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Sarova Panafric

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Kenyatta Avenue, Nairobi 72493, Kenya
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2009
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Netanya, Israel
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100 reviews 100 reviews
70 hotel reviews
186 helpful votes 186 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2009

I stayed in the Panafric for 4 nights in late August. Being a frequent visitor to Nairobi for business, I usually try and stay at the Fairview, but its often full, so the challenge is to find another acceptable hotel within my company's travel budget of $150 per night. This is not easy in Nairobi since most of the good... More

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Maun, Botswana
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60 reviews 60 reviews
50 hotel reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2009

The location is about 30min from the airport, next to a huge public park & in walking distance to the Intercontinental and Serena Nairobi hotels. Even the "city center" can be reached by foot and I think it is no problem to walk there alone by day. I have stayed in July / August 2009 at the Panafric a total... More

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England
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2009

I stayed in this hotel in July 2009 and had my bag, containing my passport and other items stolen from the hotel restaurant as we ate dinner. Be very vigilant with your possessions whilst in this hotel.

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London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2009

Outdated hotel with great swimming pool and breakfast area. The lower class Sarova hotel is an aright hotel. Clean rooms with no air-conditioning, outdated decor of the rooms and common areas, but clean and with a great choice of beauty and massage treatments. Doesn’t feel particularly safe. But does have a great swimming pool, a fantastic choice for breakfast in... More

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Geneva, Switzerland
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91 reviews 91 reviews
56 hotel reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2009

While the lobby fails to impress, and the rooms are mediocre (but clean), depending upon what wing you are in, overall this is a fine business or conference hotel for Nairobi. I was in the older wing and had to tolerate poor lighting in the room, as well as a flickering fluorescent light in the bathroom, but it was clean... More

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Santa Clara, CA
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2009

We were sent to this hotel by Kenya Air at 3am. They were extremely unorganized to the point several people were given keys to rooms that were already occupied!!

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2009

The road in front of the hotel is quite busy and always jammed in the afternoon, noise getting to all of the rooms except those facing the pool. Very friendly reception and room service staff, security on every floor. Conference facilities are adequate and the internet connection is okay (not fast enough to call on Skype). The hotel restaurant is... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2009

Stayed only one night on the way to other destination, however this was a really nice hotel. Mix of business and casual travelers. Walking distance to many places to eat and internet cafe one street over when you exit and go to the right. 1shilling per minute. The breaskfast at the hotel was excellent. I would recommend. When compared to... More

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Cape Town
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2009

I recently spent my first 2 nights in Nairobi while on a business visit from South Africa. I was greatly impressed with the level of personalised service xperienced. The staff at the Sarova Panafric were true exemplars of "hospitality ambassadors". in his book "Ten Lessons from the Future" the author descibes an organisation that resonates as one where hundreds of... More

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Las Vegas, NV
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2009

I and found the hotel adequate but not great. Pluses are a good safe location near downtown and very friendly staff. The restaurants, bar, and room service we fine, with an especially nice breakfast. I stayed in two rooms. The first was noisy, as it faced the street, but clean and in good order. The second was quieter but far... More

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Address: Kenyatta Avenue, Nairobi 72493, Kenya
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Location: Kenya > Nairobi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Sarova Panafric 3.5*
Number of rooms: 164
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