Reviews of Ole-Sereni
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Ideally situated for the next stage.
convenient for the Airport
Very convenient; the day room given to me was a little worn around the edges.Read more about the whole trip
overnight stay between flights
We used the Ole-Sereni only as somewhere to stay overnight between flights in and out of Nairobi International airport. This is a high quality hotel with good facilities and a good view from the terrace of the Nairobi National Park (pity about the power lines!). Also we saw no animals but we only were there for breakfast and expected to see wildlife at our ultimate destinations in Rwanda and Namibia so enjoyed our first morning eating breakfast overlooking the park.
Our main comment is that Nairobi Airport at present is best avoided as the temporary immigration and customs hall (after a fire in the original terminal) is overcrowded, inefficient, not air-conditioned (so uncomfortably sweaty) and it takes ages to get through it. But if you have to pass through Nairobi and need somewhere nearby to stay the Ole-Sereni is a pleasant "oasis" ten minutes drive from there airport.!
Stop over in Nairobi
You cannot expect too much from a stop over hotel but the Ole-Serini is tired and did not provide a pleasant stay. Our room faced a busy road, the air condition unit was ineffective and noisy and there was a constant sound of a generator or plant equipment throughout the night. Food was average.
The location is not too far from the International and wilson airports. In this respect it is convenient but the proximity to a national park - it is immediately adjacent - is not a major advantage and you are unlikely to see anything other than bush.
Our ground transport to Wilson went via another hotel called Boma. It did not look anything special but was mentioned as a possible overnight base by other travellers.
Good overall.Read more about the whole trip
Ole-Sereni good overnight. Excellent food and location. Every thing else good.
Overall 4 stars
reception staff not very professional and slow. not the first time i have been there nothing has changed.Read more about the whole trip
Short, efficient stay
Decent room and a good breakfast early the following morning.Read more about the whole trip
Very convenient for international and domestic airports.
Good food and service.
Rooms adequate for a one night stay.
We would definitely use this hotel again as an airport hotel
A fine transit hotel
The great thing about Ole Sereni is its location near the airport - a key factor given the awful Nairobi traffic. The bar terrace is a great place to grab a drink and relax after your flight - it makes a lovely start to a holiday. The downside is that the rooms are not particularly well soundproofed so there were doors slamming and noise well past midnight, which meant that we didn't get much sleep given we had to be up at 5 for our onward flight.Read more about the whole trip