I booked in after 3 nights at the Ole Sereni due to lack of availability at OS due to late change in plans. Immediately on arrival the difference is noticeable. The whole premise of the hotel is one where the hotel has several restaurants but only one which is affiliated to the hotel. The staff appear not to be trained to the same standard and are not attuned to the customer in the same way good hotels are. The decor is dated and the although the rooms are comfortable, they are getting tired.
Breakfast is fine but there was no fresh fruit juice on the day I ate there. The chef (kitchen hand) appeared with a pre-diluted plastic canister and filled the 'juice' container which put me right off. Fresh juice is in abundance in Kenya.
In all, a comfortable enough hotel for one night, in a good location but it doesn't live up to its self-proclaimed 4/5 star status, or anywhere near it.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Panari Hotel Nairobi