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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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Ranked #18 of 103 Hotels in Nairobi
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2009
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2009

Among the various hotels in Nairobi, I think The Heron is the best value for money. It's a cool, safe and well decorated place, very functionnal, with access to Internet in every room. Nice restaurant (although it was better before).

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2009

I stayed here at the start of a 3 week safari trip booked with a group. Rather than staying in the actual hotel we were placed in a building out the back which resembled old staff quarters. It was the work accommodation I have ever stayed in. The room was very old and dirty, the bathrooms unclean. there was no... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2009

Our safari started at Heron Hotel which ment that the room was pre-booked by the tour operator. The hotel room was clean and featured nothing more and nothing less than one could expect from a hotel of this standard. Ofcourse it had a mosquitonet. As many people have written about this hotel the walls are very thin and you can... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2009

I visited heron hotel in april 2009. I got a nice new renovated and clean room. the hotel is under reconstruktion. So it was very loud beginning in the morning. In the evening it was a loud from the restaurant. the staff partly friendly. As i arrived i was told breakfast until 11. One morning i wanted to have breakfast... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2009

The Heron Hotel was the departure point for our Safari-tour through Kenia -Tanzania and it was included in the excursion.We stayed two nights,at the begining and at the end of the tour.The staff at the reception were very friendly and the check in quickly.They gave us a Standard room at the second floor. We had to go upstairs passing through... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2009

A good, clean (like CLEAN), comfortable and friendly hotel a short walk from Nairobi city centre. Rooms are recently redecorated and equipped to an average level for an international hotel (ie TV, cable, free internet access - I'm posting this from my room). Reasonable resturant for this price bracket - I strongly recommend the fillet steak (two large pieces for... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2008

I was visiting Nairobi with colleagues and had been booked into Ngonghills hotel. Believe me you really would not want to stay there. The Heron Hotel was at least ten times better than that. There was still some building work going on but this did not start too early nor carry on too late, My room was completely adequate, bed... More

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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
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Hotel Class:4 star — The Heron Portico 4*
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The Heron Portico is Nairobi's finest and best known business hotel located at a distance of 3 kilometers from the city center and about 18 kilometers from the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. The hotel offers accommodations in 108 guest rooms and suites, outdoor swimming pool, Gym, Sauna, Steam room and Gift shop. The hotel is known for its food and beverage offerings, where drinks and meals are served continuously from morning till evening. ... more   less 
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