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Serena Beach Resort & Spa

4.5 of 5 Resort   |   P.O. Box 90352, Shanzu 80100, Kenya
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Ranked #1 of 6 hotels in Shanzu
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Exactly what we needed.. Rest, relaxation and rejuvenation! We enjoyed the accommodation and amazing food. Thanks to the staff, though it was very quiet they tried their best to make our stay one to remember. Will definitely go back.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

After 5-days on safari we came to the coast for a further 5-days to chill out and the views from the hotel across the pool and lawns onto the white sand and crystal clear water of the indian Ocean was exquisite. As great as the views were and the warm waters tempting be warned. Within seconds of entering the beach... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

One of the most amazing places ever. Nice building, friendly and kind staff. We arrived after a 10 hours flight and we were welcomed in a very nice and friendly way. Our family room was amazing and very clean. Food was really good, the quality of food was really good and not once we got sick and we had salads,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Spent two weeks mid May to early June here this year. The booking process was super from the Nairobi Serena staff especially Joyce who was instrumental in ensuring we got the room of our choice by co-ordinating this earlier. First off we were impressed by the staff who are very helpful and friendly. Some individuals stuck out; Phoebe at the... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

I was at the spa this Saturday and had a lovely treatment thanks to Douglas and company. The spa was clean and very soothing, i really enjoyed myself. However when i arrived at the gate, the gate/watchman/security guard was very rude to me and made me enter through the staff entry to access the spa. I was staying at a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Clean and spacious rooms, serene environment, I liked.. the staff were quite hospitable. Nice location and quite secure. Nice place for a family get out, best for couples.. The food was quite good I would recommend it anytime..

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Second time here and was highly impressed by how the staff have maintained their hospitality. Food quality and variety was great along with live bands on selected dinner days. Private beach with a variety of activities. Rooms were clean and spacious. Maisha Spa - pure bliss!

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Clean, serene, nature filled, cool, and enchanting. Lovely for a couple. Quiet nights. Apartment kind of room setup's and very private. Spacious - An experience not to miss out on. Great food, Gymn facility available for residents. highly secure. They have an amazing spa and wellness center.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Stayed here for a week and i thoroughly enjoyed the experience I had there along with my family. The food was great and view was fantastic, It was all spotless and, to top it all off, the staff were delightfully welcoming.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

We stayed for 2 weeks last October. We found the staff - especially Phoebe on the front desk - to be extremely helpful and polite with nothing too much trouble. When we arrived we found the room we were given to be a little dark with no view of the ocean, but a few words to Phoebe and we were... More

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Address: P.O. Box 90352, Shanzu 80100, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Coast Province > Shanzu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Serena Beach Resort & Spa 4.5*
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Serena Beach Hotel And Spa
Serena Beach Hotel Shanzu
Hotel Serena Beach

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Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
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With the shimmering sands and waters of the Indian Ocean stretching before it, amidst verdant, bougainvillea-filled gardens, and shaded by gently swaying palm trees, the Mombasa Serena Beach Hotel represents the ultimate escape. The legendary 13th-century Swahili town of Lamu inspires and styles it. ... more   less 
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