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The Boma Nairobi

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Red Cross Road, South C | off Popo Rd, Nairobi 00100, Kenya
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

I like that the hotel is an initiative by Kenya Red Cross. It has fantastic interior deco, which brightens up the place and makes it look quite up market. Apart from the deco, I would rank the rooms as ok. Comfortable beds and large bathrooms. However, for a five star (hotel staff told me the hotel is a five star)... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

I was there for 1 week for a training in Nairobi. The room was very comfortable, the service and people there was superb. There is a gym, Spa and even swimming pool. But unfortunately there was not enough time for me to go there. I would recommend the BOMA.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

The staff were friendly, rooms were quiet and beds comfortable. They had interconnected rooms making it easy for our kids to be in the next room while staying in touch. Good working space in the room and great ambience. Breakfast was awesome....would visit again any day.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

I started the trip at the Kempinski. Felt like Munich - great, if that is what you want. On the way out, I spent two nights at the Boma, fairly close to the airport. About 1 year old, beautifully designed. "Boma" is a collection of houses, and that is the design motif. The colors for carpeting, walls, etc. aren't cool... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013 via mobile

I was pleasantly surprised by The Boma. Booked last minute and was rewarded with a nice big room, breakfast included in my room rate the next day and a very good gym that is one of best stocked hotel gyms I've seen anywhere. The hotel is a bit of a way out of the centre but very handy for JKIA... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

I am Jorge Mahota from Mozambique i came to Boma on 27th Oct. 13 and left on 2nd Nov. 13. While I stayed at Boma i enjoyed every bit, the food is the best you can get in Nairobi, with a wide variety greetings to the Chef, the rooms are specious and comfortable. The staff are friendly and welcoming, not... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

This made my trip excellent....the GM Mr.Ali Kibwana is just the right man for this hotel. Initially i didn't expect this kind of a set up in eldoret, honestly it's worth the price. Keep up the good work and hopefully the little R&M is coming to an end soon. I love the sunday barbeque and live band by the poolside!... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

I stayed for 3 nights at the end of a two week visit to Kenya. From the very start I was well looked after. Reception staff were friendly and helpful. The room was large, the bed comfortable, the air conditioning worked well and the view over the garden toward the restaurant pleasant. Room staff made sure that I had everything... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

Great hotel with very good facilities for workshops, seminars, etc. Close to the airport, so no problems with the incredible traffic jams of Nairobi for transportation of participants from the airport to the hotel. Flipside is opf course that when you want to go to the city centre, you have to plan the time verywell to avoid the congestion. Great... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

First time stay for one night. Checked in relatively late and the front desk staff and porters were very receptive. Bedroom had lots of space and complimentary items. Trial and error with the shower since hot and cold are not clearly labelled. Hotel room had mini office facilities in the bedroom and an additional business centre is near the reception... More 

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