I stayed here during Christmas period where they had a "Christmas Special Offer". I guess it was because of the low numbers expected.
I think it is a good hotel, save for the price which I think is overpriced. One thing I noticed is that the price for wine on the menu was different from the one at the bar! I felt it was cheaper to buy wine by the bottle, and so I asked for it. The price at the menu was KES 1900. I did not have hard cash on me so I asked that the bill be attached to the room so that all bills will be cleared on checkout so that I use my credit card only once. The waiter kept insisting that they usually take cash for this.
So I asked to talk to his supervisor if there is a problem with me paying for it at the end of my stay. He immediately backed down and started speaking low tones asking me if I had even KES 200. I told him that that is not right and that was when he went away.
At the end of the stay, the bill for the wine incredibly came to KES 1400! Was that why the waiter wanted cash? Left me really wondering.
The hotel parking is also quite squeezed, tight and can only take so many cars. The reception is quite deep into the restaurant yet I'd expect it to be the first place that I find myself looking at.
The food was OK but I loved the breakfast more. The paintings and colours used are also very inviting
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ole Sereni is a premium wildlife resort strategically located just off the Mombasa road overlooking the Nairobi National Game Park. Centrally positioned between the international airport and the city center, this is the only hotel bordering the wilds of the National Park. Ole Sereni offers all comforts and services to the business as well as leisure travelers and enjoys proximity to the central business district, international organizations, financial institutions, government offices and industrial area. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ole - Sereni Hotel, Nairobi Hotel Nairobi