The Panari Hotel

The Panari Hotel

With our esteemed guest at the hotel, before they fly back to the US after a wonderful wildlife safari in Tanzania and Gorilla tracking safari in Uganda.
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4.0
#38 of 244 hotels in Nairobi
3.9 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
3.9 of 5 bubbles
Service
3.5 of 5 bubbles
Value
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The Panari hotel is located approximate 15 minutes drive from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. The hotel comprises 136 recently refurbished rooms with double glazed windows offering captivating panoramic view of The Nairobi national park and a scenic view of Nairobi Central Business District in the horizon. The hotel hosts the only Ice Skating Rink in East and Central Africa. We have various food outlets alongside the Hotel's main restaurant "The Red Garnet." For a night out, you need not go elsewhere, on the second floor of the hotel, "Shooters and Dips Lounge" is the hottest entertainment spot along Mombasa road. No need to interrupt your keep fit regime while travelling. Get a full work out at The Dolphin Health Club. The health club is fully equipped with modern workout machines, steam bath, sauna and an indoor swimming pool. The Panari Hotel boasts a large conferencing area with sufficient, secure and ample parking space to fit 450 cars.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Parking
Wifi
Hot bath
Indoor pool
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Sauna
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Shuttle bus service
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
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
Room features
Air conditioning
Room service
Safe
Minibar
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Smoking rooms available
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Quiet
Mid-range

Location

Mombasa Road, Nairobi 00506 Kenya
Getting there
Car recommended
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Grade: 42 out of 100
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Jomo Kenyatta Intl Airport
Wilson Airport
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Kena Yellowtop wrote a review Feb 2020
Lilongwe, Malawi727 contributions437 helpful votes
+1
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Only 7.7km from the airport, about 10 minutes drive, I checked in on 7th Feb at 2am and the staff were as fresh and as alert.
The bed was really comfortable for a praceful sleep waking up to a proper shower and using pampering white towels.
Excellent breakfast with everything you look for in a buffet. I lijed the gizzards which were well cooked.
The concierge both on arrival and departure were most helpful and kind. All value for money and am certainly going back to the hotel.
The hotel charges $20 for airport shuttle whilst a taxi just nearby the hotel chages $15.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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Chris B wrote a review Jul 2021
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Awesome staff, great rooms and amazing food. Check in procedures were friendly and included a package of a sanitizer gel, masks and wipes. The rooms were extremely quiet and cozy. The staff were very friendly and helpful and the food on offer was awesome. Menu changed daily with a chef on standby for orders.
The swimming pool and gym and sauna were free but the pool is generally very deep even on the shallow end for general swimmers.
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Date of stay: May 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Chege wrote a review Apr 2020
3 contributions1 helpful vote
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We were forced by the government to undertake a period of mandatory quarantine once we got back to the country. The company put us up at Panari hotel. This was very short notice for the hotel, which seemed to have been in the process of shutting down due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The first two days were not very comfortable, especially because of the food situation. The kitchen had been closed and the staff sent home, so they had to be recalled on short notice. By day three, the food situation had immensely improved.

The rooms are comfortable, with a standard double bed, wall to wall carpeting, an LCD TV, reading desk, decent air-conditioning and a bathroom with a W/C, bidet, and a shower plus bathtub combo. My four star rating is because the room decor is very early 2000s, and it shows, and the curtains provided are not black out curtains. This could pose a problem to light sleepers, especially during the day.

Other than that, the staff are excellent! Service, politeness, proactivity get an A+ from me, especially considering the pressure they may have been going through due to COVID-19.
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Date of stay: April 2020Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Panari Group, Marketing at The Panari Hotel
Responded 13 Sept 2020
Dear MikeChegeMwangi, Thank you for taking the time to review and rate your experience at The Panari Hotel Nairobi. The Management Team appreciate your rating, and feedback on your hotel stay, in terms of the rooms, food, and service is well noted. We have however noticed your discomfort on the curtains and decor which the management will discuss further and see how best we can serve you next time, without compromising your sleep during daytime. We look forward to hosting you once again in the coming days.
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Beatrice M wrote a review Sept 2021
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Absolutely loved my stay at Panari. Rooms are so comfortable and nice. Their service was really good as well, very respectful and kind and welcoming.
I asked for room service because I was so tired at the end of the day and it was so interesting how they tried hard to make sure I was content with my food choice.
Would definitely stay there again.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled on business
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Tourist60702613412 wrote a review Oct 2023
Istanbul, Türkiye1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The staff are very friendly and helpful. The pool is nice for relaxation. Rooms are spacious and well-designed. Food is AMAZING. The location of the hotel is close to the airport so the access is very convenient.

