I stayed here twice on business trips, for the first time in April 2013 and then again in July 2014. I selected the hotel mainly because of its location in the heart of Westlands. Before the Westgate tragedy, the hotel was situated perfectly for eating, shopping and movies at Westgate - in fact, I did not use a taxi in the evening over the entire week I stayed in Nairobi. Even though Westgate is now shuttered, there are other nearby facilities: the Artcafe at the recently-opened Oval Centre, and the Nakumatt, forex and Indian sweets shop at the Ukay Centre directly opposite the hotel entrance. Even Sarit Centre and the Mediterraneo restaurant are a comfortable 10 minute walk away on good sidewalks.
The hotel itself is adequate. It seems really set-up for business travellers more than anything else: the Internet in the rooms is decent, the TV has several international channels, the showers are hot, the breakfast spread is not amazing but perfectly adequate (though mind the horrible coffee!). The hotel itself is quiet, but the doors into individual rooms are a bit noisy when opening and closing, which was annoying. The decor is not trendy, but then again, I picked the hotel for location, convenience and affordability. On all those counts, this hotel outperforms much of the competition. I would happily stay here on a future visit.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated in the heart of Nairobi's business and leisure district (Westlands), Progressive Park Hotel boasts a host of very good amenities and services. The Westgate-Mall, Sarit-Centre and Ukay-Centre are within walking distance and provide great convenience to all guests. The 23 Furnished Suites; 28 Studio Rooms and 9 Executive Studio Rooms with AC are spacious, airy and aptly suit the requirements of business executives and leisure travelers. ... more less
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