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“Well located & very good considering price” 4 of 5 stars
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Terminal Hotel
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Terminal Hotel
Mama Ngina Street, Nairobi, Kenya (Nairobi Central Business District)   |  
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Ranked #28 of 92 Specialty lodging in Nairobi
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“Well located & very good considering price”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2009

I searched extensively before my trip for a reasonably priced (<$100) place to stay in Nairobi for my last night in Kenya. I didn't want to spend much as I had to leave for the airport at 5am the following morning anyway. I found unlike Johannesburg, there is not much depth in accomodation in Nairobi and it is mostly expensive.

Whilst in Nairobi, however, a driver informed me of this hotel and it was the perfect place for a cheap one night's stay. It's well priced at ~26 USD for a single ensuite room per night. Nearby appears to be a karaoke bar as I could hear singing (quality of varying degrees!) for a good portion of the night but for the price of the room one can't complain. Across the road is a 24 hour shopping mall with a supermarket, ATM and eateries. As this hotel is right downtown, it is easy to walk around the city. I read Nairobi was very unsafe to walk around but I found it to be fine during the day, even by myself. Just be aware (if you need to change money/currency) that all banks and foreign exchange bureaus in Nairobi close from 1pm on Saturdays and do not open at all on Sundays.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2009

The Terminal is a budget hotel in the centre of Nairobi, just a few minutes walk from Kenyatta Avenue. Rooms are large and bright and the beds (with mosquito nets) are quite comfortable. Drinking water & glasses, loo roll, soap and towels are provided and there is hot water in the early evening.

Breakfast is not provided, but there is a bar and cafe right next door and a pleasant open air restaurant opposite at the Nakumatt Lifestyle shopping centre.

The hotel is a convenient place to stay if you need to spend a night or two in Nairobi, nothing fancy, but good value at 1900 ksh for a double room with bathroom.

  • Liked — convenient location
  • Stayed February 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2008

Ideal for the overnight budget traveller. Friendly and secure hotel in the heart of Nairobi. All amenities just over the road, basically.

I have stayed at this budget hotel on numerous occasions and shall do so in future. Recommended!

Rates: KES1700.00 single room

KES1800.00 double room

  • Liked — Friendliness of staff and security
  • Disliked — No dislikes really
  • Stayed September 2007, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Mama Ngina Street, Nairobi, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Nairobi > Nairobi Central Business District
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Ranked #28 of 92 Specialty lodging in Nairobi

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