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“Nice hotel near Nairobi Airport”
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Ole Sereni
Ranked #16 of 164 Hotels in Nairobi
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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“Nice hotel near Nairobi Airport”
Reviewed February 28, 2013

Our travel agent (Extraordinary Journeys) placed us in this very nice hotel due to its location right near the airport. We had a nice room, but particularly liked the breakfast. It was really anything that you could want... omlets, yogurt, fruit, breads and pastries. All kinds of juice were available and the setting was great. I birded during breakfast! I also used the workout room which was completely outfitted for lifting, running, biking, etc.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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Ghulam S, General Manager at Ole Sereni, responded to this review, March 1, 2013
I sincerely Thank You for taking time to give us your positive feedback.

Nothing is more rewarding than to hear from a satisfied guest and I am pleased that your experince was memorable.

We look forward to welcoming you back to the ONLY hotel by the Gamepark..
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Reviewed February 27, 2013

The rooms are small but very nice. Food is great and the restaurant terrace sitting area overlooking the national park is a great place to sit and have your meals. Overall a tastefully done hotel.The hotel is conveniently located near the airport especially if you have one night before your departure.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled solo
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Ghulam S, General Manager at Ole Sereni, responded to this review, March 1, 2013
Thank you for taking time to give us your comments.

I am very pleased to learn that your stay was pleasant.

We hope you will continue to patronise Ole-Sereni during your future visits to Nairobi

Once again, thank you for sharing your views and we look forward to welcomong you back.
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Pueblo, Colorado
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Reviewed February 26, 2013

We arrived late and had to leave rather early, but Ole Sereni satisfied our every need. The staff was very professional, the accommodations were adequate and clean, and the breakfast was far better than average. I must also add that the friend traveling with us left a ring in her room, and we contacted the hotel from the airport, and the hotel preserved the ring for our friend so she could retrieve it when we returned from the Mara. Our travel agent said in all her years this was the first time any lost articles in Nairobi were recovered.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Ghulam S, General Manager at Ole Sereni, responded to this review, February 28, 2013
I Thank You for taking time to give us your comments.

I am very pleased to learn that your very short stay was a pleasant one and moreover your friend recovered her posessions. We strive for highest level of integrity with our Team and its overwhekming to see it translated with our guests.

Once agin, we thank you for sharing your positive reviews and look forward to welcoming you back.
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Reviewed February 26, 2013

I visited ole Sereni for dinner on valentines and had the most beautiful evening of my life. The hotel is so magnificent. The staff and service and most of all the food was nothing but PERFECT!!!!!. Keep it up.

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Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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Ghulam S, General Manager at Ole Sereni, responded to this review, February 26, 2013
Thank you for taking time to give us your positive comments.

I am very pleased to know that we made your Special Day even more Special.

Thank you for patronising Ole-Sereni and we look to having you soon with us.
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Nairobi, Kenya
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Reviewed February 25, 2013

My first real experience with Ole Sereni. The place has beautiful decor and excellent meeting rooms. I had attended a seminar and really enjoyed the place. I can surely visit again.
Don't forget to try the breakfast. Greatest variety in Town. It is also close to the airport and the National Park

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
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Ghulam S, General Manager at Ole Sereni, responded to this review, February 25, 2013
I sincerely Thank You for taking time to give us your feedback.

I am pleased to know that your meeting was a successful one and we hope you will choose Ole-Sereni for your future events.

Once again, I appreciate you sharing your views and we look forward to welcoming you back.
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Tafton, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed February 23, 2013

My husband and I travel often and the Ole-Sereni is one of our favorite hotels. We have stayed here many times and have always felt secure and very welcome. The staff is superb! Always willing to help and very friendly. Shadrack K has gone out of his way to make our stay comfortable.

We come to Kenya almost every month and will certainly stay at the Ole-Sereni.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
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Thank Kathy R
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Ghulam S, General Manager at Ole Sereni, responded to this review, February 25, 2013
Ms. Kathy,

Thank you for taking time to give us your comments.

I am very pleased to know that your stay was a pleasant one.

Shadrack is our Super Star and i will surely share your sentiments on his service levels.

We look forward to having you with us soon.
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Reviewed February 19, 2013

After some safari days what a difference it was to arrive at the Ole Sereni Hotel. We picked this hotel to be close to the airport for early morning leave the next day. Big and more a hotel for business people. Very modern/trendy decoration and bar with view on the park (we didn't see animals during our evening cocktail).

Excellent food and very big portions (we should not have taken starters since main course and dessert were giant). Try the Leleshwa Kenian wine; good price-quality.

We didn't get much luck with the receptionist who clearly seemed to be new, but with some patience everything went well. Also in the restaurant we were served by a young man who apparently had his first days as a waiter, but this was highly compensated by the professional ladies around.

Luggage was picked up by very positive and professional boys.

Would stay there again if it's only for 1 night and to be close to the airport (= excellent location if you need to be close to the airport). Do ask for a room higher than 2nd floor since there was a party at the 1st floor/ground floor that did last till 3 o'clock in the morning and this could be clearly heard till in our rooms on the 2nd floor.

Very easy 'check-out' and excellent breakfast.

Room Tip: Ask for a room higher than 2nd floor to avoid noise from 1st floor (restaurant, bar, etc...)
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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Ghulam S, General Manager at Ole Sereni, responded to this review, February 21, 2013
Thank you for taking time to give us your positive feedback.

It gives me great pleasure to know that your stay was a pleasant one and we look forward to having you with us soon.

Once agin thank you for sharing your views.
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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:
#10 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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