Kigali Serena Hotel - A peaceful escape from Kigali's busy streets 

The Kigali Serena Hotel is a 5-star luxury hotel in Kigali's city centre. Sitting on a tree lined boulevard in Rwanda’s capital, Kigali Serena Hotel offers 148 plush rooms with a flair of Rwandan colour, artwork and heritage in each room and suite. 

Kigali Serena is the perfect stay to explore Kigali from

The secure property is in an interesting area of the city and provides a peaceful escape from the busy city outside. One of the most popular options for visitors to Kigali, the Kigali Serena Hotel attracts diplomats, journalists and intrepid travellers alike, as they use the hotel as a jumping off point into the mysterious, little, landlocked country. 

Explore the safe capital by foot, meeting friendly locals and exploring bustling local markets to see fresh tropical fruits, handmade textiles and traditional crafts. The Belgian Peacekeepers Memorial is only 300 metres away from the hotel.  

For those wishing to relax within the Kigali Serena Hotel, then the outdoor swimming pool, health club and a Moroccan styled spa await. 

The Maisha mind, body and spirit spa is guaranteed to soothe aching muscles after long jungle treks or tuck into one of their generous lunch buffets at the Milima restaurant. The Kigali Serena Hotel is a luxurious hotel not to be missed in Kigali. 


The Hotel

The Kigali Serena Hotel has 148 rooms and seven different room types depending on what you are looking for. All rooms come fitted with king sized beds (or twin), comfortable bathtubs, air conditioning, coffee and tea making facilities, free water and daily newspapers. The Standard, Deluxe and Superior rooms vary between 25-30m2 and are elegantly decorated in authentic African style. the Prime rooms offer better views and more space, while the suites offer more space and separate sitting rooms for working or relaxing. The Presidential Suite has a floor of its own, with three bedrooms, a Jacuzzi in the master bedroom, a private office, sitting room, dining room and kitchen. Possibly the best room in the whole country.  

As well as the generous sized outdoor pool, The Kigali Serena Hotel also has its own on-site Moroccan style spa, health club and gardens to take a stroll in. with two dining options and an Executive Lounge & Bar, there are lots of options within the hotel to keep you busy. 


As well as an outdoor swimming pool,  onsite spa & health club, the Executive Lounge & Bar is an intimate space for romantic dates or quiet drinks after a day of adventuring. 



Authentic Rwandan cuisine can be found in the two on-site restaurants, Sokoni and Milima. Milima has a range of delectable local and international options. Sokoni has an excellent family BBQ on Saturdays and child friendly options.

How this hotel makes your trip more responsible

The Serena hotel brand, which includes the Kigali Serena Hotel, strives for best practices that help all stakeholders. They rely on an ethical framework which focus on environmental analysis and reducing their footprint, contributing to economic growth in more remote and deprived areas, developing local human resources as well as conservation of cultural and natural heritage. The Serena brand is innovative when it comes to hotels making a difference in local communities. 

If you'd like to read more about our responsible and sustainable approach to luxury travel you can do so in this dedicated section of our website.  


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