Panari Sky Centre hotel
The hotel surely rates as one of Africa’s finest. Very Oriental it is - with generous drapes in the burnt colors of the desert, with deep and cushioned sofas, with ornate shisha pipes, and with waiters and waitresses dressed in uniforms straight from the bars of Casablanca. Its architecture is very impressive, a little bit over the top maybe-but I guess, with a name like Panari Sky Centre, it is allowed to be a little bit over the top. The Pasha is on the front terrace of the second floor. So it is high enough to look out over the Mombasa Road and into the game park. But you would need a powerful pair of binoculars to spot the animals and the birds. Nevertheless, it is a great and romantic place offering style and comfort.
OFFICIAL CATEGORY (Ministry of Tourism Classification): TBA
LOCATION: Nairobi. It is located on the city’s Mombasa road, close to the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (7 kms) and five kilometers from the City centre.
Number of rooms: 137 rooms; (115 Standard rooms - 74 twin rooms and 41 double rooms, 13 superior rooms, 7 deluxe rooms, 1 pent house suite and 1 presidential suite.)
AND Amenities: The hotel’s superior- deluxe guest
rooms and the Royal Jade Suite are spread over
seven floors, luxuriously and modernly designed
and furnished, the rooms are centrally air
conditioned and equipped with Satellite TV’s,
Direct dial telephones and Internet connection.
All the doors to the rooms are self locking, have
safes, Arebic showers a computer desk, non smoking
rooms, a wine rack/mini bar, smoke detectors,
dressing gowns, luxurious bathrooms including
Triple rooms are only available in the superior rooms or deluxe rooms that can also accommodate quads but not in the standard rooms. No inter-connecting rooms are available and non of the rooms are wheelchair friendly yet.
The Standard rooms are fitted with a queen size bed, and bathtub; The Superior Rooms and Deluxe Rooms have a king size bed, separate shower and bathtub, and a sitting area, they also have tea and coffee making facilities. Deluxe Rooms also have a luxurious chaise-lounge and dressing table The Presidential Suite has a personalized butler service and private dining room. The shower/tub can be used as a Jacuzzi, steam bath, shower or bathtub.
Special feature: Has an Ice skating rink, the only one in East and central Africa and only the third in Africa - with the two others being in Cairo and Johannesburg.
FOOD AND BEVERAGE FACILITIES: Restaurant and Bar
A good place for food: The Panari boasts of eight
food courts, among them is THE RED GARNET: with a
capacity of up to 150people dining room is air
conditioned, and the cuisine is a delicious fusion
of Western, Oriental and African- buffet or A la
THE AMBER CAFÉ: open till late, serving snacks and drinks.
THE DOLPHIN JUICE BAR: serving health drinks and juices.
The Crystal bar among others next to the ice skating rink and the cinema theatres and have a total seating capacity of up to 500, at the Panari you will get the finest cuisine for instance Moroccan salads with dates and oranges, fish fillet in herb sauce, boneless chicken with cous cous - as well as bar snacks such as lamb kebab with chili sauce and crab claws with honey sauce.
The main restaurant,
Churrascaria’ is the haven of every meat lover though the vegetarian too is well catered for, here meaty chunks (such as rump steak, baby beef, sirloin, hump etc), lamb, pig, chicken and game (when available) are served unlimitedly till the guest is full. This restaurant has seating capacity of 250, Lunch is served between 11:30am to 3:00pm and dinner is served between 6:30pm to 12:00pm
GENERAL AND RECREATIONAL FACILITIES: The Panari Hotel features as the centre tower of the Panari Sky Shopping and Entertainment Center, which has cinema theatres, specialty restaurants and bars, food courts, a casino, a nightclub, and an extensive shopping mall. It also has consumer products, a super market, boutiques and beauty saloons.
The health and fitness center like the entire panari centre offers state of the art facilities with a hi tech gymnasium, two sauna and steam rooms a sky lit heated indoor swimming pool and a massage therapy parlor with an exquisite health bar/.
The casino is well equipped and very modern, there's also a world class night club with the latest trends in light and sound.
situated on the ground floor and you can get
almost anything here, the Panari also offers two
cinema theatres each with a seating capacity of
200. With high technology surround and vision
The panari is child friendly, children meals and children minders are available, there is also a doctor on call.
FACILITIES: The hotel also offers conferencing
facilities that feature the latest state-of-art
equipment the rooms are as below,
THE ATRIUM: with a capacity of 700 people theatre style.
THE PALM ROOM: with a capacity of 250 people theatre style.
THE JASMINE ROOM: with a capacity of 50 people theatre style.
THE GERANIUM ROOM: with a capacity of 50 people theatre style.
THE ORCHID ROOM: with a capacity of 50 people theatre style.
CLIMATE: Warm days average 24°C with cooler nights. June - July are colder months average 18°C and March - May have long rains while October - November short rains.