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Parkside Hotel

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Monrovia Street, Nairobi 00100 , Kenya (Nairobi Central Business District)
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Parkside Hotel
Ranked #75 of 115 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Somerset, UK
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12 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

Stayed here for one night as a stop over before embarking on a safari tour. Maybe I was unlucky, but I wouldn't personally want to stay here for longer than that. The lady in reception was rude and barely spoke to me, the hotel was noisy, I had to stand in the shower to get the sink, and I never... More 

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Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

After getting off the plane, Stayed here for one night before travlling 300 miles north the next day,The Hotel is right in the middle of Nairobi aswell with everything you could need. It was very clean and Mosquito nets are provided although probably not needed which is good. Nice hot water in showers and very friendly staff when checking in... More 

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4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

This "hotel" is right next to the shuttles to Arusha. You can literally walk out the door and before pointing at a shuttle one of the touts will try and sell you a ticket on one of them. No need to book shuttle in advance if you're flying in the night before, just haggle a decent price the morning of... More 

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21 reviews 21 reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

My husband and I stayed in that hotel 3 or 4 times for 1 to 5 nights. Two good things about the place: central location and cheap price. It's also pretty clean, and the staff is ok. But don't count on high class comfort. The rooms are very very modest, although well-maintained. They are usually small, there is hardly much... More 

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Perth, Australia
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2012

The Parkside Hotel is right in the heart of the action in Nairobi and only a short walk fropm many attractions. As mentioned by other reviewers it is good for a night maybe two. We arrived late afternoon witout a booking and had no problem securing a room. The hotel is showing it's age, but I believe still offer excellent... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2012

I stayed at Parkside Hotel during a recent visit to Nairobi, Kenya I traveled solo and felt safe at this hotel. I stayed at Parkside after my return from my climb up Mt. Kilimanjaro. What reviewer didn't revealed is that this hotel doesn't have an elevator. Which wouldn't have been an issue if I hadn't just come from a 6... More 

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Frankfurt, Germany
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66 reviews 66 reviews
20 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2012

We stayed here for two nights...central location...shopping malls / Market place / currency exchanges very near by... very basic facilities.. only one electric changing point in room that too not easily accessible ... hot water only in shower...restaurant was under repair...overall only good for overnight stop over...

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
15 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2012

We stayed here for two nights...once at the beginning and once at the end of the holiday. Just a convenient stopover to fit in with flights. It is clean, comfortable and we did not find it too noisy. The staff were fine and for the money it was exactly what we expected. Paid 2700 shillings each time for double room.

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Kampala, Uganda
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2012

The staff were completely inhumane. How could they treat an expectant mother in such a manner. Had paid up for an entire weeks stay but developed a complication and had to leave immediately. The staff however did not care to listen a bit as they rejected her pleas for a refund of even a single day. Oh what a shame!!

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Address: Monrovia Street, Nairobi 00100 , Kenya
Location: Kenya > Nairobi > Nairobi Central Business District
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 68
Also Known As:
Parkside Hotel Nairobi

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