Reviews of Ole-Sereni
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The hotel was fine and the staff helpful; breakfast was excellent. The only drawback was the time taken to get there from the airport, about 30 minutes even at 1100pm!
This journey was enlightened by, of all things, a group of zebra crossing the main road leaving the airport; it will always bring a new meaning to "zebra crossing".
Best breakfast choice ever!
This hotel was exactly what was needed for one night stopover - the staff were helpful, the room was perfectly adequate, the views from one side were a foretaste of what was to come and the choice at breakfast was probably better than five star hotels.
Overall, most satisfactory.
Ole-Sereni - a great place to start the trip
We only stayed at Ole-Sereni for one night - just to break the journey, we didn't have time to sample any food, it was literally a place to sleep.
It was a very comfortable hotel and we'd certainly use it again.
A short night in Nairobi
This was a very conveniently located hotel for a brief overnight stay between arriving late evening at Nairobi airport, and our departure early the following morning.
The staff were very obliging in arranging for the breakfast buffet to open at 05:30 for us, 30 minutes earlier than normal.
Ok hotel for overnight connection at NBO
Fairly local to Nairobi airport and fine for overnight when making connection through Nairobi airport. Comfortable room. Was very quiet in the hotel when we were there.Read more about the whole trip
We only went there to sleep for a few hours
Very close to the airport, even with the appalling traffic in Nairobi we had only 15 mins to travel. reassuringly secure and adequate facilities for our limited needs.Read more about the whole trip
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On both occasions reception staff were very rude and totally disinterested and seemed more interested in talking amongst themselves rather than to guests. On the second occasion they claimed not to have a booking for us. It took half an hour before they allowed us to stay. This was despite showing Expert Africa voucher. The company that met us in Nairobi said they had numerous problems with Ole Sereni.Read more about the whole trip
This was a good choice for a short overnight before starting our safari.Read more about the whole trip
Good hotel, ideally positioned for airports
We only stayed one night in the Ole-Sereni due to the flights times from Wilson Airport to the games lodges. The travel arrangements from Nairobi International Airport to the hotel worked well although even late at night the traffic in Nairobi is terrible.
The rooms were reasonably well apppointed, comfortable beds and good shower facilities. Our room backed out onto the new flyover currently being built in Nairobi but the noise from the work didn't interrupt our sleep. Hotel has free wi-fi although it took a couple of trips to the reception before we could get access codes that worked.
Breakfast was ok, nothing special, pretty much what you would get in any large commerical hotel around the world.
Travel to Wilson Airport the following morning was an interesting experience, the rush hour in Nairobi lasts about 3 hours apparently so leave plenty of time and the driving has to be seen to be believed. Our driver took us on back roads to avoid the worst congestion through the city centre otherwise we would probably have missed out flight.
All in all a good hotel for an overnight stay in Nairobi.