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Lake Manyara Serena Lodge
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Reviewed 26 May 2013

I can't recommend the Serena Lodge at Lake Manyara enough; the architecture, staff, restaurant, everything was great! Stayed here one night of a packaged 4-day safari trip through Tanzania Adventures. The tour operator did a great job of picking the lodging - truly a great experience, transplant this lodge anywhere and it would stand alone as a wonderful hotel. Rated it 4/5 only because the Sopa Lodge at Ngorongoro was so outstanding.

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Reviewed 16 May 2013 via mobile

Stayed here for one night and had a decent stay. Highlights were definitely the infinity pool combined with the views over Lake Manyara National Park. Nothing was outstanding, but we had a very enjoyable stay. Rooms were clean, food was tasty and service came with a beautiful big tanzanian smile :-)

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Reviewed 2 May 2013

I have stayed in a number of Serena Hotels, and was thus terribly shocked by the quality of this property.

The reception, rooms and general ambiance lack finesse. The bed and bedding felt old and the "Serena pillow" was missing. I mean the room was ordinary....

The food was great though....good variety and taste.

I would highly recommend a total refurbishment including change of theme/ concept.

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 25 April 2013

This was our 2nd stop on our week's Safari tour of Tanzania. We arrived in time for lunch, which was served on a terrasse overlooking the infinity pool and beautiful Lake Manyara beyond. The room was comfortable, but in order for all of them to have a view, they are stretched out quite a long way, so it was a bit of a walk each time to/from the restaurant, pool, safari pick-up. Unfortunately, we both woke up in the early hours with sickness & diarrhoea, which obviously spoilt our short stay.

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  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 April 2013

The view from the infinity pool was amazing. The room was comfortable and the food very good as was the service. The public areas were also comfortable with Internet access. It was a much smaller place than we had been used to but we enjoyed out 2 night break here. The park however is not the Serengeti so not so many animals to be seen

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 April 2013

It's the location that fantastic. The hotel overlooks Lake Manyara and is located within a tranquil forest. This was the last leg of our trip, and I enjoyed just putting ,my feet up and staring into the vast open-ness of the water body that stretched out in front of me. The rooms too overlook the lake and one can simply sit by the bay windows......
The food was good and the staff exceptional.

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  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 14 April 2013

We stayed in three different Serena Lodges and we were not disappointed in any of them. Each one had very unique African architecture. Service was great. Amenities met all our needs. The grounds at each location were beautiful and well maintained. Highly recommend them.

Room Tip: I can't imagine there would be a bad room.
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  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled with family
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Address: Lake Manyara National Park, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Arusha Region > Lake Manyara National Park
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Ranked #2 of 43 Speciality Lodging in Lake Manyara National Park
Price Range: £128 - £440 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Lake Manyara Serena Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 54
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 
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