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“Just brilliant.” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Nairobi Serena Hotel
Ranked #3 of 161 Hotels in Nairobi
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Galway
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3 reviews
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“Just brilliant.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2013

Treated so well during my business trip stay at this hotel. Lovely, efficient and friendly staff. Daily newspaper was pushed through my room every morning, buffet breakfast was unreal as was evening meal in restaurant. I never had to ask for anything during my stay because the hotel staff went out of their way. Really looking forward to staying here again on my next trip to Nairobi.

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Arusha, Tanzania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2013

Nairobi Serena is a fantastic hotel for the business traveller. I stayed here from 22nd to 24th April and this was my third stay. The staff will always make you feel welcomed and at home. It is an excellent venue for business meetings both formal and informal not forgetting the cuisine. The location is great as you can walk or take a cab into town.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
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Paro, Bhutan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2013

Had a business meeting here and was very pleased. Room was nice. Business dinner upstairs on outside balcony was excellent. Meeting facilities were good. Only slight disappointment was lunch at the buffet which was average.

Grounds are very nice. A breadth of tranquility in Nairobi

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2013

Although in the city center you don't hear the noise coming from the million cars driving though the city. Hotel is kept well, it's clean and rooms of acceptable size. The bar is rather busy at night but gives it a good atmosphere. The gym is big and well equipped. Would stay again

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
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Sofia, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2013

We did stay here one night this to start ou safari trip with Africa Veterans Safaris. The welcome was friendly and correct. The (connected) rooms were complete and in a very nice "african" style. Superb beds assured us a good night rest ! And last but not least the breakfast buffet is more than complete ..as well the great and attentive service ! We can recommend !

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Washington DC
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2013

Great breakfast buffet for all ages and tastes
Very clean room, quiet and all amenities --minus Qtip.
Love the atmosphere, you feel very welcome from the start.
Security at the front of the hotel securing entries of vehicles and making sure only guests are coming in.
Would recommend it to anyone visiting Nairobi. Great staff.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2013

A great way to spend one's first night in Africa.

We arrived late and left early, but they picked us up at the airport and dep[osited us back there very efficiently.

Food (breakfast) very good indeed.

It is on the edge of the National Park, so propbably wirth spending an extra day there.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Nairobi Serena Hotel

Property: Nairobi Serena Hotel
Address: Kenyatta Avenue, Nairobi, 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 Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 161 Hotels in Nairobi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Nairobi Serena Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 183
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Justly famed for its exceptional standards of efficiency, service and five-star hospitality, the elegantly sophisticated Nairobi Serena Hotel is a member of the 'Leading Hotels of the World'. Despite its pivotal central hotel location in Nairobi, Kenya, the Nairobi Serena remains true to its title and offers an oasis of serenity amidst the bustle of one of Africa's most vibrant capital cities. Offering a wide range of dining experiences, The Nairobi Serena is also renowned for its 'Mandhari' fine-dining restaurant, which is universally acknowledged as one of Kenya's finest. ... more   less 
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