4 hotels close to the Nairobi airport with a great view of Nairobi National Park Image courtesy of Ole Sereni Hotel
30 May 2013 Written by 

4 hotels close to the Nairobi airport with a great view of Nairobi National Park

Ole-Sereni Hotel

Ole-Sereni's slogan boasts of their proximity to the African wild. "The City Hotel by the Game Park" is their catch phrase and it lives up to its truth. The hotel is 15 minutes away from the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport by car. Visitors staying at this magnificent hotel wake up to see zebras, ostriches, gazelles and giraffes grazing outside their bedroom windows.

Accommodation

The hotels prides in its 134 swanky rooms and suites.

The hotel has 58 superior rooms facing the city of Nairobi. Guests staying in these en suite rooms will enjoy private shower, complimentary tea and coffee making facilities, complimentary WiFi, wired Internet IP phone, a safe deposit box, a work desk with lighting, self-contained air conditioning, laundry services, 24-hour in-room dining, LCD television, a minibar and upon request an iron board and iron.

There are 48 deluxe rooms that face the Nairobi National Park. These rooms have all the great benefits as the superior rooms with the following exceptions: guests get to enjoy the view of the wild from a small French balcony as opposed to the city view and the deluxe rooms have a combination of shower and bathtub facilities.

Ole-Sereni has 26 club rooms. These rooms share the beneits of the deluxe rooms with only one exception. They have the benefit of having both the city view and the National Park view. You could say it is a combination of all the benefits of the deluxe and superior rooms.

The cherry on the cake is the Executive Suite. This lavish one-bedroom facility has a spacious living room, separate dining area and a four-post bed. The room enjoys the following: sweeping views of the park, a conference table, a guest private bathroom, a Jacuzzi tub, a private shower, a weighing scale, complimentary tea/coffee making facilities, complimentary WiFi, wired internet IP phone, a deposit box, a separate study area, an enhanced work desk with lighting, self-contained air conditioning, laundry services, 24-hour in-room dining, LCD screen TV, a minibar and an iron/iron board upon request.

Dining

Ole-Sereni's boasts of their variety of cuisines served at their main restaurant, the Big Five restaurant. For light meals and cocktails, visitors will prefer the Waterhole Snack Bar that has a great panorama of the park. One can also dine at the Eagle's Lounge that overlooks the Nairobi National Park animal waterhole and the Nairobi City skyline.

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Ole Sereni Hotel Exterior View

One of Ole-Sereni's magical experiences is the State of the Art Duma health club. Guests can relax at the poolside bar whilst spotting their favorite animals in the stretch of the Nairobi National Park. There are aerobics for the pursuit of fitness, steam saunas for the pursuit of relaxation and massage facilities for the pursuit of being treated like royalty. The hotel has conferencing facilities for business pleasure and a special club for members to enjoy special facilities.

The Panari Hotel

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Panari Hotel has the mother of all views. Despite not having intense proximity to the National Park, the hotel offers unparalleled panoramas of the landscape and stunning air to earth views. The hotel is 10 minutes away from the airport by car.

Accommodation

Standard Rooms

Panari's standard rooms have queen-sized beds, a lounging are and a working desk. For health purposes, they have separate floors for smoking and non-smoking guests. Amenities in this room include a flat screen TV, WiFi, self-contained air conditioning, a direct dial telephone, a minibar, hairdryer, tea and coffee making facilities, anti-allergy pillows upon request and complimentary local newspapers.

Superior Rooms

From these rooms, you can catch a beautiful view of the Nairobi National Park. The superior rooms have a lounging area with a magnificent view of the terrain. The rooms here share the same amenities as the standard rooms.

Deluxe rooms

These rooms have king-size beds, a lounge area and a large working space. This room is ideal for families and conference organizers. It shares the same amenities as the previous rooms. Together with that, the guests enjoy private parking space and 24 hour CCTV.

The Royal Jade Suite

This is the room that gives you the royalty feel. It is also known as the Presidential suite. It has the most spectacular view of the Nairobi National Park. It comes with personal butler service. Guests will enjoy a private in-room spa complete with a Jacuzzi and power shower. The room has a minibar that is stocked with the guest's favorite drinks on request. It has an entertainment lounge and a spacious dining area where guests can host business meetings or private dinners. Guests receive fresh fruits and flowers everyday. Together with the previous room's amenities, guests enjoy private parking with valet service.

Dining

Guests can enjoy a wonderful view of the park while dining at Red Garnet Restaurant. The Red Garnet has a variety of international cuisine. For coffees, teas, smoothies and desserts, the Black Gold Café will be the place to go. The Amber Coffee shop provides the finest pastries all freshly baked in the Panari kitchens. For a nightlife party, cocktails, liquors and wines, Shooters and Dips is the place to visit. You get to handpick your music with the DJ on the decks. Also with a spectacular view of the park is the Crystal Bar. They serve chilled cocktails and beers. The place also doubles up as a business centre with WiFi access.

