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Merica Hotel

Kenyatta Avenue | P.O Box 560, Nakuru, Kenya
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Ranked #6 of 20 Nakuru B&B and Inns
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
SVfromUK Sherfield On Loddon, United Kingdom
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Sherfield On Loddon, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Took a room at the Merica at short notice and was most disappointed. I got a heavily nicotine soaked smoking room, and I'm not a smoker. Dinner and breakfast were pretty good and the wifi service is pretty useful - I was doing a lot of internet work during my stay. Management need badly to start a refurbishment programme.

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OPSMerica, Manager at Merica Hotel, responded to this review

Dear SVfromUK, Thank you for your candid review and positive comments regarding our menus and WIFI. An elaborate refurbishment plan is underway and we hope you will visit us soon to see the new accommodation facilities. Regards, Operations Manager More

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I did a reservation for my boss while in Nairobi on the eve of our safari on 26th n 28th for rooms 514& 515 believe me we were surprise on arrival how secure the room was,especially for VIPs.Not forgetting the warm and charming reception desk.The meals,stewards,chefs did an explenary job,all above our expectations. My boss was very happy especially to... More

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OPSMerica, Manager at Merica Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Duncan N, We are happy to receive your delightful review. We appreciate your positive feedback regarding our rooms, menu and service. Be rest assured all our guests receive the best attention and care. Regards, Operations Manager More

Nairobi, Kenya
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had previously stayed here about a year ago and had a terrible stay. The food disagreed with me - I had a nasty stomach upset, the service was terrible with staff entering my room without knocking, and scarcity of clean linen. Also, my room overlooked a night club, thus I had very little sleep. In spite of communication from... More

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OPSMerica, Manager at Merica Hotel, responded to this review

Dear KavsX, Glad you came back and experienced the new and improved Merica Hotel. Thank you for your positive reviews of our menu, rooms and service. Look forward to have you back again. Regards, Operations Manager More

Nairobi, Kenya
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a three night stay with my 8 month heavily pregnant wife. The good: the hotel is surprisingly quiet despite being smack in the middle of town. Offered good conference facilities, and the room was generally clean. The hotel has a pool and gym which are complementary to residents, and free Wi-Fi. The bad: We received a rude shock from... More

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OPSMerica, Manager at Merica Hotel, responded to this review

Dear PerryPope, Trust this finds you well. Much appreciation for acknowledging our outstanding conference facilities. We are saddened that this experience was spoiled by an unfortunate incident at the reception. Do accept our apologies. Regards, Operations Manager More

Nairobi, Kenya
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

I am a repeat client for all the three Merica group facilities(Merica, Crater -Lake and Maasai Ostrich Resort Kitengela).I always book directly from the Nairobi office.The sales and reservation team is fantastic and customer friendly. Thus creating a real professional and positive image of the facilities.keep up the spirit and extend the same to the entire Merica group family.

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OPSMerica, Manager at Merica Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Malasi, We appreciate your candid and heartwarming review. Our team goal is to ensure that our guests always enjoy their stay with Merica Hotels. Hope to see you soon. Regards, Operations Manager More

Venice, Veneto, Italy
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

I booked my friends/collaborators from Italy in this hotel on 1st and 2nd of April 2014. It was mostly a business trip and they enjoyed receiving their prospective clients by the beautiful pool side and the restaurant was very business friendly. I was in all their meetings as a translator and had meals with them too. The food was delicious,... More

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OPSMerica, Manager at Merica Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Lockwoodk, Thank you for taking the time to post your delightful review. Merica Hotel is happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and are glad to receive your compliments regarding our service, food, personalized service and ambiance. Hope to have you back soon. Regards, Operations Manager More

Munich, Germany
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36 reviews 36 reviews
23 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Pool is nice, however you are not allowed to bring drinks from outside, but have to buy them at a high price. Service is also not too fast. Food is fair. The fries are ok! Also when you are white, there might be Kenyans who just sit next to you to look at you, but also nothing uncommon when you... More

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OPSMerica, Manager at Merica Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Chasi, We are happy to receive your review. Thank you for your compliments in regards to our lovely pool area and snack menu. Its hotel policy not to allow guests to eat or drink food brought from outside the hotel. Instead we present the delightful "All-day- snack menu" that cater for our guests needs. Regards, Operations Manager More

Mombasa, Coast, Kenya
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48 reviews 48 reviews
26 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Went for a business conference in Nakuru and spent one night and day.The hotel is located in central town.Check in was swift with welcome drink.Room was spacious with TV, and mosquito net.No AC provided but Nakuru is cool so this was not a problem.Mosquito net provided though I never saw or heard any mosquitoes.Toiletries well stocked.Meals good with variety.There was... More

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OPSMerica, Manager at Merica Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Munir T, Thank you for posting your candid review. We are working on a renovation and improvement program that will address the areas that did not live up to expectations. See you soon. Regards, Operations Manager More

Nairobi, Kenya
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

This hotel is a good choice for business travellers. It is easy to access. The rooms are clean and comfortable. The rooms facing the main street can be very noisy at night (there is a night club right opposite the hotel). The WIFI connectivity is reasonably fast and free and available in all sections of the hotel. Due to its... More

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OPSMerica, Manager at Merica Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Murithi M, We appreciate that you have taken time to post a review. We are glad your experience was positive and that you enjoyed our facilities and services. We are currently working on an exciting renovation plan that will totally change the ambiance and comfort of the hotel facilities. We are soon launching valet parking. Hope to have you... More

2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014 via mobile

Great room, tasty food and excellent service! Located close to lake Nakuru national park for fantastic game drive. GreAt value for money hotel. This hotel is suitable god couples, friends travelling as it had triple rooms but also for families.

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OPSMerica, Manager at Merica Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Janeych, Thank you for your delightful review. Our strategic location offers our guests the opportunity to access shopping, banking and other facilities in town. We are a hotel of choice for business as well as family getaways. Regards, Operations Manager More

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Address: Kenyatta Avenue | P.O Box 560, Nakuru, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Rift Valley Province > Nakuru
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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