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Reviewed yesterday NEWvia 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.

Thank Tapu J
Reviewed 1 week ago 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!

Thank Muttiepie
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....

Thank 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.

Thank 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...

Thank 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...

The Hague, The Netherlands
Reviewed 16 January 2017

I stayed at this hotel for my work with an NGO. All I can say us: excellent service, very pleasant staff, a great pool, nice rooms: actually all you want to have when you are far away from home. The bar stays open late, the food is very good: highly recommended.

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

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your valuable feedback. Your great experience is our pride. At Sarova Panafric, we believe that our customer’s feedback is the best gift that we have in our efforts to improve our service delivery. We look forward to hosting you as well as your friends again. Yours Sincerely, David Gachuru General Manager

Tauranga, New Zealand
Reviewed 16 January 2017

We spent 2 nights at the Sanova Panafric Hotel. The hotel was recommended by the guide we had arranged for a one day tour of Nairobi and his recommendation was excellent. The hotel staff couldn't have been more helpful, security is tight which is reassuring. The Nairobi CBD is in walking distance and again the staff were very helpful in...

Thank Karen255114
1David_Gachuru, General Manager at Sarova Panafric, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Greetings from Sarova Panafric! It was a delight to read your great review of our hotel and its people. Thank you. We are very happy that your overall stay with us was great. Your comfort, safety and memorable experience of our hotel are our dreams come true. Best wishes for you. We look forward to hosting you and...

Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

I went for a 90 minute aromatherapy massage at this hotel. It was wonderful! The therapist, Anna, was incredibly good, attentive, professional, and kind. The music was calming and the essential oils fragrant. Highly recommended!

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

Dear Francisca, Thank you for taking your time to review the Sarova Panafric’s Tulia Spa. It is always an honor for us to receive feedback from our guests. We appreciate the positive feedback submitted on Anna’s professionalism and her tailored attention to you. Our aim is to always exceed our customer’s expectations, and we are glad that she achieved that....

Reviewed 8 January 2017

We stayed at the Sarova PanAfric Hotel in Nairobi on 12 December 2016, and were glad to have returned. Once again the room was comfortable and inviting after a long flight from Australia, and the restaurant provided the same great food and service that we remembered from our first visit.

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

Dear James, It was a great pleasure for Sarova Panafric team to welcome you back to our hotel. We appreciate your feedback on your stay. Our pride is when our customers’ expectations are exceeded and they return once again. Thank you for coming back and we look forward to hosting you soon. Yours Sincerely, David Gachuru General Manager

Jinja, Uganda
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Nice place in the city Centre. The place was very neat and clean. The service was very good with the warm welcoming staff. The food was very delicious and best in the test with best service. Morning breakfast also was very good with many options.

Thank Kashyap7716
1David_Gachuru, General Manager at Sarova Panafric, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us on your recent stay at Sarova Panafric. We are very pleased to note that you had a great time. We strive to ensure that our customers get personalized services and attention at all times. We look forward to having another opportunity to host you. Yours Sincerely,...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • 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
  • Breakfast included
  • 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: $189 - $287 (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
#11 Spa Hotel in Nairobi
#15 Romantic Hotel in Nairobi
#18 Luxury Hotel in Nairobi
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