We used this hotel as a base before and after embarking on our Safari, rooms are basic but clean and comfortable, maybe a little dated but that did not really bother us too much, TV didn't work but we only attempted to try to use it on our last day there so didn't miss it much.
Showers were efficient and clean, our room faced the main road so was a little noisy and having to keep balcony doors shut meant the room got a bit stuffy at night although there was air con available.
Wi Fi wasn't very good, didn't work at all in room and only had limited signal downstairs in the reception area, again as we were on holiday we didn't need it so was OK for us.
Pool area was very pleasant, pool again a little dated but clean and useable, Hotel also holds other functions here so certain areas at certain times seem to be unavailable to rest of guests, a little annoying if you fancy a swim in the pool on a Saturday and there is a function on.
Food was very good in both the pool restaurant and the flame tree restaurant, pool food is slightly cheaper and more basic, a 3 course meal with a couple of cokes will cost you around £30 to £40 per head in the flame tree but the food is very good.
Beefburgers and sandwiches are excellent in both.
Breakfast is buffet style and most nationalities are catered for with a wide variety of choice, only one tiny negative here was that when we arrived later for breakfast one morning, the milk for the cereals was quite warm as it appeared to have been standing out for an hour or two.
House keeping in rooms good, towels changed regularily, overall service was very good, all staff are very pleasant, obliging and seem on the ball, security is good and place felt very safe.
Ideal place to start and end a safari, not too far from the airport, also seemed a popular place for business trips, we would definitely stay here again.
- 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