The Panari was obviously built to host westerners. It is near the location of the former US Embassy that was bombed in 1998. The hotel includes a shopping area and food court and even a small ice rink. The fitness center is well-stocked with weight and cardio equipment. The spa has a large indoor pool, dry and wet sauna…for no extra fee. Not the case for internet connection which runs about $8 per hour or about $35 for unlimited 24 hours. Connection is slow, but handled Skype video calls OK. The shopping area has two travel agencies that can make arrangements for one day or multiple day safaris. The food court meals of Chinese, Indian and will run you $10-12. There is a Brazilian restaurant with BBQ meat buffet that runs about $40 and a Middle Eastern place that runs about $20 a meal and has a great view of the Nairobi game park just across the busy road. There is a bank with an ATM where you can get Kenyan money…many places do not take credit cards. The hotel is close to the international airport, but about 30 minutes outside of the downtown area. If you are flying in to meet someone at your hotel, or have business near the airport, this is a decent place to stay. It would also be a good place to start a safari vacation. Cabs into town will run you about $10-12 each way.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Panari Hotel is the closest hotel to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport Nairobi. Located 7 kilometers from the airport and 8 kilometers from the city center, we have your convenience at heart. From the rooms, our guests enjoy a captivating panoramic view of The Nairobi national park on one side. On the other side, you have a full view of the City in the horizon. The hotel is one of its kind being the only venue with an Ice Skating Rink in East and Central Africa. For our guest's convenience, we have a bank, forex bureau and a hair salon all under one roof. We also have a variety of food outlets alongside the Hotel's main restaurant "The Red Garnet." For a night out, you need not go elsewhere, on the second floor of the hotel, "Shooters and Dips Lounge" is the hottest entertainment spot along Mombasa road. No need to interrupt your keep fit regime while traveling. Get a full work out at The Dolphin Health Club. The health club is fully equipped with all the modern workout machines, steam bath, sauna and an indoor swimming pool. The Panari Hotel boasts a very large conferencing area with sufficient, secure and ample parking space to fit 450 cars. The Panari Hotel "A Luxurious Way of Life." ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Panari Hotel Nairobi