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The Heron Portico

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Milimani Road, Opp. Provincial Police Headquarters | P. O. Box 41848, Nairobi 00100, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2012
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2012

We arrived in Nairobi on a flight where the plane missed the run way and got bogged in the mud, so we were bussed to the terminal and waited for hours to get our luggage. The Heron Hotel was a comfortable, calm retreat from the Nairobi mayhem. Our room was comfortable and mostly quiet although there were the happy sounds... More 

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Mombasa, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2012

I do travel through Nairobi quite often for business and leisure. So fare I haven’t found a better place to stay at concerning value for money, location, parking, stuff… Positioned in quiet area of town but convenient as located on walking distance to city centre. Recently they did major renovation on all their rooms plus added fantastic gym and sauna.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2012

The plus -The hotel has obviously undergone recent renovation and my room (deluxe) was exceptionally large, clean and modern looking; included marble countertops; flatscreen tv; mini kitchen with microwave, fridge, toaster, cutlery, coffee/tea maker; large sitting area with sofa, coffee table; comfy bed; slightly small but well designed and functional bathroom. -Location is good and relatively quiet. -The staff were... More 

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Mahe Island, Seychelles
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2012

I have stayed at the Heron seven times over the past 12 months and after the last in a series of disappointments decided not again. The restaurant has not failed to disappoint every single time. Rude staff and items on the menu not available (all seven times!!!) On the second last stay, a group of very very load young americans... More 

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Naestved, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2012

The Heron Court was clean and nice. The people were nice and friendly. Rooms fine. Nothing splendid or fantastic - but nice, middle of the road, solid hotel.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2012

We stayed there prior to and after our safari..We enjoyed the staff who treated us well right from the small coffee shop to the dining room. Though the rooms may have been on the small side, we had all the amenities at our disposal.We enjoyed seeing the variety of people who stayed there and the ability to go for a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2012

We spent one night at this hotel. The room offered everything you would need, however we wasn’t too impressed with the service. We found the reception staff rude & unhelpful. We were leaving early the next morning & we were asking about breakfast boxes. We were sent to the restaurant who then sent us back to the reception who sent... More 

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Rome, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2012

We stayed here on our last night in Nairobi. Check in was really slow because there was only one person in the reception and 4 other guests checking in at the same time. Bed room and bathroom are small, but very clean, and the bed was really comfy. We had dinner in the hotel, again service was pretty slow but... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2012

I stayed here for 5 nights on business. The hotel is close to the centre of town. The room was good, very spacious with a separate seating area and a small kitchenette (sink/microwave/toaster). I had no view (unless you count the view onto the opposite corridor of rooms across a very small open space) but as I was working it... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2012

Went with a group for a safari so didnt choose this hotel myself. It was clean and comfortable, breakfast was not bad. It is in a leafy suburb of the city. Ok for a group trip.

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Address: Milimani Road, Opp. Provincial Police Headquarters | P. O. Box 41848, Nairobi 00100, Kenya
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Location: Kenya > Nairobi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Heron Portico 4*
Number of rooms: 108
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Also Known As:
Heron Hotel Nairobi
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#11 Business Hotel in Nairobi
#13 Luxury Hotel in Nairobi
#13 Family Hotel in Nairobi

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