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Sarova Panafric

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23 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for 2 nights at the end of our safari, the staff are superb, nothing is too much trouble, our room was very nice, and the food is of a very high standard, steaks are fantastic. A really enjoyable stay, thank you.

Thank webothluvthesun
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good hotel, great rooms. Security on every floor .Breakfast was excellent with lots of choices.Dinner was a disaster,slow service.We had dinner twice hoping it would improve.The Indian dinner was so bad that I had to send it back . I was offered an alternative but I was too upset to carry on . The meat was so tough and I... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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84 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The room was quiet, clean, and easily accessible. The staff were helpful, kind, and very welcoming. The spa and pool were great as well and I enjoyed the breakfast buffet! I recommend staying here - it was a lovely home away from home.

Thank hyperhobbit07
1David_Gachuru, General Manager at Sarova Panafric, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing such a wonderful review of our hotel. We appreciate your kind words. It gives us great joy to learn that you enjoyed your stay with us and this encourages us to even to be better. We would be excited to host you gain in the near future. Yours Sincerely, David Gachuru General Manager More 

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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hotel is old but in quite good shape. The most disappointing thing was the weak wi-fi- unbelievable for a hotel that is supposed to be so exclusive. However the room was comfortable and the balcony was big. The restaurant was good and the breakfast buffet had many options.

Thank Derek K
1David_Gachuru, General Manager at Sarova Panafric, responded to this review

Dear Derek, Thank you for taking time to write a review of your stay with us. We highly appreciate your feedback. Sarova Panafric is a Panafrican hotel with over 50 years in existence and we always celebrate our heritage throughout the hotel. We also appreciate your kind words on the comfort of the room and our breakfast spread. Thank you... More 

Level Contributor
2 reviews
Reviewed 27 October 2016

We always enjoy staying at the apartments at the Panafric Hotel and this time was no different. We book the apartment for one month and it is very reasonably priced. The kitchenette is perfect for cooking your own food, which helps with the expense of eating out as well. But the Flame Tree Restaurant at the hotel is a great... More 

Thank Nicole G
1David_Gachuru, General Manager at Sarova Panafric, responded to this review

Dear Nicole, Thank you for sharing such a wonderful review! It gives us great pleasure to learn that you enjoyed your stay with us. Our serviced apartments are tailored to offer comfort and convenience for our guests at the most competitive rates. Our location is most ideal with ease of access to the Central Business District and major institutions. We... More 

Los Angeles, California
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17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

The hotel was fine, but the real issue was the hotel charged us TWICE for a one night stay, and despite many calls, emails, promises of a refund and a dispute via our credit card, they will not refund our money. After booking the room on GetARoom (through kayak) and paying up front for our one night stay, they charged... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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50 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

This is a well-priced hotel in a central location of Nairobi; it's nothing special but is a clean and comfortable business hotel with a range of basic amenities. The room was clean, basic, and otherwise comfortable for a short stay (I stayed for 3 nights). The breakfast spread was impressive and the staff pleasant. It is nice that there is... More 

Thank Kereuter
1David_Gachuru, General Manager at Sarova Panafric, responded to this review

Dear Kereuter, Thank you for taking your time to share your experience of our hotel. We highly appreciate your analysis of our hotel. We are particularly happy that you liked the hotel upkeep as well as what we offer. We understand the issue of a few limitations such as another restaurant and we assure you that it is part of... More 

Amman, Jordan
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50 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016

I'm realizing that choosing a hotel or more correctly to say the area, is largely influenced by the attractions you are planning to visit. As you know the traffic in Nairobi is getting worse and worse so to avoid it its better to choose a hotel close to where you want to go. I would say Panafric is a midway... More 

Thank Alex F
1David_Gachuru, General Manager at Sarova Panafric, responded to this review

Dear Alex, Thank you for taking time to write a review of our hotel. We highly appreciate your feedback. Choosing an ideal hotel in Nairobi for your business / leisure trip can be a daunting task from the very many options available. We are glad that you found Sarova Panafric strategically located within easy reach to all key areas and... More 

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124 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016

We only stayed one night but the room was clean with good amenities and a comfortable bed Staff were courteous and the evening meal we had was excellent. The hotel was quiet despite this being a Saturday night We also enjoyed the excellent buffet breakfast.

Thank Perthcott
1David_Gachuru, General Manager at Sarova Panafric, responded to this review

Dear Perthcott, Thank you for sharing such a positive feedback! We value your candid feedback. It gives us great joy to learn that your stay with us was memorable and this is an indication that we are not only meeting but exceeding our guest’s expectations. We look forward to hosting you again. Yours Sincerely, David Gachuru General Manager More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016

The Sarova is a basic hotel good for short trips. It is inexpensive and the rooms are clean but basic. The food served at the restaurant is very good (try the steak burger but only if you are really hungry). There is also a fantastic spread for breakfast. What I really enjoyed about this hotel are the staff. They were... More 

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1David_Gachuru, General Manager at Sarova Panafric, responded to this review

Dear George, Thank you for taking time to review our hotel. We would like to assure you that we value our guest’s feedback. We appreciate your comments and look forward to doing even better in serving our valued customers. Once again thank you and we look forward to hosting you soon. Yours Sincerely, David Gachuru General Manager More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Spa
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Room Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting
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 

Additional Information about Sarova Panafric

Address: Along Valley Road, Nairobi 00100, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Nairobi > Upper Hill Estate
Price Range: ₹ 9,575 - ₹ 16,346 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Sarova Panafric 4*
Number of rooms: 162
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Also Known As:
Sarova Panafric Hotel Nairobi
Sarova Panafric Nairobi
Panafric Hotel Nairobi
Hotel Style:
#10 Business Hotel in Nairobi
#10 Spa Hotel in Nairobi
#15 Romantic Hotel in Nairobi
#16 Luxury Hotel in Nairobi
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“Higher floors offer better views”
 of 5 bubbles alexf120, 16 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Rooms with swimming pool vieware quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles Blanka_Novakova, 15 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Choose the upgraded rooms, # x22 to x33 on each floor, for an interior, locked hallway”
 of 5 bubbles CoryT412, 6 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Try to get a room upper floor not far from lift.”
 of 5 bubbles nagibtajdin, 28 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Asked for king or queen size bed.higher floors have nice views”
 of 5 bubbles angelgreene, 9 Jul 2016 | Read review
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