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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 #51 of 96 hotels in Nairobi
Maputo, Mozambique
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“not that wonderful”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

Ended up here as hotel of last resort, all others in the area being full. Rooms are OK, 12 channels on the flat screen TV, Bathroom basic but fine. Desk that you can work on. However the a/c unit is one of those portable numbers which isnt really what I expected. Town centre location is convenient if that's what you want but security is evidently an issue - notices in the room, guard on each floor logging all movements etc. There's a basic casino on the ground floor which seems to attract varied clientele. Wireless internet is neither good nor free ($5 for 1hr). Beware paying by Visa: the rate is quoted in USD, charged in Kenya shillings at an exchange rate about 10% above what you get in the bank, and then you get an additional 5% loading for using a credit card.
I might consider coming here again but only if I had to be in the city centre and all others were full.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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  • Service
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  • Value
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

I stayed in 2 hotels in nairobi kivi milimani and sentrim 680
Sentrim was more expensive ( may be due to location the only positive thing about this hotel)
The rooms were smelly, the cooler (electric fan filled with water) was not working well and was very noisy (they did change it for us but after a lot of negotiations) the breakfast was bad that I just ate pineapple. I'd recommend you do more research before going to this hotel. Value for money is very bad

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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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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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

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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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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)

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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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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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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 #51 of 96 hotels in Nairobi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Sentrim 680 Hotel 3*
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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