I stayed here for 7 days for a series of meetings so I feel adequately expereinced to judge this hotel.
This is not the fanciest poshest of establishments (the restaurant and terrace are lovely; the pool area could do with a bit of an upgrade) but it sure does make your stay comfortable.
Breakfast buffet serves a wide variety of fruit, breads, eggs etc; the dinner menu has a variety of really tasty meals. Be ware the 28% surcharge on all food in the restaurant though.
The rooms are perfectly comfoirtable, tidyt, the bedding of great quality and the bathroom equipped with hairdryers and toiletries.
The highlight however, are the staff. Whether the wide smiling security guards on every floor who greet you with a salute or a jambo, Benson and Felix at reception, the many wonderful housekeeping and room service staff who made me feel special. And Helen, in the spa, who gave me the massage of a lifetime. These people deserve awards for their kindness and could teach us South Africans a thing or two about how to treat guests.
So a big thank you for every smile that came my way.
(There is also a great running route past state house and into an Arboretum just outside the hotel-about 6km return and very worthwhile and safe.)
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Sarova Panafric Hotel Nairobi
- Sarova Panafric Nairobi
- Panafric Hotel Nairobi