Get the celebrity treatment with world-class service at Dar es Salaam Serena Hotel

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Next to a golf course and gymkhana club, Serena Hotel provides views of the Indian Ocean. Guests can relax next to the outdoor pool in the extensive tropical gardens, or in the fitness center and sauna.

All of the spacious, air-conditioned rooms feature modern décor, a flat-screen TV, minibar and private bathroom.

The hotel features 2 restaurants which prepare a variety of international cuisine, or guests can dine by the pool at the Island Trader Bar and Restaurant. There is also a patisserie, cafe, and the Kibo Bar which plays lively music.

The 24-hour front desk and travel desk can help organize excursions into the center of Dar es Salaam, only 2 miles away. A baby-sitting service is available at Dar es Salaam Serena Hotel.

Free private parking is available on site and an airport shuttle can be arranged. Julius Nyerere Airport is only 8 miles away.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.2 for a two-person trip.

Dar es Salaam Serena Hotel has been welcoming guests since May 21, 2012

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (8.9)

Great Food: Meals here are highly recommended!

Breakfast Info

Continental, Full English/Irish, Vegetarian, Vegan, Halal, American, Buffet

Free private parking available at the hotel

Loyal Customers

There are more repeat guests here than most other properties.


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4 reasons to choose Dar es Salaam Serena Hotel

  • Prices you can't beat!
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  • Manage your bookings online
  • The staff speaks English
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Hotel surroundings *
Guests loved walking around the neighborhood!
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What's nearby
  • National Museum and House of Culture
    0.3 miles
  • JM Mall
    0.5 miles
  • Aga Khan Hospital
    0.7 miles
  • Kivukoni Fish Market
    0.8 miles
  • Village Museum
    0.8 miles
  • Kariakoo Market
    1 miles
  • Shoprite Dar es Salaam
    1.4 miles
Top attractions
  • Quality Plaza Dar es Salaam
    2.2 miles
  • Wonder Workshop
    2.8 miles
  • Tanzania National Stadium
    3 miles
  • Uhuru Stadium
    3.1 miles
  • Oyster Bay Shopping Centre
    3.2 miles
  • Shoppers Plaza Dar-es-Salaam
    3.6 miles
  • Dar-es-Salaam Village Supermarket
    3.7 miles
  • Tazara Railway Station
    3.7 miles
  • Shrijee's Supermarket
    4.4 miles
  • Kunduchi Water Park
    11.3 miles
Beaches in the Neighborhood
  • Cocoa Beach
    2.6 miles
  • Msasani Beach
    4 miles
  • Yacht Club Beach
    4.9 miles
  • Mbezi Beach
    6 miles
Public transit
  • Ferry Zanzibar Ferry Terminal
    0.5 miles
  • Ferry Kigamboni Ferry Terminal
    0.7 miles
  • Train Central Railway Station
    0.7 miles
Closest Airports
  • Julius Nyerere International Airport
    7.8 miles
  • Abeid Amani Karume International Airport
    41.6 miles
How to get to Dar es Salaam Serena Hotel from Julius Nyerere International Airport
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1 Restaurant On Site


    Food: African, Indian, Seafood, Local

Amenities of Dar es Salaam Serena Hotel
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Themed dinners
  • Kids' club
Food & Drink
  • Fruit
  • Wine/Champagne Additional charge
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Snack bar
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Airport drop-off Additional charge
  • Airport pickup Additional charge
Front Desk Services
  • Concierge
  • Baggage storage
  • 24-hour front desk
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Suit press Additional charge
  • Ironing service Additional charge
  • Dry cleaning Additional charge
  • Laundry Additional charge
Business Facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying Additional charge
  • Business center Additional charge
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe
  • Convenience store on site
  • Airport shuttle (additional charge)
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Hypoallergenic room available
  • Car rental
  • Packed lunches
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Elevator
  • Family rooms
  • Hair/Beauty salon
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room service
  • Lowered sink
  • Raised toilet
  • Toilet with grab rails
  • Wheelchair accessible
Outdoor swimming pool
Free! All pools are free of charge
  • Open all year
  • All ages welcome
  • Fenced pool
  • Pool bar
  • Fitness classes
  • Fitness
  • Full-body massage
  • Head massage
  • Foot massage
  • Neck massage
  • Back massage
  • Spa facilities
  • Body wrap
  • Pedicure
  • Manicure
  • Facial treatments
  • Beauty services
  • Massage
  • Spa Additional charge
  • Fitness center
  • Sauna
Languages Spoken
  • English
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Sustainability initiatives
This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel

House rules Dar es Salaam Serena Hotel takes special requests – add in the next step!


2:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in


10:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 18 and above are considered adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 3 years
Crib by request
17+ years
Extra bed by request
$100 per person, per night

Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The maximum number of extra beds and cribs allowed depends on the room you choose. Double-check your selected room for the maximum capacity.

All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18


Pets are not allowed.

Mastercard Visa American Express Dar es Salaam Serena Hotel accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

In accordance with government guidelines to minimize transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property may request additional documentation from guests to validate identity, travel itinerary, and other relevant info on dates where such guidelines exist.

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

Please inform Dar es Salaam Serena Hotel of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

Payment before arrival by bank transfer is required. The property will contact you after you book to provide instructions.

FAQs about Dar es Salaam Serena Hotel

  • The prices at Dar es Salaam Serena Hotel may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Dar es Salaam Serena Hotel has 1 restaurant:

    • Restaurant

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Dar es Salaam Serena Hotel by:

    • Taxi 1h

  • Check-in at Dar es Salaam Serena Hotel is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM.

  • Dar es Salaam Serena Hotel is 0.7 miles from the center of Dar es Salaam.

  • Guests staying at Dar es Salaam Serena Hotel can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.0).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Full English/Irish
    • Vegetarian
    • Vegan
    • Halal
    • American
    • Buffet

  • Yes, this hotel has a pool. See details about the pool and other facilities on this page.

  • Room options at Dar es Salaam Serena Hotel include:

    • Double

  • The following parking options are available to guests staying at Dar es Salaam Serena Hotel (subject to availability):

    • Parking on site
    • Private Parking
    • Parking
    • Free parking

  • Dar es Salaam Serena Hotel offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Spa
    • Fitness center
    • Sauna
    • Massage
    • Kids' club
    • Full-body massage
    • Beauty services
    • Foot massage
    • Spa facilities
    • Fitness classes
    • Manicure
    • Neck massage
    • Body wrap
    • Fitness
    • Facial treatments
    • Head massage
    • Back massage
    • Themed dinners
    • Pedicure