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Along Valley Road, Nairobi 00100 Kenya
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised 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 sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • 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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#12 of 364 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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Property amenities
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
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Kids' meals
Snack bar
Poolside bar
Car hire
Taxi service
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Massage
Salon
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Doorperson
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Air conditioning
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Private balcony
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Coffee / tea maker
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
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John C wrote a review Today
Mauritius142 contributions45 helpful votes
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WOW! WOW! WOW! What an absolutely stunning hotel! The great leadership at Sarova Panafric is evident everywhere I look in this beautiful hotel! Congratulations on what you have created . . . from the absolutely beautiful rooms, to your wonderful well-trained and ever-so-polite and caring staff (front desk, porters, restaurant, management), to cleaners (yes, I see them), to the general atmosphere throughout the hotel, it is ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE! Simply put, Sarova Panafric epitomises ‘hospitality’! We will definitely be changing all future Nairobi hotel stays to Sarova Panafric! Thanks, again, to Ronnie Kithinji and his great compliment of amazing staff.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
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Pat wrote a review 13 Aug
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Had a two week conference with them and the entire stay was really good. The food was sufficient, the conference room was well lit and ventilated. All in all it was a conducive work environment with friendly staff ready to be of assistance.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
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khadija M wrote a review 13 Aug
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Wonderful treatment from waiters and waitresses, The food is delicious and they have varieties, They are kind and ready to attend to you any time. I would revisit fr, i had the best experience ever. Nt
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
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Daniel M wrote a review 13 Aug
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Extremely friendly staff who are readily available to offer assistance. I was particularly amazed by one called Irene at the conferencing and one of the security guys on first floor. The meals are also fresh and tasty. I highly recommend it👌🏼
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
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Lainey wrote a review 12 Aug
Amman, Jordan11 contributions
Beautiful hotel and pool! The gym is incredibly nice (felt brand new) - I did yoga with their mats daily. The breakfast buffet was super impressive and had all sorts of options. But the best part was the kind and friendly staff. They helped me in numerous ways over the course of my trip.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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andrew n wrote a review Jul 2022
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I have endeavoured to write on the employees of Panafric Hotel, Nairobi, but, as my mind weaved itself across various departments of the hotel, I was unable to single out the most outstanding performer, as each individual tailored his or her commitment in serving customers within common denominators, so characteristic of the hotel over many years. I have been a visitor here over 25 years, bringing new visitors and also accompanying the already won customers by virtue of excellent services. My global stay in many hotels and with an added experience in promoting tourism, triggered me to make this review on Panafric Hotel in Nairobi. I have observed, witnesed objectively the employees focus, enveloped in modesty, thoughtfulness, measured outlook aligned with mind-held listening to the customers' expectations, right from the Entrance, Reception to Accomodation, and the subsequent services in the restaurants. Rooms are distinctively managed with utmost care, and if a customer needs action, the team acts first in rendering the requisite attention. Those in the appartment, as I have been for many years, do indeed wish, if they only extended their stay. One distictive fact is: YOU FEEL WANTED NOT TO BE EXPLOITED. Smiles and charm engage for a common purpose: to serve, serve and serve. In this regard, I have noted seamless consistency over the years with oscillation never outside the mission and the vision of the hotel. I salute the Management that has inspired the Staff to that enhanced commitment in duty. The hotel's navigation for the Staff during Covid-19 is to be reckoned with, for the Staff's retained their jobs, remaining in the harbour of the hotel's care. The Management was the enabler and the employees see the mercy to God through the Management, for the difficult times were tamed for the Staff within the circumference of the hotel's huge sacrifice.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Ronnie K, General Manager at Sarova Panafric
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Andrew, Good morning and Thank you for the awesome feedback. Indeed it’s a joy to read such appreciation. We certainly are proud & grateful and shall share the same with my team. I trust we shall host you once again in the near future. Kind regards
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Luis Miguel R wrote a review Jul 2022
Zaragoza, Spain9 contributions3 helpful votes
Very good location. Large modern rooms. I would definitely repeat if I return to Nairobi. very complete breakfast. It was the beginning and end of a wonderful few days of safari through the Kenyan reserves.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Ronnie K, General Manager at Sarova Panafric
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Luis, Greetings from Sarova Panafric hotel. Thank you for taking time to give us feedback & appreciation on the new rooms. We look forward to host you again Kind regards
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David Weru wrote a review Jul 2022
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A friend recommended Panafric and they were very specific about who to see.(Irene)She is good at what she does, very professional yet accomodative. She took us for photo spots viewing and also the room and I cleared my bill a month to my wedding. I was sure I made a good choice. The main day was smooth and the room was well decorated. We will be back for other nights before our anniversary.
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Ronnie K, General Manager at Sarova Panafric
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Guests, First let me take this opportunity to congratulate you on your auspicious wedding. My team and I are delighted to have been part of the programme. I note with appreciation on Irène's excellence in making your entire stay memorable. We look forward to hosting you once again at the Sarova Panafric hotel. Kind regards
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Richard B wrote a review Jul 2022
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We enjoyed a lovely weekend in the SAROVA PanAfric to celebrate our 25th Wedding Anniversary The food and hospitality was top class While the exceedingly friendly staff surprised us with romantic decorations and a great cake Go stay at the PanAfric but don’t wait 25 years!!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Ronnie K, General Manager at Sarova Panafric
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Richard B, Congratulations once more on your Silver Anniversary. Am delighted to have been part of the surprise celebrations. This is part of our team showcasing their appreciation & support on your short stay with us. We look to being part of many more on your return visit. Kind regards
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JADE wrote a review Jul 2022
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My colleagues and I really enjoyed our stay at the hotel. Right from the start, the team at the front, Leonard and Maureen warmly welcomed us and were of great help. Virginia, Maxwell and Joshua were also readily available to assist us. The customer service, the cleanliness, the food, the decor was all top notch. Maureen and team kudos and thank you very much for making our stay worthwhile. We'll definitely be back!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Ronnie K, General Manager at Sarova Panafric
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Guest, Greetings from Sarova Panafric Hotel. Thank you for taking time to give us feedback on your stay. Am delighted to note my staff mentioned were exceptional in making your stay perfect. Thank you for noting our customer service, cleanliness & food was top notch. We trust we shall host you back in the near future. Kind regards
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PRICE RANGE
$114 - $145 (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, a fitness centre, and locker rooms available in the fitness centre during their stay.
Does Sarova Panafric have airport transportation?
Yes, Sarova Panafric offers airport transportation 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.