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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 100 hotels in Nairobi
Porlock, United Kingdom
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“Ok for an overnight stay, maybe!!!!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

We booked a 6 day stay to play golf in the Nairobi area prior to going on safari. Unfortunately we arrived on a Saturday and there were 4 weddings taking place and it was chaos with people everywhere.
We were shown to our room or maybe cave would be a better description, dark, small with outdated bathroom fittings. Room was rejected. Next room we were shown was bigger but also dark and in need of upgrading. By now we were getting angry and were offered an "Executive Suite" to passify us. It was large and airy but like an oven, even with an overhead fan and a floor standing unit it was difficult ro keep the room cool. There was no pressure from the shower and luke warm water.
After playing golf we thought we might go for a dip in the pool or have a jacuzzi. We didnt do either.You couldnt even see the bottom in the pool and the Jacuzzi probably hasnt worked in the past 5 years!!! On Monday the first of the Conference parties arrived and averaged 2 or 3 a day.
The best part of the stay was the meat feast/maasai show, an excellent evening.
The Hotel is badly in need of an upgrade.
WIFI is KSH 2000 a day which is an insult as the signal is poor and intermittent, quite apart from the regular power cuts we experienced.

Room Tip: Avoid if you plan to stay more than 1 night
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 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
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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

I have stayed at the Safari Park hotel several times. It is always restful and pleasant. The staff are friendly and helpful.

The large colonial style rooms are cool and shaded. Good mosquito protection is provided.
The hotel grounds are particularly well kept, and attract a range of colourful and interesting bird life. Sitting on the balcony of your room and admiring the bird life is very enjoyable, especially if you happen to awake in the early morning.

The pool is well kept, but on the cooler side (a factor of the Nairobi climate). I would not plan a tropical holiday by the pool here.

The breakfast and meals are adequate and reasonably priced. I would rate the Breakfast 6-7/10. As with most hotel buffet meals, the food is sometimes not at optimum temperature.

The Italian style restaurant within the grounds is usually my choice of evening meal. The pizza is usually a good standard....certainly when compared to pizza elsewhere in Nairobi!

The security of the hotel grounds is to a fairly good standard....something that all travelers need to be aware of when looking at accommodation in Nairobi.

Internet connection and speed is unreliable. I suspect this is an issue at a national level rather than being wholly attributable to the hotel.

The staff make this hotel. It excels in few areas, but presents a good standard throughout. The staff are to be congratulated at the Safari Park. Without exception, I have found them to be helpful, cheerful and reliable.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Cairo, Egypt
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

For a week this lovely hotel was my home just out of Nairobi. You get the feeling that you are living in the park for the huge greenery areas and the wooden buildings within.

Two huge elephants statues are the first thing that you will see at the reception and the journey begins. The rooms are real African with wooden floors and nice balcony. no AC in the room but you have a big ceiling fan to keep air moving in the room and to keep mosquitos away.

Food verities are plenty, but the best is the ranch with all types of meat from all the animals the continent is offering. The casino is a good spot as well.

Will come back again with family for more enjoyment.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rosario, Argentina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

The hotel is located 20 mins north of Nairobi (travelling to the city in rush hours makes the travel distance much longer!). The hotel is excellent by itself, the location does not matter as you will, for sure, decide not to walk in the surroundings streets.
The hotel has a lot of facilities, lots of green areas, pools, night shows.
Room is more than cozy.
It was really above my expectations for a hotel in Nairobi. It you are not travelling on business but on vacations, really consider this hotel

Room Tip: All rooms have excellent garden view.
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Cairo Governorate, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

I stayed at the Safari Park Hotel from 11-18th of January. The staff were always smiling and helpful. The receptionist was always ready to provide useful tips about where to go and when. There was a lovely tour operator called Catherine who was always ready to tell us what to do everyday.
The grounds are beautiful. The view from the rooms is amazing and very peaceful. The hotel has a variety of restaurants. Even if you don't go out at night, you can still have dinner at one of their many fine restaurants.
They also have very beautiful pools if you're in the mood for a swim.
The bathrooms are in need of some maintenance.
The hotel is only a 10 minute walk from TRM ( a shopping mall with a supermarket)
You can also enjoy a coffee at the famous Java House which is located at the TRM.

All in all, it was a very satisfying stay.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Leeds, United Kingdom
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15 hotel reviews
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

we stayed here for 1 night only in november at the start of a 7 day safari - i actually thought id done the review for this!! stayed in lovely room up stairs with balcony - big netted 4 poster bed, bathroom, safe, balcony, real wooden floors. staff carried everything for you. main reception was lovely - huge elephant in centre (stone i think it was). bars & restaurants all over. lots of swimming pools. upstairs in main reception lovely bar with large tv. bed comfy & bedding superb. there is an arboretum and a full running track here also so its a huge hotel. breakfast buffet style and lovely all you could ask for. would go again definately!!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Sterling, Virginia, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

The hotel is one of the best in Nairobi, the location is great, the design is original and the rooms are comfortable. The big plus is the large choice of restaurants onsite, my favorite is the African restaurant for dinner. The personnel is extremely helpful and professional, great great people!!! On the cons side are the night club, the cleanliness that can be improved. Also, this hotel is a favorite for weddings so be prepared to the noise coming from hundred of people coming at those weddings mostly during weekends .

Room Tip: A dinner at the African restaurant with a nice show is a must!!!
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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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:
#11 Spa Hotel in Nairobi
#17 Luxury 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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