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Serena Hotel Dar
Serena Hotel Dar
Serena Hotel Dar
Serena Hotel Dar
Serena Hotel Dar
Serena Hotel Dar
Serena Hotel Dar
Serena Hotel Dar
Serena Hotel Dar
Serena Hotel Dar

Serena Hotel Dar: Our full report

Located in the centre of town, the Serena Hotel Dar is perhaps the city's best large hotel.

This is an ideal property for short overnight stops, and has everything you would expect from a good quality international style hotel.

The Serena Hotel Dar (previously the Moevenpick Royal Palm Hotel) has 230 rooms in total, including:

- 36 Executive Rooms, each with its own private executive lounge;

- 9 Junior Suites

- 3 Diplomatic Suites

- 1 Presidential Suite.

All the rooms here have individually controllable air-conditioning systems, direct-dial phone, a high-speed internet connection, satellite TV, hairdryer, a fridge/mini-bar, a room safe and in-room tea and coffee-making facilities.

There are several dining options including two restaurants offering themed nights using fresh local produce, a bar for light bites and drinks and an on-site coffee shop and patisserie.

The outdoor pool area is an ideal place to relax and unwind after a long journey, and if you have the time there is a spa offering a selection of massages and treatments.

Our view

The Serena Hotel Dar is a slick international style hotel located in the centre of town. It is a good base to rest and refresh after a long international journey, before starting your safari. You can expect good service and comfortable surroundings, although due to its size it is naturally a little impersonal.

Jessica Plumb

Jessica Plumb

Country manager: Tanzania


Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Ideal length of stay
Usually just one night – when over-nighting between connections.
It's a 45-minute drive from the airport, depending on the traffic.
Accessible by

Food & drink

Usual board basis
Bed & Breakfast
Dining style
Individual Tables
Dining locations
Indoor and Outdoor Dining
Further dining info, including room service
Drinks included
Tea and coffee from in-room facilities


Attitude towards children
Children are welcome at The Serena.
Property’s age restrictions
There are no age restrictions.
Generally recommended for children


There is cell phone reception at the Serena Hotel Dar, and in-room phones.
TV & radio
There are televisions in all of the rooms. There are also computer connections and WiFi in the rooms for those wanting to use their own laptops.

Health & safety

Malarial protection recommended
Medical care
The nearest hospital is a 15-minute drive away from the Serena Hotel Dar.
Dangerous animals
Low Risk
Fire safety
There are fire extinguishers and smoke alarms at the Serena Hotel Dar.


  • Cultural excursion

    Cultural excursion


Disabled access
On Request
Laundry facilities
Full Laundry Service - Extra Charge
There is a facility to change money here, athough their rates are not always the best in town.
Accepted payment on location
Credit cards are accepted.

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