Mombasa Serena Beach Hotel

One of the African continent’s finest resorts, and the only property on Kenya’s coast with the distinction of being a member of Club Best Hotels Of The World, Mombasa Serena Beach Hotel offers consummate standards of accommodations, service, cuisine and amenities. With the shimmering sands and waters of the Indian Ocean stretching before it, set amidst verdant, bougainvillea-filled gardens, and shaded by gently swaying palm trees, this place represents the ultimate escape.

The resort subtly integrates indigenous design and materials with the highest standards of modern hospitality. In spirit and style it is inspired by the legendary 13th-century Swahili town of Lamu – flat-roofed Arabesque houses with distinctive hand-carved doors ensconce guest rooms that overlook a shady courtyard. Each is enhanced with native art and furniture.

Extensive recreational and water sports opportunities, with professional instruction available, are complimentary for guests.

Getting There

The hotel is 18 kilometers north of the city of Mombasa and 30 kilometers from the airport. The hotel shuttle bus provides guests with transport between the hotel, town centre and the airport.

Guest Room Information

Total guest rooms: 74

Deluxe Garden Wing

Superior Sea View

Family Sea View

Check in time: 11.00 am

Check out time: 10.00 am

Guest Room Amenities
  • Satellite Televisions with 9 channels and 1 information channel
  • Fully air conditioned with individual thermostatic control
  • Shaver outlets with 110V and 240V options
  • Hair dryer
  • Fully stocked mini bar
  • Bathrobes
  • Telephone extension in bathroom
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Electronic safes in Village wing rooms and combination in the Garden wing rooms

Excursions: Half Day

Tour of Mombasa town

Tour of Fort Jesus

Excursions: Whole Day

Tour of Malind, Tsavo or Shimba Hills.

Fly from Mombasa to safaris at Mara Serena directly, Amboseli Serena or Samburu Serena Safari Lodges in Kenya via Nairobi ,a road safari to Kilanguni Serena Safari Lodge in Tsavo West National Park or the new Serena properties in Tanzania and Zanzibar.

Business Meetings and Conferences

The Serena Beach Hotel can cater conferences and seminars for up to 25 participants, and will support conference administration with a wide range of equipment and experienced management services.

A variety of menus are available, and these can be individually tailored. There is ample and secure parking on the hotel grounds.


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16-Jul-22 31-Oct-22 178 USD 76 USD
01-Nov-22 22-Dec-22 159 USD 76 USD
23-Dec-22 01-Jan-23 294 USD 98 USD
02-Jan-23 31-Mar-23 183 USD 78 USD
01-Apr-23 06-Apr-23 157 USD 25 USD
07-Apr-23 10-Apr-23 208 USD 25 USD
11-Apr-23 15-Jul-23 157 USD 25 USD
16-Jul-23 31-Oct-23 183 USD 78 USD
01-Nov-23 22-Dec-23 163 USD 78 USD
23-Dec-23 01-Jan-24 294 USD 98 USD

Prices on Half Board Basis in DELUXE GARDEN WING ROOMS

Full board supplement:US$ 30 per person (buffet dinner)

Child policy: Children below 2 years stay free of charge, child aged 3 – 12 years sharing a room with 2 adults pay 50% of per person sharing rates. Two children sharing in own room are charged 75% of per person sharing rates each.

Christmas supplement: inclusive in the above accommodation rates.

Sea View Superior Room & Family Sea View Room: US$ 30 per room per night supplement on top of above accommodation rates.



From Moi International Airport – US$ 65 per 08-seater vehicle one-way

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Any of our own Gamewatchers team of Safari Advisors based in the USA, Canada, the UK, India and Australia will be glad to be of service in arranging your safari, helping you plan your trip, confirming prices, answering your questions and booking your choice of safari camps and lodges for you.

Our Safari Advisors have helped many hundreds of our guests to plan their trips and will be delighted to assist you and to help you plan your ideal safari.

For contact details of all our overseas based Safari Advisors in UK, USA, Canada, Australia, India and South America click here, or call us using the numbers below:

USA & Canada USA & Canada   Tel: +1-877-710-3014 (Julie Roggow) or +1-519-686-4776 (Rick McIntyre)

UK & EU UK & EU   Tel: +44 (0)7986-978985 (Wayne Hammond)

Kenya Kenya   Tel: +254 (0)774-136523

Food and Drink

Restaurants and Bars

Sokoni Plaza – coffee house with Lamu theme, open daily from 11:00 am – 7:00 pm. One level plus terrace. Seating capacity 85.

Fountain Restaurant – breakfast and lunch served buffet style. dinner table d’hote. Open for breakfast from 7:00 am – 10:00 am; for lunch from 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm and for dinner from 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm. Seating capacity 348.

The Jahazi Grill – casual speciality seafood restaurant overlooking the beach and the Indian Ocean. Open daily for lunch from 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm and for dinner from 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm. Seating capacity 104.

The Nyota Terrace Bar – an intimate bar with a large terrace overlooking the grounds of the hotel. Open from 5:00 pm – midnight.

Mashua Bar – air conditioned. Colourful cocktails with pianist 3 times weekly. Open from 6:00 pm – midnight. Seating capacity 36.

Pool Bar – “Swim-in” seats and four tables and four bar stools for casual poolside lunches, snacks and drinks. Open from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm.


  • Telex, fax and cable.
  • Secretarial service, Email, Photocopying, Facsimile available in our Business Centre.
  • 24 hour taxi service.
  • Babysitting available with prior arrangement.
  • Courtesy shuttle bus between the hotel, town centre and the airport.
  • Currency exchange open 24 hours a day.
  • American Express, Mastercard, Visa and Barclays credit cards accepted by cashier.
  • Doctor on call 24 hours. Resident nurse at hotel clinic.
  • Daily laundry/pressing service.
  • 24 room service.
  • Fruit and flower arrangements can be ordered.
  • Four boutiques and gift shops.


Special Features / Recreation and Entertainment

Swahili evenings – held in our Fountain Restaurant or by Sokoni Plaza. These special evenings capture the spirit of an Arab-style street fair. Swahili women cook their special native fares and the men demonstrate their unique wood carving skills.

Sunrise Surprise – just say the word and tomorrow morning you will find your own exclusive table set up in a private setting of your choice – with a sumptuous breakfast, regally served.

Palm weddings – marriages can take place in paradise and the setting is a cathedral of exotically beautiful nature. Expert attention to every detail, from the cake and champagne to the flowers, photography and music.

Lamu Market Day – held every Friday afternoon, where the women cook their special snack delicacies, pound and grind corn while the men demonstrate their unique wood/soap stone carving skills under the tropical skies.

Sailing trips – on native Dhows can be arranged at the hotel’s water sports centre.

Nightly entertainment to match your mood – dance bands by a floodlit pool, colourful floorshows or a lively open air disco lit, among other things, by the moonlight.

  • Television and video room.
  • Large outdoor swimming pool with “swim-up” bar and wading pool.
  • Complimentary windsurfing and sailing. Private lessons available.
  • Scuba diving. Private lessons and open water diving.
  • Deep sea fishing.
  • Four flood-lit tennis courts.
  • Two air-conditioned squash courts.
  • Table tennis and pool tables.
  • Volleyball.
  • Daily aerobics class.

Concerned about the security of your booking and your own safety while on safari?

We fully appreciate your concerns when it comes to booking a safari in Africa and you can rest assured that your financial security when booking and your own personal safety when on safari is our highest priority. Gamewatchers Safaris is a member of the Kenya Association of Tour Operators bonding scheme, backed by a leading insurance company, to ensure your payments are fully protected if a bonded KATO member ceases trading.