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Ole - Sereni Hotel, Nairobi

4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Mombasa Road, Nairobi 00500, Kenya
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Ranked #22 of 96 hotels in Nairobi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2011
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
11 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2011

We had a few hours to spare between arriving back in Nairobi and catching our late night flight back to London. We were recommended to this hotel as somewhere we could relax and have dinner. The food ws served with the worst of seventies pretensions; large strange shaped plates that were actually difficult to eat off, but we could have... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2011

Stayed one night at this hotel on my journey to Juba. Staff is very friendly and attentive. The building is new and rooms have good light and are well preserved. Upon arrival, the reservation I made through the website of the hotel and for which I got confirmation was not registered. Fortunately the manager in charge solved the situation and... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2011

I am a frequent traveler around Africa and usually when I visit Kenya I stay at the Intercontinental hotel, I am also a freak of good scenaries or rather views from my guest rooms, I mentioned to a colleague about this and she told me that she once stayed at ole-sereni and if I did I will love the view... More

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Llandeilo, United Kingdom
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18 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2011

We usually stay at the Serena in Nairobi but last time we had faulty airconditioning, which was not great in January and the a la carte evening meal was again below par, so wanting a quick overnight stop, minus Nairobi morning traffic, we gave this hotel a go. We were late in from LHR due to Greek traffic control strike... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2011 via mobile

We used this hotel for conferencing, but also to host our large international party. The facilities were impecable, catering excellent, staff very helpful and forthcoming, the hotel tidy and nice, yet not a typical chain option. Our guests were completely satisfed and spent a great time there. Food was good, excellent buffet choice, as were freshly squeezed juices. The prices... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2011

Spend our first night of our honeymoon in this hotel. Its absolutely a first class hotel, clean corridors, nicely furbished bar and sitting area. The room we had (214) was very nice aswell. It was covered from top till bottom with rose petals. Complimentary bottle of wine and a delicious chocolate cake and I almost forget the chocolate covered strawberries,... More

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New York City, New York
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2011

Clean, convenient location (near airport). Restaurant is OK. A little pricey for Africa. Not much to look out of the windows. Recommend if staying for overnight between the flights.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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17 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2011

Great location, 10 mn from airport. Food OK, nice buffet breakfast, for Dinner a various (african) menu. Room: Superiour room a bit small for couples, ok for singles. View though of superiour room is lousy so please order deluxe room and have national park view! Be sure to specificically order a room ready at your preferred arrival time becasue my... More

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Scituate, MA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2011

The Ole Serini is perfect in many ways. the location, close to the airport is ideal-- and important for those who haven't visited Nairobi. In my view, it is better to fight the horrible traffic when you have to to go downtown, but it is much easier to reach the airport and more quint than the hotels I have stayed... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2011

Stayed last week on a 4 day trip to Nairobi. As visiting near the airport didn't bother with downtown and with it being my first trip, didnt want to bother with the roads in and out every day. I'd say a 10-15 min drive from the airport. Accomodation is good and pretty standard for the majority of trips I go... More

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Address: Mombasa Road, Nairobi 00500, Kenya
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Location: Kenya > Nairobi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Ole - Sereni Hotel, Nairobi 4.5*
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#9 Spa Hotel in Nairobi #15 Luxury Hotel in Nairobi #16 Business Hotel in Nairobi
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Ole Sereni is a premium wildlife resort strategically located just off the Mombasa road overlooking the Nairobi National Game Park. Centrally positioned between the international airport and the city center, this is the only hotel bordering the wilds of the National Park. Ole Sereni offers all comforts and services to the business as well as leisure travelers and enjoys proximity to the central business district, international organizations, financial institutions, government offices and industrial area. ... more   less 
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