Services like dry cleaning are available at a very logical price. Overall I loved my stay there.
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Date of stay: September 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Panari Hotel, Guest Services / Front Office at The Panari Hotel
Responded 26 Oct 2023
Dear Tourist60702613412, Thank you very much for your five star rating of your recent stay at the Panari Hotel Nairobi. We appreciate your mention of our areas of excellence. It is our sincere hope that we shall host you once again very soon in your next visit to Nairobi.
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Humphrey wrote a review Aug 2021
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The hotel is in the perfect location - close to the airport but not close enough for the noisy aircraft sounds, which is very nice. The airport pickup shuttle is a great convenience. The rooms are spacious and accommodating. Very well done. Food and beverage options and service is great. And best of all, the staff are all very nice, providing great customer service.
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Date of stay: August 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Adrienne E wrote a review Feb 2024
Dursley, United Kingdom338 contributions103 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
After our trip to the Maasai Mara, we booked two rooms on a day basis ahead of our night flight back to the UK. The Panari proved to be an excellent choice, around 10 minutes from Wilson Airport and 15 minutes from Jomo. The staff were professional and well trained, the rooms modern and clean with good wifi and we had a lovely lunch at the Black and Gold restaurant downstairs. A perfect place to rest before our journey home.
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Date of stay: February 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Panari Hotel, Guest Services / Front Office at The Panari Hotel
Responded 26 Feb 2024
Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your review following your recent stay at The Panari Hotel. We really enjoyed reading about your stay and all of the aspects of the hotel which you most enjoyed. We would like to express our sincere gratitude for the positive comments, and for choosing to spend your time with us at The Panari Hotel. We are elated to know that staff were part of your positive experience. It was our pleasure to have hosted you, and we hope very much to have the chance to welcome you back again in the future. Best regards,
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jacquelineh487 wrote a review Feb 2024
Las Vegas, Nevada52 contributions39 helpful votes
+1
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The Panari is a great property that overlooks one of the wildlife preserves in Kenya. All of the staff we came in contact with were friendly and very willing to accommodate you. I have to give special shout outs to a few of the staff that made stay very enjoyable: Fondo - works in the Black / Gold hotel restaurant. He was very friendly and quick with his service. He was able to answer any question we had about the menu. Ms Lucy works there as well and was very pleasant and hospitable to ensure any of our needs were met. Chacka? the door man was truly a pleasure to see upon arrival with his assistance and pleasant conversation. Paul and Peggy who also worked in the restaurant were a joy to see as well. The restaurant staff made our stay worth returning to each time. The Panari has a Chinese restaurant on the 2nd floor and we all agreed that we wished we would have just went to the Black / Gold that night as well. One example is the fried wings were totally over cooked not once but twice and the chicken looked old. Going to the Black / Gold for breakfast every morning was a better option than doing the inclusive breakfast buffet at about $15 a day vs. the average of about $7 to go to the Black / Gold. Dinner was great as well.
The rooms were nice and the only issue I had was there was stale smell in my room every time I entered but I guess I got used to it and couldn’t smell it after while. It may be in the carpet which was a little dated.
The Panari would be a great family hotel, as they have a large indoor pool, the 1st ice skating rink in East Africa, and a cinema with a concession stand. You can arrange for a visit to the Giraffe Centre and the Elephant Orphanage as well with pick up from the hotel and transport back to the hotel.
Overall, I would recommend the Panari and definitely would come back again.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Parking is limited. There is also an onsite bank and ATM.
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Response from Panari Hotel, Guest Services / Front Office at The Panari Hotel
Responded 26 Feb 2024
Dear Jacqueline, Greetings from the Panari Hotel. Thank you for reviewing The Panari Hotel following your recent stay. We really enjoyed reading about your stay and all of the aspects of the hotel which you most enjoyed. We would like to express our sincere gratitude for the positive comments, and for choosing to spend your time with us at The Panari Hotel. The team is delighted to learn that our associates were part of your positive experience. It was our pleasure to have hosted you, and we hope very much to have the chance to welcome you back again in the future. Best regards,
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Esther K wrote a review Jun 2023
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We organised accommodation and meals for 16 people who were attending a corporate event. The guests were received very well at the airport. Despite multiple flight delays the Panari team handled managed the airport transfers seamlessly. Guests enjoyed their stay, the meals and the overall service. They also had access to the cinema, fitness club and skating rank within the same building. I would highly recommend Panari Hotel for corporate bookings.
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Date of stay: June 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Rachel Njoroge, Guest Services / Front Office at The Panari Hotel
Responded 22 Jun 2023
Dear estherkat, I believe you are doing great. Thank you for the positive review and rating on your delegates' recent experience at Panari hotel Nairobi. My team and I are grateful for your kind comments on their time with us, thank you for commending the transport department for the seamless transfers from and to the airport.We are glad they enjoyed an array of activities within the facility.Our Chefs work round the clock to ensure guests are served delicious food and its such a joy that we met this expectation.I We look forward to hosting you once again in the coming days and thank you for recommending The Panari Hotel Nairobi. Once again, Asante sana!
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simon w wrote a review Dec 2021
1 contribution2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The hotel is very neat and convenient. It is close to the airport which is an advantage because there are major consutructions on the highway leading to the airport leading to inordinate traffic delays and possibility of missing flighs. If you would not like to be late for your flight, Panari may be the perfect hotel for you. The hotel staff are very friendly and especially the Guest Relations Manager, Rachel, who helped us check in and went out of her way to ensure our comfort during our stay. The hitel has 2 restaurants which gave us variety and their 24 hour room service came in handy! There is a skating rink (the only one in the city!) and a cinema within the hotel. I was in a large room facing the National Park, so it was just marvelous!
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Date of stay: October 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Ask for the park facing room - also ask for double glazing rooms
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Response from Panari Hotel, Guest Services / Front Office at The Panari Hotel
Responded 03 Dec 2023
Dear Guest, Greetings from The Panari Hotel. Thank you for your excellent review of our hotel. We are proud to know that you enjoyed our service and supportive staff. We would love to have the chance to welcome you back at the Panari Hotel for another stay. With Kind Regards,
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R 1,232 - R 2,146 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Panari Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Panari Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Nairobi National Museum (7.6 km), Nairobi Railway Museum (5.4 km), and Aero Club of East Africa (ACEA) (5.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Panari Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at The Panari Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The Panari Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Panari Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Panari Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Jakoni, Tatu Restaurant By Fairmont, and CJ's Koinange.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Panari Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Does The Panari Hotel have airport transportation?
Yes, The Panari Hotel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Panari Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at The Panari Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does The Panari Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
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