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Hotel Embassy
Tubman Road | Opposite City Market-City Centre, Nairobi 00100, Kenya   |  
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Ranked #38 of 103 Hotels in Nairobi
Sydney, Australia
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15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“No frills value”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

We were joining an intrepid tour at hotel kivi millimani, but after checking prices we decided not to stay there for the extra night we wre in Nairobi prior to the meet up night. Nairobi is much more expensive than I'd expected (over 100$ for mid range hotels). Hotel embassy is in the city centre area, around the corner from banks, exchange offices and a few restaurants and coffee shops. This area boasts well priced and decent food options (for a night or two, anyway). It feels safe enough (as a couple) but this is Africa, you will be the centre of attention as a white person. Some other tourists around though. The hotel is very affordable for Nairobi ($45usd) and the rooms are basic but clean. Mosquito nets provided, luggage room too. There is a restaurant in the hotel that we did not try. The staff is English speaking and one guy (owner perhaps) was very informative and friendly. Staff also responsive on email for booking. I would stay again.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    3.5 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 of 5 stars
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English first
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

...but its a sad indictment of other Nairobi hotels that this place offers a decent value for money option. Possibly not the safest area at night for women but it is fairly central and staff are friendly.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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3 hotel reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

we closed price on phone , when we came the price was 25% higher!! probably because we are "white".

they didn't let us see the room before we will pay..

very bad atitude of the reception there,

keep away!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Corfu, Greece
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

Please, listen to my advice: do not stay in this hotel! Wonder why? Answer is in three simple words: Dirty! Dirty! Dirty!
I was there two weeks ago and this was worst experience in my entire life. Can you imagine that I paid to sleep in such coop? They should pay you if you make it till the end of the night!
You can not look through the window because of many layers of dirt. I couldn't even take off my clothes when I wanted to go to bed because the sheet was so dirty. Bathroom is terrible! I could not even close the bathroom door because the toilet was positioned in the strange way and water was leaking from it. And, when I wanted to have a shower there was no hot water! Of course, bathtub does not exist. Opposite the leaking toilet is just a shower with a bucket underneath, so that a water you used during a shower could be collected in this bucket. How exciting, isn’t it?! But if you want a real fun, try to turn on the TV (yes this room has one)!
So, do I have to repeat: DIRTY ROOM!
For your own sake, do not stay in this hotel!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Shanghai, China
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18 hotel reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012

Central
Location but surrounding area looks creepy at night. Average price with average size room. Basic facilities with a restaurant but the day I stayed there they didn't open to serve. Nairobi is expensive place this hotel is a good choice for budget travelers.

  • Stayed May 2012
    • 3 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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australia
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22 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2011

stayed one night en route to masai mara.just what i wanted, somewhere to bunk down.
the room was nice and neat and quite.the bed and pillow was just right.
the staff and management were absolutely terrific and solved the problem i had with the pick up service to wilson airport. i would definately stay again.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2011

In caotic dusty and overpriced Nairobi one of the overpriced but decent place to stay.
Clean ensuite-rooms has seen more days.Bathroom was OK.Sometimes water is not
running in this city.Tired rooms coming with bunk bed + mosquito net + fan +
wardrobe + Tv + head lamp + table & chairs + water filled jug and two glass.Get ready for an large and heavy door key which is not easy to carry and use but you will never forget when you are leaving.Sorroundings are not looking too dangerous but not to go out alone after dark is a good idea.Near to the Central Market and several food shops and around two/three blocks to the shopping mall has an little food court and internet and which is including an Nakumatt western type huge supermarket.All the rooms are not in same conditions and needs to contact and agree with them before coming. Management is OK and honest and security is working well.This is an centrally located & bit overpriced but secure place to stay.There is no breakfast.For a couple of days business travels I will come again.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Additional Information about Hotel Embassy

Address: Tubman Road | Opposite City Market-City Centre, Nairobi 00100, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Nairobi
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #38 of 103 Hotels in Nairobi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Embassy is an established long serving hotel in the heart of Nairobi. Centrally located accommodating a homely atmosphere away from home. All our rooms are self contained, serviced with free WiFi, hot water and telephone facilities for the convenience of our guests. Within our establishment is a fully-fledged Restaurant that caters from Continental, Chinese, and Indian to Traditional African meal. ... more   less 
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