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Hotel Ambassadeur

2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Moi Avenue | PO Box 30399-00100, Nairobi, Kenya (Nairobi Central Business District)
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Ranked #79 of 96 hotels in Nairobi
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  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 stars
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English first
4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I have seen the Ambassadeur described as "tired colonial" which sums it up quite well. The decor is tired and in need of a make over, but the rooms were clean and the bed comfortable. Bathroom was tatty, but again clean. Food was good especially breakfast. Restaurant food was acceptable, but the full menu not always available. Service was good... More

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Coimbatore, India
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Budget hotel, big rooms, limited but good food. Was in corner big room. Bathrooms can be a put off as is old. Can do with revamping. Roads outside are noisy till late night though. Staff and room service was great. Bar with limited selection.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

I stayed at the hotel on 20/03/14. Quiet reasonable and not at all bad, after reviewing all the bad comments on it. Although not very clean, but still okay for USD 60 (including a good breakfast). No security issue, rooms are secure. Although lot of noise from the streets for those residing on 1st and 2nd floor. I stayed on... More

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

The safari hotel was brilliant what we stayed at.but after a delay at airport we was send to the most grubby down and out slum.my mum was to scared to gt of the bus as of gang of people crowding.well as for the security big bolts put on the door to keep people out why not just use a key?... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

At the reception you are met by smiling staff but the noise from the matatus and clubs is horrible! The room I got was huge for only one person. Tree beds and bathtub with waterheater so it is possible to get a decent shower. Housekeeping staff is great. Happy and chatty! But you will NOT get ANY sleep here. I... More

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45 reviews 45 reviews
43 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Stayed the night of 4 October 2013 and paid the Kenyan resident rate of KES3,800 for two people in a double room. Staff advised the tourist rate is US$70 per night. The hotel is in a good location right in the centre of Nairobi next to the National Archives. We stayed on the 6th floor but there was still noise... More

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Lusaka, Zambia
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

Terrible location!! The noise from outside is horrific. Crowded entrance (very scary) Abysmal service!! Very old furniture and fittings. Taking a shower was an an experience for the brave and desperate. Security does not seem assured. Not recommended at all.

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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2012

Compared to the last time i was in this hotel i noted that the hotel had improved in terms of srvice delivery, cleanliness., and reduced noise in the rooms since the windows are now double glassed.

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york uk
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2011

the room service meal cost me 700 shillings it was dog end food at the airport cafe i paid 300 for food heaven,get a proper chef who can cook chapatis its your traddition,the room was smelling of dirt the noise from the matatus goes on all nite u cant sleep there ,the reception and the lift are contradicting this place,the... More

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Kiev, Ukraine
2 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2011

I thought I was escaping poor service at the Kenya Comfort Hotel, but landed in the most noisy place in town. Their windows and rooms are not sound proof. There are these public transportation buses and vans in Nairobi that they call "matatus". They honk and hoot all night, right at the steps of the hotel. The honking does not... More

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Address: Moi Avenue | PO Box 30399-00100, Nairobi, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Nairobi > Nairobi Central Business District
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Ambassadeur 2.5*
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Ambassaduer Hotel is conveniently situated in the heart of Nairobi close to the best restaurants, cinemas and shopping malls. The hotel is located directly opposite the National Archives. The hotel is a 3 star with 98 en suite rooms all with internet connectivity. ... more   less 
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