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Sarova Panafric

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Along Valley Road, Nairobi 00100 Kenya
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 03/11/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 03/11/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#13 of 307 hotels in Nairobi
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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.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Valet parking
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Kids' meals
Snack bar
Poolside bar
Car hire
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Banquet room
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Spa
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Salon
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
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24-hour front desk
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Minibar
Flatscreen TV
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Catherine Hill wrote a review Feb 2021
Antioch, Illinois1 contribution
My visit to Nairobi and my stray at the Panafric Hotel on Valley Road, was without a doubt the best. From the security guard, staff, hosts, front desk, servers and managers everyone there is so warm, professional, articulate and professional. They make you feel at home and they go out of their way to make feel welcome. Great rooms, extensive choice of exquisite food. It’s location is very central, close to the city center and great security. This is a great place to stay and I will be back again and take photos. Thank you Sarova Hotels.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Guest, Good morning and thank you for taking time to give us valued feedback on your stay. Let me take this opportunity to thank you for visiting Sarova Panafric as your preferred choice of stay. We are glad that we met your service delivery expectations not to mention the few team members mentioned herein who made your stay even more memorable. Am happy to note that you enjoyed our culinary dishes including the location & close proximity to city centre. I look forward to welcoming you back to Sarova Hotels. Kind regards
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Kenyana9 wrote a review Nov 2020
Bamburi, Kenya165 contributions22 helpful votes
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We had booked a Thanks giving dinner at the hotel and let me tell you... I'm glad we decided to go with Sarova Panafric. The Executive Chef -Avraj, was so on point from the inception of the menu to the delivery. Hands down... the best Turkey I have ever had. Even my American friends couldn't stop talking about it! The stuffing was well done and the Cranberry sauce was to die for. The pork spare ribs literally were falling off the bone. My oh my... I've never quite had my taste buds tickled this way... the salads were fresh and crispy...my favourite was the apple salad that had caramelized cashews and goose berries! ( yes, goose berries in Nairobi!) We had so much variety I can barely remember all of them. Marshed Sweet Potatoes and Beef Stroganoff with Mushrooms, Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo, South Asian Lamb Biryani. Let me not even start on the desserts... it was just on another level altogether. We were served very well by Shadrack and his team and they were very helpful on the wine selection. He helped us pair our meal with an amazing Merlot and this was the highlight of some of my friends... He gave us a discounted rate and we ended up buying too many bottles🙆🏾‍♀️. Lest I forget.... there was a beer bucket offer and who were we? A bucket of 5 for kshs 1000!!!! We indulged... The set up was good ,physical distance was maintained and all Covid protocols were observed... we felt safe as the staff were donning masks fully. David the food and beverage manager passed by to say hello and we felt like VIPs. Needless to say, due to the curfew we had to wrap it up quickly. Luke, the Front Office manager offered us a good rate and we booked a night as opposed to rushing home to beat the curfew. I am definitely going to be having a lot more get togethers at this hotel. The room was extremely clean with all the amenities... bearing in mind we were not prepared to sleep out. Thank you Sarova... for accommodating all our needs. Truly a refreshing feeling.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from David Gachuru, General Manager at Sarova Panafric
Responded 14 Dec 2020
Dear Kenyana9, Greetings from Sarova Panafric. Thank you for choosing Sarova Panafric as your preferred hospitality partner and for sharing your feedback with us. We at Sarova Panafric, we aspire to go beyond service with a smile, and take you on a culinary journey to experience the best of our diverse cuisine as we engage with you and exceed your expectations by delivering on our service promise of Refreshing African Hospitality and; there is nothing more rewarding than an affirmation that we have achieved this through comments such as yours. As our valued guest, your feedback serves as a great source of inspiration to Avraj, Shadrack, David, Luke and the entire team as we strive to consistently deliver exceptional services to all our valued guests. We are excited to read that you will be coming back and we look forward to consistently deliver this level of service on your future visits. Yours Sincerely, David Gachuru, General Manager.
