Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge

Reviews of Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge

Good(90%) From 10 travellers
Excellent
6
Good
3
Average
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Below are independent comments from 10 of our travellers who have visited Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Rusty Hudak from Stow
Arrived on: 31-Jul-2019 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Excellent
Activities:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Excellent
Excellent

Lake Manyara Lodge

Probably the nicest place we stayed, but without the character of a tent in the Serengeti. As always the staff was friendly and food was great.

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Mrs F from London
Arrived on: 8-Feb-2019 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Average
Average

fab view at L Manyara Serena Safari Lodge

Set in beautiful grounds with a wonderful view of the lake the rooms are well furnished inside Disney style rustic houses.

Staff were extremely welcoming and helpful.

Buffet style dinner and breakfast were perfectly good but not remarkable.

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AB from Santa Fe
Arrived on: 5-Jul-2018 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Excellent

Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge review

The Lodge was very luxurious and we enjoyed our stay there very much.

One small problem is that I left the charger for my iPhone in the room (room 31). I sent them an email, asking if they could put it in an envelope for me, but never got a reply.
If you could follow up, I would be grateful.

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Ms G from London
Arrived on: 14-Feb-2018 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Average
Average
Facilities:
Good
Good

Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge review

The setting and view are very good. The facilities are fine, though one gets the feeling this Lodge has seen better days. The room, though comfortable, was very hot, and the fan provided made so much noise it was impossible to keep it on at night.

An alarm call requested for 5.15 came at 5.45.

I request for no apples at all due to an allergy resulted in packed breakfast and lunch with apple juice. A request for drinking water at dinner provided a mega bottle which I, as a single diner, was expected to pay for.

On the positive side, the staff were smiley, pleasant and welcoming. The food in the dining room was excellent. The wine was mediocre, as indeed were the stodgy and uninspiring packed breakfast and lunch

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Mr & Mrs P from Hockley
Arrived on: 23-Jan-2015 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Excellent

A good lodge with nice rooms and great views

We arrived at the lodge in the late afternoon after our game drive into the Lake Manyara National Reserve. Lake Manyara Serena Lodge has a great position on the side of the Rift Valley. The rooms were spacious, comfortable and had a view Lake Manyara. The staff were courteous and friendly and made us a special breakfast out on the grass with a stunning view of the Lake on our last morning.

Our game drive with Frank was superb, with fantastic animal sightings of giraffe, wildebeest, zebra, birds etc. The most exciting sighting was of the tree lions being forced out of a large tree by a small herd of elephants, who were trumpeting and trying to dislodge the lions by charging at the tree. The lions eventually jumped down and ran off except for one lioness who for a short time continued to snarl at the elephants. She then jumped down and ran off. A fantastic sighting to end our safari.

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Mrs R from Canada
Arrived on: 21-Jan-2014 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good

Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge review

Amazing view and pool. Lovely to have hang time. the food was good. The night drive interesting but not essential.

Lake Manyara park was great.

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Dr & Mrs E from Poole
Arrived on: 2-Oct-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Excellent

Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge review

Two nights here with good food and service. Excellent infinity swimming pool with a fantastic view of Lake Manyara.

Ideally placed for visits to Lake Manyara Park.

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The L family from London
Arrived on: 7-Aug-2011 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Good
Good

Hotel in a stunning location on edge of rift

This was a welcome overnight stay after the flights from UK.

The hotel is in a stunning location overlooking the rift valley, with a wonderfully placed infinity pool and bar. The room was comfortable and the main hotel buildings impressive.

The African themed buffet dinner the night we were there was memorable.

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Mr & Mrs L from Sussex
Arrived on: 3-Feb-2011 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Excellent
Excellent

Fantastic location overlooking Rift Valley

A comfortable room with a good sized shower room.

We found the service very friendly and personal (i.e.using our names in spite of a high throughput of guests).
Food was good with plenty of choice.

We much enjoyed the wonderful swimming pool with the small colourful birds visiting it as we swam.

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Mr & Mrs P from Surrey
Arrived on: 14-Jan-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Average
Average
Facilities:
Excellent
Excellent

Lake Manyara Serena review

We've stayed in a Serena lodge before and whilst it wouldn't always be my first choice (we prefer smaller places) this was a really good lodge. The setting is spectacular and when you take a swim it feels that you are going to swim to the edge of the world. The view from the room was amazing.

The rooms themselves are a bit dated ( I treated it like a step back in time to my 70s childhood!) but they are clean, spacious and comfortable and have everything that you need. Food was average - choice was good but it had that mass produced feeling about it.

The team however were excellent and the service great - so on balance I would have no qualms about staying here again.

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