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Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 22 December 2016

This is one of my favorite Serena Hotels. The setting generally is lovely; the pool is beautiful; and it has a wonderful view. We enjoyed having dinner and breakfast by open windows and were fortunate enough to have the set menu, rather than a buffet. The hotel is starting to show its age in some ways; however, it is still...

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SerenaHotels, General Manager at Lake Manyara Serena Lodge, responded to this review

Dear KM Greetings from Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge, Thank you for taking your time to share your experience during your holiday and your decision to stay with us at Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge, please note that we value your feedback and this give us more strength to do better. Last year we started renovating our guest rooms by...

Reviewed 17 December 2016

The hotel amenities are ok but the probl m here was with the restaurant the food was extremely greasy and the choices were poor the waiter didn't understand me at all very poor knowledge of English also another thing I would think of changing is breakfast it is so limited it made me angry I think Serena hotels are good...

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SerenaHotels, Manager at Lake Manyara Serena Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Melissa, Thank you for taking your time to share your experience during your holiday and your decision to stay with us at Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge, please note that we value your feedback and this give us more strength to do better. My apology for shortfalls, we have addressed the issue and correct measures for improvement have been...

Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
Reviewed 15 December 2016

Rooms are clean, with unique design and great views. Infinity pool is great as well. Food was great during dinner and breakfast as well. We only stayed one night and wished for more. Overall - very enjoyable stay! Highly recommended.

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SerenaHotels, Manager at Lake Manyara Serena Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Vlad Greetings from Serena Hotels and Lodges, Tanzania Thank you for taking your time to share your experience during your holiday and your decision to stay with us at Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge, please note that we value your feedback and this give us more strength to do even better. We are committed to offer the best experience...

Roseville, California
Reviewed 10 December 2016

Upon arrival we were greeted with a hot towel and drink which was very much appreciated. Check-in was quick and very efficient. We found our room to be very comfortable and our shower was great. Free live entertainment was located at the bar overlooking the beautiful valley. Music and performers were excellent. Very nice swimming pool.

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SerenaHotels, Manager at Lake Manyara Serena Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Jim Thank you for taking your time to share your experience during your holiday and your decision to stay with us at Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge, please note that we value your feedback and this give us more strength to do even better. We hope to see you in future when you are planning a trip to Tanzania....

Sao Paulo, SP
Reviewed 23 November 2016

Location, with respect to views, is priviledged in the tip of the scarpment overlooking Lake Manyara, the park and the town of Mto. A dirt road that looks difficult in a rainy season through a very dilapidated area leads to the lodge. Rooms are comfortable, spacious, with wifi and well maintained. Staff OK, not special, as is the food. Greatest...

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SerenaHotels, Manager at Lake Manyara Serena Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Emando, Greetings from Serena Hotels and Lodges, Tanzania. Thank you for taking your time to share your experience during your holiday and your decision to stay with us at Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge, please note that we value your feedback and this give us more strength to do even better. We are committed to offer the best experience...

Hadera, Israel
Reviewed 31 October 2016

The lodge was nice and comfortable. Good place to stay when in the area. Good WiFi even in the rooms. Because I was with a group I did not get to see much of what they have to offer but it seems they can offer a lot of local activities.

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SerenaHotels, Manager at Lake Manyara Serena Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking your time to share your experience during your holiday and your decision to stay with us at Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge, please note that we value your feedback and this give us more strength to do even better. we have various activities - we offer local village walk which includes visiting the local banana farms,...

Chamonix, France
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed here as part of a safari in Ngorongoro. After a long day in the Jeeps, the lodge was a great oasis for the evening. Great food, great rooms, great service and wonderful views. I would definitely recommend it and will be returning myself.

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SerenaHotels, Manager at Lake Manyara Serena Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Andrew Thank you for taking time to share your experience. We are honoured that you chose to stay with us as your preferred Safari Lodge in Tanzania. Our aim is to exceed our guests' expectations and nothing makes us happier than to receive such high rating from you, which will continue to motivate us to improve on our service...

Reviewed 24 October 2016

This hotel is situated over a hillock with wonderful views of lake manyara. It also serves wonderful food with lots of choices. Check in is hassle free, service is good. The rooms are spacious and beautifully designed. Would love to come again.

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SerenaHotels, Manager at Lake Manyara Serena Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Moumita Thank you for taking time to share your experience. We are honoured that you chose to stay with us as your preferred Safari Lodge in Tanzania. Our aim is to exceed our guests' expectations and nothing makes us happier than to receive such high rating from you, which will continue to motivate us to improve on our service...

napervi
Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Love the hotel and service at this property. Great food, service and pool. Beautiful grounds, well lighted at night. Very comfortable rooms. Walking and running paths are close by so no excuses. Great views of the preserve below.

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SerenaHotels, Manager at Lake Manyara Serena Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Julie Thank you for taking time to share this wonderful review and we are honoured that you chose to stay with us as your preferred Safari Lodge in Tanzania. Our constant strive is to meet or exceed our guests expectations and we are delighted that we were able to achieve this objective during your stay with us. Our staffs...

whitefish
Reviewed 20 October 2016

The hotel is very attractive with an architectural style that fits with the environment. Cleanliness and maintenance are on par with a higher end hotel. There's confusion amongst staff as to duties and it wouldn't surprise me if a survey of staff taken about the quality of management...the score would not be favorable. This may be the best hotel if...

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Dear Sagecrest Thank you for taking time to share your experience. We are honoured that you chose to stay with us as your preferred Safari Lodge in Tanzania. Our aim is to exceed our guests' expectations and nothing makes us happier than to receive such high rating from you, which will continue to motivate us to improve on our service...

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  • Pool
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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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: $248 - $673 (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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“Not too far from central area”
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jbuckley43, 24 Mar 2017 | Read review
“All rooms looked wonderful.”
Grams98, 23 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Any where as all the rooms are good.”
pradipkumarp, 18 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Room with a view is recommended.”
JimZ687, 9 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Trees in the front obscure the view unless you've booked an upgraded room.”
niloo77, 15 Sep 2016 | Read review
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