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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 #26 of 100 hotels in Nairobi
Telford, England
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“Perfect hotel to relax”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

We stayed one night at the safari park hotel before starting our safari. The hotel grounds are attractive the rooms are spacious, adequate but a little dated. The staff are friendly and helpful. We eat at the Italian restaurant the food was very good. It is a perfect hotel to relax before a safari. The hotel is roughly a 30 minute drive from Nairobi international airport so not the most central of locations. Breakfast is buffet style with a wide variation. We would recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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  • Service
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  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

This was my first time at safari park.i was impressed by the security.The garden is so nice leadind to fresh air all over the place.The swimming pools , the staff, the rooms and the serenity in particular was very very good.

  • Stayed September 2012, 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 Reviewed September 22, 2012

We probably wouldn't have booked here due to the cost except it was part of our safari package. That said, the facilities were great. They even have a ~1mile running track around the grounds. Great pools. Good restaurants. Friendly staff. Great place to relax before a road safari! Not centrally located so you will probably find yourself not venturing offsite for dinners, etc.. But we can recommend both Cafe Kigwa and the italian on-site restaurant (don't miss the ravioli!)..

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Watamu, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012

This is my second visit to Nairobi and Safari Park. This time around we are coming back from a Safari trip. Safari Park is well secured and recommended by the embassy. The lobby is impressive as always. The staff are very friendly and helpful. The rooms are beautifully furnished, had everything that I needed, really.. no complaints here. The one thing that made me come back to this place is the African restaurant. If you're a meat lover like myself then this is meat heaven. The show comes on about 9 pm, an enthralling display of traditional African dance and acrobatics. Also this time around, there were 3 wedding receptions and a couple of conferences in the hotel. This made some places inaccessible. If you like to relax by the pool without any disturbances, then this might not be the place for you.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

I went to Safari Park for one of my best friends wedding, and I must say, I was totally impressed. It's a huge beautiful place, with great staff and a nice breeze of fresh air. The fact that it's away from the Nairobi city centre made me love it even more!

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
    • 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 Reviewed September 1, 2012 via mobile

Very different from other Nairobi hotels - as it is on the outskirts of town it is set in large grounds and exudes space and tranquility. Public facilities are good and the staff are very friendly and helpful.

Rooms are quite dark and traditional but very clean, spacious and comfortable. Beds are massively comfortable.

Breakfast is fab, evening buffet average.

The new Thika Highway is amazing... Shaves a huge amount of time off transfers from JKIA.

Not for one night NBO stays but for 2+ or pre-safari, its perfect.

  • Stayed June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

Safari Park Hotel impresses from the moment you enter Reception. A large, spacious resort with well-kept grounds and accommodation lodges spread throughout. Lots of sculptures, water features and places to walk around. This is also a good base to explore further afield. There is good security, especially at night.

The spa centre is well worth a visit - make use of the facilities, sauna, steam room, ice-plunge.... you'll be totally relaxed when you're done.

Room furnishings are good, and the room is clean and comfortable. Not surprisingly, many of the buildings are designed and built to reflect a safari feel but you have the comfort of a 4/5* hotel.

The Safari Park Hotel is some way outside of Nairobi city centre, but anywhere is reachable and can be arranged by the Hotel. It's well worth staying at if you want to relax part-way through a longer trip through Kenya.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 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:
#12 Spa Hotel in Nairobi
#18 Luxury Hotel in Nairobi
#24 Business Hotel in Nairobi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Safari Park Hotel 4*
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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