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Utalii Hotel

Thika Road, Nairobi 00100, Kenya
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

While attending a symposium at a nearby venue, we decided to stay at this hotel. Though I knew it was not as to standards of other hotels, the overall satisfaction is much lower than what I expected. There is nothing that stands out that is worth mentioning. And the cost is higher with no value for money.

Thank Hamid A
Nairobi, Kenya
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25 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Had lunch with some potential clients. We ordered chips and chicken wings. The chicken wings were horrible,Guess the cooking oil they use. For a drink a requested for dawa. It was unique but not the best. The hotel has alot of potential if well managed. The tents outside can be replaced with something better.

Thank Reubenkimani
London, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Strange hotel from the outside and no better inside with very unhelpful staff. Didn't end up staying - booked myself into the Fairview instead. Not a lot I can say really but would advise you to look at alternatives - my personal view but there's not many places I've not liked to this extent.

Thank CameramanG

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Utalii Hotel and College is an icon in East Africa. I was very excited to go and eat there. I have never been more disappointed in a facility. First, I think no renovations have taken place since the 1960s or 1970s within minimal maintenance since then. Second, the food was atrocious. We could not finish. The french fries (aka: chips)... More 

Thank Scott B
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Decided to have lunch here after many many many years....sadly nothing has changed except free wifi..everything else downhill. Food took over an hour to come and when it finally came it was cold (tilapia) and raw fish(red snapper). Their buffet. . Not worth it..and they dnt have tartare sauce for the fish..how now When ordering though we were warned that... More 

Thank gakenia k
Stockholm, New Jersey
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

My experience at utalii hotel is one at a first instance and entry is of a good and hospitable place during my time there for a conference. Unfortunately,with all the beauty and good service i felt there from the service personnel i interacted with,there is this one outstanding woman whose character begged a lot of questions than answers. i learnt... More 

3 Thank patricia j
Nairobi, Kenya
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

Utalii hotel is a three star hotel. Situated along Thika road in Nairobi. The hotel is equipped with modern facilities. One enjoy internet,swimming,weight lifting,dstv & many others. Services are very excellent although at a high cost but i rily enjoyed it.

7 Thank Msanii M

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