Kampala Serena Hotel is the Serena group’s Uganda flagship. This luxury Kampala hotel is an inspirational blend. It combines 5-star polish, pan-African panache, social style and business reliability. Kampala Serena Hotel is ideally located. This hotel is at the very heart of Kampala.
Kampala Serena Hotel stands amidst 7.2 acres of landscaped grounds and water gardens. It is an oasis of cool and green, encircled by the seven hills of Kampala. Kampala Serena Hotel is a 152-room world-class hotel. It is the focal point of national, regional, business, political and social life.
Kampala Serena Hotel
Kampala Serena Hotel draws its architectural inspiration locally. This is from the abundance of Uganda’s lakes and rivers. This hotel has been created around a central water theme. This manifests itself in the extensive water gardens. You can also see this in the hand-carved panels and shimmering mosaics.
Kampala Serena Hotel is inspirationally styled as a Kampala showcase for Ugandan art. This unique Uganda 5-star hotel in Kampala offers an international conference center. The hotel has a garden auditorium, a roof-top terrace and a rock-sculptured pool terrace.
Kampala Serena Hotel has three restaurants, two bars and a spa. Kampala Serena Hotel is situated in central Kampala. This is 40 kilometers from Entebbe International Airport.
The Kampala Serena Hotel is an oasis of cool and green, with a secure environment ideally located in an excellent location in the heart of Kampala, which is the focal point of national, regional, corporate, political and social life.
Surrounded by 17 acres of beautifully manicured water gardens, The hotel attracts visitors to Kampala seeking 5-star amenities including elegant accommodation, gourmet cuisine and a superlative Conference Centre that sets Kampala Serena Hotel among the city’s premier business hotels.
The 5-star Kampala hotel features 186 guest rooms of remarkable sophistication and comfort, including 14 spacious suites that range from unique, open plan Executive Suites to an exquisitely presented Royal Suite. Lose yourself in the beautiful, tropically styled free form swimming pool tucked among rock terraces, wooden bridges and a waterfall.
Accommodation at Kampala Serena Hotel
Kampala Serena Hotel has a wide range of rooms and suites. All the rooms are elegantly presented in a fusion of international and Ugandan style. The rooms have either a private balcony or terrace. Kampala Serena’s accommodation choices are some of the finest places to stay in Kampala city. All the rooms and suites offer 24-hour room service and air-conditioning.
There is Wi-Fi and in-room modem hook-up. You have direct-dial phone, voice-mail and complimentary newspaper in the room. The rooms also have and in-room satellite TV, mini bar and a private safe. Power supply comes in 240V/3 pin (square)sockets and there is a shaver sockets. You will be provided with tea and coffee-making facilities.
There is a hair drier, bathrobe and slippers in the rooms. You are also assured of porter/concierge, airport shuttle and limousine service. Most of Kampala Serena Hotel rooms are designated non-smoking. However, there is a number of rooms are available for smokers. These should be booked in advance to avoid any disappointment.
Spacious Deluxe Rooms are elegantly appointed and feature views of the hotel’s water gardens from both the room and private balcony. Furnished with one king or two twin beds and a marble bathroom with a double vanity and walk-in shower, our Deluxe Rooms are relaxing, comfortable spaces that offer peace and tranquillity after a day of travel, meetings or exploring.
Executive Rooms offer large king size beds and garden views from the private balconies. Ideal for business stays, this room category features an expansive workspace and a relaxation area with a comfortable couch and coffee table.
The hotel’s six garden-view Executive Suites merge classic elegance with contemporary comfort. All feature a unique studio-style open plan encompassing a spacious king bedroom and a living area with sofas and a coffee table. Enjoy two TV units, a well-placed working desk and a spacious bathroom with a double sink, vanity table, walk-in shower, and separate bath and toilet.
Designed for productive and relaxing stays, the hotel’s six Businessman Suites feature separate living room and bedroom spaces divided by a sliding door. In addition to the king sized bedroom, this suite features a spacious living area with comfortable sofas and separate visitor’s bathroom, a businessman’s workstation equipped with an executive desk, and a private balcony with garden view.
Spacious and exquisitely comfortable, the well-appointed one-bedroom Royal Suite features an expansive master bedroom with a large walk-in closet, a work desk and private balcony. The living room has its own work desk, a visitor’s bathroom, a dining room and a kitchenette.
Leading to the main suite is a tastefully designed lounge offering separate entrances to the bedroom and living room. Your spacious bathroom features a separate walk-in shower and WC units with bidet.
Kampala Serena Hotel Dining
The Kampala Serena Hotel features a collection of restaurants created for lovers of fine cuisine, sophisticated style and impeccable service. Each stands as a gateway to a memorable dining experience – whether it be an immersion into traditional Ugandan delicacies or an exploration of International gourmet delights.
The Kampala Serena restaurants are inspired by their own story, which will be revealed through creatively presented dishes, signature cocktails and a style befitting a true 5-star experience.
All restaurants at the Kampala Serena Hotel provide special consideration for kosher, vegetarian, Jain and Indian cuisine. Additionally, we cater to any special dietary requirements our guests may have.
