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Oakwood Hotel

Kimathi Street | P.O. Box 40683, Nairobi, Kenya
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013
Jeremy T Rome, Lazio, Italy
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Rome, Lazio, Italy
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

A bit tired and shabby. Bugs and a cloud of dust fell from the fan when it was switched on. Lots of noise from neighbouring discos and passing traffic. Travel time to the airport by taxi was 20 minutes at 3 in the morning and 50 minutes during rush hour.

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Xi'an, China
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

When my wife and I arrived at the hotel we walked into a blacked out hotel. There was no eletricity in the city and the hotel did not have a generator.Apparently this happens somewhat often because other hotels around had electricity. (DUH!) Well we were told electricity should be back b the evening. Guess what, it was not and my... More

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Madahotels_11, Manager at Oakwood Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review Oakwood Hotel. We truly value the opinions of our customers and we apologize that we did not meet your expectations. The night that you checked in the Hotel, there was a lot of power Shortages that week in Nairobi Central Business, but the issue was solved and We had a power backup... More

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

Nice hotel with a good location in the city centre. Friendly and helpful staff. The hotel has a colonial atmosphere with a nice bar where you can enjoy a refreshing drink watching the street life. If you ie are going on a safari the hotel will take care of your luggage while you are away, withot any cost.

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Hamburg, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

We stayed at the Oakwood Hotel for one night in December 2012. The location is central and the staff friendly. The rooms are simple and clean. We had warm water - the bathroom, however, was in need of renovation. Unfortunately, we were not able to sleep at night as our room was located opposite of a nightclub and loud music... More

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Madahotels_11, Manager at Oakwood Hotel, responded to this review

Dear JE111 Thanks alot for your positive review and Choosing Oakwood Hotel as your Hotel of choice. The capital of Kenya, Nairobi is a bit noisy over the weekend. And the management have spoken with The local Authority to find out a solution how they will cub the Noisy night clubs around, so if you are choosing to stay at... More

Baroda - India
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2012

I had book this hotel on line for the 15th Nov'12, after my plan safari trip. Unfortunate to say I was not able go for the safari as I suffered a massive cardiac arrest and had to undergo surgery during that period. The booking done was for 3 persons/room and in the booking requirements it was stated that if we... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

This was the first African hotel I have stayed in and I was pleasantly surprised. I had a very large room next to reception, i felt safe and secure at all times inside the hotel. Given the price of this hotel I am very happy. There is a restaurant and bar serving nice food and all the staff were pleasant... More

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Ibiza
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2012

We chose this hotel because of its central location. We stayed for 2 nights but with a night's break inbetween as we were visiting The Aberdares Park for one night. The first night's stay was OK, with helpful, friendly service, and copious amounts of really hot water. Our room was at the side and was quite quiet at night, but... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

Our stay was for two nights. Central location - easy to explore central Nairobi on foot. Friendly and helpful staff. Very clean room, sheets and lovely towels. Breakfast included in room rate (booked via Booking.com website). Free WiFi with good connection. Bed was rock hard! Enjoyed our stay, and would stay there again.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2011

The rooms looks quite nice with the oakwood but thats seems to be the only partition hence noise from the next rooms.I could't ask more from the location but they could make it a posh place with it.The Buffet area for breakfast is abit shabby although food is quite nice and has a local influence.The staff are also quite nice... More

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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2011

Good location in Nairobi to walk.Very clean,sheets towels,bathroom.Lovely tea and coffee in room,tv not the best for programmes but footy maybe ok for some.Although it was noisey outside I slept well. Dinning limited but all good food,nice service.Thankyou for nice stay.Oct 5-8 and 16th 2011. Jillian edwards

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Address: Kimathi Street | P.O. Box 40683, Nairobi, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Nairobi
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The Oakwood HotelThe Oakwood Hotel is a small exclusive and perfectly located property, in fact, it's ideal accommodation for guests who enjoy the hustle, bustle and non-stop night-life of Nairobi.The Oakwood resides in the Elite House. building, formally Livingstone House. The property was built in the 1950s and although it maintains its colonial Architect. ... more   less 
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