The hotel location is the biggest advantage since this is in City Centre & very close to the Parliament. It takes around 45 mins - 75 mins (depending on traffic) to reach from Airport or Nairobi National Park but is a safer area compared to outskirts.
Being a city centre the market closes early in the evening & there are no malls around. There is a Casino within the hotel itself which is open until early morning & is a good place to hang around. The rooms are clean, Air cooled (not A/C) which was fine during my stay, clean bathrooms. The restaurant is a decent one with the Kenyan Chef trying to prepare all dishes (including Indian).
The biggest draw back is that there is no room service which is atleast expected from a 3 Star hotel in Nairobi City Centre since even for a cup of tea you've to go to the coffee shop or restaurant. They even don't have a Tea Maker in the room. Also, I don't know for what reason but they collected cash (or card) for each service (restaurant, laundry, etc.) and were not ready to add up in the final bill. Due to this, you always need sufficient forex in pocket.
For me even though the hotel's location was good, rooms were clean & there was free unlimited wifi, it is a NO unless they start room service & have some other amenities like fitness center, etc. The service within the restaurant & bar though was good.
- 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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