The flagship of the Serena hotels in Uganda, the Kampala Serena Hotel is sheer five-star luxury, merged with some exquisite Pan-African inspiration. With its supreme location right in the centre of Kampala, the lush gardens of the hotel comprises 72 acres of African landscaped greenery and this world-class establishment is truly an oasis, especially after a safari through the East African wilderness.
Encircled by the seven hills of Kampala, the 152-room hotel is a hub for discerning international travellers and local business people.
The wide array of rooms and suites all have private balconies or terraces, and all rooms have 24-hour room service, air-conditioning, WiFi and in-room modem hook-ups.
There are also complimentary newspapers, satellite television as well as airport shuttle services. Guests can choose from Deluxe Rooms (all en-suite), Executive Rooms (which include spacious lounges/meeting areas), Executive Suites (which are extremely spacious), Business Suites (which are ultra-luxurious and also include a dining area), and finally, the Royal Suite – which was named after Queen Elizabeth II who stayed in this room during her 2008 visit for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Conference.
Facilities at this landmark hotel are truly top drawer and with Ugandas many lakes and rivers as its architectural inspiration, the hotel was created around a water theme, which prevails throughout. There are various relaxation areas, including the exclusive Bambara Residents Lounge with its Bedouin Terrace as well the Mist cocktail bar. With no shortage of tantalising treats in the food department, guests are spoilt or choice with Lakes, an all-day brasserie; The Explorer, a superb Italian bistro, The Pearl of Africa, providing fine-dining experiences and the more casual Sesse Pool Terrace bar and cafe. Other features include a panoramic roof terrace for private cocktails and social events, a garden auditorium, an extensive swimming pool area with a rock-built waterfall, a running track and an excellent nearby golf course.
With its distinct African flavour, this five-star hotel has all the amenities one could wish for in an urban setting – from a conference centre to a rock-sculptured pool terrace, three restaurants and a delectable spa.