We stayed here on the very last day of our two week long trip to Africa. The staff was fairly competent and professional, in the way a 4 star hotel should be. The front desk person was always pretty good and knowledgeable. The hotel is only 3 yrs old and looks fresh and clean. The rooms are modern and comfortable. It's said to be one of the nicer hotels in Nairobi and I believe it. There are some cultural differences-- like we asked for cereal w/ milk after breakfast hours and they had to ask the chef if he could make it. I explained that it was cereal and doesn't require a chef to prepare it. Regardless, she had to ask and when it was approved, it arrived with yogurt. I sent it back, it re-arrived with hot milk. In the US we usually have it with cold milk, so yeah. Annoying. Be specific and repetitive to avoid mistakes. We had a tiramisu cake, pretty good. I had coffee and a ham and cheese sandwich, which was also good. For dinner, we had the Hummus with pita, taboule and falafel. It was fresh and good. The margherita pizza was not. I don't blame them, because most places in the US get it wrong.
Quiet and very clean rooms, limited tv channels, nice bathroom, good service.
My only complaint: The location is a little odd. The streets are not paved in this part of town (Upper Hill). However it only costs 500 shillings to get into city center, 1000 shillings to Westlands. Walking is possible, but not recommended. We walked to the bank behind the building and we were jumping over exposed pipes, climbing high piles of dirt, walking around block long perimeter gates, so... it was not peachy. For the price, you can't go wrong and it's just as comfortable as the Serena.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Crowne Plaza Nairobi is a new and stylish hotel strategically located in the commercial area of Upper Hill in Nairobi. The hotel is surrounded by multinational companies, diplomatic missions, banks, government offices, insurers and hospitals. Our pillar-less ballroom and 6 boardrooms with state-of-the-art equipments make it the ideal place to stay and meet. The Crowne Plaza Nairobi is just a 30 minute drive from the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, 10 minutes drive to the City Centre and 20 minutes drive to the famous Nairobi National Park and Animal Orphanage. Crowne Plaza Nairobi has 162 superbly appointed spacious rooms which include thirteen suites, a club floor with its exclusive lounge. All rooms are air conditioned and have high speed wireless internet connectivity. To compliment this is the Business Centre, the double story ultra modern fitness centre and heated swimming pool, Multiple restaurants and a double story bar, 24 hour room service, a gift shop, money changing facilities, beauty salon, travel desk, secure and ample parking space, and same day laundry facilities. ... more less
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