I have always stayed at the Sarova Stanley but decided to stay at the Sarova Panafric in order to see how different the two hotels were even though they are just a couple of miles apart. Panafric is more exclusively located and has a feel of serenity probably because of the green vegetation around it or the mere location outside the Central Business District. The staff both at the hotel (Rose and Patrick were awesome) and the restaurant (Catherine was charming) are what added to my comfortable stay at the hotel. I know I'll be back for sure.
On the negative side, the Checkout process is still the same mess where they "detain" you at the front desk while they verify if you "stole" something from the mini bar (they claim they don't keep your credit card record for such charges). I was also surprised to find out that they do not have central database for their customers which means if you've stayed at Sarova Stanley before, your record does not exist at Sarova Panafric and you'll have to register all over again even though they have internet access.
Overall experience was positive.
- 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