Kigali Serena Hotel

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Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool
Superior Room | Minibar, in-room safe, desk, blackout drapes
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Overview of Kigali Serena Hotel

Kigali Serena Hotel

5-star property
Luxury Kigali hotel with 1 outdoor pools, connected to the convention center

9.0/10 Superb

103 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Gym
The price is CA $391
Price available on 11/06/2022
Boulevard De La Revolution, Kigali, 250
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Fitness center
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Children's pool
  • Pool bar
  • 24-hour room service
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • Spa services
  • Massage/treatment rooms
For families
  • Cribs/infant beds (surcharge)
  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Children's pool
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom
  • Television

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About this area

What's nearby

  • Heart of Kigali

Getting around

  • Kigali (KGL-Kigali Intl.) - 28 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • Soko Restaurant - 4 min walk
  • Iriba Bar and Terrace - 4 min walk
  • German Butchery - 12 min walk
  • Chez Robert - 14 min walk
  • Camellia - 16 min walk

About this property

Kigali Serena Hotel

5-star luxury hotel connected to the convention center
At Kigali Serena Hotel, you can look forward to free continental breakfast, a roundtrip airport shuttle, and a poolside bar. For some rest and relaxation, visit the sauna or steam room, and indulge in a hot stone massage, reflexology, or a body treatment. Be sure to enjoy a meal at The Milima Restaurant, the onsite restaurant. Free in-room WiFi is available to all guests, along with a terrace and a coffee shop/cafe.
Other perks include:
  • An outdoor pool and a children's pool
  • Free self parking
  • Limo/town car service, free newspapers, and a banquet hall
  • Luggage storage, a gift shop, and tour/ticket assistance
  • Guest reviews say great things about the helpful staff
Room features
All guestrooms at Kigali Serena Hotel have comforts such as 24-hour room service and air conditioning, in addition to amenities like free WiFi and safes. Guests reviews speak well of the comfortable rooms at the property.
More conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Bathrooms with shower/tub combinations and free toiletries
  • 42-inch TVs with satellite channels
  • Cribs/infant beds, daily housekeeping, and electrical adapters/chargers


English, French, Swahili

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global) and Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 148 rooms
  • Arranged over 5 floors


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM - midnight
  • Express check-in/out
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Babysitting*


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site


  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours)*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast each morning 6:30 AM–9:30 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • Coffee shop
  • 24-hour room service
  • Snack bar/deli

Traveling with children

  • Children's pool
  • Babysitting (surcharge)

Working away

  • 24-hour business center
  • Meeting rooms


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Limo or town car service
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Hair salon
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff


  • 4 buildings/towers
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Fitness center
  • An outdoor pool
  • Spa services
  • Sauna
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Steam room


  • Elevator
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Visual alarms in hallways
  • Wheelchairs available on site
  • Raised toilet seat
  • Low-height counter/sink
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • Bathroom emergency pull cord


  • English
  • French
  • Swahili

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 42-inch TV
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Crib/infant bed (surcharge)
  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
  • Electrical adapters/chargers


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the onsite spa services. There are 2 treatment rooms including rooms for couples. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, Swedish massages, and facials. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy and reflexology.


The Milima Restaurant - This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
The Sokoni Restaurant - Onsite restaurant.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of RWF 35 per person (one-way)

Children & extra beds

  • Babysitting is available for an extra charge
  • Cribs/infant beds are available for RWF 40.0 per day
  • Airport shuttle for children between the ages of 4 and 12 costs RWF 18 (one-way)

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Reservations are required for massage services and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-in is available.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global) and Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global).


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector on site.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

Hotel Kigali
Hotel Kigali Serena
Hotel Serena Kigali
Kigali Hotel
Kigali Hotel Serena
Kigali Serena
Kigali Serena Hotel
Serena Hotel Kigali
Serena Kigali
Serena Kigali Hotel
Kigali Serena Hotel Hotel
Kigali Serena Hotel Kigali
Kigali Serena Hotel Hotel Kigali

Frequently asked questions

Does Kigali Serena Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Kigali Serena Hotel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Kigali Serena Hotel?
As of 6 Oct 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Kigali Serena Hotel on 5 Nov 2022 start from CA $362, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Kigali Serena Hotel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Kigali Serena Hotel?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool and a children's pool.
Are pets allowed at Kigali Serena Hotel?
Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Kigali Serena Hotel?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Kigali Serena Hotel?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is RWF 35 per person one-way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Kigali Serena Hotel?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 11 AM. Express check-in and check-out and contactless check-in are available.
What is there to do at Kigali Serena Hotel and nearby?
Kigali Serena Hotel has an outdoor pool and a sauna, as well as a steam room and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Kigali Serena Hotel?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant, The Milima Restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Soko Restaurant (4-min walk), Iriba Bar and Terrace (4-min walk), and German Butchery (12-min walk).
What's the area around Kigali Serena Hotel like?
Kigali Serena Hotel is in the heart of Kigali, a short 16-minute walk from Union Trade Center.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

Brenda, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Paul, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Patrick, 2-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

My top choice when visiting Rwanda!
The Kigali Serena is a fabulous place to stay when visiting Rwanda. They have fantastic customer service, rooms are very clean, and they have a lovely lounge/patio seating area by the pool when they often have live music. They have one of the best breakfast buffets in all of Rwanda so don’t skip breakfast!
Arthur, 2-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

castro, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Johannes, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

NYIRARERWA, 1-night trip
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4/10 Fair

It was a nice hotel but beware they charge $35 USD for an airport shuttle which I thought was free. I called from the airport and they said they would send someone in 20 mins. One hour later I called back and they said oops, someone is coming in 20 mins. She said I could take a cab but I said I didn't want to have to pay for it and would rather wait if it was free. The next day at checkout there was a 35USD charge. Very frustrating that it isn't listed online and that she didn't tell me that when I called. They were not helpful at the front desk with fixing this concern or getting a manager despite my request. I also paid the driver 20USD because I thought it was free and he took me to the genocide museum and waited for me outside for an hour. So I paid $55 USD for that airport transfer! :( Not happy!
1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Good staff, pool area and breakfast. Definitely needs some upgrading as it shows it’s age. USB ports in the rooms would be great and the beds have seen better days. I could feel the springs digging into my hip. Lots of repairs needed with knobs, cabinet doors coming apart when you touched them. Could be an awesome hotel but not 5 star or worth the money as it currently stands.
3-night trip
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8/10 Very good

The air-conditioning in many rooms is not adequate. I love this hotel and have stayed there many times over the last ten years. But have noticed that other friends who stay there are leaving due to the problem of poor A/C in the rooms.
1-night trip
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