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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 June 13, 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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Voorschoten, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2011

During a three day business trip I stayed at the Ole Sereni. Normaly we stay in the city center but because we needed to be at the airport for business this hotel was chosen for me by my company. A good hotel I must say. Location next to Nairobi National park makes it special. Especially the bar/restaurant terrace overlooking the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2011

Ole sereni is a decent hotel but the room rates are insane. also in terms of location, it is rather distant from the city centre but much closer to the airport. The internet is free and there is ample meeting areas in the hotel in case you want to book one. The arrangement is a little off since the reception... More

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2011

This hotel will not honour bookings made well in advance and you will run the risk of simply being moved to a different hotel which is horrible particularly if you try to check in in the middle of the night. The staff keep you waiting and at best act dumb when you ask simple questions. at worst they will lie... More

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Prague, Czech Republic
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2011

We are a global blue-chip company holding internal conference for 100 top senior executives once a year. This year we have decided to take the conference from Europe to Nairobi - the Ole Sereni hotel to be precise - which was the biggest mistake! These conferences take months of preparations and this one was no exception. We have signed a... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2011

My wife and I booked our safari with Naady Travel a Kenya based tour operator because we were referred to by a friend who had used them for their masai mara safari. In All the safari was a 9 day safari and it included masai mara, and a mombasa experience. I had never heard of this hotel before but since... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2011

During the recently held Airtel Africa partners' meet, had the pleasure of being in this hotel. The hotel is located bang on the boundaries of the Nairobi wildlife national park...in fact many rooms have the view of the park. The first floor resturant is a very good place to sit watch the wild animals like Giraffe and others roaming in... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2011

I live in Nairobi and visited the hotel for their Sunday brunch and i must admit for a price of $30 per person I wasn't to happy. Generally it is hard to get good value for money for a good meal and I expected more from this hotel, and as per most of the restaurants in Nairobi, we ate at... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2011

The Ole Sereni is a wonderful hotel. The property has a wonderful location between the airport and the city center (which is very important when one considers Nairobi's legendary traffic), right on the edge of Nairobi National Park. The rooms are well appointed, there is an excellent terrace bar and restaurant that overlooks the game park and the business facilities... More

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2011

The rooms are big, clean, new and comfortable; you could not ask for better. The staff were helpful and sorted our issues some of the group had with the configuration of the rooms booked. The breakfast was one of the best on our month long tour; big buffet with great choice and quality. There was a party the night of... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2011

Located 10 minutes up the main Mombasa Road from JKIA int'l airport, this is a transit hotel or base for those active in the industrial areas southeast of the city, and also hosts local (small scale) meetings downstairs. Location is the draw for those who need to be in this area, and it is definitely NOT for those who want... 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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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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