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Reviewed 17 August 2015 via mobile

We stayed at Lake Manyara Serena Lodge for one night during our honeymoon. The hotel has a breathtaking view over Lake Manyara, the room was clean and the staff was very friendly and nice. The gardens are very beautiful and you can feel the wildlife just nearby, there are many squirrels and we also saw a baboon just by the...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 16 August 2015

This is a very lovely lodge with very friendly staff. The rooms were very clean and spacious and had a lovely view across Lake Manyara. We loved the earthy, curved design of the accommodation and restaurant/bar areas. Dinner and breakfast were of very high standard and again we had lovely views of the garden whilst dining. The pool side entertainment...

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Reviewed 14 August 2015 via mobile

Very good and peaceful hotel. Extremely friendly staff. But... No Buffet? And no drinks on the house? Very strange, and that really was a huge disappointment. Other than that, hotel was pretty good. All in all, I would recommend the hotel to anyone but not more than a night.

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Thank Muhammad E
Austin, Texas
Reviewed 10 August 2015

We hadn't planned to stay at the Lake Manyara Serena Lodge, but when my daughter got ill in the northern Serengeti, we were flown there because it was near an airport and they had a doctor on call. We ended up having an excellent experience--in every way. We were greeted at the front desk by Zawia, who made sure we...

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Thank Windcurrent
Amsterdam
Reviewed 9 August 2015

Lake Manyara Serena Lodge is located in the hills near Manyara National Park. It's a wonderful Lodge with stunning and breath taking views of lake Mayara. The rooms are spacious with balcony, beds very good, shower excellent. Service top, staff very friendly, food very good. We can recommend this Hotel without any doubt. One of the best places we stayed...

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Reviewed 6 August 2015 via mobile

Serena Lodge was our final stay on our safari holiday and we definitely saved the best till last! The accommodation was great, with very comfortable beds and free wifi. The infinity pool was amazing with a great view out to Lake Manyara! As well as the pool there are plenty of other things to keep guests occupied like a pool...

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Raleigh, North Carolina
Reviewed 1 August 2015

We stayed at the Lake Manyara Serena Lodge as part of our family safari to Tanzania. The lodge was outstanding. Rooms were nice and quiet and the food excellent. The pool area was lovely and the entertainers did a good acrobatic show. I would indefinitely stay here again if given the opportunity.

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Thank Douglas P
New York City, New York
Reviewed 30 July 2015

This is the second Serena chain hotels that maintains its standard. It is in a good location. The rooms are nice and clean. The service is great and the staff are very polite and friendly and each morning when we had to check out for our game drive, the staff would be waiting outside the room to carry our luggage...

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Thank elainequang
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 29 July 2015

Having been to the Ngorongoro Serena Lodge we had some idea of what the sister lodge would be like. We were saddened to find the food worse than Ngorongoro and so was the service. Yet again, big groups were prioritised and couples / small groups were sidelined. The staff were very pleasant and helpful, but seemed unsure of themselves and...

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Gurugram (Gurgaon), India
Reviewed 22 July 2015

This was our first stop in Tanzania, the staff are very pleasant and the general manager came around personally to check on and find out if everything was okay. The reception staff obliged by giving us a room on the first floor with a good view. We did not see much wildlife in Lake Manyara but as this was the...

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
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  • Restaurant
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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: $278 - $714 (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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