At around 25-30 minutes from Jomo Kenyatta Airport, the Sarova Panafric is a reasonably well situated hotel, suitable for a 24 hour stay when in transit (like mine), or an extended trip to the city. The cost per night (when booking in advance) is moderately inexpensive and I was welcomed at the door, after a long flight, by an extremely polite concierge who handed me warm face wipes and a cold apple twist.
The staff were friendly and attentive, both at check in and at the bar and the room was exceptionally clean offering free tea/coffee. The menu is considerably varied (although I did not eat in the restaurant the food looked good) and the relaxed bar offers an array of beers, wine and spirits including cold bottles of Tusker. A swimming pool, WiFi and various other mod-cons are available but the attraction of this accommodation is its cleanliness, location and helpful staff.
Airport tip: Remember to go to the taxi desk situated at the right hand side of the main exit after collecting luggage from the carousel. There, a representative should tell you the price of the taxi journey to your hotel and physically walk you to a registered cab. Nairobi airport can be edgy at night but being mugged or ripped off can be completely avoided by following this process, as I had a thoroughly pleasant experience befriending “Danson”, my trusted Kenyan taxi driver.
- Also Known As:
- Sarova Panafric Hotel
- Sarova Panafric Hotel Nairobi
- Sarova Panafric Nairobi
- Panafric Hotel Nairobi
- Panafric Hotel
- 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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