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“Good on-route stopover” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Ole Sereni
Ranked #18 of 162 Hotels in Nairobi
Cheltenham
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123 reviews
72 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Good on-route stopover”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2013

We read in the in-flight magazine on the plane that William and Kate stayed here on route to Mount Kenya where he proposed, so if it's good enough for them, it's good enough for us. We also saw an actor from the soap Eastenders staying here. Popular stop over hotel on route elsewhere, as only five minutes or so to the airport. We were on the way to Amboseli national park. This hotel is literally on the edge of Nairobi national park and if you're luck you can see the animals from the terrace whilst having breakfast. Good service etc.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Bermuda1Cheltenham
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Ghulam S, General Manager at Ole Sereni, responded to this review, June 3, 2013
Thank you for taking time to give us your positive feedback.

I am truly pleased that you decided to choose us based on the reviews.

We hope your stay was memorable and look forward to welcoming you back.
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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27 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2013

I honstly stayed at Ole - Sereni Hotel by chance as I could not find other reservation but to my surprise .. it was wonderful and the hotel design was fantastic .. I recommend this Ole - Sereni Hotel to anyone wither it is for business or pleasure. Thanks & Regards

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank s9642689
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Ghulam S, General Manager at Ole Sereni, responded to this review, June 6, 2013
Thank you for taking time to give us your positive feedback.

I am truly pleased that your stay was pleasant and we look forward to having you with us.
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Pune, India
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51 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2013

This is a very luxurious business hotel located at the rim of Nairobi Park and close to the airport. We were offered room on the second floor facing the park. We could spot no animals at all. Breakfast was good. Free Wi-Fi is available in the room.

Room Tip: Get park facing room on higher floor.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Jayant M
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Ghulam S, General Manager at Ole Sereni, responded to this review, May 30, 2013
I thank you for sharing your feedback with us.

Sighting of animals is quiet frequent from our hotel and its sad to learn that you didnt spot any.

I am sure your future stays will address this gap.

We look forward to welcoming you back.
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Nairobi, Kenya
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27 reviews
19 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2013

This hotel lies between Nairobi town and the airport. As such it is a good place for travellers and business. The rooms are a bit tired and not verŷ well insulated so you might get woken up by flight crews coming in or out. However, the National Park is what makes this hotel special. You can sit having breakfast, dinner or lunch watching animals walking in the park or simply enjoy a view that few if any other city hotels have.

Room Tip: Definitely pick a park view room. The other side is just too dreary.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Charly W
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Ghulam S, General Manager at Ole Sereni, responded to this review, May 30, 2013
We thank you for taking timeto give us your comments.

I have taken ito account your suggestions on the room and we are in the process of addressing our rooms interiors.

I can assure you that your future stays will see a pleasant change in our hardware.

We look forward to welcoming you back.
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BC
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39 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2013

After a long overseas trip to get to Africa, this hotel was convenient to the airport and comfortable to stay in. It was a good starting point for our trip, still quite "western" so not too much culture shock for our first night in Africa. With 3 hungry teenage boys, the great buffet breakfast was a
bonus! We returned here before going home, after doing a mission trip further afield and were grateful for it's little luxuries.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank vernongirl3
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Ghulam S, General Manager at Ole Sereni, responded to this review, May 30, 2013
I thank you for taking time to give us your positive reviews.

I am pleased to learn that your stay was a pleasant one and that you appreciate our services.

We look forward to welcomig you back.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 24, 2013 via mobile

Very kind employees
Good rooms
Nice view
Good food also a lot of choice
Nice terrace
A lot of animals to see when you are lucky, we were.
Good gym
if you have laundry they can wash it and iron it
The hotel is not a cheap hotel but it's worth your money

Because the traffic is terrible its one hour drive to the centre thats only 9 km away. traffic is terrible everywhere. Hotel is next to the airport so you will be there in 20 minutes

Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
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Thank Shdadrack J
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Ghulam S, General Manager at Ole Sereni, responded to this review, May 30, 2013
Thank you for taking time to give us your positive feedback.

I am truly pleased to learn that your stay was up-to your expectations and it will be our constant endeavour to better it.

We look forward to welcoming you back.
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Stockport
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164 reviews
51 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2013

We only stayed here for one night, reception was a bit of a worry, we were part of a tour group, first they 'lost' a passport, and then they tried to put me in a room with a member of the group that wasn't my wife, I thought you paid extra for that kind of service. The room was on the first floor, second if your from the USA, and was affected by noise from the restaurant and bar down stairs and then by the cleaners at 6 in the morning. The room was quite spacious, although the bed was very hard and the bathroom door was made of glass, which I didn't like, somethings I do are still private! The food was very good with very very large portions. Breakfast was excellent with a mix of African and Asian dishes

Room Tip: Avoid low floor rooms, they can be noisy.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank noonan101
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Ghulam S, General Manager at Ole Sereni, responded to this review, May 26, 2013
Thank you for taking time to give us your sincere feedback.

Our sincerest of apoligies for not living up-to your expectations. I can understand how frustrating it can be to not see the check-in procedures happen swiftly.

We have taken your review very seriously and will ensure this does not happen in future.

We look forward to welcoming you back.
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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:
#12 Spa Hotel in Nairobi
#13 Family Hotel in Nairobi
#15 Business Hotel in Nairobi
#18 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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