Arusha Serena Hotel, Resort & Spa (formerly known as Serena Mountain Village Lodge) is located on a coffee plantation 20km from Arusha. The main building is a traditional farm style house which houses a stone-built reception with adjoining lounge, library, restaurant, boutique and business centre. Imposing in stature and spacious in concept, the design of the new building echoes the hotel’s original incarnation as a working coffee farm dating back to colonial times. This beautiful traditional “African Village” creation is surrounded by lush tropical plants and trees, which overlooks Lake Duluti where about 130 different bird species have been recorded.

Arusha Serena Hotel, Resort & Spa stands on the shores of Lake Duluti, 20 kilometers from Arusha and 60 kilometers from Kilimanjaro International Airport.

Arusha Serena Hotel, Resort & Spa offers 42 rooms, surrounded by lush tropical gardens and view of Lake Duluti:

  • 21 Double Rooms
  • 21 Twin Rooms

All rooms (rondavels) and suites are presented in the style of stone-built cottages whose architectural style is reminiscent of Maasai huts. They are grouped in clusters around a flower-filled central ‘village square’. A selection of en suite rooms and suites. Spacious and elegantly presented in classic country-house style, they feature marble bathrooms, double French doors leading out into the gardens, leaded windows, a stylish work or vanity area, and large and comfortable beds. The rooms are modern but are designed to look like traditional African hut.

Dining and Bar
At Arusha Serena Hotel, Resort & Spa both the bar and restaurant are located within the traditionally stone-built central reception area and offer blazing log fires, lake and garden views, and an elegant yet relaxed ambience. Cuisine includes local and international dishes and weekend buffet events are held on the broad open-air terraces.

The wine list offers a broad selection of old- and new-world wines, and local and imported beers and spirits. They also offer a wide range of soft drinks including an array of freshly-made local fruit juices. Only the finest Tanzanian coffee and tea is served; a wide range of fruit and herbal infusions are also available.

Conferences, Meetings and Events
There is a tented conference area suitable for organizing a unique range of corporate and social events, all of which are supported by state-of-the-art facilities, orchestrated by highly-trained personnel, and enjoy luxury accommodation, world-class catering and diverse leisure options.


  • Bush Dining
  • Lakeside dining
  • Sundowners
  • Gift shop
  • Business centre, WiFi
  • Weddings and Honeymoons
  • Cultural dance and music


  • Guided Walking
  • Mountain biking
  • Canoeing on Lake Duluti
  • Excursions