• Serena Beach Hotel

Serena Beach Hotel and Spa

Tranquility combined with marine exploration

Designed in the style of a 13th century Swahili town, this resort is situated on the beautiful white sands of Shanzu Beach, adjacent to Mombasa Marine National Park, a great viewing point for turtles and host to 250 marine species.

Luxurious rooms are set in two-storey buildings and overlook manicured tropical gardens or the stunning Indian Ocean. For delicious fresh seafood we recommend the Jahazi Grill restaurant and if it's a little relaxation you're after, make sure to head for the excellent Maisha Mind, Body & Spirit Spa. Family suites are ideal for family groups and the children's animation programme will provide entertainment for younger guests. 

Offering a free-form beachfront swimming pool and swim-up bar, sports facilities such as a tennis court and squash court and three restaurants, the Serena Beach Resort and Spa is ideal for those seeking rejuvenation in paradise.

Hayes & Jarvis Rating

Guide Price

£949 per person
Hotel Category
Luxury
Location Type
Beach
TripAdvisor Review
Tripadvisor rating 721 Reviews
Diani Beach

Hotel highlights

  • Adjacent to Mombasa Marine National Park
  • PADI dive school
  • Children's animation programme
  • Luxurious Maisha Spa

Hotel Features

General Information

  • Check-in Time:
    12:30
  • Check-out Time:
    10:00
  • 164 rooms
  • Transfer duration: approx. 30 minutes from Mombasa Airport.
  • Floors have lift access: No

Main Facilities

  • Diving
  • Fitness facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa facilities
  • Watersports
  • Wifi

Board Basis Options

  • Full Board
  • Half Board

For Families

  • Babysitting
  • Family Rooms
  • Kid's Club
  • Kid's Pool

Hotel Location

Location Highlights

Serena Beach Hotel and Spa

  • Beach
  • approx. 30 minutes from Mombasa Airport.
721 Reviews 85% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 430
  • Very Good 198
  • Average 58
  • Poor 24
  • Terrible 11

What to Expect

  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness

Reviews

Aug 03, 2019

Average

Somerset UK

Its a great hotel with great service, food and rooms but the location is abysmal. The beach is not ideal as you spend every five minutes trying to avoid vendors, they literally do not let up. Once you spend a couple days making sure the regulars know that you are not interested in what they have to sell, you then meet new faces and the cycle begins again.This absolutely spoilt my visit so much so that I would never recommend the hotel to anyone.
Jul 02, 2019

Food & service . Both wear very good . They really spoil you . 1 was there for 4 day in March . Had full relaxation

Edmonton, Canada

next year i & my wife will go for 3 / 4 weeks . to have full enjoyment of the hotel , food & the beautiful beach . The glass boat trip & camel ride . those 4 days where not enough . There is nothing to wright till i go and can wight more . Thank you
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Serena Beach Hotel and Spa

Facilities

Maisha Gym

A fitness studio offering cardiovascular and isotonic equipment as well as free weights, tennis and squash courts and a luxury swimming pool.

Maisha Mind, Body & Spirit Spa

The spa offers an oasis of seclusion. The dedicated facility is surrounded by strong walls of natural coral, which totally exclude the outside world; at its heart is a sheet of mirrored water – tranquil and serene – over which a simple meditation platform is suspended.

Sports Facilities

Facilities include: tennis courts, table tennis, darts, beach volleyball, aqua aerobics, traditional archery and squash courts.

Swimming pool

The Serena Beach Hotel & Spa boasts a luxury swimming pool with swim-up bar.

Complimentary Wi-Fi is provided in Public Areas

Serena Beach Hotel and Spa

Room Types

Village Room

All 66 of the Village Rooms are set in the style of a 13th century Swahili village with winding lanes, squares and market places. No matter whether you are allocated a ground or upper level room, you will have access to a seating terrace or your own private balcony respectively to enjoy a few sundowners of an evening whilst looking out over the charming central squares and village gardens. Wi-Fi is available for a fee.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Separate Shower
  • Towels included

Garden Front Room

Surrounded by manicured lawns and palm trees looking down across the grounds to the open ocean, enjoy the serenity of the peaceful location from either your private balcony or terrace.

Presented in cool sea blue and white, each spacious en suite room has either twins or a queen-sized bed with luxurious mosquito nets. Double doors open out onto either a private balcony or terrace. Wi-Fi is available for a fee.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Separate Shower
  • Towels included
Serena Beach

Family Rooms

Each family suite has a twin-bedded children's room with digital multi-channel TV, mini bar (which can be emptied on request), direct dial telephone, internet connectivity, 24-hour room service and a private bathroom.

Accessed by a short corridor, the adult's room is luxuriously appointed with a king-sized double bed with walk-in mosquito net, sumptuous sea blue and gold Swahili-styled furnishings, a fully-stocked mini-bar, digital multi-channel TV, direct dial telephone and 24-hour internet connectivity; while the spaciously luxurious twin bathroom allows for use by two people at once. The room also features a generous balcony with access to the children's room next door, should parents desire it. Wi-Fi is available for a fee.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Separate Shower
  • Towels included

Village Sea View Room

The Village Sea View Rooms are set in the style of a 13th century Swahili village with winding lanes, squares and market places. Whether you’re in a ground floor or upper level room, you’ll have access to a seating terrace or your own private balcony respectively to enjoy a few sundowners of an evening whilst enjoying views of the glistening Indian Ocean. Wi-Fi is available for a fee.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Towels included
  • TV
Prime Room

Prime View Room

The exceptionally spacious Prime View Rooms are styled in traditional Swahili décor; brightly coloured coastal soft furnishings in red, white and yellow or cool blue. Every room also has its very own spacious balcony with views of the gardens around the hotel. Wi-Fi is available for a fee.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Separate Shower
  • Towels included
  • TV

Superior Sea View Room

Superior Sea View Rooms are newly renovated and located in a two-storey building. All are luxuriously appointed and feature traditional Swahili decor, a mosquito net, vanity unit, private verandah with ocean views, en suite bathroom fitted with a walk-in shower and a host of amenities. Additional touches include fretwork cabinets and brightly coloured coastal cotton soft furnishings in either red, white and yellow or cool blue. Wi-Fi is available for a fee.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
  • TV
Serena Beach Hotel and Spa

Food & Drink

Restaurant

Sokoni Plaza

The Sokoni Plaza is a brasserie-style cafe offering all-day snacks, pizzas and Swahili specialities. Dress code: casual wear acceptable.

Restaurant

Jahazi Seafood Grill

Set on the beach, styled to resemble an Arab dhow and offering a superb selection of a la carte seafood specialities. Dress code: Smart casual, no short trousers to be worn during dinner.

Board Basis Options

Half Board
Full Board

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included in the Full Board package.

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