Location: Nairobi, Rift Valley & Western Kenya | Kenya

Price guide: £££££ £100-£200 per person per night

The closest Nairobi has to an airport hotel, Ole-Sereni is ideally located for an overnight stay in the capital. A luxurious city hotel with wildlife spotting from the bar, the Ole-Sereni is a one-of-a-kind and offers world-class facilities, great personalised service and a panoramic view that makes for an excellent sundowner spot.
Perfect forA restful stopover and safari aperitif before heading into the action-packed national parks of the Masai Mara and Amboseli.
In the know
  • The only city hotel by a game park
  • Overlooks Nairobi National Park, which has giraffe, zebra and buffalo
  • Former American Embassy, converted into a full service hotel
  • Ideal airport hotel in Kenya’s capital

Recommended for...

  • City Hotel
  • Unusual
  • Wildlife & Nature

Hotel Overview


Ole-Sereni is conveniently located between Nairobi's international and regional airports, in Nairobi National Park.

Rooms at Ole-Sereni

Decorated in a typical safari-lodge style, the rooms and suites at Ole-Sereni are spacious and comfortable with bright colours, African-inspired décor and local artwork made from raw materials.
If you fancy even more space, the top floor suites have four-poster beds, separate living areas and Jacuzzis.

Food & drink

There are four gourmet restaurants to choose from, whether you are feeling like the fine fillets at Eagle’s The Steakhouse or want to dine on some of Kenya’s fresh seafood (flown in from the coast) on the 300-foot veranda at the Big Five Restaurant. For a lighter option, the al fresco Waterhole Snack Bar (set overlooking the waterhole) is perfect as it has a range of signature snacks and sandwiches, while the Ngong Pool Bar has the same delicious fare available but is complemented by shady lounge chairs and a very relaxed vibe.


The hotel also has a health club and salon where you can have a massage or a workout. There is also a heated rooftop swimming pool, a steam room and a sauna for some relaxation afterwards.

Activities at Ole-Sereni

If you are using the Ole-Sereni as a stopover, we recommend relaxing and taking in the views from the Waterhole Snack Bar as the sun sets. This may not be extraordinarily active, but you will be able to start your African safari immediately as you spot zebras, giraffes and buffalo from your seat. If you have some time to spare, then you can easily head into the park as the East Gate is just 4km away.

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Hotel location

Located 11 kilometres from Jomo Kenyatta Airport, which can range between 20 and 60 minutes away depending on traffic.

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