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Safari Park Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Thika Road, Kasarani | P.O. Box 45038, Nairobi, Kenya   |  
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Ranked #24 of 111 Hotels in Nairobi
Tamworth, Australia
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78 reviews 78 reviews
25 hotel reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
“Great hospitality”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2011

July 2010...... Travelling with 3 other ladies, we had our last night of 2 weeks in Kenya here and were made so welcome. We had met many of the managers out west at Lake Boringo when they were on a team bonding weekend and we were also there for the weekend. We thought they would have forgotten us by the following weekend when we were to stay at Safari Park but no...we were treated like family and received complimentry fruit baskets to our room etc. Will always remember this place fondly.
We ate at the African restaurant (Nyama Choma) and watched the Safari Cats stage show which was fantastic.
When planning the trip my agant had suggested staying here and I was keen to stay in the city of Nairobi. This place sounded way more expensive from description but was actually cost less than city hotels. AND way more peaceful and quiet.
If you have a good travel agent who knows Africa...my advice is listen to them...mine knows her stuff.
Would definately recommend and we found this a great place for the last night, when we were tired, had to sort and repack for the trip home. The rooms were beautifully decorated and roomy.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Mesa, Arizona
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11 hotel reviews
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78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2011

We couldn't have picked a better place to stay for our first time to Africa. The 64 acres of gardens are beautiful, the service excellent and the food amazing.

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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2011

Great place to rest and recuperate after a long flight and before going on safari! The room and grounds are very well kept and the Italian restaurant is excellent. The Safari Cats show is a don't miss; many talented dancers and acrobats perform. There is shopping back behind the main grounds and pool with an excellent selection of souveniers, and larger carved items can be shipped home. Even express drycleaning is available. Friendly staff and service. Minibar.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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26 hotel reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2011

This is generally a great place - huge grounds, with pools, green spaces, cute rooms, and friendly staff. However after a week there, many little things added up to annoy me - the bathrooms are from a different era altogether, the staff is friendly but often clueless to requests, and overall it could really do with a make-over.

The restaurants try hard, and the "African" restaurant as well as the Japanese & Italian are actually very good, but at truly London prices, they should better be...

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Basel, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2011

I stayed at the Safari Park for a business trip and can strongly recommend it for either business or pleasure. The hotel complex has everything you need for entertainment, the atmosphere is really lively. The rooms are clean and well equipped and the staff are friendly and helpful.

Stayed February 2011, traveled on business
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Walnut Creek, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2011

The grounds of the Safari Park Hotel are an oasis in the vast horridness of surrounding Nairobi. Because of construction and traffic, it took 2 hours to get here from NBO airport. Staff is friendly and helpful, but be prepared for US prices on any food. The breakfast buffet is nice, but the BBQ "tourist" dinner was awful. Camel, goat, ostrich, crocodile, beef, turkey, chicken, etc. BBQ on a stick and a slice carved onto your plate. Fun in theory, but everything I tried was inedible. Tough as shoe leather. Some overcooked vegetables and we were still hungry.
Rooms are nice, but you are a virtual prisoner there at the hotel. It is FAR from anything , and you would not want to leave the front gate.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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New Delhi, India
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12 hotel reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2011

The hotel looked like an oasis when we reached there through the bad road & the terrible traffic of Nairobi.It was a complete different world, beautifully furnished cottages surrounded by well maintained garden. Our cottage was on the first floor, very near the reception area. Big room, big bathroom & big balcony. The room had no AC, but as the nights were cool, that was not a problem. The room had all the amenities including bathrobes, slippers & an umbrella in case it rains. We stayed for one night only. We had our dinner in the African restaurant. All kinds of grilled meats were being served there , from chicken to crocodile meat everything was there. It was a wonderful experience. The soup & dessert was delicious too. The buffet breakfast spread the following morning was fantastic too. The staff was friendly & the giftshop had a really nice collection. Overall we had a very good experience in this hotel.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 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:
#1 Casino Hotel in Nairobi
#12 Spa Hotel in Nairobi
#17 Luxury Hotel in Nairobi
#24 Business Hotel in Nairobi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Safari Park Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 204
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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