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“Very Good hotel for Nairobi standard although expensive” 4 of 5 stars
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The Panari Hotel
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Mombasa Road | P.O Box 4372, Nairobi, Kenya   |  
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Ranked #32 of 106 Hotels in Nairobi
Tigre-Buenos Aires
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“Very Good hotel for Nairobi standard although expensive”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2011

Spent 6 days in the hotel. Very secure entrance and security people everywhere. Very good Gym, steam and sauna. Excellent swimming pool.
Very good Brazilian style restaurant.
Location is near airport but far from town....anyway, not many things to do there.

Room Tip: Look for rooms facing the national park
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2011

I stayed in panari Hotel in nairobi on 31 st Oct
The stay was good
The staff were very cooperative and coordial.
Food was good
Nothing more to write
The SPA facilities and Gym facilities are great
I took the service 2 times as I was impressed with SPA facilities

Room Tip: The Nairobi park side rooms may give you a view of animals from your room if you are lucky
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2011

Windows leaked rain into room, plagued by mosquitoes and bitten almost every night. Food adequate rather than good....

Air Conditioning was switched off every day so returned to a baking hot room every evening

Hot water failed whilst I was there - but since the cold water was tepid anyway - not a particular hardship

Staff do their best, with a smile but overall an adequate to poor experience - I was booked in by a company for work purposes and endured 18 nights - when I asked for a late check-out on my final day was told it would be charged as an extra nights stay but at only 70% of the usual rate - pretty big of them since I wasn't using the bed.........so didn't bother

I will be staying at the Ole Sereni next time ......

Room Tip: Avoid and stay at the Ole Sereni 600 metres down the road - Avoid the front of the Hotel - constant...
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bolivia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2011

Stayed at the Panari in October 2011 waiting for my flight back home. Its a decent hotel with very kind and helpful stay. Don't expect luxuries or fancy stuff here, but you will find whatever is necessary for a comfortable and pleasant stopover. Rates are quite high, compared what one is used in the West, but, this is Kenya and prices are just like that.

Rooms are clean and you can get a very nice view of the National Park, although the front lights of the hotel can be a problem trying to sleep. Windows are not sound-proof, so that can be another shortcoming with the noise of the traffic from very early morning.

The airport is very close (around 15 minutes) and the hotel offers transportation at USD 12 each way.

Room Tip: If what you want is to sleep, sacrifice a nice view for a room not with view to the park and the mai...
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2011

A clean, decent hotel with good, friendly service from the staff. I stayed there when I had an airline delay and it was clean and well serviced.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled solo
    • 4 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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tanzania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2011

we were stuck in nairobi as we missed our cenncting flight so British Airways gave a us acomlimentary night at the Panari. The Panari is a typical hotel, nothign special and could be a bit updated. The staff was great though - and even followed up on my early morning wake-up call.... I would recommend that hotel for anyone staying overnight in Nairobi and looking for a hotel close to the airport.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cairo, Egypt
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2011

All you can get in this hotel is a comfort bed.. nothing else you can find.
And definitely it is not a 5 star hotel.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Mombasa Road | P.O Box 4372, Nairobi, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Nairobi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#13 Spa Hotel in Nairobi
#21 Luxury Hotel in Nairobi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — The Panari Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 135
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. Staying at The Panari gives you a chance to enjoy a session of skating. 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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