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Dar es Salaam Serena Hotel

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Doha, Qatar
Reviewed 12 June 2015

Stayed in this hotel in few occasions. The staff is extremely nice and polite. The pool area is good as well as the gym. Dinner buffet has many options and the food is tasty and fresh. Every time I come in this hotel I'm going for the buffet and so far I was never disappointed.

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Reviewed 9 June 2015 via mobile

A stay at the Serena is always relaxing. Even though I usually come for business. The central location with a beautiful garden and outside dining area helps you wind down quickly after a long working day. Rooms are nice and provide some space, very good beds and bedding. If you get a room at the seaside of the building, the...

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 27 May 2015

The service is very good and more over the quality of food is excellent. The staff are very courteous and make sure you have a comfortable stay. The location of the hotel is fantastic and the place is silent though the hotel is in the city center.

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Amman Governorate, Jordan
Reviewed 27 May 2015

I stay at the Serena hotels whenever I travel to East Africa, the Serena Dar is the lowest in quality and service among the group specially when compared to Serena Nairobi, but still very good hotel compared to rest of Dar hotels. The rooms are old but satisfactory. Food is average, would expect better breakfast. But this is as you...

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2Thank RandHa
Reviewed 21 May 2015

I expected a lot after reading the reviews about Serena.However I was disappointed about a number of things such as the ceiling outside the bathroom door leaking,air conditioner was not functioning properly and the room service was terrible,they forgot our orders and I had to call back after almost an hour for it to be delivered to the room.

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Weston-super-MAre
Reviewed 20 May 2015

The hotel has a quiet and relaxing atmosphere. The rooms are large and comfortable, huge bathrooms and very well appointed. Comfortable beds, and lots of hanging space and drawers. The public rooms are light and airy. We were spoilt for choice with the excellent array of food at the buffet lunch, and again in the evening. The service is a...

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Reviewed 14 May 2015

We stayed at the Serena hotel upon arrival in Tanzania. After many hours in an airplane it was a welcome respite. The Serena offered a great breakfast buffet, and the grounds and pool were well appointed.

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Geneva, Switzerland
Reviewed 13 May 2015 via mobile

This hotel is a hive of political activity so accessing it is difficult. Army, police everywhere. The lobby and rooms are dated and need a facelift. Good location but noisy. The staff are great and the Spa was excellent. Would recommend for a few days only.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 10 May 2015

I stayed for two nights at the Serena in Dar. On a business visit, they made my stay very comfortable. The staff at this hotel have a consistently high service ethic. They are complemented by the very comfortable rooms, but for me hotels are firstly about the people who are there to serve me.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 8 May 2015 via mobile

Short visit to Serena to enjoy buffet lunch. Great food and good choices on offer after meeting business partners. Great service from the crew. Enjoyed some masala tea. ... Thanks for a lovely experience...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Spa
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  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Spa
  • Tennis Court
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
Services
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
An oasis of luxury at the very heart of Dar es Salaam, the elegant and cosmopolitan Dar esSalaam Serena enjoys an exceptionally high-profile clientele and regularly plays host to bothregional and international events. Stylish yet relaxed, the hotel is one of the capital city’smost popular rendezvous and makes the ideal venue for both corporate and social events. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Dar es Salaam Serena Hotel

Address: Ohio Street | P.O. Box 791, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (Formerly Moevenpick Royal Palm Hotel Dar es Salaam)
Region: Tanzania > Dar Es Salaam Region > Dar es Salaam
Price Range: $304 - $379 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Dar es Salaam Serena Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 230
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Also Known As:
mövenpick Dar Es Salaam
Dar Es Salaam mövenpick
Hotel Style:
#6 Luxury Hotel in Dar es Salaam
#10 Business Hotel in Dar es Salaam
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“Even if the hotel is in the middle of the town, you get to sleep comfy as the noise is well blocked.”
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