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“A Safe hotel to stay in.” 3 of 5 stars
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Sarova Panafric
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Kenyatta Avenue, Nairobi 72493, Kenya   |  
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Paralimni, Cyprus
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“A Safe hotel to stay in.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2008

I would like to say we felt very safe in this hotel as there was a guard on each floor. We arrived in Nairobi on an independat trip- during what was a very troublesome time for Kenya,.
The flame trees restaurant which we visited on 3 consecutive nights we found rather expensive, but then we were on holiday after all!My Husband had the best steak he had eaten for many along while!
We did not go on any trips or safari, as we felt a little worried about the political situation, for that reason i will return to Nairobi/Mombassa one day as there was so much i felt i had missed in both resorts.

  • Liked — The Shower!
  • Disliked — nothing realy.
  • Stayed January 2008
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2008

We stayed at this hotel prior to going on Safari and found it to be OK.
Checked for bed bugs after reading an earlier review but the matresses looked brand new and no evidence of bugs.
Yes the place has problems - slow and disorganised check in but the rooms are OK - three star standard and the pizzas are good but expensive.
Lunch ( a pizza each) for 4 with four juices and 2 coffees came to $60 Australian. We sat out on the deck which has a good atmosphere.
Breakfasts are OK - hard to get used to the white scrambled eggs (battery hens have an off white yolk) and so so pastries which are common in many Keynan establishments.
Didn't find the road too noisy but most rooms do face it. Taxis are waiting next door if you need one. The consierges are lovely and always looking for a friendly chat.
Best attribute is its location - just a short walk into the city - which is actually not very exciting. If you have time in Nairobi visit the orphaned elephants and the giraffe discovery centre.
lastly we returned to nairobi during the 'troubles'. This is tribal and not targeted at tourists. Tour operators have a good handle on what is going on (spending half their time on the phone checking ahead) and will steer tourists around any potentially troublesome spots. Most problems have happened in the slum areas where people are disatisfied with their lot in life.

Stayed December 2007
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2008

Stayed at this hotel as the starting point for a safari so it wasn't our choice.
The hotel is not in the centre of town but didn't matter to us.
The rooms were average but comfortable.
Restaurant was pretty good, if not a little expensive, with a good variety of food.
Okay for the one night but nothing flash.

  • Stayed July 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Malmö, Sverige
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2007

I first got a so called Club Room but it was so noisy (Valley Rd) that I asked to get an other room which I got but it turned out to be just one floor lower and just as noisy. Standard rooms are said to be more quieter but they were all fully booked. Food and breakfast are OK make sure that you get a room that is not facing the main road.

  • Stayed November 2007, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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West New York, NJ
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2007

Other than its location, I can't really say anything positive about the Panafric Hotel in Nairobi, Kenya. Physcially, the rooms are ok, but the noise coming from the street and bar are unbearable. The reception staff are amazingly unhelpful, and the food in the restaurant is disgusting. Stayed here for five days on business, and couldn't wait to leave. By the way, a one minute phone call to the States costs $20. I ordered room service three times, and never once ate more than 1/3 of the meal. Terrible, and there are so many better options for the money. Stay away.

Stayed November 2007
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Address: Kenyatta Avenue, Nairobi 72493, Kenya
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Location: Kenya > Nairobi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 Spa Hotel in Nairobi
#11 Business Hotel in Nairobi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Sarova Panafric 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Idyllically located 5 minutes drive from the CBD and 18 Kms from Jomo Kenyatta Internationa Airport, amidst beautifully landscaped gardens in a quiet suburb of Nairobi, Sarova Panafric offers 164 rooms in a range of standard, superior, club and suites- all recently refurbished and decorated in a contemporary vibrant African style. Named in honor of the Pan African movement, Sarova Panafric was inaugurated by the first president of Kenya H.E. Mzee Jomo Kenyatta on the 5th January 1965 and truly represents Neo Africa. Enjoy leisurely meals at the lively and warm Flame tree restaurant, once the watering hole for freedom fighters, spies and foreign correspondents and named after the Flame Tree that holds pride of place in the gardens. Sarova Panafric offers state of the art banqueting and conferencing facilities with a range of meeting and function rooms equipped with the latest audio visual and WIFI equipment. To wind up the day, take a dip in the pool or go for a leisurely massage – or simply enjoy a cool drink to the soothing sounds of Africa’s rhythm Sarova Panafric is also located a short 0.5 Kms from Kenya's Landmark 'Kenyatta International Conference Centre (KICC)' , an events venue in Africa. ... more   less 
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