksum also features a garden terrace and is the venue for a series of musical evenings with live bands most evenings, live jazz on Thursdays, and live ‘Salsa' music and dance on Saturdays.
The Pool Terrace and Bar
The Pool Terrace features the stylish semi-circular Pool Bar , which offers its own café-styled seating around the pool. Offering a wide range of wines, beers, cocktails, juices, teas and coffees, the Pool Bar also serves a tempting selection of poolside snacks throughout the day.
Conferences, meetings and events
The Nairobi Serena Hotel Conference Centre is Nairobi's leading social and corporate venue and has been designed to compliment the assured elegance that already distinguishes the Nairobi Serena Hotel from all other capital city business venues.
The hotel offers:
The Ballroom Suite (inclusive of The Allamanda and Frangipani Function Rooms)
The Conference Centre
• The Amani Room
• The Hibiscus, Canna and Lantana Rooms, each with their own break-out spaces.
• PA system, table microphones, cordless microphones, TV/Video/DVD, LCD projector/screen, podium, white boards/flip charts and markers.
• WiFi connectivity.
• Delegate pads, pens/pencils and 1-litre mineral water.
• Modern, modular events furniture, which can be tailored to your specifications.
• Business support (secretarial services, photo-copying, WiFi and a full range of global communications).
• Registration staff and conference organization support.
• Floral services.
• 24-hour generator back-up.
• Travel desk for onward bookings or local safaris.
• Concierge services.
• Limousine and taxi services.
• ‘Meet and greet' services.
• State Suite, executive and business suites.
• Extensive secure parking.
• Health Club and Spa for your delegates.
• Team-building programmes - in the hotel or in Nairobi Game Park.
Weddings and honeymoons
Easily the most elegant, central and exclusive venue in Nairobi, the Nairobi Serena offers a wide range of wedding options. The social venue of choice, it features its own event centre with private entrance, reception areas and function room. It also offers state-of-the-art audio visual equipment, external cocktail terraces, spacious grounds for photo and video opportunities and a selection of superb suites.
As to formalities; from registrar to certificate, cake to champagne, all will be arranged. We also offer some unique family and friends accommodation packages, ‘his and hers' pre-wedding grooming, flowers for the venue and the bride, wedding planning service, professional banquet catering and limousine service.
What to do and see at the Nairobi Serena Hotel
Ideally placed in the centre of Kenya's thriving capital city, the Nairobi Serena Hotel offers a wide range of diversions, such as:
• Visits to Nairobi National Park, the only national park in the world to be located in a capital city centre
• Visits to the many museums and cultural galleries
• Shopping in the city's craft markets and shopping malls
• Play some golf at one of Nairobi's many golf courses
• Visit Nairobi racecourse, go riding, take some flying lessons
• Take a day-trip to Lake Naivasha, Lake Nakuru or Lake Magadi
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