This hotel is uniquely situated on a main thoroughfare which makes access by car a nightmare at certain times of the day. Once you make it in however the staff is pretty friendly. One particular person was so extremely genuinely nice and greeted you with the warmest smile her name is Yula. i've not stayed there in quite a while and I'd be disappointed to go there and not see that smile funny as it may seem she was simply that nice.If you go there and happen to get the "Yula experience" i think you'll understand what I mean. The rest of the staff was nice also however they were not standout nice as she was. The food (T-Bone steaks especially) is really good and is a pleasant surprise simply because you don't expect it to be as good as it is. The older section of the hotel is less desirable for a good nights rest, especially the room with a balcony towards the road. The problem there is that once the traffic kicks in you feel like your room is in the middle of the street. Maybe they have sound proofed the rooms now since they have done a lot of renovations. The reason i say the hotel is good for in and out visits, is because occasionally they hosts events near their very nice pool. When this happens guess what your invited also, but from your room... :) what I mean is Just like the front facing rooms feel as if they are in the street in the morning, when there is a function you get the impression your room is part of the function due to the noise levels. Unfortunately there is no escape. If i remember correctly there is no A/C so in order not to suffocate you must leave the windows open, thus allowing more noise in as well. The rooms are not so bad but the beds were very low to the ground as I recall, not necessarily something you want to wake up daily on prior to a long meeting with clients. :( All in all not bad if your on a budget or simply have a large "clan" and don't plan to spend your hours in the hotel outside of sleeping.
- 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