Panari Hotel group offers a five star, luxurious and comfortable space to relax, unwind and rejuvenate in an ideal location that is conveniently 10 minutes away from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport Nairobi.
Its architectural masterpiece design reflects contemporary architecture, comprising of three floors of square block upon which eleven floor parallelogram bedroom block stands.
The hotel exudes tranquility in exquisite surrounding and creates a warm feeling of unpretentious luxury.
It is located in the southern Nairobi and provides tourists embarking on an African adventure safari and corporate travelers with comfortable accommodations that are conveniently close to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.
Besides being ten minutes’ drive from the airport, this transit hotel is conveniently sited within the view of Nairobi National Park.
Lucky guests may catch sight of distant giraffes, zebras and other majestic wildlife from the higher floors.
The Panari offers 136 comfortably furnished rooms, as well as various facilities. In addition to the hotel’s Standard Rooms, guests can upgrade to Superior Rooms, Deluxe Suites and the Royal Jade Suite.
The base amenities provided in the hotel’s air conditioned Standard Rooms include a flat-screen television, working desk, Wi-Fi internet, mini bar, safety box, hairdryer, bathrobe and slippers, appliances for making tea and coffee.
The Superior Rooms at Panari are larger, and additionally provide a comfortable lounge space while the Deluxe and Royal Jade Suites both offer superior views of the Nairobi National Park and are suitable lodgings for a more extravagant airport transit trip in Nairobi.
Visitors who stay in the premium Royal Jade Suite are provided with the services of a personal butler.
In-between seeing the sights of Nairobi while on an urban day excursion in Kenya, guests can make use of Panari’s Dolphin Spa.
This combo spa-fitness center consists of a modern gym, inside pool, sauna and Jacuzzi. Tired and stiff travelers may obtain unassuming massage treatments here.
Guests staying at the Panari Hotel during transit travels in Nairobi have an array of dining options to consider.
The Ruby Lounge, on the hotel’s first floor, provides meals and drinks in a traditional setting of polished wooden floors and Victorian-like leather couch.
On the ground floor, facing onto Nairobi’s busy Mombasa Road, is the Black Gold Cafe, which serves light meals and desserts along with coffee, tea and smoothies.
Diners who prefer a formal luncheon or dinner can eat at the Red Garnet Restaurant, and may choose between buffet and a la carte.
Travelers who want to briefly experience Nairobi nightlife during their metropolitan tour of East Africa can visit the hotel’s bar, Shooters & Dips, where locals and fellow travelers converse over exotic cocktails and fine wines.
Some of the front rooms at the Panari Hotel which face the road leading to the airport and city have traffic noise while also offering interrupted views over Nairobi National Park, whereas the rooms to the back of the hotel are quieter but views of industrial Nairobi.
The hotel also prides itself with an ice skating rink. In addition to the Dolphin Spa, the Panari is home to East Africa’s first ice-skating rink.
The ice rink offers recreational skating for mainly local families (and for corporate fun days), as well as ice hockey and skating lessons.
The rink is popular with several schools having become members of skating fraternity. One ice hockey team consisting of embassy staff from one of North American countries regularly plays at the rink according to the hotel CEO Mr. Patrick Marekia.
Apart from sporting, individuals skate for self-exercise, figure skating or ballet on ice. The hotel recently started the Panari Ice Hockey league, a tournament where participating schools compete and the winner is crowned the champion of the Panari Ice Hockey tournament.
The tournament happens during April, August and December. Panari boss said its proximity to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport makes it ideal starting and final port call for travelers transiting through Nairobi.
Just like any other serious hotel business, they take security seriously by providing 24 hours ample and secure parking at no extra cost for each customer that comes to the hotel.
More on the security, the hotel features a perimeter wall fence with an electric wire, CCTV cameras with night vision capability, 24 hours uniformed and non-Uniformed guards, standby response team, strategically located panic buttons, a gate with reinforcement barrier for access control and a 24 hours manned reception.
With all these security measures well taken care of, and the luxurious stay on in the premise, absolutely Panari Hotel can be your best home away from home destination to consider.
There are thus pros and cons to each choice; transit guests must thus consider whether to prioritize lower noise levels or more spectacular views from higher floors.
Though, views do not matter if you are arriving at night and departing early in the morning.
Also being a 5 star hotel, be quite sure if you are planning to spend some nights and time at the premise, you should be ready to part with some few more dollars compared with what you could have paid in other 3 star hotels.