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The Waterhole

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Mombasa Road, Nairobi, Kenya
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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51 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016

Nice place with a lovely terrace overlooking Nairobi National Park. They have a good selection of food, I tried Asian food twice and they were both very good. Service was good, just a little slow.

Thank JamesPurple
Erbil, Iraq
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40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

Lovely views, interesting visitors, great place for a business meeting and drinks out with excellent views. Service can be a little slow but always friendly,

Thank Latgaj
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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016 via mobile

Good food with a safari feel at the hotel. Super view with a waterhole attracting some nice animals.

Thank Dodosurfer
Beirut, Lebanon
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239 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

This spot overlooks the game park of Nairobi, if you are lucky enough, you will have a chance to see some wild animals... while enjoying a wood oven pizza you will want to come again and again

Thank Bobztraveler
Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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89 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2016

We ate here while staying at the Ole Sereni Hotel. The pizzas are great - try the Naoma Choma pizza. Stafff were friendly and helpful and the view over the Nairobi National Park is something else.

Thank Llanelly
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214 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2016

Drinks with friends looking over the national park. Good selection of drinks. Apparently well known for the chicken drumsticks/lollypops - they did not disappoint!

Thank dxbjamn
Nairobi, Kenya
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2,438 reviews
837 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 940 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2016

The Waterhole is a nice restauant/ bar at the Ole Sereni Hotel in Nairobi. Great location (for access to the airport), the bar is a relaxed friendly place (sports TVs showing the premier league games!) and a decent restaurant with outside seating overlooking the Nairobi National Park. Lovely!

Thank Ibadanboy
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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103 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2015

They have a beautiful balcony looking into the national park and also a beautiful bar cornering their pool and the park. It has nice shaded areas so you can order a coffee or a drink and just relax. You feel like you have left the city. Prices were reasonable and even saw some wildlife in the park!

Thank lvanclief
Spring, Texas
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133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2015

We opted for drinks and a light snack after a long day of travel. Drink selection was good and we opted for a few glasses of wine. I got a wrap which was presented well, tasty and filling. Seats were comfortable and we stayed for a little over an hour enjoying the ambiance and people watching. Our bill was accurate... More 

Thank Jeff T
Malmesbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2015

I spent a couple of hours here having lunch while waiting for a flight. It is a fantastic location looking over the National Park. The staff were polite and efficient and the food was good, although a little pricy.

Thank Helena L

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    2 of 5 bubbles
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  • Address: Mombasa Road, Nairobi, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Nairobi

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