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Guests can also enjoy spa and massage treatments, a fitness centre with a fully equipped gym with State of the Art exercise machines, an indoor swimming pool, a sauna, Jacuzzi and an ice rink for the lovers of ice-skating.

The Boma

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The Boma hotel gives the guest an African feel blended with a very modern touch. The hotel is only 10 minutes from the airport and stands far from the bustles of the city life. The deluxe hotel is located along the main road connecting the airport and the city in the middle of a savannah terrain. From this vantage point, the Nairobi National park stretches out into the far west. All profits made by The Boma fund the Red Cross Society's humanitarian activities. The Boma calls this inspiring concept, 'hospitality with a conscience.' The Boma stands out for its use of technology in making the guest's stay very relaxed.

Accommodation

The hotel has 148 luxury guest rooms. 120 are Superior rooms, 20 are deluxe rooms, six are business suites, one is an Executive Suite and one is a Presidential suite. All rooms are en suite with a bathroom hair dryer and weighing scale, a safe deposit box, self-contained air conditioning, complimentary high-speed WiFi Internet, a minibar, tea and coffee making facilities and mineral water, working table with a multimedia plug and play port station where you can dock your iPod, Satellite LED television, direct dial up telephones, a laundry kit (sewing kit and shoe mitt) and 24-hour room service.

The Boma Hotel rooms have black out curtains and double glazed windows that cancel out noise to give a soundproof room with the privacy you desire. The rooms also have smoke detectors and sprinkler systems in case of a fire. The doors use the key card systems and have automatic self-locking doors. The Boma has special rooms accessible to the physically challenged.

Dining

The Johari restaurant serves international cuisine while the Tembo Bistro offers à la carte dining. The hotel also has a cocktail bar and a coffee lounge. Also available is the executive club lounge for eligible guests. Snacks and non-alcoholic drinks are served through out the day plus a daily happy hour for beer, choice spirit and wine drinkers.

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Guests can enjoy the fully-fledged Zoezi Spa, a gym, an aerobics studio and a swimming pool. Business conferences at The Boma will be nothing short of professional and up to par with latest technology. They have 16 meeting venues all equipped with State of the Art audio-visual equipment. Guests at The Boma will experience a 24-hour reception and concierge services.

Eka Hotel

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As you drive form the airport, your head will turn at the cream colored magnificent structure on the left side of the main road. If you're driving by at night, you will not miss the warmly lit Eka hotel either. Its vantage point gives a splendid view of the terrain that runs up to the Nairobi National Park.

Accommodation

Superior rooms

These rooms enjoy the following amenities:

  • Plug and play panels for the LCD flat screen TV
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi hot spots
  • Personal Minibar
  • Safety deposit box
  • Complimentary tea and coffee making facilities
  • Direct dial International telephone
  • Hair dryers, iron & board

Their bathrooms feature a toilet and a rain shower separated with a glass-wall.

Junior Suite

The room enjoys a king size bed. Also included are:

  • Plug and play panels for the LCD flat screen TV
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi hot spots
  • Personal Minibar
  • Safety deposit box
  • Complimentary coffee making facilities
  • Direct dial International telephone
  • Hair dryers, iron & board
  • Bathrooms features a toilet and a rain shower separated with a glass-wall.

These rooms are non-smoking locations.

Executive Suite

The executive suite also enjoys a king size bed. It also comes with 2 LCD flat screen television sets. Other amenities include:

  • Plug and play panels for the LCD flat screen TV
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi internet
  • Personal Minibar
  • Safety deposit box
  • Complimentary coffee making facilities
  • Direct dial International telephone
  • Hair dryers, iron & board
  • Bathrooms features a Bathtub, a toilet and a rain shower
  • Sitting room with a work area and a separate Bedroom

Like the junior suite, these rooms are non-smoking locations.

Dining

Eka Hotel provides a variety of both international and local cuisines. Their Galaxy Restaurant overlooks the swimming pool and is an ideal spot for breakfast buffets and all-day à la carte snack dining. The Galaxy Bar offers an array of liquors, beverages, cocktail and wines from around the world together with snacks and bites. The internationally acclaimed Spur restaurant offers succulent steaks, delicious burgers, meats, salads and vegetarian meals as well.

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Eka hotel is unique in the babysitting services it offers. However, prior arrangement needs to be made. Guests enjoy complimentary parking, guest transport, concierge services, iron/iron boards in rooms upon request and business centre services that are equipped with State of the Art audiovisual equipment.



Ernest Wamboye Wakhusama

Ernest Wamboye is a writer and editor working in Nairobi, Kenya. He is also a volunteer Brand Ambassador at AfricaTalentbank.com and an origami artist and storyteller at Arts & OAK, a company that he founded. Ernest is married to Waturi and they both live in Nairobi, Kenya.
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