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Monrovia Street, Nairobi 00100 , Kenya (Nairobi Central Business District)
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Parkside Hotel
Ranked #73 of 101 hotels in Nairobi
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Warsaw, Poland
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9 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

We spent there one night in March. The hotel looks much better in the inside than from the outside. The room was small, but it was clean. The bed was big and comfortable with clean sheets. The bathroom was very small, rather clean (although needs some renovation) with plastic sliding doors. Sometimes I was afraid it can fall off. The... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

I got this place, while all other accommodations in the city centre were fully booked. The location in the city centre, near Nakumatt Life Style which is a 24 hour shopping centre, with a pharmacy, jewellery shop, banks, coffee shops. is ideal for a solo traveller, as you can get time to move around in a secure environment. The rooms... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013 via mobile

The staff at Parkside Hotel are never smiling and they always look weird at you like something is wrong. They are not helpful at all and it seems like they are just here to earn money and are not thinking about their costumers at all. They don't say 'Hello' when you arrive and they don't say 'Goodbye' when you leave.... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

This was my third time to spend sometime in this Hotel; it's been my stop over place. First time, it seemed okay since all I needed was basic. Second time, all hotels near amenities were fully booked n I had to spend a night waiting for an apartment in Kilimani (daily rentals), this last time, I landed there somehow due... More

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Bendigo, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

A great location near a 24 hour shopping centre, ATMs, banks, coffee shops and eateries and the market. The rooms were clean and the water hot (eventually). Very basic accomodation yet perfect for a night or 2 before heading off on safari

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83 reviews 83 reviews
52 hotel reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

I've stayed here many times because it had been safe, convenient, and clean. Never particularly friendly or service oriented. But now, the mold growing on the shower walls and the increased prices has pushed me to the limit. Time to find a better place with value and cleanliness. Friday nights are very noisy. Ear plugs, Ambien, etc. are essential.

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Calgary, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

Overall, I would not recommend this hotel. I happened to be travelling alone in Nairobi before going on a safari and this was the hotel that the tour company recommended. As a female solo traveller, it was definitely not a good choice. I didn't feel very safe, but the location of the hotel was convenient. I was going to use... More

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York, United Kingdom
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13 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

My husband and I stayed at Parkside Hotel for a few days. The price for a room without breakfast is 3'500 KSH (25GBP), which is quite expensive for what this hotel offered. The staff is OK, no complaints there, the rooms are clean-ish and the showers are hot-ish. Cleanliness is very dependent on the rooms, we stayed in one room... More

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Canberra, Australia
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22 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

We booked this hotel through a local travel company and paid way too much. The room and bed were the smallest we encountered in a three/four star category. Also we made the unfortunate decision to stay on a Saturday night. There was a nightclub very close by as well as another one a little further away. Hence we had loud... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

They say comparisons are odious but it is hard not to compare what you get for your money in a Kenyan budget hotel compared with other parts of the world. And at that level disappointing is an understatement. The best that can be said for the Parkside hotel is that it is right at the edge of the city so... More

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Address: Monrovia Street, Nairobi 00100 , Kenya
Location: Kenya > Nairobi > Nairobi Central Business District
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Parkside Hotel Nairobi

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The operators of this comfortable mid-range hotel place great importance on the well-being of their guests with the reception being open around the clock. The hotel has a total of 68 rooms (28 single rooms, 20 double rooms). The hotel is located in direct proximity to the airport (5.0 km). Your accommodation is easy to reach as it is located directly adjacent to the motorway. Safes are available at reception and in your room to hold your valuables. There's no chance of boredom in this hotel. The hotel's casino and disco will cater for your entertainment needs. You can hire a car direct from the hotel, and park it on the hotel's car park during your stay. Feel free to enjoy room service or the wake-up facility when staying at the hotel. The hotel operates a suite of business facilities. All rooms have air conditioning, and also offer other facilities such as cable TV, Internet access and a hairdryer in the bathroom. Do you want to book a non-smoking room? Are you traveling with your family and do you need a cot? We will gladly cater for your wishes - please indicate them when booking your room. The minibar in your room contains many tasty things. Forget the worries of the day as you enjoy a relaxing massage. All kinds of delicacies can be served in the hotel's restaurant (with tables outdoors) and bistro, with specialties for vegetarians and diabetics, too. The hotel bar has a large selection of drinks for your enjoyment. ... more   less 
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