Kigali Serena Hotel

The Kigali Serena Hotel is situated on the shady Boulevard de la Revolution, just 10 minutes' walk from the city center and a 15- to 20-minute drive from Kigali International Airport, The main four-story building, painted creamy yellow on the outside, has a large courtyard-like reception area with a glass front, pale tiled floor, and several sitting areas with soft chairs and glass tables. The accommodation comprises of 104 comfortable, air conditioned en-suite rooms. The guest rooms here are probably the smartest in Kigali, and the contemporary decor and furnishings include king beds, dark-wood writing tables, brown pastel-hued tiles, carpets and curtains, and comfortable sitting areas with glass tables. Excellent facilities include satellite TV, a minibar, direct-dial phone, personal safe, tea- and coffeemaking facilities, Internet connections for laptops, and efficient 24-hour room service. Baths have a tub and shower, and robes are provided. The suites are comfortable and the best on offer in Rwanda. There are two options for eating. The elegant indoor Diplomat Restaurant serves classical Continental cuisine in a sedate candlelit atmosphere. The funkier poolside Banana Jam Cafe has a more contemporary menu that represents a fusion of North American, European and African cuisine. The hotel also has a fully-equipped gymnasium, swimming pool and wifi internet access.