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Lake Manyara Serena Lodge
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Reviewed 31 March 2013

We spent 2 days at the lodge in November as part of our honeymoon in Tanzania. We were greeted immediately by the lodge Manager, Mr. Mustafa Mbinga, who was charming, friendly and professional. He ensured our room was satisfactory to us, gave us a quick tour of the facilities and made us feel right at home. The grounds are stunning - beautiful flora, fantastic views of Lake Manyara and the National Park and an outstanding infinity pool. The rooms are very clean and decorated with a local feel. All amenities are updated and each room as a little balcony that is perfect for morning coffee or an evening cocktail.

The food was phenomenal and the staff was professional and friendly. If you have the time and the weather permits, try to arrange the "bush dinner", which involves a dinner "en plein air" within the resort, on a candlelit dining table in an open field. The Bush Dinner includes different kinds of meat and fish grilled on an open flame as well as African accompaniments. From the field you can see the nearby town and it is spectacular.

We stayed at several Serena hotels during our stay in Tanzania but this was definitely my favourite. I highly recommend this hotel. Mr. Mbinga is doing a fantastic job with this lodge!

Room Tip: If you can splurge I recommend one of the suites - they are fantastic!
  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank TLDEKL
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Reviewed 28 March 2013

Beautiful lodge with a great view of the lake. Also is close to the Manyara national park where we saw yesterday evening monkeys, Antilopa , two Lions , birds and manyother animals. We had dinner here and breakfast, good is acceptable for such a safari trip not gourme food but certainly eatable, surprisingly they have good espressos and capucino and btreakfast is rich.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 March 2013

This was by far the worst lodge that we stayed in.The bed linen was grubby.The pillows looked as if they had already been slept on and I was very disappointed.The food catered for all tastes,and was full of flavour and generally hot.The staff were very helpful,polite and friendly.It does get a bit expensive though when they all expect a tip.It seems unfair that the ground staff do not get tipped as often as the staff that are working in the food area.

Room Tip: All the rooms seem to have been of the same quality.
  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Baqueret
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Reviewed 26 March 2013

We stayed one night here after a safari in the Lake Manyara National Park. The room had two twin beds -- rather hard ones. The bathroom was large and clean. The dining room, lounge, pool and pool bar were very nice. The buffet was very good with lots of chioices. The staff were very friendly and helpful. As we were not leaving for Ngorongoro until late in the afternoon, we had the lodge to ourselves for hours and thoroughly enjoyed bird watching and view of lake Manyara.

Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 March 2013

I loved the welcome of the towels and juice and the friendly staff (who all need tipping). The meals were all buffet style and were well cooked with a lot of choice. Tea one coffee in the rooms would have been nice and our room was made up with three single beds pushed together, don't quite understand how that works. The view from our room, the pool area and the dining room was amazing. Really enjoyed staying there and it was a good spot to tour the national park.

Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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