Stayed here for one night on arrival in Nairobi before heading off for safari in Mara. To be honest, with hindsight I wish we had booked to go straight to the Mara as we were only on a 4 night holiday anyway.
Was a bit disappointed when we arrived at hotel as normally I would go for something a bit more luxurious (it was booked for us by a travel agent and I didn't have time to do any research it before I ok'd the booking). I was a bit startled to see that our room was directly accessible from an outdoor corridor, and given the amount of security we were welcomed with this somewhat alarmed me. That said, I guess I was then reassured by the amount of security! The room was fairly basic, but functional. It had clearly just had a lick of paint and spruce up, but you could tell it was really old. It seemed odd staying in a room that still had 'old style' boxy tv's when most others have had flatscreens for years now.
We didn't spend much time in the room though, and went on a tour of Nairobi for the day and went somewhere else for dinner in the evening. We had a comfortable and peaceful sleep though.
Up early in the morning to head off for the long bumpy drive to the Mara, and made sure we stocked up on our breakfast, which had a good offering and selection and the service was good, considering it was so early in the morning.
I have nothing to complain about really, it was functional, but I am glad we only stayed one night, think I might have got a bit depressed if we had stayed any longer!
- 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