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The Strand Hotel

Gandhi Avenue | Nairobi West, Nairobi 00300, Kenya
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  • Location
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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New Jersey
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90 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Stayed here in July 2015 with a group, so I did not choose this hotel. The place is kept very clean. We were there for 6 nights, and used their restaurant several times. Beware: we waited almost 2 hrs for our meal, granted we were a group of 16. The food was not bad. I had the chicken curry w/... More 

1 Thank Marla001
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Expat living in Kenya, needed a night in the city for an event. Went through the website and got a quick email reply from Festus who offered us a lower rate. Hard to beat that. Needed to get a second bed for a friend when he decided to join me - room changed without hesitation and again reduced rate, late... More 

Thank 16july
Porto, Portugal
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

I happen to have stayed at The Strand Hotel in Nairobi 3 times on different times. The first I booked through airport taxi people and yes I arrived at the HOTEL and I was given my room I felt I had been overcharged. I came down and spoke with the receptionist and I they changed my room at NO EXTRA... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

Make sure you get the rate in writing on arrival because this can change! you might have to pay more on departure! Beware do not use any of the travel or tour agents at the airport, they will "negotiate" a "good" price for you, but all that will happen is you will pay a unnecessary commission fee! Something as basic... More 

3 Thank ScotVenter

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Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

I got stranded at the Strand "hotel" in search for a place near Nairobi airport to rest all day in between two flights. I specifically asked for a quiet room, and was assigned one that faces an apartment building where just a few meters away children were playing and screaming all day. Wifi didn't work for most of the time.... More 

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Burnaby, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

I thought I was saving money but it wasn't even worth the $100. Maybe $50 tops. Rationed toilet paper, no shampoo, the mosquito net had a giant space so we were eaten alive. Noisy, & not so great restaurant. My door lock was impossible to work. The front desk arranged a taxi who cost us a fortune and when we... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013 via mobile

What can I say! Rooms tiny and dirty. Did not even get undressed and attempt to get into bed, for $100 US dollars for a single room for one night I find staggering!!! Staff are friendly enough and try their best. Did not feel safe in this hotel. Area is not the best so no escape!!

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Pistoia, Italy
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27 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

Our Tanzania safari operator, Naturebeauties, send us to this hotel to spend our first nigth of the tour from Kenia to Tanzania The hotel is in a squalid quarter of Nairobi. The room was quite small and the bath orrible! The worst, is that we slept in Strand Hotel for only one night, but we were charged three nights. When... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here for 2 weeks. We had 2 laptops and an iPad stolen from our locked room in the 30 minutes we took to have breakfast. The restaurant never had half the meals on the menu, they would lie to us and tell us that they defiantly had the item today, then take 15 minutes to come back and... More 

2 Thank Austraveller20
Miami Beach, Florida
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

First, on a positive note, almost to a person, the staff is wonderful! The food was ok. However, the hotel has some serious problems to address if they want to remain relevant and competitive in Nairobi. The facility is deplorable at best-- doors barely lock, rooms tiny and over-used towels, etc, etc. Wi-fi sketchy a real-downer for folks on business... More 

1 Thank Adams K
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