The Ole Sereni Hotel is conveniently located near the international airport in Nairobi, as well as Wilson Airport. This convenient location allows you to avoid the worst of Nairobi’s legendary traffic and makes it our go-to overnight stop prior to a flight at the beginning or the end of a safari.
The Ole Sereni is a large hotel and caters mainly to business travelers. It is not part of the safari experience but the rooms are well-equipped and you are sure to get a high-pressure shower – perfect after a long plane ride. We do recommend requesting a second mattress or an extra pad because the mattress is exceptionally firm.
Some rooms face Nairobi National Park which is rather special (we recommend you request park-facing rooms) and the bar and restaurant have good food and views over Nairobi National Park.
Service is friendly but sometimes shows a little slack – missed wake-up calls and a sometimes unmanned business center -but the convenience factor is huge. The fact that Ole Sereni is the only city hotel in the world with National Park views makes it unique.
Ole Sereni is a one-night airport hotel with a good restaurant; it will not be a memorable part of your safari experience but it has everything you need.