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Safari Park Hotel
Ranked #25 of 164 Hotels in Nairobi
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Elmhurst, Illinois
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482 reviews
192 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 265 helpful votes
“Lovely grounds, beautiful four poster beds...”
Reviewed November 4, 2012

The hotel has beautiful, extensive and very well taken care grounds. It is also in a good location for touring Nairobi. The rooms and bathrooms could use some refurbishing, nonetheless, are spacious and comfortable. Ours had a romantic four poster bed and a comfortable balcony, where you could sit and enjoy a glass of wine, while enjoying the greenery.
Rooms have tea/coffee making facilities, safety deposit boxes, robes, slippers, tv, phone and a desk. The bathrooms are comfortable, with a marble counter top, and bathtub.
The hotel is very large and offers several excellent restaurants. We ate breakfast and lunch at Cafe Kigwa, which offers buffet style meals and a made to order station for eggs, pancakes, omelets, etc. We also tried the Nyama Choma Ranch for Kenyan roasted barbecued meats, which had good entertainment of the Safari Cats Dancers & Acrobats and on our last evening we enjoyed the Italian Restaurant La Piazzetta, with tasty pasta and pizzas in a nice atmosphere.
There is a shopping arcade at the back of the hotel with several shops. There was one, immediately as you enter to the right hand side, where we bought a few items. The owner and his wife are very friendly and the merchandise is well priced.
Overall, we had a very enjoyable experience at the Safari Park.

Room Tip: I believe that all rooms have balconies. Top level rooms have a better view of the grounds.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Liverpool, UK
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Reviewed November 3, 2012

We stayed here both before and after our safari and found the hotel to be excellent. We were travelling on a beach holiday after the safari and were able to leave our luggage at the hotel during our safari which was great.

Whilst Nairobi may have a reputation as unsafe you did not get that vibe at all at this hotel, the grounds and hotel itself were lovely, both rooms we stayed in were great quality and very clean, and the staff were all very polite, friendly and helpful.

We ate at the international restaurant and the african restaurant, we would recommend them both as the food quality was excellent and the show at the african restaurant is really good.

The upstairs bar is also worth a visit as its a lovely area and the bar prices are very reasonable.

Overall a very nice hotel and we enjoyed our stay here!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Ankara, Turkey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed October 28, 2012

This beautiful place is about 20 km away from Nairobi,with well-maintained gardens and grounds.People prefer to stay at the hotel after or before the safari trips just like we did.It has like 4-5 A la Carte restaurants with different concepts and a very rich breakfast buffet.We had dinner at the African Restaurant,which was easily compatible with the one inside the town.They had a very nice local dance show and we loved it.After a very early Turkish Airlines landing,we were allowed to check-in at 4 am and it was a generous and lovely gesture.I would like to thank Stephen,the FOM on behalf of the hotel once again.Absolutely recommendable!

Room Tip: You can ask for rooms close to reception area,though didn't matter to us at all.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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Johannesburg
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Reviewed October 13, 2012 via mobile

Location of hotel very inconvenient, and rooms are old, run-down and in bad shape.

However there are lost of restaurant in the premises and nice African shows and bands in the evening. Gym facilities poor, no air conditioning.

Conference facilities where good.

  • Stayed October 2012
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Kampala
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Reviewed October 12, 2012

Was here for two nights for a residential meeting. The staff were quite friendly. Contrary to my expectations, the rest of Nairobi is easily accessible by public means from the nearby Thika Road. It is an urban hotel with a very remote and relaxing feel.
The bathrooms, though, are dated and I failed to figure out the workings of the hot water in the bathroom. One evening the water was not hot at all and at other times the hot water was just warm enough for me not to mix the shower with cold water.
The breakfast buffet is full of variety.
My busy schedule did not allow me to to have a better experience of the hotel. Nevertheless, I did enjoy my stay at the hotel

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
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Telford, England
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Reviewed October 6, 2012

We stayed one night at the safari park hotel before starting our safari. The hotel grounds are attractive the rooms are spacious, adequate but a little dated. The staff are friendly and helpful. We eat at the Italian restaurant the food was very good. It is a perfect hotel to relax before a safari. The hotel is roughly a 30 minute drive from Nairobi international airport so not the most central of locations. Breakfast is buffet style with a wide variation. We would recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Nairobi, Kenya
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed October 3, 2012

This was my first time at safari park.i was impressed by the security.The garden is so nice leadind to fresh air all over the place.The swimming pools , the staff, the rooms and the serenity in particular was very very good.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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Property: Safari Park Hotel
Address: Thika Road, Kasarani | P.O. Box 45038, Nairobi, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Nairobi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#3 Casino Hotel in Nairobi
#14 Spa Hotel in Nairobi
#24 Luxury Hotel in Nairobi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Safari Park Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 204
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
‘THE AFRICAN PARADISE’ Surrounded by 50 acres of beautifully manicured gardens, the Safari Park Hotel & Casino combines the elegance of African architecture and art with an infrastructure at the leading edge of technology. Located only 15 minutes from the Nairobi city centre, the hotel offers calmness and serenity away from the fast pace of the city. The five-star hotel boasts 205 luxurious rooms each with en-suite bathrooms, antique African-themed four-poster beds and furniture. All the rooms have rear and front private large garden view balconies. ... more   less 
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