Serena Hotel Arusha


When we were looking for a good hotel in Arusha, Tanzania, it was suggested that we visited the Serena and I must say that it was a very good idea.

Arusha Serena Hotel, Resort & Spa is unlike any other hotel in Tanzania with authentic, bespoke experiences that stir the traveller’s soul while showcasing the breathtaking tranquillity of their surroundings. Set amongst the woodland slopes of Mount Meru at the edge of Lake Duluti, there is no better destination for soaking in the beauty and magnificence of the Tanzanian “Northern Safari Circuit.”

The ambience of the Arusha hotel is warmly reminiscent of their origins as a colonial era coffee farm, beginning with the welcoming stone-built reception area and extending to cottage-style rooms arranged amongst landscaped lawns and the colourful banks of Bougainvillea.

Traces of the heritage present themselves in elegant, country-manor interiors featuring unique artefacts, leaded windows and French doors opening to extensive lake view gardens. Social areas within the Arusha hotel include a library, a lounge and a restaurant offering an enchanting wood fireplace and lake and garden views. 

Our host skindly arranged an English breakfast set on the Lake Duluti shoreline.

Hike to the summit of Mount Meru, Africa’s fifth highest mountain or explore the crater lakes of Arusha National Park. In the evening, we relaxed in a safari chair and sipped delicious sundowner cocktails by the lake as the sun set into the horizon.

I thoroughly recommend a visit to Arusha Serena Hotel, Resort & Spa – a place you must experience at least once in your lifetime. 

Published: September 17, 2019 || Related to: Africa | Destinations | Specials