It was our first visit to Africa. We were booked into the Safari Park Hotel in Nairobi, where our Safari tour was to begin. We had no expectations. But the warmth and friendliness of the staff and the hotel's ambiance amazed us. It was truly a memorable experience.
In the hotel lobby was a huge model of an African Bull elephant - so much bigger than their counterpart in India. This put us into the 'safari' mood!
We had a pleasant surprise waiting for us. We had asked for a twin and a single room, but the management decided to put us into a 2 bed-roomed VIP suite! The suite was like an apartment, well equipped and beautifully furnished. Unfortunately we had only one night to enjoy the lovely quarters as our safari tour started the very next day.
Both staff and service were superb. Dinner was Ala carte as the hotel's policy was to lay a buffet only when they had a huge group staying there. Food was served elegantly and promptly. Breakfast was buffet style and there were both local and Western dishes.
We were thrilled to learn that we would be staying one more night at the end of our 14 day Safari tour. This time we had our twin and single rooms, which were also very well maintained and comfortably furnished. We had just enough time to walk up the stairs to the Hemingway Bar which was another wonderful part of the huge hotel.
I would recommend this hotel to anyone wanting a good stay in Nairobi. One point to note is that it seemed to be quite far from the airport and so may not be suitable for some.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Safari Park Nairobi