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“Convenient located near the international airport serving a relaxed atmosphere.” 4 of 5 stars
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Ole Sereni
4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Mombasa Road, Nairobi 00500, Kenya   |  
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Ranked #17 of 156 Hotels in Nairobi
Amstelveen, The Netherlands
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98 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Convenient located near the international airport serving a relaxed atmosphere.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014 via mobile

This hotel is located 20 driving minutes from the airport. It's also close to a national wildlife park, where you can have a game drive. Most rooms offer a great view at this park. The gym offers some state of the art equipment. Free wifi is available around the hotel premises and rooms. Several restaurants offer local and international cuisine. Staff is always around and happy to serve you the "African Way"! Recommended for a short (business)stay.

  • Stayed April 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank Patrick F
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Ghulam S, General Manager at Ole Sereni, responded to this review, May 2, 2014
Thank you for sharing your positive feedback.

I am pleased to learn that your stay was comfortable.

We look forward to welcoming you back.
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Guadalajara, Mexico
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Hi I stay 5 months there had a great time with the staff, great hotel great view the only problem was the BA crew members they drink all night they are noisy they do not let you sleep other then that great place to visit

Thank you

Puente.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars
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Thank sinreb
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Ghulam S, General Manager at Ole Sereni, responded to this review, May 1, 2014
I thank you for taking time to give us your feedback.

I do apologise on the noise pollution from BA crew which we are addressing right away.

I look forward to welcoming you back.
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Iloilo City, Philippines
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87 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

This was a great location for a business trip. It is located near the airport and you don't have to suffer the Nairobi traffic to get in and out of the property. Unfortunately, there is a large cloverleaf intersection being built right outside the property and traffic in and out is sure to be impeded. Once construction is done, I'm sure they have made provisions for entry and exit.

Room Tip: Away from the construction and facing the game reserve.
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Rod20
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Ghulam S, General Manager at Ole Sereni, responded to this review, April 27, 2014
I sincerely thank you for taking time to give us your positive feedback.

I am sure your future visits will see a more definied system of how traffic flows on our roads.

We look forward to welcoming you back.
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

We needed to stay one night in Nairobi close to the airport. We chose the Ole Sereni because of its proximity, security, and luxury. We were not disappointed. Although we didn't eat at the hotel it was very busy and everyone was very friendly. Although a little pricy I would recommend this hotel to anyone who's concerned about safety and wants a good nights rest a short distance from the airport.

Room Tip: They have a park side and a city side. We stayed in the city side because we knew it would be too la...
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank semper_peragro
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Ghulam S, General Manager at Ole Sereni, responded to this review, April 27, 2014
Thank you for taking time to give us your positive review.

We are pleased to learn that your stay was memorable.

We look forward to welcoming you back.
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 via mobile

Business trip, great staff very friendly. Solomon the porter was great and so was Eric the receptionist. The menu was limited, we dined upstairs and down stairs. Would stay again, had great room over the national park, saw giraffe so early one morning.

Stayed April 2014, traveled on business
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Ghulam S, General Manager at Ole Sereni, responded to this review, April 23, 2014
Thank you for taking time to give us your positive review.

I am thoroughly pleased to learn that your stay was memeorable.

We look forward to welcoming you back.
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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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36 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

The hotel was fair, but their Eagles Restaurant was exceptional. Every meal was delicious, and as a coeliac, it's often difficult to get good meals when traveling. The view from all the dining rooms (I always chose to eat on the balconies/terraces) was also wonderful, looking out over the reserve. Excellent 4-day weekend getaway!

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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2 Thank PLG1956
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Ghulam S, General Manager at Ole Sereni, responded to this review, April 23, 2014
Thank you for taking time to give us your positive review.

I am truly pleased to know that your stay was memorable.

We look forward to welcoming you back.
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24 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

A reduced rate of $300 got me a tiny boxy room that looked more like a motel than anything else. Room service took so long to arrive that I had fallen asleep by the time it actually came. Noisy cleaners all night and very little soundproofing didn't make for a charming stay. Not sure why this place charges the rates it does-- will avoid in future.

  • Stayed April 2014
    • 1 of 5 stars
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1 Thank okhs
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Ghulam S, General Manager at Ole Sereni, responded to this review, April 23, 2014
I thank you for taking time to give us your feedback.

I do apologise for the delay in room service and the noise pollution. We are in the process of installing 'Double Glazed Windows' on all guest rooms.

I can assure you that your future experiences will be far superior.

Once again, I do apologise for the poor experince you had and we look forward to welcoming you back.
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Additional Information about Ole Sereni

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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