Stayed here for 7 nights in November 2012 and couldnt have asked for more. We had a few different family members staying for different lengths of time and so had the opportunity to see both the superior and executive rooms (6 in total I think) which were all very nice and spacious and to a very good standard. The executive rooms were more modern however and had little things such as iron and ironing board in the room where as with the superior rooms you had to request them, as well as flat screen TV's etc.
The best aspect of this hotel though was without doubt the hotel staff - without exception very friendly and helpful doing whatever they can to assist you. This hotel appears aimed at the business customers for conferences etc but that actually seems to work to the advantage of everyone and should certainly not put off people coming for leisure stays.
We stay in Nairobi every couple of months and so have had opportunity to try many hotels - without doubt none will match the service levels experienced here in terms of willingness.
Location wise it is pretty ideal for Jomo-Kenyatta airport being 15-20 mins away (assuming light traffic) as well as central Nairobi etc.
Security is quite a hot topic in Nairobi at the moment and the hotel feels very secure - boots of cars are searched before entering hotel grounds as well as people and bags when entering hotel reception. It was also reassuring to see a security guard on each level of the hotel 24/7 as well as secure doors requiring a valid room key to enter the corridors to the executive rooms.
The food is of a very good standard with a very good choice available. Admittedly the food is not what you would call cheap and here it shows I feel that the hotel is aimed at the international business traveller in mind however, I wouldnt say it is expensive and certainly the quality and portion sizes more than give you value for money.
All in all I would recommend this hotel to anyone considering a stay in Nairobi - I really dont think you will be disappointed.
- 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