$144 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Aug 2, 2014 Check-out: Aug 3, 2014

SAROVA PANAFRIC

3 stars
KENYATTA AVE, --, Nairobi,
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.3
out of 5
11 reviews
Very pleasant stay

Took a chance to try a new hotel. The discount was astounding for such a nice place. Additionally... See full review

  • Frequent traveler NBO
  • Jan 16, 2014
Superb at this price

This is an older hotel. My room hadn't been upgraded in quite some time, so the TV was old, the... See full review

  • JeffCinDC
  • Nov 9, 2013
A good superior tourist hotel with an Olympic size outdoor swimming pool where drinks and snacks can be ordered. A popular hotel for locals and tourists to visit for its restaurant and bar. TO/0709 This four-storey conference style hotel, painted white, is set amidst beautifully landscaped gardens with a panoramic view over the city. Sitting on a small hill in an upmarket residential suburb of Nairobi, half a kilometre from the city centre and 18 kms from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.

Hotel Map

-1.286 36.8184
Area served
Nairobi, Kenya.
Nearby airports
Jomo Kenyatta Intl Airport.

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SAROVA PANAFRIC Rooms

Guest Rooms
Superior rooms are of a good standard, with granite tiled floors and a good city view. Rooms have en suite bathroom with separate bath and shower, satellite television, minibar on request, private balcony and a small writing table and chair.

Amenities

  • Outdoor pool
General
Elevators
Activities
Outdoor pool
Dining
24 hour room service
Services
Laundry service
Boutiques
Parking
Parking

Nearby points of interest

  • Karen Blixen Museum: 8.7 mi
  • Naboisho Camp: 109.6 mi

Dining

Restaurant
The hotel has a very popular restaurant which serves a variety of cuisine and has different entertainment daily. The restaurant and bar have good views of the city. A poolside grill also offers a la carte snacks and BBQ.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1100

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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Guest Reviews (11)

Ratings and reviews for SAROVA PANAFRIC

Overall score

4.3 / 5
5.01.0
11 out of 11
Amenities:
4.4
Room cleanliness:
4.7
Hotel staff:
4.5
Room comfort:
4.6
Location:
4.4
Value:
4.4

100% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of SAROVA PANAFRIC

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Frequent traveler NBO
Business
Massachusetts
Jun 27, 2014

Great place but strange airport transport policy

I have been to Nairobi 19x and this is the 2nd time I've stayed at this hotel. The 1st time was great and I gave it excellent reviews. This time our taxi driver who had dropped us off from the airport did not show up to bring us back to the airport the next day. So I asked the taxi drivers in front of the hotel for a ride and they said they were allowed only to bring guests to the airport l in a limo for $50 (in spite that they had their own taxi/autos right there and were not busy). They said this was a new management policy. Since a taxi to the airport typically costs up to $25 (2,000 shillings) and there were a good 8 taxis waiting for passengers, I thought this was ridiculous. i have never spent $50 to get to the airport. I spoke with several hotel staff and they refused to accommodate us by letting us take one of their waiting taxis. We spoke to the taxi drivers and they were afraid to take us because they did not want to alienate the hotel mgmt. So after about 10-15 minutes, my colleague and I picked up our luggage and were starting to walk to the highway and get a lift from a taxi there. Then hotel mgmt decided to change their mind and they allowed one of the taxis to give us a lift for the usual rate. It was bizarre and uncomfortable. Other than that, the stay was good as usual. So if you do not want to spend $100 dollars on hotel taxis, arrange your own reliable taxi in advance.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of SAROVA PANAFRIC

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Frequent traveler NBO
Massachusetts
Jan 16, 2014

Very pleasant stay

Took a chance to try a new hotel. The discount was astounding for such a nice place. Additionally because of our late arrival, staff upgraded our rooms to club rooms. Staff were very pleasant. Place was immaculately clean.Breakfast buffet was extensive and tasty. Poolside restaurant and chairs were wonderful for the perfect weather. Only downside is there is no gym. They say they are adding that. I will stay there again!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Review of SAROVA PANAFRIC

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
JeffCinDC
Business
Washington, DC
Nov 9, 2013

Superb at this price

This is an older hotel. My room hadn't been upgraded in quite some time, so the TV was old, the fixtures in the bathroom quite dated, windows without screens, low-power room ac, and there weren't the number of electric outlets one expects of a newer hotel, and there were only British receptacles, so bring an adapter or enquire at the desk. Yet everything was clean and pleasant. The bed was very comfortable, though the pillows were a bit too firm. The bathroom sparkled. The free wifi was quite speedy. We had an early departure and asked for breakfast in a box -- it was ready at 5:45am and quite tasty -- sausage, yogurt, cake, fruit, and a hard-boiled egg. Staff were very friendly. Security guards watching every floor, perhaps because this is an old-fashioned, "open" hotel, doors opening to a lovely garden. Unlike hotels on the Westlands side or downtown, the location of this hotel is rather more accessible to the airport -- only three of Nairobi's notorious jammed roundabouts to traverse instead of five or six like some other hotels. With all of the above, the hotel's price is lower than Nairobi average, thus an excellent bargain for those seeking a comfortable room in a good location.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of SAROVA PANAFRIC

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
jane chat
wiltshire
Dec 19, 2012

Convenient and welcoming

Only there a short time due to late flght arrival but found staff very good, room comfortable and clean and breakfast very good

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
3
Review of SAROVA PANAFRIC

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Garuccio
Cleveland, Ohio
Sep 25, 2012

Last night in Nairobi

We booked the Panafric for our last night after a two week safari. We were very happy with all aspects of the hotel. It was nicer than the Nairobi safari club which we stayed at on our first night and priced less. Very clean and high class. They gave us a late check out at 11:30am which was nice since we had a later flight that day.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Dining tip: In Hotel

very good food in the hotel

Review of SAROVA PANAFRIC

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Klaus Addis
Business
Addis Ababa
Sep 11, 2012

A good choice

It was my first time in this hotel. Seems they did a lot of renovation. My room was like new. Since Nairobi hotels are quite pricey in general, the offer via internet was very good. The hotel offers true 3-star environment or even higher. The rooms are in good condition, wifi and breakfast was included. Not to forget to mention, the hotel staff was extremely caring, friendly and very efficient. Since I will travel frequently to Nairobi in the future, the Sarova Panafric will be my choice if prices remain in that range.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Nightlife tip: Short drive from hotel

Havana, Madhouse, Black Diamond and Gypsy's.

Review of SAROVA PANAFRIC

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Jakorando
USA
Sep 4, 2012

Back to the roots

Fanatastic stay! The staff was exemplary, rooms are extra clean and the guest is a king at all times.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of SAROVA PANAFRIC

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Jakorando
USA
Sep 4, 2012

Back to the roots

The staff was exemplary, the guests are treated with dignity and satisfaction, I am happy with the stay.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of SAROVA PANAFRIC

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Jakorando
Business
USA
Sep 4, 2012

Back to the roots

Was a great place, staff and food. Very neat, particular and great security :-)

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of SAROVA PANAFRIC

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Ketan Sheth
Pennsylvania
Jul 10, 2012

Nice hotel, close to downtown in a peaceful surroundings

Stayed overnight only. Satisfied. Nice location and nice rooms. Hotel staff is also very pleasant.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
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