I stayed here 27th July with my 3 kids in two rooms...and they were good value by Nairobi standards (about £170 total). The pool is pretty big and a great refreshing way to finish off a week's travelling around the Rift valley. We wanted to relax for a night before flying off to Zanzibar, and this was a good choice. The staff were dead friendly, mighty cheerful security staff on each floor (even if they all seem to support Man U) we had a good chow-up in the restaurant, and a big breakfast the next day. As we had a bit of time to kill before the afternoon flight, we walked into town through Uhuru park, which was full of families and church goers (it was indeed a Sunday...), and went into the market near the Law Courts. You'd be best advised to get a good idea of what things cost before you go there, as the start price for those lads is about 10* what is fair ! But hey...a spot of bartering is fine for all. I left a bag here to pick up a week later, and the chaps were fine with that...very helpful.
Watch out for the 'we can help you get a taxi' malarky..sure they can, and charge one time big prices...$60 USD to get to the airport...however, if I had been a bit more awake I could easily have dealt with that on our Sunday walk by getting some chap in town to come and pick us up to get to the airport...for about 1/2 that, methinks. Ah well...it was a good stay, and I'd recommend the hotel. We stayed in 3 (this one, Ole Sereni and Sarova Stanley...and this one came a near second (after the Stanley).
- 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