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Serena Beach Resort & Spa, Mombasa

Kenya

★★★★4 star
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With a design inspired by a traditional thirteenth century Swahili village, this property, situated on the beautiful white sands of Shanzu Beach, captures the very essence of this charming corner of Kenya.

Guests may choose from a wide selection of premium guest rooms and suites adorned with Maasai artworks and charmingly arranged among the winding lanes, beautifully manicured gardens and well-tended oceanfront lawns. Private balconies and terraces offer courtyard garden or ocean views. The suites and family rooms are particularly recommended.

The resort boasts no fewer than three restaurants and four bars with a wide variety of dining options. Fountain restaurant features a sumptuous breakfast tower of favourite dishes from around the world. Beachside Jahizi Grill, whose design is influenced by traditional fishing dhows, serves the freshest of fresh fish and seafood. There's also a swim-up pool bar and a very welcome ice-cream parlour.

Miasha Mind, Body and Spirit Spa offers a tranquil relaxation area, outdoor Jacuzzis and a private garden. The spa menus offers a wide choice of Elemis therapies and signature treatments. There's a fully equipped fitness centre, and tennis and squash courts, alongside recreational beach facilities such as kite and wind surfing, beach volley ball and ecology trails. Catamaran sailing, snorkelling and diving are complemented by the resort's PADI Dive School.

  • Babysitting
  • Fitness room
  • Interconnecting rooms
  • On-site Watersports
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa/Wellness centre
  • Sports
  • Tennis courts
  • Wifi in public areas

Garden Room Garden View contains a Air Conditioning, Balcony or Terrace, Bath or Shower, Mini Bar (stocked on request), Safe (no charge), Tea and Coffee Making, Walk-in Shower, Wifi (no charge)

Village Standard Room Courtyard View contains a Air Conditioning, Balcony or Terrace, Bath or Shower, Mini Bar (stocked on request), Safe (no charge), Tea and Coffee Making, Walk-in Shower, Wifi (no charge)

Village Superior Room Sea View contains a Air Conditioning, Balcony or Terrace, Bath or Shower, Mini Bar (stocked on request), Safe (no charge), Tea and Coffee Making, Walk-in Shower, Wifi (no charge)

Village Room Sea View contains a Air Conditioning, Balcony or Terrace, Bath or Shower, Mini Bar (stocked on request), Safe (no charge), Tea and Coffee Making, Walk-in Shower, Wifi (no charge)


Family Sea View contains a Air Conditioning, Balcony or Terrace, Bath or Shower, Mini Bar (stocked on request), Safe (no charge), Tea and Coffee Making, Walk-in Shower, Wifi (no charge)

Superior Sea View contains a Air Conditioning, Balcony or Terrace, Bath or Shower, Mini Bar (stocked on request), Safe (no charge), Tea and Coffee Making, Walk-in Shower, Wifi (no charge)


Luxury Suite Garden & Partial Sea View contains a Air Conditioning, Balcony or Terrace, Bath or Shower, Mini Bar (stocked on request), Safe (no charge), Tea and Coffee Making, Walk-in Shower, Wifi (no charge)


The main restaurant at Serena Beach offers breakfast, lunch and dinner every day. Themed evening meals are popular, particularly the lavish Swahili buffet.

Breakfast: 7:00-10:00am; Lunch: 12:30-2:30pm; Dinner: 7:30-10:00pm


Spa treatments focus on Mayan rituals and Ayurvedic principles. The extensive spa menu features Elemis and signature Maisha massages, wraps and other therapies. The spa has one couples and four individual treatment rooms, each with private garden, pergola shower and sundeck. The spa also offers a central relaxation area, outdoor Jacuzzis, steam rooms and saunas, plus fresh juices and herbal infusions. Open: 10:00-8:00pm


There’s a fully equipped fitness centre, tennis and squash courts. Water sports on offer include snorkelling, diving, windsurfing and catamaran sailing. Regular yoga and meditation sessions are also available.

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Hotel Summary

Waldorf Astoria the Palm, main image

Serena Beach Resort & Spa

PROPERTY TYPE: Hotel

ROOMS: 164

LOCATION: Mombasa

NEAREST AIRPORT: Kenya Moi International Airport

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HOTEL FEATURES

Beach Resort Hotel
Good for Golf
Recommended Spa

HOTEL FEATURES

Beach Resort Hotel

Good for Golf

Recommended Spa

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