The hotel is quite fancy, located near the airport, good security, nice hotel drivers, good taxi's comfortable bedroom, and generally very acceptable. It has an ice skating rink, for what reason, I have no idea. If you are doing all your work downtown, this hotel is not convenient because it is so far out and the traffic in Nairobi is terrible. We spent over an hour 30 minutes each way downtown and back.
The most unsatisfying experience was the check-in. After my husband was checked in, it was determined that I must want a different room. When it was established that I would be sleeping in the same room with my husband, another 45 minutes transpired as the staff were trying to move John from the room he was just checked into to a room for two! As it turned out, there was not one ready, and so we were charged an extra $40/night for me to share the room with him. It was the same king sized bed, the same space, but even with the extra $40, there was only one bottle of water and one key. We only ate one breakfast because our flight was so early. There was only one towel! We were pretty "amused" at this extra cost, amused being a bit ironic. It would be nice if they could have been prompt, happy that a room is a room when the cost of the room is already quite high. I would give it 3 stars for this, but it is quite convenient to the airport and we were most happy about that.
- 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