This hotel is very clean and well kept. The armed gate at the entrance gives you a sense of security. The breakfast menu is a bit limited but there are plenty of people in kenya who would die for that menu. There are a few minor imperfections in the rooms that I didn't expect of a crown plaza hotel, but again, overall this hotel is really nice.
My biggest gripe, is the location. If you want a hotel to hold you up before and after your Safaris, this location is for you. However, if you want to get a taste of Nairobi I would suggest a different property as the hotel is located in a light residential area with nothing around it. There is an ATM located around the corner from hotel, I WOULDNT SUGGEST WALKING TO AT NIGHT.
Nairobi gets a bad rap, but as long as your minding your business and not flashing high end items you will be okay. I would suggest arranging airport pickups with the hotel prior to your arrival. There are also a group of trusted drivers who camp out in front of hotel. I used one by the name of Kaleb, he was very punctual / reliable.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Crowne Plaza Nairobi is a new and stylish, 4 Star 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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