Inside the Lake Victoria Serena Resort
The Lake Victoria Serena Resort is the second addition to the Serena’s Uganda’s Portfolio. Acquired in 2006 from another famed property, the Ranch on the Lake Country Club, Lake Victoria Serena Resort has undergone massive expansion and renovation. It was officially opened in October 2009 and has since been complemented by the addition of a marina and luxury residential complex. The flagship hotel in the country, operated by the group, is the 5-star Kampala Serena Hotel, located on Nakasero Hill in central Kampala, Uganda’s capital.
The hotel offers 124 rooms, 114 Standard Rooms, 8 Executive Suites and 2 Presidential Suites. Housed in typically Tuscan villas, which are widely spaced around the terraced rose gardens, each Standard Room is elegantly presented in shades of terracotta and cream and features either a queen-sized or two twin beds, a dressing table, work station, seating area, balcony and lavish marble bathroom with walk-in shower. The Executive Suites also feature a spacious living area with flat-screen TV, office space and second balcony. The two Presidential Suites are located on the penthouse level of the main citadel and feature a luxury ensuite bedroom with king-sized bed, an elegant reception room, dining room (with private kitchen), furnished terrace and staff accommodation. The Presidential floor also features its own private event or conference space.
The hotel offers a wide range of dining choices; The Citadel all-day brasserie offers extensive buffet breakfast and lunch choices while the a la carte evening menu features both an international selection and the Chef’s own array of typically Mediterranean cuisine.
The wine list offers a broad selection of old- and new-world wines, and local and imported beers and spirits. The hotel only serves the finest Ugandan coffee and tea; and also offers a wide range of fruit and herbal infusions. Room service is on offer 24 hours a day, and features an extensive menu offering everything from the classic club sandwich to a delicately-spiced curry. You may also be served a private lunch or dinner in your room or suite; or be provided with cocktails and canapés on your private terrace.
This unique resort also offers a world-class event and conference centre with interconnecting reception spaces, break-away terraces and workshop venues. Housed on its own dedicated floor, the centre features a 450 sq metre conference room, which can be divided into 3 smaller rooms and will accommodate 300 guests. Support facilities include; audio-visual services, TV-video/video conference equipment, overhead/slide projector, screen, podium and delegate microphones. Organiser facilities include; delegate registration, stationery, banquet and catering options and incentives.
Located on one of Lake Victoria’s most beautiful bays, the resort is the wedding venue of choice for both large formal (up to 300 guests) and simply intimate events. Uniquely, it offers an entire floor of dedicated events space, a choice of elegant reception rooms, its own Tuscan-styled restaurant with al fresco dining terraces and glass-fronted lounge, and three open-air terraces whose stunning lake views make them ideal for ceremonies and receptions alike. Other venue choices include the typically Mediterranean terrace of the spacious pool deck, the Rose Garden Terrace (with dedicated restaurant and stylish marquee configurations), and a romantic choice of honeymoon rooms and suites.
All these unique facets make this luxury resort is a definite stop over on your Uganda adventure!