We stayed at the hotel in late June early July 2014.
I felt the Hotel itself was ok. Overall the Hotel itself is a good standard, food was passable, room service was responsive but I felt the hotel was a little boring and sterile.
However the roads surrounding the hotel are a bumpy disgrace. There are no shops or conveniences anywhere near and the Taxi’s charges are exorbitant. It basically cost $12 dollars to go even the shortest distance. With no passing traffic or Taxi’s, the drivers have a captive market.
There is not a bit of grass anywhere in the hotel or a decent area to sit outside (only by the pool which is all concrete).
The reception area and café is a typical sterile piano bar, and the bar itself is overpriced and again sterile. If you don’t mind dull boring reasonable standard hotels you will be fine.
However if you like to get out and about and see a bit of the city, or relax in a pleasant outdoor space, then this place will fall far short of your expectations. I fall into the latter two and did not enjoy my stay here. We travelled to the Fairview on our last afternoon which seemed much more pleasant.
- 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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