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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 #25 of 106 Hotels in Nairobi
Dallas
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11 hotel reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Very nice!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

This hotel has a security gate and totally fenced. Very pretty grounds and huge. Lots of pool area, a lot of weddings were going on while we were there. Hemingways bar upstairs is totally open and relaxing. The Chyoma Ranch has unusal food such as camel. The Safari Cat Dancers are fascinating. Enjoyed them very much.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 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
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

I have just returned from Nairobi where for the first time I stayed at this hotel. There were a few good but also some mixed reviews. I have been going to Kenya for 2o years so have a reasonable Verviers of what to expect. I must say this place met all of my expectations for a great stay for business. A warm welcome from drat to finish. Check in was accompanied with an iced tea while I waited.My room was well appointed with all mod cons. Very comfy bed. Super view and huge balcony with a view over the beautiful gardens. There was plenty of activities but I didn't do much as I was hectic with meetings. I especially enjoyed Hemingways Bar which was friendly and made a great end to the day. Breakfasts were faultless as we're the staff. There was a safe in my room which was showing error which I could have had fixed but I didn't bother. The one area where they need to rethink is wifi. It is 2000 Kenyan Shillings a day which is about £8 - it works well but these days business folk expect this for free added to which there is the hassle factor of refreshing the code with reception .... If the management are reading this please review as you will be able to attract more business users. I had a very late check out (7pm) for which I negotiated $65 which was so worth it and again this is often something granted for free if available and would encourage a further booking. I had room 853 and my colleague had the larger 851. The hotel is outside of the centre of town bit that it a plus point and I have a driver so no worries there added to which I don't go out in the evenings. The Italian restaurant was excellent as was thenAfrican one with a stunning show for all thrown into the price. Drinks were well priced. I will certainly consider this hotel again when I return in a couple of months. What really makes this p,ace is the staff who are happy and proud. Well done - keep it up - review your wifi policy and late checkout as wetland then you are faultless which for any hotel to be is an enviable position to be in.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 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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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

We stayed at this hotel because it was the first night as part of our safari. We spend our first two night in Nairobi at Fairview Park Hotel which was more central.

Safari Park Hotel is good, the included breakfast is really nice and it was good to relax by the pool. However, this hotel is further out from the main city centre and other attractions, so you will end up paying more for taxis etc.

The room was really nice, four post bed with nets, modern tv, mini bar, bath/shower. The hotel is quite busy so if your room is near the driveway you may hear vehicle noise

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Preston
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

This hotel was booked for the first night of our Kenya holiday on a B&B basis. If, like us, you arrive around breakfast time, be careful and check out what they charge as we were surprised at the high cost for a breakfast because this breakfast was not included in the price of our stay. All in all prices for the drinks and restaurants pretty much the same as the UK. The Safari Park is a lovely hotel, with tranquil gardens and pool area. Breakfast plentiful and with several restaurants to chose from in the evening, this is an ideal base. We wished we had a longer stay here so as to sample the other cuisines on offer. We chose Italian but wished we had gone for the African, as they had a superb show in the restaurant, but we did managed to catch the last 15 minutes. Would highly recommend.

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  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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India
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58 reviews 58 reviews
53 hotel reviews
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013 via mobile

Its a great hotel with good food, great rooms, entertainment and casino. The hotel is far from the airport and the city centre. But, if the location suits you, it's awesome. Windsor is not far from here but is costlier. The best parts about this hotel are
1) casino in the house
2) safari cats dinner (for meat lovers) with safari cats dance performance
3) their breakfast starts at 5 am. Great for ppl who have to catch an early flight.

Their Italian restaurant la pizziata is good. Locals also frequent here.

Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
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Nairobi
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

Had our wedding and honeymoon night here. The wedding was fabulous and very well organized. The staff were friendly and very helpful and the honeymoon suite was well done. was a good place to stay and would surely go back again.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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Geneva, Switzerland
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

I stayed in the Safari Park Hotel for 5 days on a work trip. I've stayed in several hotels in Nairobi and none have grounds to compare with the ones here. It is fantastic to be able to walk, jog, swim, relax and birdwatch in such beautiful and spacious park-like gardens while still close to the centre of the city. And these grounds are undoubtedly the main selling point of the hotel.

I had a first floor room in block 100 with twin beds. The room could have done with a lick of paint and one or two fittings (like the towel rail) needed replacing or fixing, but it was comfortable and spacious, had a nice balacony and view, and a well stocked mini bar and a TV with several foreign channels (though not all had clear reception).

All staff I interacted with were friendly and helpful.

The buffet lunches were excellent. I also tried the Italian restaurant which had good pizza, and the nyama choma place offered veggie options for those not taking the non-stop meat option. The dance troop put on quite a show!

I would agree with complaints made by other reviewers about the caged birds - keeping parrots in a small bare cage by reception is NOT an appropriate image for an international hotel. Putting huge elephant tusks on the lobby wall also needs an explanation - why? where did they come from? why is it not illegal?

By international standards this hotel still needs a few improvements, but overall it is definitely a great place to stay (primarily because of the fantastic grounds) and one of the better options if you are coming to Nairobi.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 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:
#1 Casino Hotel in Nairobi
#12 Spa Hotel in Nairobi
#17 Luxury 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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