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Safari Park Hotel
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Thika Road, Kasarani | P.O. Box 45038, Nairobi, Kenya   |  
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Ranked #25 of 96 hotels in Nairobi
Boca Raton, Florida
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“Great safari hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2011

I stayed in this hotel in July 2011 while on tour with Smartours.
Hotel is excellent. Nice clean rooms. Nothing to complain about.

The only thing I would like to point are few tips for people staying there.
1. Do not buy anything is lobby gift shop.
They are 10+ gift shops at the back of hotel behind restaurants. Better deals.
Just go through main buffet area and you will see them.
Especially I can recommend store NR. 9. Very friendly owner and he offered us great
discounts.
2. Buffet breakfast or dinner is not a good deal + food is the same every day.
They have excellent regular menu food 1/2 price of buffet.
3. Every day they have dancers show + meet only, rodizio style dinner. We did not like the meets since most of them were chewy.

Enjoy your stay.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2011

Hotel is several miles from the center of town but all game park lodges are safe and secure,, in town you need to use a little care. Most travel guides recommended a dining excursion in town to Carnivore for dinner,, probably the most famous place to eat in East Africa. Our tour operator in Kenya, Private Safari, told us that a similar restaurant on the grounds of the Safari Park Hotel would provide just as good an experience and more than meeted our expectations with Masai sword cooking over a BBQ with all types of different meat on each sword. The swords are brought to your table and meat sliced until you can no longer breathe or move. Tried 2 new meats, Nile crocodile and camel,, but they also had all the regulars cooking too including turkey and Masai beef. After dinner you sit and watch a floor show and drink down the local beers,, Tuskers.

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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2011

The hotel is nice, the grounds are beautiful. The food was very good with a variety. The staff was very nice, but we had to ask repeatedly for basics like towels, toilet paper, etc. that should have been taken care of daily. This was more than a usual annoyance given that we were putting in long arduous days - did not want to come back and have to fight for basics like towels at the evening. The beds are very firm. Was fine at the beginning of the week, but by the end, my hips hurt - no padding!

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Seoul, South Korea
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2011

I was very impressed by the natural beauty surrounding our rooms. I was equally impressed by the courteous staff, my room, and the view from my backyard. The buffet breakfast is very good. It is far from the central city, but that was not a problem for me as my group had its own driver. I would love to stay here again. It really does feel like a vacation in Africa when you stay in this oasis.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2011

I've stayed at Safari Park several weeks over the last five years, and I like it a lot.

Location - it is a bit outside of Nairobi (Thika Road), which can be good or bad depending on what you need (but definitely bad if mist of your business is s downtown Nairobi). The road is being reconstructed, which is a pain right now but will help a lot once finished.

Safari Park is a mini city, self contained with five restaurants and several swimming pools, kind of exploring Africa Disney style (sorry...not completely fair...) but done in a nice and stylish way. But the main reason why I like the place is the staff....absolutely amazing African hospitality, and they recognise you already on your second stay :-))

The Nyama Choma (African all you can eat BBQ) is a must, and excellent value for money (forget Carnivore...this is better). The Safari Cat show is a delight, although a bit of a tourist trap. And the night club downstairs can be great fun....if you have the right attitude...

Overall, a great choice if you prefer to stay away from Nairobi city center.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2011

Good hardware and not obvious problems in the room condition. The taxi service was also very nice. We hired a taxi recommended by the hotel for Nairobi city center at evening, and received very heart-touched service as the driver advised us carefully on security and accompanied us for money exchange and shopping without claim for more fee (we paid more tip to him as reward to this enjoyable trip). The largest issues to this hotel are two: 1. The road conecting the hotel and Nairobi city center is under unstruction, resulting to dusty trips in and out of the hotel; 2. Internet access is toooo expensive, USD 10 per hour!

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2011

I stayed at this hotel for 2 days/1 night. It was outside the city and was like a little city within itself. There are many buildings that housed rooms, casino, shops, restaurants, lobby and gym.

Pros:

1. Outside the city

2. Had things to do on property to stay entertained --- Cheetah Cat show (excellent!), Casino (okay not top of the line but passes the time), gym (good) and cafes to get drinks and meet up with friends.

3. Rooms where large and for the most part clean and modern.

4. Service of staff was great. Attentive and Friendly

Cons:

1. My room was right next to a wedding that started in the middle of the day and went into the wee hours of the morning. I could not get to sleep with all the music/noise.

2. The pool was disgusting. It had slime/sludge all over it and just was not a good idea to go into it.

3. The food for breakfast looked like it had been out for awhile and was not edible.

Overall for where it was it was not bad....average.

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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Safari Park Hotel

Address: Thika Road, Kasarani | P.O. Box 45038, Nairobi, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Nairobi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#10 Spa Hotel in Nairobi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Safari Park Hotel 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
‘THE AFRICAN PARADISE’ Surrounded by 50 acres of beautifully manicured gardens, the Safari Park Hotel & Casino combines the elegance of African architecture and art with an infrastructure at the leading edge of technology. Located only 15 minutes from the Nairobi city centre, the hotel offers calmness and serenity away from the fast pace of the city. The five-star hotel boasts 205 luxurious rooms each with en-suite bathrooms, antique African-themed four-poster beds and furniture. All the rooms have rear and front private large garden view balconies. ... more   less 
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