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    Lake Duluti Serena Hotel

    P.O. Box 2551, Arusha, Tanzania
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    Apr 9 Apr 10
    1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
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    • Excellent38%
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    Breakfast included
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    Free Internet
    3 Star Hotel
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    All reviews main building kilimanjaro airport first night one night old colonial evening meal and breakfast set menu night flight beautiful grounds tanzanian safari wonderful start ceiling fan guided walk coffee plantation pre safari starting point lobby area our honeymoon arusha national park long flight
    Reviewed 4 days ago

    The hotel is beautiful and clean with amazing views. We had our wedding at the garden (28.01.17) and it was amazing. So great full to Gerald Macharia and his excellent team (especially Grace Mawani, Jane, Godwin & Edith Mosha) for being so accommodating and making...More

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    Reviewed 5 days ago

    The hotel was pleasant and clean with excellent service and very convenient for Kilimanjaro airport and the start of our safari the next day from Arusha.unfortunately we were not here long enough to appreciate the lovely gardens and any other features.

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    Reviewed 1 week ago

    Flew into Arusha a few days before the start of my safari with Globus Tours. It was a good idea to adjust to the long flight fom the USA and also adjust to the time change. The room, food and facilities were very nice and...More

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    Reviewed 1 week ago

    This was our first night in Tanzania and it was a very welcome stay. The staff couldn't do enough to make you feel comfortable and welcome. Rooms were lovely, spacious and clean. Restaurant which served the evening meal and breakfast offered a very good choice....More

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    Reviewed 1 week ago

    Having been the third Serena visited that week, was sorely disappointed in the service. They at first told us the hotel was full, but managed to find us a room once we said we were planning to stay a few nights. I think the manager...More

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    • Free Parking
    • Free Internet
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Breakfast included
    • Room Service
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Breakfast included
    • Laundry Service
    • Concierge
    • Multilingual Staff
    • Room Service
    • Airport Transportation
    • Dry Cleaning
    • Meeting Rooms
    • Business Centre with Internet Access
    • Banquet Room
    • Self-Serve Laundry
    • Babysitting
    • Things to do
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Tennis Court
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    Traveller (265)
    Room & Suite (65)
    Dining (19)
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    Questions & AnswersAsk a question
    canadiangurlz_126
    Am I able to purchase insect repellant in the hotel? Are the bugs bad in November?
    6 January 2017|
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    Response from SerenaHotels | Property representative |
    Hello, At Lake Duluti there are hardly any insects. But for good measure, insect repellents are provided in each room.
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    canadiangurlz_126
    do the rooms have fans or a/c.....I imagine fans. How warm does it get in November.....just wondering if the fan cools things down enough
    29 December 2016|
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    Response from SerenaHotels | Property representative |
    Hello, Yes we do have fans in the room. It doesn't get too hot in November making it possible to stay in a room without a fan or a/c.
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    Marideth S
    I will need transport from the Kili Airport to the hotel, then two weeks later, from the hotel to the Kili Airport. How much does transport cost? Thank you.
    22 November 2016|
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    Response from SerenaHotels | Property representative |
    Hello Marideth, Transport is USD 100 one way, so to and from the airport would be USD 200.
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    Room Tips
    "The little cabins were super cute and gnome-like"
    Rick S, 9 days agoRead review
    "Rooms are available in the main lodge and also in small clusters of thatch-rooved cottages. We liked the..."
    LionHeart53, 3 months agoRead review
    "All the rooms are quiet"
    Elaine F, 7 months agoRead review
    "have dinner in the lounge and order off bar menu instead of sit down 3 course dinner"
    Scott B, 7 months agoRead review
    "Depending on how much you want to walk request a room closer or further away from the main building"
    pauste1, 7 months agoRead review
    "Good place to stop after a long flight, before a safari."
    David W, 8 months agoRead review
    "Some rooms are much closer to the main building than others so if that is an issue, make sure to request a..."
    Shoshanna E, 9 months agoRead review
    "All rooms are supposed to have views of Lake Duluti - some clearer than others."
    psepo, 9 months agoRead review
    "If you are comfortable walking at night over uneven territory, opt for one of the rooms at the end of the..."
    PMJC, 9 months agoRead review
    "As the rooms are essentially the same, the choice is between nearer of further away from the reception."
    Safariafficionado, 10 months agoRead review
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