I stayed one night in this hotel near NBO airport, en route to another destination in East Africa. The hotel is close to the airport, which is great for avoiding the infamous Nairobi traffic. The hotel is in part of a high-rise building right on the main road, with Reception up a lift on the 3rd floor (which seems strange on arrival). The hotel has a shuttle that will pick you up and drop you off at the airport for $12 each way. My room was very nice, seemingly recently renovated, with very comfortable bed, good bathroom, and views out over the road and the game park beyond. I asked for a high floor (I was on the 8th, down the hall a ways from the lift), and so the noise from the road wasn't bad (though you could hear some traffic), and the hotel was quiet. I was there on a Sunday and holiday Monday, so traffic was lighter than usual too. The WiFi didn't work at all the day I arrived, but was working again in the morning, and seemed to work well in the room (and they didn't charge me for it). The highlight was the gym, which is quite large, with a number of machines and plenty of weights. Although some of the machines are rather old, and the gym itself seems old (although this is not a very old building), I enjoyed it, and was impressed with the lovely manager/trainer on charge that day (Jared), who was very friendly and helpful. The breakfast buffet was extensive and quite good.
Although it's expensive, I would stay there again when in transit in Nairobi.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Panari Hotel is the closest hotel to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport Nairobi. Located 7 kilometers from the airport and 8 kilometers from the city center, we have your convenience at heart. From the rooms, our guests enjoy a captivating panoramic view of The Nairobi national park on one side. On the other side, you have a full view of the City in the horizon. The hotel is one of its kind being the only venue with an Ice Skating Rink in East and Central Africa. For our guest's convenience, we have a bank, forex bureau and a hair salon all under one roof. We also have a variety of food outlets alongside the Hotel's main restaurant "The Red Garnet." For a night out, you need not go elsewhere, on the second floor of the hotel, "Shooters and Dips Lounge" is the hottest entertainment spot along Mombasa road. No need to interrupt your keep fit regime while traveling. Get a full work out at The Dolphin Health Club. The health club is fully equipped with all the modern workout machines, steam bath, sauna and an indoor swimming pool. The Panari Hotel boasts a very large conferencing area with sufficient, secure and ample parking space to fit 450 cars. The Panari Hotel "A Luxurious Way of Life." ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Panari Hotel Nairobi