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Sarova Panafric

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband & I stayed here pre- & post safari and enjoyed our stay. This hotel is located close to downtown, parks and galleries. The breakfast satisfied our appetite and offered various local and international items.

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

Dear Stacey, Thank you for choosing to stay at Sarova Panafric and for taking time to share your very valuable feedback with us. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. Our aim is to always offer excellent services to all our guests and ensure that their expectations are exceeded. We look forward to hosting you again in...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

To all, Well this is a good hotel that with quality/price then it is very good, staff very friendly and will do all in their power to help you out, that is great to have. Hotel has 2x parts old and new block, suggest the new block as old well it is says it all......the hotel is in central city...

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

Dear Antonio, Thank you for your feedback on your recent stay at Sarova Panafric. We appreciate this, as it is how we continually improve. We are very happy that your stay with us was great. It is always our pleasure to offer excellent services to all our guests and even do better. We are delighted that your experience with our...

Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 March 2017

This hotel felt like a safe haven to me. ALL the staff were helpful and friendly, the amenities were smart and clean. As a first time visitor to Africa I was not accustomed to the seemingly chaotic environment of Nairobi, so to retreat to this hotel was a real treat. There is a nice pool area to enjoy some relaxation...

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

Dear DMStevo, Thank you for taking your time to review our hotel. We highly appreciate your feedback. We are delighted that your experiences with us were memorable and you found our hotel a great place to relax. We are privileged to be located in one of the best areas of Nairobi; close to almost everything, yet in a serene location....

Dunstable, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

From check in to check out, I was very impressed with this hotel. The reception staff are knowledgeable and friendly; the cleaning staff thorough and happy to provide extra water on request. The 24 hour security in the lift lobbies is excellent and cheerful; security staff go to great lengths to make sure your stay is good.

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your great experiences at Sarova Panafric Hotel. It is always a joy for us to receive feedback from our customers because it is the best way in which we continually improve. We will share this with all our associates. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Yours Sincerely, David Gachuru General Manager

Reviewed 1 March 2017

It was only a short overnight stay. The hotel is dated and rooms are basic. There was some confusion of rooms and the hence the three rooms we booked were all in different floors. It was comfortable and quiet. The staff were excellent and extremely accommodating and very friendly. The food was great and they catered well for vegetarians.

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

Dear Arun A, Thank you for taking time to write a review of your stay with us. We want to assure you that we value our guests’ feedback, as that is how we keep improving our products and comfort of our customers. In our last fifty plus years of existence, we have had great experiences with our customers and we...

Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

I can't say much about this hotel as I was only there for one night. The room was comfortable but very basic. Light from the street lamps kept streaming in, despite the curtains drawn. Keep your doors closed as insects are present in the open halls which connect all the rooms.

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

Greetings Tapu J, Thank you for choosing to stay with us and for your very valuable feedback to us. It is through our customers’ feedback that we get insights in our endeavor to deliver memorable experiences to our guests. We have noted all the issues that you have pointed out and have taken measures to deal with them completely. We...

Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

This hotel was great, the staff were friendly and the rooms were very comfortable. I would recommend upgrading the wifi if staying connected is vital to you, it wasn't to me. Nancy was our housekeeper and did a great job, and beautiful towel arrangements. Thank you for a wonderful stay!

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

Dear Muttiepie, It was an indeed a delight for us to have hosted you and thank you for taking time to share your feedback with us on your recent stay. We are delighted to note that your experience with us was great. We note your kind comments on Nancy, our housekeeper, on her excellent performance and talent in towel art....

Reviewed 23 January 2017

We were on the way to Masai Mara and landed in Nairobi at 8pm. We reached the hotel at about 9pm for an overnight stay. The rooms and bath were very clean and the hotel has a good ambience and closer to Airport. We liked the food in the hotel Restaurant. The breakfast was good with lot of Indian selection....

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

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for taking time to share your feedback on the experience of your stay at Sarova Panafric. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay. I will share you feedback with the team. Our commitment is to offer excellent services to our guests and ensure that their stay with us is indeed memorable. We...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 January 2017

Visiting Nairobi again for business and checked into my usual haunt the Sarova PanAfric. It's had a minor upgrade in the last year. Again, welcomed by the staff as a regular and had a great visit.. Thanks for the service. Internet was a lot better this time again.

1Thank JoFo74UK
1David_Gachuru, General Manager at Sarova Panafric, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Welcome back home! It is always a pleasure to host you. You are a true testament of our commitment to a great relationship with our clients. We are delighted to note that you enjoyed your time with us. It is also great to know that our efforts to improve our service delivery have made a difference. Our aim...

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 17 January 2017

The Sarova Panafric is a good basic hotel in Nairobi. The normal rooms are basic but the newer suites are much better as they are still quite new, so see if you can request one. The hotel staff are extremely friendly and helpful from the reception staff, the porters and the restaurant staff. This is where this hotel really excels...

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

Dear George H, Thank you for taking your time to review our hotel. We would like to assure you that we value our guest’s feedback as this is one important way in which we have progressively improve. Our staff are our greatest assets. They are passionate about their work and they love our guests. Thank you for this heart felt...

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  • Breakfast included
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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: ₹ 7,844 - ₹ 14,002 (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
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#10 Business Hotel in Nairobi
#11 Spa Hotel in Nairobi
#15 Romantic Hotel in Nairobi
#20 Luxury Hotel in Nairobi
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