Ater a roundtrip in lovely Rwanda this was a very nice place to end! As travelling in a wheelchair, we received a friendly e-mail from the staff regarding the size of the bathroom (even with picture), so we were not sure the room would match; Also there was lost of people checking in at the same time and we came (unexpectedly) 1 day to early, but the staff were very friendly and very helpfull! The bathroom just fitted, so we were all happy.;.)) . rooms are small but ok.
The hotel is small, but nice. Restaurant upstairs but we got everything served (with the smile!) on the terrase at the pool. Very nice views on the lake. The atmosfere is very quiet, just nice to read a book or have a swim. food was very good and reasonabely priced.
We made a boattrip (from Hotel Malahide- 40$ for 1 hour ) to the hot springs, nice.
In the evening there was a buffet (only on friday?), very good local food and a very nice dancing group(!) made a perfect end of our trip!
Should come again to the Serena!
Beiing home now and hearing from the 'war and the rebels' just only 1-2 kms away is very strange...but we did not feel unsafe at all!
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- Lake Kivu Serena Hotel is located in the resort Rwandan town of Gisenyi, on the shores of Lake Kivu, the sixth largest lake in Africa. The hotel is ideally situated on a sandy palm lined beach, with the nearby Virunga Volcanoes providing a spectacular backdrop on one side and a panoramic view of the lake on the other. ... more less
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