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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 111 Hotels in Nairobi
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2009
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    4 of 5 stars
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Nashua, New Hampshire
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2009

Just like any other big hotel in the US. Pretty impersonal and generic. Stayed overnight between safaris and although it was nice to have endless hot water and electricity, I would have preferred a smaller, more intimate place for one night. The food is pretty good. It is far from the international airport, but close to Wilson Field.

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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2009

Hotel was fine, if beginning to show its age and looking slightly shabby, friendly staff, good breakfast buffet, dinner OK but slow service, overall nothing special. Fine for short business stay, but for a holiday I would choose somewhere smaller and less impersonal.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2009

I booked two nights at the Panafric, my first and last nights on a three week trip in East Africa. The hotel was not the best first impression of Nairobi. I arrived early in the morning since my flight arrived at 6:45am. I was told that there was nowhere to eat within walking distance so I ended up eating the... More 

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Netanya, Israel
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73 hotel reviews
193 helpful votes 193 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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74 helpful votes 74 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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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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42 helpful votes 42 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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100 reviews 100 reviews
54 hotel reviews
124 helpful votes 124 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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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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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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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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Also Known As:
Sarova Panafric Hotel Nairobi
Sarova Panafric Nairobi
Panafric Hotel Nairobi
Hotel Style:
#10 Spa Hotel in Nairobi
#13 Business Hotel in Nairobi
#14 Romantic Hotel in Nairobi

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