Formerly Intercontinental hotel, it is no doubt that Kigali Serena Hotel is another chill-out eatery with real serenity. My visit and experience at the hotel confirmed their professionalism and customer care that make the whole place a must visit.
Every department is exclusively specialized with professional waiters and waitresses, bar attendants and duty managers.
Serena is located in the heart of Kigali city, Nyarugenge District at Revolutional Avenue after SONARWA. Chef Fred Nakweya and his Assistant Innocent Rutayisire are the main brain behind the best dishes served in Serena.
Best dishes: Chicken curry is a delicacy and the most favourite dish served at Serana restaurant, says the chef Nakweya.
Recipe: Chicken curry made of cooking oil, onions, tomatoes, tomato paste, garlic, ginger, curry powder, chill powder, cloves, cinnamon, cardamom, turmeric and stork.
The hotel offers a weekend special dinner that gives parents and their children an exclusive opportunity to end and begin the week with a relaxing moment at the pool side.
A continental break fast that continues through lunch and all types of desserts is among the many surprises served at the hotel.
The sumptuous weekend package makes Sunday a very colourful day when parents and their children gather for birthday celebrations and outings.
Serena also avails a daily buffet in a serene atmosphere with carving and excellent salads at the diplomatic restaurant.
By the time one is through with several meal courses, you would have appreciated what it means to dine from a five star hotel.
The diplomats’ side avails a variety of cereals for break fast such as banana, bread plane, omelette, muffins, Danish pastries and croissants.
Juices are squeezed from different African fruits such as apples, carrots, pineapple, passion, water melon and guavas.
The bar side serves a variety of the best renowned wines, vodka, spirits in the world such as Remy Martin from France, Bombaysaphre from London, Beefeater from London, Finlandia from Finland and Bols from Holland which are rear to find in other Kigali hotels.
Local beers such as, primus mutzig and all soft drinks will never miss on the beverages menu.
Prices: Considering the best and quality services at Serena and being a five star hotel, their prices are generally fair.
Other Activities: Apart from Serena being a hotel, it has other business activities that may not require guests to travel else where. Salon majestic has the best facilities that would suit one’s need for men, children and women.
Doctor Bisso and Bestron Ismail are the barbers who make sure that men enter in this salon with heads bending low and come out with heads high.
A gift shop at the side of the entrance avails the African art and craft pieces with the best prices in the country. The shop also sells out-fits such as T-shirt and jewellery.
The best gym in town with well equipped machines, it is surprisingly enjoyed freely as long as customers are resident, take you through the drills.
The gift shop also offers well-weaved African bracelets, necklaces, baskets, table mats, house decorations or interior designs.