The Sarova Panafric is a bit hit or miss.
The location is great - from a coming from the airport point of view; not really good at all if you need to be in Westlands or Gigiri.
The terrace restaurant is a nice breakfast spot.
The rooms are decent sized, and the bed is comfortable enough.
I stayed two nights on two different occasions. The first occasion the room was thrid floor, and although traffic side, it was relatively quiet, excusing noises from the restaurant staff cleaning up the pool area from an occasion the night before.
The second occasion, the room was second floor and horrendous. The bathroom was only casually clean. The noise AND fumes from the traffic were almost unbearable. The air conditioner didn't work, and mosquitoes were everywhere. There are no nets on the bed and no screen on the patio door, so once you open it, they're in!
The wireless is good; and the service is courteous, if a bit slow during "rush hour".
So... if you get the right room, Sarova Panafric is a good hotel to stay in.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Idyllically located 5 minutes' drive from the CBD and 18 km from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, amidst beautifully landscaped gardens in a quiet suburb of Nairobi, Sarova Panafric offers 162 rooms in a range of Superior, Executive, Club, Studio and Themed Suites - all recently refurbished and decorated in a contemporary vibrant African style. Once the watering hole for freedom fighters, spies and foreign correspondents, Flame Tree restaurant is named after the Flame Tree that holds pride of place in the gardens and offers leisurely meals. Sarova Panafric offers state-of-the-art banqueting and conferencing facilities with a range of meeting and function rooms equipped with the latest audio visual and WIFI equipment. To wind up the day, take a dip in the pool or go for a leisurely massage - or simply enjoy a cool drink to the soothing sounds of Africa's rhythm. And this hotel is centrally located, only a short 0.5 Km from Kenya's landmark 'Kenyatta International Conference Centre (KICC)', one of the most prominent events venues in Africa. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sarova Panafric Hotel Nairobi
- Sarova Panafric Nairobi
- Panafric Hotel Nairobi