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“Pick up location for safari” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Safari Park Hotel
Ranked #24 of 162 Hotels in Nairobi
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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17 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Pick up location for safari”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2013

We stayed at this hotel because it was the first night as part of our safari. We spend our first two night in Nairobi at Fairview Park Hotel which was more central.

Safari Park Hotel is good, the included breakfast is really nice and it was good to relax by the pool. However, this hotel is further out from the main city centre and other attractions, so you will end up paying more for taxis etc.

The room was really nice, four post bed with nets, modern tv, mini bar, bath/shower. The hotel is quite busy so if your room is near the driveway you may hear vehicle noise

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank Tracey H
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Preston
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57 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2013

This hotel was booked for the first night of our Kenya holiday on a B&B basis. If, like us, you arrive around breakfast time, be careful and check out what they charge as we were surprised at the high cost for a breakfast because this breakfast was not included in the price of our stay. All in all prices for the drinks and restaurants pretty much the same as the UK. The Safari Park is a lovely hotel, with tranquil gardens and pool area. Breakfast plentiful and with several restaurants to chose from in the evening, this is an ideal base. We wished we had a longer stay here so as to sample the other cuisines on offer. We chose Italian but wished we had gone for the African, as they had a superb show in the restaurant, but we did managed to catch the last 15 minutes. Would highly recommend.

  • Liked — It was all very good
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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2 Thank Barnyard166
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India
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57 reviews
52 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2013 via mobile

Its a great hotel with good food, great rooms, entertainment and casino. The hotel is far from the airport and the city centre. But, if the location suits you, it's awesome. Windsor is not far from here but is costlier. The best parts about this hotel are
1) casino in the house
2) safari cats dinner (for meat lovers) with safari cats dance performance
3) their breakfast starts at 5 am. Great for ppl who have to catch an early flight.

Their Italian restaurant la pizziata is good. Locals also frequent here.

Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
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Nairobi
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19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2013

Had our wedding and honeymoon night here. The wedding was fabulous and very well organized. The staff were friendly and very helpful and the honeymoon suite was well done. was a good place to stay and would surely go back again.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Reese L
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Geneva, Switzerland
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83 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2013

I stayed in the Safari Park Hotel for 5 days on a work trip. I've stayed in several hotels in Nairobi and none have grounds to compare with the ones here. It is fantastic to be able to walk, jog, swim, relax and birdwatch in such beautiful and spacious park-like gardens while still close to the centre of the city. And these grounds are undoubtedly the main selling point of the hotel.

I had a first floor room in block 100 with twin beds. The room could have done with a lick of paint and one or two fittings (like the towel rail) needed replacing or fixing, but it was comfortable and spacious, had a nice balacony and view, and a well stocked mini bar and a TV with several foreign channels (though not all had clear reception).

All staff I interacted with were friendly and helpful.

The buffet lunches were excellent. I also tried the Italian restaurant which had good pizza, and the nyama choma place offered veggie options for those not taking the non-stop meat option. The dance troop put on quite a show!

I would agree with complaints made by other reviewers about the caged birds - keeping parrots in a small bare cage by reception is NOT an appropriate image for an international hotel. Putting huge elephant tusks on the lobby wall also needs an explanation - why? where did they come from? why is it not illegal?

By international standards this hotel still needs a few improvements, but overall it is definitely a great place to stay (primarily because of the fantastic grounds) and one of the better options if you are coming to Nairobi.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank Swiss_voyagerII
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Breda
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61 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2013

This hotel sits om a large site, which is really good maintained. The room has an "Out of Africa"-feeling. No airco, but the fan is actually satisfactory. Nice balcony too. Breakfast is nice, with the opportunity to get a fresh omlet or eggs. You can sit inside or outside by the pool.
The grounds are full of plants, trees and sculpted landscapes. One thing was a real shame though......just outside the reception-area, there is a cage with 3 gray parrots inside; with nothing but a bowl of food and water. It's like showing a child a great cake every day, just outside his reach. That's how I saw the parrots; a beautiful garden, which is just outside their reach. But in front on them evey day. I do not believe that such a fancy hotel needs caged animals to entertain it's guests........

Room Tip: The rooms on the first floor have nice views over the garden, but no evelator (suitcases have to be...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Marieke1980
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New York City, New York
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145 reviews
103 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2013

" an ECO hotel" ...
Yes the grounds and gardens are really gorgeous (all year)...
Yes the staff is very friendly and helpful ...
Yes the restaurant has great bbq evenings...
Yes the show can be very entertaining.....
Yes the rooms are okay....
Yes the bathroom could use an upgrade...
Yes it can be noisy at times especially when they have a party or a show....
Yes check in and check out is kinda slow...

And YES in the summer months it can be very hot in the rooms as there is no air con available...just a fan!
Well not exactly as I learned upon check out that IF you want they can provide you with a mobile unit...(would have been handy to know upon check in)...
It is very personal; some people do not like airconditioning when they sleep , me I like to have the choice to turn it on or not. The problem here is that 'bugs' do go into the room because it is not cold...
I liked it - did not love it...

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank terrencets
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Additional Information about Safari Park Hotel

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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