THE LAKES RESTAURANT
Tucked among colossal mosaic pillars with views of the hotel’s brilliant water garden, The Lakes features a beautiful dining room and a captivating outdoor terrace.
Breakfast and lunch take the form of an opulent hot and cold buffet. Dinner is themed nightly whilst offering selections from an a la carte menu.
THE SSESE PATISSERIE
Follow the alluring fragrances of sweet treats and freshly brewed coffee to the Ssese Patisserie. Specialising in authentic Ugandan coffee, local and herb teas and an array of homemade macaroons, pastries, tarts and creative, made-to-order cakes, this is your destination for self indulgence.
EXPLORER ITALIAN BISTRO
Reminiscent of the jungle-draped ruins from the Raiders of the Lost Ark movie, our offbeat Italian restaurant pays homage to Africa’s early explorers with safari artefacts and sepia-toned photography. Both in the dining room and among the outdoor water garden’s ponds and bridges, diners will enjoy fine Italian cuisine complemented by an extensive selection of wines, beers and spirits.
THE PEARL RESTAURANT & CHAMPAGNE BAR
A fine-dining experience like no other, The Pearl Restaurant & Champagne Bar offers an intuitive fusion of menu choices, featuring international, national and regional cuisine alike. Varied in style, this unique restaurant offers elegant niche seating, a more relaxed outdoor terrace where fountains play, its own exclusive private dining room (to seat 12), and an intimate yet relaxed central dining room, which centres on a raised piano dais, where our resident pianist plays nightly.
THE BAMBARA LOUNGE
The beautifully decorated Bambara Residents’ Lounge and its opulent Bedouin-style tented terrace are reserved for exclusive use by hotel guests. With a selection of newspapers and periodicals, it also offers café service and Wi-Fi throughout the day. and access to the extensive business center.
THE MIST BAR
Kampala’s most fashionable gathering place, this atmospheric bar evokes the misty mountain habitat of Uganda’s famous gorillas and is named to honour the 1988 movie Gorillas in the Mist, which followed the life and work of American zoologist Dian Fossey, who spent 23 years studying the behaviour of the endangered mountain gorillas of Uganda, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
THE POOL BAR
Enjoy café cuisine, snacks and cocktails in a relaxed, scenic setting. This al fresco terrace overlooks the pool, waterfalls and sculptured rock gardens, offering the ideal backdrop for poolside dining, cocktail parties and special events. Atmospheric lighting and an ornate bandstand makes the Pool Terrace one of the hotel’s most unique event venues.
Business Meetings and Conferences
The 17 acres of beautifully landscaped water gardens of the Serena Kampala Hotel are more than just a lush, green urban oasis. They offer an inspiring backdrop for corporate meetings and events.
Strategically located in the heart of the Kampala city centre, with excellent security, our hotel is one of the city’s premier business hotels.
The modernist, two-storey hexagonal design of the prestigious Kampala Serena International Conference Centre is superbly presented and seats up to 1,500 in an extensive range of sophisticated meeting and event spaces.
After discussing your goals and desired experiences, our dedicated staff designs a fully custom tailored plan to accommodate your vision, from gourmet menus and creative venue décor to audio-visual arrays, recreational activities and special group rates on accommodation for your guests.
The Victoria Auditorium
This internationally profiled auditorium offers a presidential platform, multi-functional hexagonal layout, comprehensive audio system, broad-ranging visual aids, simultaneous translation services, extensive delegate-support areas, and a multitude of applications. This state-of-the-art facility can host up to 1,500 delegates.
The Victoria Gallery
This multipurpose space is capable of acting as a major exhibition area, a display gallery or a high-profile launch arena. The Victoria Gallery can also accommodate a broad range of banquet and social functions, and also serves as an exhibition area. This venue can host up to 130 delegates.
The Crane Room / The Turaco Room
These interconnecting rooms on the first floor of the main hotel are situated immediately adjacent to the Business Centre and offer a range of presentation capabilities. Each room can accommodate 50 delegates separately, or the rooms may be combined to accommodate 100 delegates.
The Garden Auditorium
A landscaped space with its own catering facilities and private access, the garden auditorium lends itself to any sparkling social gathering or uniquely different business presentation. The Auditorium accommodates up to 1000 guests.
The Achwa Room / The Katonga Room
Comprising two interconnecting committee rooms, this area can be adapted to provide syndicate rooms, workshop spaces or stand-alone demonstration areas. The Achwa Room accommodates 168 delegates and The Katonga Room accommodates 300.
The Press Room
Accommodating 70 representatives, the Press Centre has been designed to act as the nerve centre of the communications complex. It also doubles as an alternative presentation area.
Facilities at Kampala Serena Hotel
Kampala Serena Hotel boasts of an exclusive Bambara Lounge. This is solely for the use of residents. The lounge offers a stylish lounge with newspapers, periodicals and café service. There is a Bedouin-tented outdoor terrace and meeting area. Additionally, the residents are invited to use the extensive services of the Business Centre. This offers a complete range of technological support. It comes with a series of private board rooms.