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Sarova Panafric

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I have stayed at this hotel twice now. The staff is extremely professional and the rooms are clean and comfortable. It doesn't get any better for the price.

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.

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!

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.

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.

Excellent hotel for Nairobi. Not too pricey and very nice. Security conscious. Delicious buffet breakfast. Makes every effort to accomodate. Would not hestiate to recommend.

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 adjacent to 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.


All 162 air-conditioned rooms feature balconies, minibars, and coffee makers. 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. Free bottled water, safes, and phones 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 744 reviews