After a couple of hectic weeks at the office, I was lucky enough to get an invite to experience a very new luxury hotel right inside Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. Now, that’s not exactly the ideal spot I would love to spend a weekend gateway, I would prefer being somewhere surrounded by nature or the crystal clear waters of the Indian Ocean but well, who says ‘NO’ to a five star hotel experience.
I am off for a road trip tomorrow then I have a day to rest in Nairobi before I head off to the coast for another work trip, this is just the absolute right time I would of wished to spend a night at Lazizi Premiere before I head out avoiding Nairobi’s manic early morning traffic.
Lazizi Premiere is the first and official hotel located right inside the premises of Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. The hotel architecture blends in contemporary luxurious designs perfectly matching the requirements for a city business hotel.
Located on the first freight lane, the hotel offers 144 beautiful rooms suited to cater the modern traveller. The rooms offer spectacular views of the Nairobi skyline. The colors of the interior bring a touch of comfort to the rooms and the amenities available provide a satisfactory stay.
Now how did I spend my time, well I did not spare a minute of lazing around. I explored each every section the hotel had to offer.
Lazizi offers three contemporary restaurants.
Kitchen 9: The main dining restaurant offering guests a round the clock menu and continental cuisines. I am pretty much not a fan of buffets however I did enjoy lunch, dinner and breakfast. The lamb chops and rosemary potatoes during lunch were perfectly seasoned and the lamb was soft and tender. At dinner I explored the seafood option, the fish was perfectly grilled and the spices were fit for my taste buds. Breakfast is of course my favourite meal of the day, I was eager to try all the pastries available but I decided to stick to an Indian option of Puri (a deep friend bread) topped with a chickpea curry – the Indian spicces were perfectly sautéed and I ended up having three breads, this explains my love for Indian food.
Velocity: This modern looking dining area offers a laid back chic atmosphere where guests can enjoy the a la carte menu or just sit back, relax and enjoy some drinks over a football game.
Aroma: A 24-hour coffee shop offering selections of coffee and pastries, visitors can also ask for their a la carte menu. Now, this is the perfect place to chill if you have time to spare before your flight out off Nairobi and you don’t want to hang out inside the airport.
What can you do while staying at Lazizi ? You will not get bored. The hotel offers a rooftop infinity pool, which overlooks the lush green landscape of Nairobi city. This is the perfect place to enjoy an afternoon in the green city under sun.
Tired and want to get pampered? I spent Sunday morning getting pampered to a Thai massage followed by a 30-minute sauna session at the Euphoria Spa. The spa is the right spot for transit travellers to take some time to relax and get refreshed before their next flight.
If you feel like you’re going to miss your fitness session then don’t you worry, the hotel is equipped with a great gym facility.
The hotel is also well facilitated for individuals who need to have a quick business meeting before or after a flight and want to avoid the traffic of getting into the city. You have the option of booking a conference room or enjoying the luxurious business comfort of their Sky Lounge.