Kampala Serena Hotel

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Kampala Serena Hotel
General information
Location Kampala,  Uganda
Coordinates 00°19′08″N 32°35′11″E / 0.31889°N 32.58639°E / 0.31889; 32.58639
Opening 31 July 2006
Management Serena Hotels
Technical details
Floor count 7
Other information
Number of rooms 139
Number of suites 13
Number of restaurants 3

The Kampala Serena Hotel is a hotel in Kampala, the capital and largest city of Uganda. The hotel is rated 5-stars by the Uganda Tourism Board.[1]


The hotel is located on Kintu Road, on Nakasero Hill, one of the most exclusive, upscale[citation needed] neighborhoods in Kampala. The hotel is nestled among 17 acres (6.9 ha) of well manicured lawns and gardens on the slopes of the most prestigious[citation needed] hill in the city. The hotel is adjacent to the Kampala Sheraton Hotel and the Imperial Royale Hotel. It lies in Kampala Central District, one of the five administrative divisions of the city. The coordinates of the Kampala Serena Hotel are 0°19'08.0"N, 32°35'11.0"E (Latitude:0.318889; Longitude:32.586400).[2]


The hotel opened on 31 July 2006, after eighteen months of renovations and refurbishment at a cost of US$30.5 million.[3] The hotel is part of the Serena Hotels Group. It has 152 rooms, including thirteen suites, one of which is a presidential suite.[4] During the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting 2007 in Kampala, the hotel hosted Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom for four nights.[5]

The hotel has its own helipad for easy transport between the hotel and Entebbe International Airport. Adjacent to the hotel is the Kampala Serena International Conference Center with a seating capacity of 1,500 and multilingual translation facilities of up to nine languages simultaneously.[6] In 2016, the hotel is expected to undergo expansion, with the addition of 32 bedrooms, and the improvement of food, beverage, and meeting facilities.[7][8]


The hotel is owned by a consortium that includes four corporate entities: Tourism Promotion Services, a division of the Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development; the Uganda National Social Security Fund; PROPARCO, a French property investment company; and DEG, a German multilateral financial institution.[citation needed]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Barigaba, Julius (4 July 2015). "Hotels In Kampala Get Classified, Seven Years On". The EastAfrican. Nairobi. Retrieved 4 July 2015. 
  2. ^ Google (4 July 2015). "Location of Kampala Serena Hotel At Google Maps" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 4 July 2015. 
  3. ^ Olaki, Emmy (12 July 2012). "Serena Hotel ready". New Vision. Retrieved 7 July 2014. 
  4. ^ "The Kampala Serena Hotel". Serena Hotels. Retrieved 7 July 2014. 
  5. ^ Felix Osike, Alfred Wasike, and Henry Mukasa (21 November 2007). "Queen Elizabeth II Is Here". New Vision. Retrieved 7 July 2014. 
  6. ^ "Conferences, Meetings And Events At the Kampala Serena Hotel". Serena Hotels. Retrieved 7 July 2014. 
  7. ^ Omusolo, Moses (25 August 2015). "Serena bets big on tourism rebound, gets Sh2bn loan". Daily Nation. Nairobi. Retrieved 25 August 2015. 
  8. ^ Juma, Victor (26 August 2015). "Serena Hotels in $20m deal with French fund Proparco". The EastAfrican. Nairobi. Retrieved 27 August 2015. 

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Coordinates: 00°19′08″N 32°35′11″E / 0.31889°N 32.58639°E / 0.31889; 32.58639