Reviews of Ole-Sereni
Wildlife sightings and reviews
58 independent comments and wildlife information from our travellers who have visited Ole-Sereni and kindly agreed to share their thoughts. They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa
"The Hotel was great. "
We had a drink at the bar after a long day. The staff were terrific.
The breakfast in the morning was excellent." See all these reviews: 6n in Rwanda; 6n in Kenya
"Wildlife observation out of the hotel room"
Even without binoculars we were able to observe Buffalos, Hartebeests and Reedbucks through the window of our hotel room. Although lying between two busy main roads it was a nice place to stay at the end of our safari and not too far away from JKIA (nevertheless the transfer to the airport may last anything between 30 minutes and 3 hours - the traffic in Nairobi is unpredictable !!!)
We haven't had any activities - so we can't rate them" See all these reviews: 16n in Kenya
"day room at Ole Sereni"
Otherwise the room was nice enough (when I got it) but I think I would probably have been better off at the Crowne Plaza." See all these reviews: 11n in Kenya
"An expanded return"
As it happens breakfast (which we have missed more often than we have partaken thereof) the following morning was also in the Eagle thanks to renovation work in the normal restaurant; again, excellent especially coupled with daylight views across the Nairobi NP.
Other than this, suffice it to say that we specifically asked to be put in the Ole-Sereni for our stay in Nairobi based on past experience and would have no hesitation doing so again especially once the wholesale rebuilding currently in the pipeline is concluded" See all these reviews: 12n in Kenya
"top hotel to stay in Nairobi"
Ok hotel convenient for the International Airport." See all these reviews: 6n in Rwanda; 6n in Kenya
"Perfect for one night"
It's a short distance from the airport, the rooms are comfortable and they serve a decent Tusker on the outside terrace and breakfast is fine." See all these reviews: 17n in Kenya
"Short but sweet"
As we arrived there just before 2300 and left again for Wilson Airport at 0600 the following morning there is little one can say other than (a) it is very convenient for both airports, (b) our room was comfortable, and (c) our packed breakfast (included in the room charge as we were B&B rate) was perfectly adequate.
Sadly, we were not there long enough to enjoy the excellent views across the underrated Nairobi NP from the hotel's breakfast terrace." See all these reviews: 7n in Kenya
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