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Serena Safari Lodges Have Killer Views at Lake Manyara and the Ngorongoro Crater

June 12, 2012 at 11:53 AM | by | ()

Today we have not one, but two killer views for you, which happen to be from two properties belonging to the same group: Serena Hotels. If the name doesn't ring a bell, this might be because you'll have to make your way to East Africa or Southeast Asia (Pakistan, Afghanistan) to find one.

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Serena Williams Stays at the Serena Hotel

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  Site Where: Kenyatta Avenue, Nairobi, Kenya, 00100
November 13, 2008 at 4:06 PM | by | ()

Tennis superstar Serena Williams is in Kenya for a three-day charity tour and she's decided to shack up at a very fitting hotel for her, The Serena Hotel in Nairobi.

The one half of the Williamís tennis sister-act and nine grand slam singles title winner, was befittingly whisked to Nairobiís Serena Hotel where she will be based during her stay in the country.

Aside from having the same name as an athletic idol, The Serena Hotel is not a bad place to stay. The hotel has views of downtown Nairobi and the city's Central Park and has some of the modern comforts we need, like a pool, satellite TV and wireless internet hotspots. There's even an in-house salon for beauty treatments in case you spend a few days on safari.

While several reviews would probably not classify this hotel as luxurious in the vein of a Mandarin Oriental or Four Seasons, we're sure Serena is getting the star treatment in the hotel's presidential suite.

Related Stories:
· Serena Williams comes to Kenya [The Standard Online]

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Hotel Without Guests a Sad Wonderland in Pakistan

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  Site Where: Saidu Sharif, Swat, Pakistan
November 7, 2008 at 9:05 AM | by | ()

For most of us, having the entire staff of a five-star resort at our fingertips is a dream, only attainable with a huge dose of influence and cold, hard cash. But for a BBC reporter who recently ventured to the war-torn Swat Valley of Pakistan, the dream came true in the form of the Swat Serena Hotel, a top-notch resort sustaining itself on hope and hospitality as they weather nightly fighting between Pakistani forces and the Taliban. Having not had a single guest in six weeks, the Swat Serena welcomed the single reporter into their nearly long-lost oasis of calm.

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In Africa, Depend on Hotel Business Centers for Internet

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  Site Where: P.O. Box 46302, Nairobi, Kenya
September 17, 2008 at 1:35 PM | by | ()

HotelChatter's newest contributing editor Scarlett Lion is filing her stories from Uganda. Every now and then, she'll be sending us dispatches about the hotel scene here and around Africa. Got questions? Send 'em to us and we'll get them answered. Enjoy.

This is actually a hotel business center in San Francisco.

The average internet café, dotted throughout any big city in Africa, will cost less than a dollar an hour. But, it might take about an hour to open your webmail. The average luxury hotel business center, however, will cost about $10 an hour. It will provide the user a connection speed that reminds him or her of the days of AOL and that grinding modem sound, now oh-so-obsolete.

This will be the fastest internet you can find in Africa. And no, it's not fast enough to watch YouTube.

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