The Sandton Palace is a 3 stars for Kenyan standards - but Kenyan standards are very, very different from European, American and most Asian standards.
Rooms are smallish and acceptably clean with basic amenities (TV, a Bible, clean towels ad sheets, soap), restaurant is OK with a good choice of local / Indian style cuisine and OK prices, staff is reasonably helpful.
Noise is however constant and 'very' noisy, either from construction works, the nearby open air church, local nightlife.
Breakfast can only be described as basic - it fills your stomach and you get some sort of coffee and dinner is in line with breakfast - simple local food with lots of spices and very filling.
I would not recommend a long stay here but it is absolutely fine for a one nights stay - and bargain hard with the price. They tend to quote ridiculous prices and it is just not worth more than 30 US$.
The areas is OK - not far form the business / shopping area of Nairobi but not exactly nice or interesting.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Sandton Palace Hotel is a 3 star hotel located in the city centre. The hotel is located in a very safe area and very quiet environment. The hotel has 105 en-suite rooms all connected with TV and Internet services. The hotel has 4 different conference halls which can accommodate a seating capacity of people between 100 to 240. The hotel has a gym with steam bath as well as sauna. ... more less