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Sarova Panafric

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

This is my go to hotel in Nairobi. Rooms are clean and air conditioned so they are also comfortable. Easy check on and friendly staff. Buffet breakfast is substantial and it would be your own fault if you went away hungry. Close to downtown, walking distance if you do. It want to pay for a taxi or Uber. There are hotel taxis on hand if you wish to move around without driving yourself in the Nairobi traffic. Good hotel will be back again.

I've visited many facilities but this is the most beautiful restaurant with professional service to the guest from beginning to the end.The surrounding is well designed and we'll designed menu for kids.Great place for family getaway.

The staff is the best thing about this hotel. We stayed 2 nights, it’s clean enough. The room is small and the bed is hard. There is a nice bar that we enjoyed the local beer at. The breakfast buffet is the best meal.

This is a nice enough hotel. The staff is friendly and very helpful. Everyone is very polite. The Standard Room is a little small but clean and comfortable. I would have easily rated the hotel a solid 4 except for the restaurant. The breakfast brunch is ok, again a 4 rating. I was very disappointed in dinner. The steaks are highlighted on the menu, giving the impression that they are a speciality. Don't be fooled. The T-bone was awful. It was just a tough, grisly piece of meat. I know the rest of the world doesn't do steak like the US. I know Kenyan cattle don't eat like cattle in Nebraska or Wyoming. I get it. But the menu is misleading. I was told that the Indian dish was very good. Try that.

This hotel has a beautiful entrance and super friendly service. The first impression is great, then you get to the room. We booked a "superior room" thinking it would be above average. As the description states, we expected a modern room decorated in contemporary African style. It sounded great, and with the price of $175, we expected a nice room. The room was outdated plain and not comfortable at all. We were moved to an executive room. This room was smaller but at least had some refurbished features, but still did not meet our expectations for the price.

It was bad decision to choose Sarova Panafric. I stayed at one bed room service apartment in one month. The monthly rate is 165,000 ksh (1,650 dollars) . It is relatively expensive in Nairobi, however, WIFI and Gym is not inclusive. WIFI charge/month is about 6,000 ksh and you have to pay 10,000 ksh/month to use Gym. The Gym is too small like playroom for baby children and training machines are very few and poor like children,s toy. Who will pay 10,000 ksh for such Gym? Furnitures, electric appliances, kitchen utensils and other equipments...every thing is old and poor quality. I have never used a hotel room for shoot stay, so I cannot evaluate. As a rumor, hotel rooms are also high price but poor service and facilities. I guarantee you can easily find better accommodations in Nairobi. Sarova Panafric must be the last choice. Actually I found a better service apartment and have already left Sarova Panafric.

the rooms are cleaned each day, there is television and healthy meals. They have a swimming pool that guests can use at any time It is located in an area close to CBD and not too far away from the airport.

We stayed here for one night after our flight from Australia. The staff were really welcoming and helpful on arrival. The hotel is around a 5min walk to the main area. The room was spacious, toiletries provided. Breakfast was everything from fruit, bacon, omlette made on the spot, pastries, pancakes, waffles, Indian cuisine and so on. Adding to that, the breakfast staff we're very friendly and helpful with activities to do during the day. Would stay here again.

Sarova Panafric is located in the heart of the city of Nairobi. The hotel is kind of getting on in years now. The infrastructure is clearly ageing. However, the staff at the hotel is amazing. They welcome guests with great warmth and courtesy. Everyone is extremely helpful and appears to be genuinely pleased to see you. The room I had was quite spacious with a lovely balcony. One can catch the wonderful Nairobi breeze sitting on the balcony. I had no problems with the wifi, the breakfast spread is adequate and surprises of all surprises, I did manage to have some Indian food at the restaurant.

Over the last 5 years I have visited many hotels in Nairobi and I can conclude that Sarova Panafric is the best value for the money spent. They win big time on their very nice staff, who makes you feel welcome. Their executive rooms works great. They are not huge in space, but have all you need for a biz traveler. Their breakfast is superior, whereas the lunch/dinner menu needs occasional change - however the dishes are very tasty. The gym trainer James is great - just do not challenge him with “farm walking”, then you can’t walk next day. The rowing machine definitely needs an upgrade!

Junction of Kenyatta Ave and Valley Rd Nairobi

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free valet and self parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Outdoor pool

Sarova Panafric is a short stroll from Central Park and Uhuru Park. This 162-room, 4-star hotel has 2 restaurants, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. It's near the airport and also a short walk from Teleposta Towers and Kenya Railway Golf Club.


This hotel is home to 2 onsite restaurants, perfect for a quick bite to eat. Order from 24-hour room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room. Start your day off with breakfast, available for a fee.


All 162 air-conditioned rooms feature minibars, coffee makers, and free bottled water. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and LED TVs with satellite channels. Bathrooms offer free toiletries and bathrobes, and memory foam beds with premium bedding ensure a restful night. Safes, phones, and desks are also standard.

Property features

At Sarova Panafric, guests enjoy features like an outdoor pool, a fitness center, and free WiFi in public areas. Free valet and self parking are available—or if you're not driving, take the airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for USD 40 per person one way. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include 9 meeting rooms, a conference center, and a business center.

Room options

Club Room

Queen 1 | Twin 1 | Sleeps 2

Executive Double Room

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Executive Single Room

Queen 1 | Sleeps 1

Club Single Room

Queen 1 | Sleeps 1

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

71% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 784 reviews