I stayed at Safari Park Hotel in late February for a work-related training. The good: It is a beautiful hotel with outstanding landscaping and pools. The rooms are very comfortable, well equipped and most have decks or balconies that look out on the lagoons. There is a great sushi restaurant there but we ended up most nights at the Italian restaurant because a) the food was great and b) the staff so much fun (thanks Elias!). The breakfast buffet is extensive and in a good location. The not-so-good: the front desk is a bit clueless, or perhaps it was a language issue. On Sunday morning I asked where was the closest ATM and was told ATMs were not operating on Sundays (they were). I asked where was a good movie theater and the only one they could recommend was not a real cinema (later a taxi driver showed me where an excellent 6-screen theater was located). They have a fantastic gym but you must pay to go (which seems strange - why have a huge state-of-the-art gym if it isn't available to your guests?). The rooms do not have air conditioners and can get warm during the night. And - perhaps a minor thing - the lagoons are beautiful and are habitats for some amazing birds. Beautiful to look at - not so relaxing to listen to all night. The problem is that while some of the room's windows are glass and can be closed, others are just screens and it can get noisy. My first night I never slept soundly because of the birds. This is part of the "safari" experience; which is great when you are on safari but challenging when you are there to work and need a good night sleep because you are in meetings the entire day. In short - I would definitely go back, preferably when I don't have to work!
- 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