We weren't able to compare the Sarova with other hotels in Nairobi, but getting a feel for the city itself, we feel it might be one of the better and safer options.
There is an obvious security presence which, given the warning notice posted in reception, is reassuring.
The Sarova dates back to British colonial days, a heritage which it is keen to promote. In some ways, however, this is beginning to show.
Our room (204) had old British plug points with rounded prongs (this disappeared in the UK in the 1960's) and only one squared version, the fittings of which were so loose we had to pop a pillow under the plug to maintain contact for recharging purposes.
In the evening the heavy base accompaniment of music was audible in our room until close to midnight, not helpful when we rose early to meet trip requirements.
Room service and food was very good; staff everywhere were pleasant and helpful.
Transport to and from the airport was excellent and recommended.More
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking