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“For the Budget Traveler, a Good Choice” 2 of 5 stars
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Hotel Embassy
Tubman Road | Opposite City Market-City Centre, Nairobi 00100, Kenya   |  
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Ranked #35 of 96 hotels in Nairobi
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“For the Budget Traveler, a Good Choice”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2009

The Hotel Embassy is a good hotel for a budget traveler. It is extremely inexpensive, and the rooms are clean, albeit a bit worn looking. The first night we arrived we discovered the toilet would not flush properly, but on reporting it to the front desk it was repaired immediately.

The restaurant in the hotel, like the hotel itself, looks as though it has seen better days (and the restrooms were frightening!) but the food was quite excellent, and the manager - always impeccably dressed in a suit and tie - would walk to and fro among the tables making sure his diners were satisfied. The only quibble is that it seems to have just one chef, consequently it could take a long time to get one's meal.

As a romantic getaway, it would not be the best choice, but if you are looking to spend a few nights in Nairobi and do not want to spend a lot of money, the Hotel Embassy is a good bet.

  • Liked — Good location downtown
  • Disliked — Slightly shabby and the room had no view
  • Stayed April 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2008

The Hotel Embassy was a nice hotel in the heart of Nairobi. Nairobi itself is not terribly safe, however we had no issues at all at the hotel, and we stayed there a total of 5 nights. Definitely recommend it to any budget travelers. there is hot water, toilet seats (a luxury it would seem compared to certain other budget hotels in Africa) and the rooms are clean, though a little aged. The staff is friendly and helpful, the restaurant cooks some delicious East Indian-Kenyan dishes, and you are in the heart of downtown so close to all ammenities. No real safety deposit box, which is dissapointing, but you can leave valuables with the manager to pickup at certain times.

  • Liked — The restaurant
  • Disliked — No safety deposit box available
  • Stayed September 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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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 #35 of 96 hotels in Nairobi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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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