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“Total relaxation” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Ole Sereni

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Ole Sereni
Ranked #17 of 156 Hotels in Nairobi
Bagshot, England, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Total relaxation”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

A wonderful hotel, the staff always go out of their way to be helpful.
The food is excellent, especially the buffets and great value for money.
The gym is wonderful and the massage after a real treat!
The only slight negative for me is that there is no bath only a shower although it is a walk in shower that is easily big enough for 2!
The hotel is set on the edge of a game reserve with the restaurant and pool areas in prime viewing position and the introduction of a new watering hole should mean more animals to watch.
Well worth a visit.

Room Tip: Ask for a room overlooking the park.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank Nicola J
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Ghulam S, General Manager at Ole Sereni, responded to this review, December 12, 2012
Mr. Nicola,

Thank you so much for taking time to give us your positive feedback.

I am delighted to learn that your stay was a pleasant one especially the Health Club facilities. We are however considering the option of installing a bath tub.

I am sure in your future visist, you will see a refreshing change.

Once again, thank you for sharing your views and we hope to see you soon.
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Sydney
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13 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

We were staying here at the end of our safari for one night and had a flight in the morning, so the proximity to the airport was great.

The hotel itself was great. When we arrived there was some confusion with our booking but they went out of their way to sort it out and get us a room. We did not have a room facing the National Park, which would have been great, but it was clean and well presented with nice touches, like the beautiful animal photos.

The restaurant food was delicious, good value and best of all the tables had a view over the Nairobi National Park.

There was free internet available in the business centre for guests.Even though it is close to the main road, you do not hear traffic noise.

There is not alot else around the hotel, but if you are there to just staying there to be close to the airport then it is a great spot.

Room Tip: Try and get a room with a view over the National Park
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Kyles1972
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Ghulam S, General Manager at Ole Sereni, responded to this review, December 12, 2012
Mr. Kyle,

Thank you so much for taking time to give us your positive feedback.

I sincerely appreciate it.

I promise you will have the best room facing the National park during your future visits:)

Once agina, I thank you for sharing your experience at Ole-Sereni and look forward to having you back with us.
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Nairobi, Kenya
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6 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

Reserved table,party of 8, we were seated way in the back, no service/attention for fifteen minutes. We moved, after battling with the hostess who only backed down after we decided to leave. Super slow with the drinks, the food,the bill. The food was ok, but the service killed it. Never again

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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Thank HanifAbaye
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Ghulam S, General Manager at Ole Sereni, responded to this review, December 11, 2012
Mr. Hanif,

Thank you for taking time to give us your feedback.

Our sincerest on apologies on the painful delay you faced in geeting served.

Ole-Sereni surely doesn not stand for this level of customer service.

May I please request you to reconsider our services with an assurance that you will be positively delighted.

I look forward to having you back with us soon.
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Queretaro
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

Great experience in the hotel tell living for almost for six months, working and living very well and inserting live style in Africa. Aziz the marketing manager very good and friendly, a lot of friends from the hotel due the service that they bring to me. Good place to back for more vacations. And the safari very good experience in the natural environment. Rooms are ok and quiet.

Room Tip: Higher floors better view
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Alserrblo
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Ghulam S, General Manager at Ole Sereni, responded to this review, December 9, 2012
Mr. Alvaro,

Thank you so much for taking time to log your feedback.

I am glad to know that your stay has been a pleasant one.

I hope you enjoyed our services as much as we enjoyed having you with us.

We thank you for patronising Ole-Sereni and look forward to welcoming you back.

Buen Viaje
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South Bend, Indiana
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148 reviews
48 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

Proximity to airport is main thing. It is a nice enough place, recently remodeled. Rooms are small, but adequate, especially for overnight close to airport. Restaurant is good, service okay though not up to the price. Overall it is good for a late arrival or early departure. If I had need of longer stay thee are many other choices.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Thank Robert B
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Ghulam S, General Manager at Ole Sereni, responded to this review, December 5, 2012
Mr. Robert,

Thank you for taking time to log your feedback about our services.

You had mentioned about the 'Service' levels which were not up-to mark. May I please know in which way it was lacking so we can address it right away.

Once again, I thank you for your inputs and look forward to welcoming you back.
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Amstelveen, The Netherlands
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12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

Stayed here in October 2012. Hotel is located close to the airport, so you avoid the terrible Nairobi traffic on your way in. Means that for traveling into the city you have to have a lot of patience. Traffic jams can be enormous. Hotel is nice, former US Embassy. Right next to the Nairobi National Park. Woke up with views of grazing antelopes and beautiful birds. Food in the restaurant is okay, but nothing special. Service, both in restaurant and bar, can be very slow. But hey, you've got a great view to kill time.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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1 Thank semager
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Ghulam S, General Manager at Ole Sereni, responded to this review, December 5, 2012
Thank you for taking time to give us your feedback which will go a long way in improving our service levels.

I look forward to welcoming you back to Ole-Sereni.
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Oxford
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

I arrived at this hotel, with a group of friends, late at night after a delayed flight from England, only to be told that they had sold our rooms that had been pre booked. They clearly had an arrangement with a nearby hotel that they moved us to, but when you arrive late at night and tired it is definitely not what you want to do. We had chosen this hotel as it is close to the airport and saved us going into the centre of Nairobi after a late flight, in future we will be going back to the hotel we have used before and always had impeccable service. The manager even stood in the hall as we loaded our luggage back into the taxis without so much as uttering any apology at all.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars
      Service
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Ghulam S, General Manager at Ole Sereni, responded to this review, December 5, 2012
Ms. Jane,

Thank you for taking time to log your feedback.

May I profoundly apologise for the series of inconveniences you had faced during your experience with Ole-Sereni. We surely do not stand for it but obviously we failed to deliver our promise to you.

May I please request you to reconsider your decision on not choosing us. You have my personal assurance that your future travels will have my personal assurance on a far superior experience.

I really hope you will offer us this rare opportunity to make up for the recent experience.

I look forward to welcoming you back to Ole-Sereni.
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Property: Ole Sereni
Address: Mombasa Road, Nairobi 00500, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Nairobi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#11 Spa Hotel in Nairobi
#13 Family Hotel in Nairobi
#15 Business Hotel in Nairobi
#16 Luxury Hotel in Nairobi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Ole Sereni 4.5*
Number of rooms: 134
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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