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Kigali Serena Hotel

Kigali Serena Hotel

The five-star Kigali Serena Hotel is perfectly situated in central Kigali and is built around a granite atrium that displays the best of Rwandan art. The hotel is elegant and the executive lounge and bar open onto wide sundecks that overlook the swimming pool.

The hotel is just ten kilometers from Kigali International Airport and is a perfect business choice as it has its own conference center, 500-seater auditorium, and lavish ballroom. In addition, the Maisha Health Club, business center, travel desk, taxi and limousine service, gift shop, newsstand, and travel kiosk make for a comfortable and accommodating stay.

A wide range of all-day buffet choices are available in the Milima Restaurant with Anglo-English and continental breakfast and themed lunch and dinner menus. The more casual Sokoni Café offers inside and outside poolside seating.

Accommodation comprises 148 rooms of from the standard room to the presidential suite. Facilities are as one would expect from a Serena Hotel with 24-hour room service, WIFI and in-room modem hook-up, in-room flat-screen satellite TV, mini-bar, private safe, porter/concierge, and on-call physician.

This area of Rwanda boasts a number of attractions. The Kigali Memorial Center hosts a permanent exhibition to the Rwandan genocide. There are the national parliament building and the geological museum. The Caplaki Handicrafts Cooperation hosts a selection of market stalls with woodcarvings, drums, baskets, and ceramics for sale. The Dancing Pots is a showroom and cultural center for the Twa or Batwa (pygmy) people of Rwanda where they make and sell attractive pots and also offer dance displays. The city tourist board offers guided bus tours of Kigali on which you could see the historic house of Richard Kandt who came to Africa in 1898 seeking the source of the Nile and was the first and only Kaiserliche Resident during German colonization. Other interesting parts of the city include Nyamirambo, the oldest quarter of Kigali (called “the city that never sleeps”), as well as the new modern residential quarter of Yarutarama.

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