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Sarova Panafric

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Along Valley Road, Nairobi 30486 - 00100, Kenya
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Ranked #19 of 115 Hotels in Nairobi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2010
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  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Halifax, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2010

Loved this hotel! Excellent rooms and very nice staff. The food in the restaurant was also very good. Some times it seemed like there was a disconnect between the staff (ie. one would say you could do something and the next would say no). I would however request a room not on the side of the main road if possible.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2010

Not a bad place but not a great place either and definitely over-priced, especially if you're getting one of the club rooms. Lesser rooms are really quite cramped. Confusion seems to reign with bookings - mine was cancelled, then I was given an inferior room at the same price and it took several calls and hours to switch to a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2010

We only stayed here for 1 night but enjoyed it. Was a great place to end a month camping safari. The rooms were nothing special but very comfortable and clean. Staff, service and free buffet brekky were all great. Probably wouldn't like to stay for a holiday as such but for a stop over it served the purpose well.

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Paris, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2010

Average because you get what you expect from this hotel standard - no less, no more. It is not bad, it is not excellent, it is ok. The hotel is located out of the city centre, expect to need a cab for any move. I had a superior bedroom, quite comfortable, but noisy if onto the main road (window is... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2010

This was a great place. I went for business meeting. The staff were incredibly pleasant, friendly, helpful, always went the extra mile to be helpful. Rooms were fine, quiet. Pool nice. Food great. Would come back anytime. One minor problem, gift/sundry shop was very small and the current shop owner is closing his shop, hopefully there will be a larger... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2010

hotel very well located that it allows you to go to the city center by foot. A bit noisy during the night. Excellent breakfast. This is a plus. Average rooms with a strange window from where you can see into from outside...

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Sydney
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2010

We stayed in the Panafric three times in a few weeks as the base for a safari tour. While it is definitely a 3 star hotel (do not expect bells and whistles) and is even a bit tired, it does do its job well. It is clean, the staff are genuinely friendly (not just fishing for a tip), the food... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2010

We recently stayed at the Panafric as a one night stop over in Nairobi. It was pricey enough but it is a nice, clean and comfortable hotel. It's about a 20min taxi ride from the airport. We arrived a bit late in the evening but the restaurant serves food up until last orders at 10.30pm and the food was lovely.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2010

We stayed here for one night mid overland safari, we found the staff accommodating and friendly. The rooms were clean if a little tired looking but did the job. We came back through Panafric for about 6 hours in between flights and the staff were extremely helpful with taxis and recommendations for shops etc They also provided us with towels/soaps... More 

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Stockholm
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64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2010

I was shocked when I saw the room and wanted to run away. The next day I was upgraded to superior after I emphasized that their picture of standard is completely far from what it is in real. The superior room was OK, but the standard room is like staying in a vandalised YMCA. I did not dare put out... More 

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Address: Along Valley Road, Nairobi 30486 - 00100, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Nairobi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Sarova Panafric 3.5*
Number of rooms: 162
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