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Hotel Embassy
Tubman Road | Opposite City Market-City Centre, Nairobi 00100, Kenya   |  
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Ranked #53 of 122 Hotels in Nairobi
Stony Brook, New York
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great place to stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

I spent 2 nights here (A Monday and Tuesday night) and had no issues the entire time. If you talk to the staff they are really great. The staff at the restaurant are wonderful, the front desk staff are willing to help with any problems you may have, and the manager was wonderful. The room was clean and practical for a trip to Nairobi where you really only need a place to leave your stuff and sleep. I was in a double room and it had a desk, cabinet for hanging a jacket or clothes, and a nice bathroom with a large shower. It is only about a 15 - 20 minute walk away from the National Museum of Kenya which is worth checking out if your in the area. The only issues some people may find is that it is near a busy road that has cars and people on it all night long. The noise isn't really bad unless you really need close to absolute silence to fall asleep. Overall, no complaints and wonderful staff.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 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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Gliwice
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

Just simplest place to stay in Nairobi. Good for budget travelers.
There is free wi-fi (rather slow), restaurant, they can organize taxi to airport for 2000KES (Oct 2013).
Located opposite market where you can buy souvenirs, also close to supermarkets where you can pay credit cards. Rather expensive if I compare to similar standard hostels in Central Europe, however East Africa is rather expensive place for tourists.
I didn't find anything cheaper with minimum facilities around. I'd likely return there if looking for accommodation in Nairobi.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Cairo, Egypt
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

I spent 4 nights there before returning back to Egypt .really like the double room I took with my friend , basic, clean and perfect for its price .
Friendly people ( even when we caused them some troubles due to misbehavior of a drunken friend )
The major advantage is the location, you will be close to everything as its almost at the city center of Nairobi.
Recommended for budget traveler .

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Nairobi
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

I stay 25 nights in this hotel,and I feel very comfortable!
The location is very convenient,the restaurants are very close to the hotel,for breakfast I recommend Noma Cafe,for lunch Chester House,and for dinner any...
Nothing to complain for the Hotel Embassy,the personal is quiet and prompt
The price is the best from Nairobi from far away
Thank you Embassy!

Room Tip: Near wireless router always
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Lanesborough, Ireland
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

I felt as an Irish man very exposed to everything, the location being ok during the day became very dangerous at night. Maybe as a pit stop its ok but apart from that id stay away. In saying this the staff were very friendly and very welcoming. It's just a pity about the location and the slaughter house in front of it and the gospel singing in the building beside it.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Galib R, General Manager at Hotel Embassy, responded to this review, September 11, 2013
hello Traveler
we are sorry for the experience you had while your stay at the Embassy.
Unfortunately there is a mobile church on Fridays 2 buildings away and they congregate on Friday evenings and pray into the night. I can assure you we have forwarded several complaints in regards to the same to the relevant authorities. As for the market it has a distinct attraction and the same has been grieved by locals too.
Hope the above explains our situation.
Our service to our guests is our priority.
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Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
36 hotel reviews
Reviews in 45 cities Reviews in 45 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

My boyfriend and I stayed here for one night, the staff at the hotel were great and very friendly. There is a well priced cafe inside the hotel, a good wifi connection and they can arrange airport pick ups. The room was nothing special and unfortunately there was alot of street noise which made sleeping slightly difficult, for one night however is was ok.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Dublin, Ireland
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108 reviews 108 reviews
26 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

I have bee using the Embassy Hotel for years now. If you want to be in the center of Nairobi, it's hard to beat the Embassy. Safe. Friendly staff. Within walking distance of Kenyatta Ave. You will have to go out for food but luckily there's a very good restaurant next door, Bridges.
I have found the beds very comfortable here.
Basic but everything you'd need.
They even have wi-fi now.

Room Tip: Pick a room on the upper floors to get away from the street noise .
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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 ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #53 of 122 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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