Nairobi Serena Hotel

The award-winning Nairobi Serena Hotel offers luxury and serenity right in the middle of bustling Nairobi. This five-star hotel overlooks Central Park and offers 183 rooms, ranging from interconnecting Deluxe Rooms ideal for families to generous open-plan suites. Bedrooms overlook the park or the Nairobi Cathedral, and all are fitted with air-conditioning and flatscreen TVs.   

Guests at this premium property enjoy access to concierge services, health club and 25 metre heated outdoor swimming pool. There is also a wonderful day spa onsite, with a Jacuzzi, steam room, juice bar and four treatment rooms. The hotel’s Mandhari Restaurant provides one of Nairobi’s most iconic settings for a meal whilst the buffet restaurant, patisserie and bar offer a more low-key dining atmosphere.  

The helpful staff can help with arranging a game at the Royal Nairobi Golf Course. Other activity options whilst in Nairobi include volunteering at the Kibera Slum School – an eye-opening experience, or visiting the young elephants and their keepers at Daphne Sheldrick’s Animal Orphanage.


How to get to Nairobi Serena Hotel

The Nairobi Serena Hotel is 16km or around 30 minutes (depending on traffic) by road from Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. It is also conveniently close (5km or approximately 15 minutes) to Wilson Airport, where many charter and scheduled domestic flights depart.

Activities at Nairobi Serena Hotel

  • Karen Blixen Museum & Giraffe Centre visit
  • Daphne Sheldrick’s Animal Orphanage excursion
  • Lake Nakuru National Park day trip
  • Kibera Slum School or Ngong Hills Women’s Centre volunteer activity tour

*Some activities are available at extra cost.

Nairobi Serena Highlights

  • A quality five-star hotel in Nairobi’s bustling city centre
  • A wide range of rooms and suites to choose from
  • Views of Central Park or the Nairobi Cathedral
  • Multiple onsite dining options
  • A full suite of facilities from a day spa to swimming pool

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Nairobi Accommodation

Below are some of our preferred hotels in Nairobi. Please contact us to tailor design a selection of accommodation options to suit the style of your trip, and your budget.

Eka Hotel

This contemporary hotel is located along Mombasa Road, close to both Nairobi's airports and the Nairobi National Park.

Fairmont The Norfolk

This landmark Nairobi hotel was built in 1904 and continues to be one of East Africa’s most popular launching points for a high-end wildlife safari.

Giraffe Manor

This boutique hotel is a Nairobi icon and offers one of the city’s most unique experiences: the opportunity to feed and walk with rare Rothschild's giraffe.


This gracious boutique hotel sets the standard for luxury accommodation in Kenya’s vibrant capital, Nairobi.

House of Waine

This excellent family-run boutique hotel offers elegant accommodation and personalised service in the leafy, upmarket Nairobi suburb of Karen.

Sarova Panafric

This comfortable hotel is located in Nairobi's city centre close to many attractions including the Maasai Market and Carnivore Restaurant.

The Panari Hotel

This comfortable deluxe hotel is close to Nairobi National Park, Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and Wilson Airport.

The Sarova Stanley

Kenya’s first luxury hotel, The Sarova Stanley continues to offer the same high standards of accommodation and world-class dining experiences as it did over a century ago.

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Kenya Overview

Why should I travel to Kenya?
Since the early 19th century, Kenya has captivated visitors with its astounding quantity and diversity of wildlife as well as with its majestic scenery. The country has well-established tourist infrastructure and a good standard of accommodation.

When is the best time to see wildlife in Kenya?
Excellent gameviewing year round. Jul-Sep is popular when the wildebeest migration is in the Masai Mara.

What is the culture of Kenya?
Maasai and Samburu pastoralists who continue their traditional way of life.

What is the climate in Kenya?
Temperate climate (22°- 25°C) due to high altitude but hot in low-lying areas like the Rift Valley (30°- 35°C). Hot and humid along the coast. “Long rains” take place in Apr/May, whilst “short rains” occur in mid-Oct to mid-Dec.

What can I combine Kenya with?
Tanzania, which is situated on Kenya’s southern border and is easily reached by road or air from Nairobi. Mt Kilimanjaro straddles the two countries and Kenya’s Masai Mara is part of Tanzania’s Serengeti ecosystem, the arena for the wildebeest migration.

How to get to Kenya?
The gateway to Kenya is Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. Nairobi is linked by daily air services from Australia via the UAE or Qatar in the Middle East or via Johannesburg in South Africa.

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