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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

After the dry if the Serengeti dusty roads lake Manyara is an oasis and this majestic hotel on the cliff top above is so refreshing. The infinity edge pool overlooking the park is heaven. Lovely lush grounds. And grand main house for bar and dining all open to the quiet gardens and view and our connected bungalow with the kids...

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SerenaHotels, General Manager at Lake Manyara Serena Lodge, responded to this review

Dear CazGrant greetings from Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge, Thank you for choosing staying with us during your holiday. I would like to thank you for taking time and put your reviews, please note that we value your comment and this give us more strength to do even better. we hope to see you in future when you are in...

Leven, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 January 2017

Although the staff are brilliant and customer service is well embedded the hotel complex is somewhat tired. Good restaurant and spacious in main hotel foyer; however bedrooms are not as good as other hotels in the area.

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SerenaHotels, Manager at Lake Manyara Serena Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Flynn, Thank you for taking your time to share your experience during your holiday and your decision to stay with us at Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge, please note that we value your feedback and this give us more strength to do better. Last year we started renovating our guest rooms by phases and currently we have done two...

Bengaluru, India
Reviewed 17 January 2017

The Hotel has an interesting style with thatched roofs. The rooms are very spacious and nicely appointed. They also have a swimming pool. There is also evening entertainment program by the poolside bar. The restaurant food is also nice. The staff is very helpful. All in all a great stay. Evenings do get cold in these parts, so a fireplace...

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SerenaHotels, Manager at Lake Manyara Serena Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Avinash, Thank you for taking your time to share your experience during your holiday and your decision to stay with us at Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge, please note that we value your feedback and this give us more strength to do even better. we hope to see you in future when you are planing a trip to Tanzania....

San Antonio, Texas
Reviewed 8 January 2017

This was our first of three Serena hotels. The other two were the Serengeti Serena and the Stone Town in Zanzibar. I have nothing but good things to say about all three. The rooms are very nice, the food is delicious (buffet breakfast and dinner), but the best quality in my opinion is the staff. They are extremely professional, friendly,...

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SerenaHotels, General Manager at Lake Manyara Serena Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Luis Greetings from Serena Hotels and Lodges, Tanzania Thank you for taking your time to share your experience during your holiday and your decision to stay with us at Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge, please note that we value your feedback and this give us more strength to do even better.we are committed to offer the best experience to...

Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

I stopped by the resort for an afternoon for a bite and to use their wifi, and found the place to be quite nice. They simultaneously manage to come off as both rustic and refined, with an infinity pool overlooking the valley which is world class. The food and drink were alright, though the bartender had a different approach to...

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SerenaHotels, General Manager at Lake Manyara Serena Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Regan Jambo from Serena Hotels and Lodges, Tanzania Thank you for taking your time to share your experience during your holiday and your decision to stay with us at Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge, please note that we value your feedback and this give us more strength to do even better. We are committed to offer the best experience...

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 December 2016

We found this hotel to be very friendly. The pool was great. Our lodge rooms were large but a little bit dated compared to others we stayed in in Tanzania. There was no coffee/tea in the rooms. The food was excellent as were the staff. The packed meal were huge, you would not go hungry. The food was excellent for...

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SerenaHotels, Manager at Lake Manyara Serena Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Wilsons, Thank you for taking your time to share your experience during your holiday and your decision to stay with us at Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge, please note that we value your feedback and this give us more strength to do better. Last year we started renovating our guest rooms by phases and currently we have done two...

Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 21 December 2016

This is one of my favorite Serena Hotels. The setting generally is lovely; the pool is beautiful; and it has a wonderful view. We enjoyed having dinner and breakfast by open windows and were fortunate enough to have the set menu, rather than a buffet. The hotel is starting to show its age in some ways; however, it is still...

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SerenaHotels, General Manager at Lake Manyara Serena Lodge, responded to this review

Dear KM Greetings from Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge, Thank you for taking your time to share your experience during your holiday and your decision to stay with us at Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge, please note that we value your feedback and this give us more strength to do better. Last year we started renovating our guest rooms by...

Reviewed 17 December 2016

The hotel amenities are ok but the probl m here was with the restaurant the food was extremely greasy and the choices were poor the waiter didn't understand me at all very poor knowledge of English also another thing I would think of changing is breakfast it is so limited it made me angry I think Serena hotels are good...

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SerenaHotels, Manager at Lake Manyara Serena Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Melissa, Thank you for taking your time to share your experience during your holiday and your decision to stay with us at Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge, please note that we value your feedback and this give us more strength to do better. My apology for shortfalls, we have addressed the issue and correct measures for improvement have been...

Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
Reviewed 14 December 2016

Rooms are clean, with unique design and great views. Infinity pool is great as well. Food was great during dinner and breakfast as well. We only stayed one night and wished for more. Overall - very enjoyable stay! Highly recommended.

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SerenaHotels, Manager at Lake Manyara Serena Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Vlad Greetings from Serena Hotels and Lodges, Tanzania Thank you for taking your time to share your experience during your holiday and your decision to stay with us at Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge, please note that we value your feedback and this give us more strength to do even better. We are committed to offer the best experience...

Roseville, California
Reviewed 10 December 2016

Upon arrival we were greeted with a hot towel and drink which was very much appreciated. Check-in was quick and very efficient. We found our room to be very comfortable and our shower was great. Free live entertainment was located at the bar overlooking the beautiful valley. Music and performers were excellent. Very nice swimming pool.

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Dear Jim Thank you for taking your time to share your experience during your holiday and your decision to stay with us at Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge, please note that we value your feedback and this give us more strength to do even better. We hope to see you in future when you are planning a trip to Tanzania....

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  • Pool
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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  • Dry Cleaning
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Taking as its muse the glorious bird life of the fabulously soda-encrusted and pink flamingo-fringed...Lake Manyara, the swooping curves of this elegantly evocative lodge defy description. As do the soaring views over the Great Rift Valley, the rose-gold sunsets over the Mto Wa Mbu escarpment and the utterly unique tree climbing Lake Manyara lions. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Lake Manyara Serena Lodge

Address: Lake Manyara National Park, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Arusha Region > Lake Manyara National Park
Price Range: $276 - $708 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Lake Manyara Serena Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 54
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“Not too far from central area”
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 of 5 bubbles jbuckley43, 24 Mar 2017 | Read review
“All rooms looked wonderful.”
 of 5 bubbles Grams98, 23 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Any where as all the rooms are good.”
 of 5 bubbles pradipkumarp, 18 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Room with a view is recommended.”
 of 5 bubbles JimZ687, 9 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Trees in the front obscure the view unless you've booked an upgraded room.”
 of 5 bubbles niloo77, 15 Sep 2016 | Read review
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