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“Huge, NOT in down town Nairobi”
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Safari Park Hotel
Ranked #26 of 164 Hotels in Nairobi
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New Hartford, NY
Level 6 Contributor
241 reviews
55 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
“Huge, NOT in down town Nairobi”
Reviewed 11 February 2008

My wife and I stayed here after a long flight from the US and then Europe. This is a huge facility with multiple buildings. (To send an email I had to walk to another building a few minutes away.)
Being out of downtown Nairobi was, I think, safer than being in town.
I would have never found the place without a knowledgeable driver from the airport.

Food and accommodations were excellent. I felt very safe there and would certainly return should I return to Nairobi as a tourist. Probably not very convenient for businesspeople doing business in the city.
The grounds were very spacious. Beautiful plantings, trees, lawns abound. Lots of beautiful birds.

  • Stayed October 2007
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Cedarburg, WI
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24 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2007

We were here three times on our trip to Kenya. Each room was clean and nicely furnished and the bathrooms were large and adequate. Only one of the three rooms had a screened window that opened. In the other two getting fresh air was not feasible if you're concerned about mosquitoes.

The hotel provides only two small bottles of water. If you want more you have to buy it and it's a bit pricey. It is not recommended to drink the tap water.

The grounds of this place are lovely and extensive. It is a huge place with a casino, swimming pools, ponds, tennis courts, fitness center, etc. There are several restaurants and the included breakfast was quite good. Staff were efficient and friendly.

It was a great place to crash after the flight from the US and after two long drives on the harrowing Kenyan roads. It is located near the outskirts of Nairobi, so the worst of the traffic can be avoided, unless you're going to the airport. If you are, leave lots of time to get there.

Stayed November 2007
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Whitehorse,Yukon
Level 6 Contributor
83 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2007

My wife and I stayed at this hotel on two occasions during the month of October. Though the surroundings are idealic, I am not sure that we could classify the plumbing in the same vain. If they truly want to advertise the resort as 5* then they should invest in some retrofitting.
We found the staff affable and conscientious and the food equally as enjoyable.

  • Liked — Flowers, plants, foliage
  • Disliked — PLUMBING
  • Stayed October 2007
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NIGERIA
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8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2007

This is perfect combination of modernity, culture and style. The rooms are clean, spacious, and quiet.
The ancient city-like appearance of the hotel and the serene environment adds to the pure joy of staying in this hotel.
The workers are friendly and courteous... I love the water fall..the restaurants and a whole lot more.
Make use of the in-house travel agent to obtain significant discount on the hotel rate...upto 40% off.

  • Liked — SPACIOUS ROOMS
  • Disliked — COST
  • Stayed October 2007, travelled as a couple
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Kassala
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2007

just returned from a workshop held in Safari hotel - can say only - horrible !!!!!!!!!!!!! for 5 star hotel? give me a break - lost most the stars. I was also impressed when we arrived with the set up and the reception BUT

The bathrooms are in need of proper cleaning the same as the rooms. The towels were of such grey colour and stank - sure it was of white colour some 10-15 years ago...

In general staff was veryyyyyy slow - it was taking ages to do something - seems like every staff was the brother of the manager - was quite disturbed with the requests.
I kept coming to the reception every day of my 5 day stay, asking to fix safe box - I was every day told - Sorry, we will fix it now... of course nothing happened.

Food. It was surprisingly bad pastries for desserts for such a hotel - fruits did a good job, but cakes and mousses were dreadful. Forget about coffee- breaks - they used to bring the stuff which was rarely looking good.

The famous roasted meat was often not chewable ...

Chinese or something that was named Chinese food was just a joke...

The only decent place to eat was Japanese - though first time in my life I was provided microwaved green tea - the tea which I get initially was just warm and seemed not to be fresh. When I asked for a better tea - my tea pot went to microwave to be heated up - but of course it did not improve its taste .

Do not eat tiramisu in Italian - not worth those money , the same stands for pizza.
And do not go for performance at Kenyan restaurant - seems that just took some people from the streets who were dancing in African masks the ballet.
Sauna was another dreadful experience - first of all, you have to pay additional fee for fitness club. The floor in sauna was carpeted !!!!??? Who was that genius? What about toxic fumes? Then benches were covered with 2 layers of towels - and of course dirty towels - nice a??? Everywhere there were sign please do not put you clothe for drying - and of course it was there!!!!!

The taxi driver from hotel tried to cheat instead of 1000 shillings for town fees he was asking 1500 per person.

My only positive experience of the hotel was salmon fish for breakfast (though not quickly refilled), fresh pine apple and garden.

In general, it is not worth those money you pay ... quite disappointing...

  • Liked — garden
  • Disliked — towels
  • Stayed October 2007, travelled on business
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Herts, UK
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2007

We used this hotel as a base for a week, I was very impressed on arrival, after a hectic journey from the airport it was like an oasis. It's very green and lush, lots of lovely gardens and plants and the rooms are spread over a large area so it's not at all high rise. The reception is impressive with a large elephant statue and a big roaring fire (it got quite chilly at night). The rooms were very nice, big bed and a balcony with a view over the gardens and pond. The rooms were a little tired around the edges but overall just fine. I liked Hemmingways bar the most, a very nice setting for a pre dinner (and after dinner!) drink with low lighting and a great piano player and a good view from the balcony where you can see the grounds and even onto the reception. Caffe Kigwa is okay, a little basic for lunch but the breakfast was very good. We ended up in the Italian most nights, food a little bland but the pizza's freshly cooked.

The swimming pools were very nice (water is cold though!) and there are plenty of food choices. It did sometimes feel like I was at a theme park and some areas of the hotel could do with a makeover (the carpet on the stairs leading from cafe Kigwa to the Japanese and Chinese reseraunt was filthy and put me off eating there).

  • Liked — Hemmingways bar
  • Stayed September 2007, travelled as a couple
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dublin, ireland
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2007

unbelielvable hotel, from the many pools to the tasteful african themed rooms. the breakfast is also unreal as is the service. a bit out from narobi city centre but this is not a bad thing. I've stayed in another 4 star hotel in narobi, paid the same money and it wasn't half as good as the safari park hotel. highly highly reccomended!

  • Liked — everthing!!
  • Disliked — nothing at all whatsoever
  • Stayed January 2006, travelled with family
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Property: Safari Park Hotel
Address: Thika Road, Kasarani | P.O. Box 45038, Nairobi, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Nairobi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#3 Casino Hotel in Nairobi
#15 Spa Hotel in Nairobi
#25 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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