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Sentrim 680 Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Kenyatta Avenue, Muindi Mbingu Street, Nairobi 0100, Kenya   |  
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Ranked #55 of 106 Hotels in Nairobi
Queluz, Portugal
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“Good place to stay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2012

We stayed 2 days in this hotel and appreciated very much the kindness of the staff and the localization in the city center.
The restaurant of the Hotel is has also very good plates. If you to go for walk from the Hote you go till Market City and many places at center of Nairobi
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

If you are travelling for business purpose alone then you can explore this hotel. Its located in the central business district. All the Banks are at walking distance from this place. Its value for money hotel. Not a good hotel to stay if you are with family. Rooms here are all Non AC. They provide coolers. Its 100 % safe place to stay. Rooms are clean and well maintained. This hotel has wierd policy of not allowing guest to your room after 6:00 pm. You need to pay 2000 Ksh. Restaurant is good. Hotel lobby is very ordinary. Also this hotel doesnt offer room service. You need to go to restaurant to get glass of water or cup of coffee. Over all good place for ONLY business travellers looking for budget accomodation

Room Tip: Go for 10th floor rooms
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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dar es salaam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

The hotel is in the middle of Nairobi's CBD, ideal for business travelers. If you are on holiday this is not a place for you unless you are casino-type guy.
Checking in was smooth, room was clean. Bathroom clean, small but adequate.
I did not eat at the hotel so cant comment about food other than breakfast which was always superb. On my check out day they even provide me with breakfast before opening time!
The bar is fairly stocked and services at the bar was just above basic. (read not so good)

Room Tip: avoid rooms opposite to a Simmers nightclub
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Nairobi, Kenya
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012

The 680 Hotel is located in town and would be great for those that need to take care of business in the area. For those on vacation, I wouldn't recommend this hotel.

Pros: The room was very clean; security on each floor; a convenience store near the lobby if you've forgotten anything; affordable rooms; and if you ask, the front desk person allows you to check out at noon instead of 10am at no additional cost.

Cons: Small bathroom (water runs over and wets most of the bathroom); need to leave a deposit at the reception in order to get the tv remote, which they refund upon return; no room service; customer service isn't the greatest (we got a double & there was only one towel. it took quite a while for someone to bring the second one); and quite a bit of street noise (which is obviously out of the hotel's control).

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2012

I've stayed one night at 680 and it wasn't good. The last time service at the reception was very poor. The fact you need to pay for internet is also poor and complex. The hotel lobby is quity noisy and chaotic. The hotel staff don't care whether you have good service or not - thats the way i see it.
The hotel was expensive and had power blackouts! I would never recommend anyone to go there.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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perth
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

This hotel is right in the heart of Nairobi very convenient for all things in town.Had a good coffee shop in the entrance with excellent service and good coffee.Some staff at reception not very helpful
but on the whole all were very good,rooms clean and fairly big .Overall good for a few nights in the city.

Room Tip: Only stayed one night so not really able to say
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2012

Excellent location in the heart of the city so foreigners like me find it very convenient and secure to roam around even at night. Very good service, neat and clean rooms and yes you have electronic safe in every room, which is quite essential in places like Nairobi. Break fast spread may not be that great compared to likes of Hilton, but its' not bad by any standard. The lady on the travel desk is quite helpful and is available, probably for 22 hours a day. And yes, I got a good deal at $70 per night (speak to Veronica at accounts)

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Sentrim 680 Hotel

Address: Kenyatta Avenue, Muindi Mbingu Street, Nairobi 0100, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Nairobi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Parking Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #55 of 106 Hotels in Nairobi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Sentrim 680 Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 253
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sentrim 680 Hotel is located in Nairobi CBD, 30-minute drive from JKIA. The recently refurbished rooms have views of Nairobi. Each sound-proofed room features a digital flat screen TV, digital safe, electric fans / coolers and a fridge. The rooms also have private en-suite bathroom with hot / cold water and free toiletries. Some of the rooms have a private balcony. A restaurant, coffee shop and the Sentrope Bar & Lounge are also on site. ... more   less 
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