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Prof.Justice wrote a review Sep 2020
Nairobi, Kenya1 contribution1 helpful vote
I visited the hotel it was nice having Felix around on the most important wedding of my sister we were realy taken care of we dint expect such can happen in this vivid season we are in now, but Felix made us proud we stayed passed cafew hours but he was there with us we were his responsibility even when other staff felt so tired he was always energetic and can’t hesitate to be sent as many time Felix I learnt many values towards your attitude keep it up,you will be a good Leader keep doing good work your doing hope recieved our token of appreciation through the no, will visit soon. I do recommend anyone who is planning awedding don’t postponed the sarova does it in style the food is superb the desert was so amazing,the chef was so creative come all let’s support our tourism industry Sarova Panafric is my choice of hotels in Nairobi, if u have such event come try Felix’s service you’ll like him around you.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from David Gachuru, General Manager at Sarova Panafric
Responded 14 Dec 2020
Dear Justice207, Greetings from Sarova Panafric. Thank you for making Sarova Panafric your preferred hospitality partner and for taking your valuable time to give us a review on your experience with us. It is an honor that you have gave us an opportunity to serve you and thank you for your confidence in our service offerings. Indeed, our main goal at Sarova Panafric is to not only meet but exceed all our guests’ expectations by turning their evets into memorable experiences and; we are pleased that we met this service promise to you. Your remarks on our team, and especially Felix; are a great source of inspiration as we strive to consistently deliver this level of service to you and to all our guests; rest assured have personally acknowledged him for the Job well done. Thank you for the recommendation and we look forward to sharing more memorable experiences with you. Yours Sincerely, David Gachuru, General Manager.
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Great Horizon Trails wrote a review Sep 2020
Nairobi, Kenya68 contributions14 helpful votes
Located less than 5 minutes drive from the CBD Panafric offers excellent service,great ambiance, serene.food was to write home about! best for Business travellers, family holidays, r even couples on honey moon. Its an amazing hotel, with Serene environment.
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Date of stay: April 2020
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Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from David Gachuru, General Manager at Sarova Panafric
Responded 7 Sep 2020
Dear Great Horizon Trails, Greetings from Sarova Panafric, Thank you for choosing Sarova Panafric as your preferred hospitality partner and for taking your time to give us a review on your experience. It is gratifying to note that your stay with us was wonderful and memorable. At Sarova Panafric, we pride ourselves in going beyond our guests’ expectations and your compliments are a great source of inspiration to us and our staff. We greatly appreciate your recommendation and look forward to welcoming you back to Sarova Panafric or any of our properties in the near future. Yours Sincerely, David Gachuru, General Manager.
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Harry G wrote a review Aug 2020
Lavington, Kenya27 contributions10 helpful votes
Given the current threat of COVID-19 I have been very reluctant to travel which would force an overnight stay. I was already aware of most of the counter measures put in place at Sarova Panafric but still had some reservations. On arrival I was processed throught the normal security procedures and in addidtion my temperature was taken before the barrier was raised and I was sanitized bt the guards. During the second phase of security my baggage was scaned and again my temperature was taken and I was instructed to re-sanitize my hands. Social distancing measures were enforced at the reception during my check in. On entering my room 623 it was clear that it had been cleaned to hospital standards and it actually smelt sterile, very reassuring indeed. In all areas of the hotel, social distancing is in place, so much so that even the elevators are restricted to 2 persons at any one time. The resteraunt have all the tables separated with a good amount of space in-between. The staff all give way to the guests when arriving or leaving any location. At one point, (i'm ashamed to admit) I left my room and forgot my mask, I was immediately intercepted by a member of housekeeping and politley advised of my of my error. I was so reassured of my safety I stayed an additional night and managed to get all my work within the city. All in all I was very pleased to see that Sarova Panafric have done all that is possible to ensure the wellbeing of their staff, guests and visitors alike. Well done!!
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from David Gachuru, General Manager at Sarova Panafric
Responded 7 Sep 2020
Dear Harry G, Greetings from Sarova Panafric, Thank you for choosing us as your hotel of choice and for taking the time to review your experience. We are delighted to note that your experience with us was a refreshing one and our staff made you feel safe and at home. The safety of our guests, staff and visitors is our top priority and your comments are an affirmation on our commitment to this course. We are highly inspired by your confidence in our service delivery as we strive to consistently meet and exceed our guest expectations We look forward to welcoming you back to Sarova Panafric or any of our properties in the near future. Yours Sincerely, David Gachuru, General Manager
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PRICE RANGE
US$111 - US$163 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
KenyaNairobiUpper Hill Estate
NUMBER OF ROOMS
162
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sarova Panafric
Which popular attractions are close to Sarova Panafric?
Nearby attractions include Nairobi Gallery (0.8 km), All Saints Cathedral (0.3 km), and Mugie Ranch (1.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Sarova Panafric?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Sarova Panafric?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Sarova Panafric?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Sarova Panafric?
Yes, free parking, secured parking, and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Sarova Panafric?
Conveniently located restaurants include CJ's, Flame Tree Restaurant, and Pango Brasserie.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Sarova Panafric?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Does Sarova Panafric have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Sarova Panafric offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Sarova Panafric located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.9 km away from the centre of Nairobi.
Are any cleaning services offered at Sarova Panafric?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Sarova Panafric offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.