I had an opportunity to stay at the hotel for 5 days recently and the compound (all 64 acres of it I'm told) is massive. It's obviously a theme hotel and quite well done with great consistency. The Safari Park has 5 restaurants, multiple bars, a fairly large pool area that has a lazy river and slide, a couple of stages for performances, and yes a casino. Good thing since the hotel isn't quite in downtown Nairobi.
The grounds were impressively landscaped and well maintained but I wish I could say the same for the rooms. They're clean but definitely showing age with the bathroom fixtures and paint peeling walls. No AC in my room but the weather was fantastic and all I needed was an open window. All rooms also had a generous sized patio you can use to relax (or dry your laundry).
All in all, a decent hotel. Good facilities, friendly staff, a variety of places to eat, clean, and most importantly safe.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Safari Park Nairobi