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“Roomy, in a central location. Shame about the neighbours.” 3 of 5 stars
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Chester House
Koinange Street, 3rd Floor | P.O Box 40392, Nairobi 00100, Kenya (Nairobi Central Business District)   |  
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Ranked #60 of 94 Specialty lodging in Nairobi
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“Roomy, in a central location. Shame about the neighbours.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2011

Chester House Apartments are located in the city centre of Nairobi – good location with Uluru and Central Parks just a minutes walk away, and restaurants and shops aplenty nearby. The apartments are roomy, with separate lounge, kitchen, bathroom and bedroom. The kitchen includes a range of utensils so you can cook up a storm if you want. The place was in decent condition and kept very clean.
Just a couple of negatives: the TV looks like it is from the 1980’s! Given this is over $100 AU per night, it really should have better. The WIFI was great, but it dropped out every now and then – this might be more of a problem with internet access in Kenya than with Chester House in particular, but it was frustrating.
But the biggest problem was the neighbours! There is a nightclub right next door, that literally goes all night, closing up around 5am, at which time the deep-bass music finally stops only to be replaced by the hordes of drunken party goers spilling out into the street! I was on the 8th floor and the noise was still unbearable – I believe it is even worse if you are lower. If you are a light sleeper like me, this is a real problem, and unfortunately one that the management at Chester House probably cannot do anything about.
So the room was decent, but there were a few problems that I would not expect from an accommodation in this price range. Not really value for money...

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  • Stayed May 2011, traveled solo
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2011

I stayed at Chester House for a few days, and was very satisfied with the facilities. The kitchen was well-equipped, incl oven and microwave, and adequately stocked with dishes and cutlery. Bed comfortable, but only doubles available. Price was 112 UD$ a night. security good.

  • Stayed December 2010
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Additional Information about Chester House

Address: Koinange Street, 3rd Floor | P.O Box 40392, Nairobi 00100, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Nairobi > Nairobi Central Business District
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #60 of 94 Specialty lodging in Nairobi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Chester House offers the most spacious rooms in the heart of Nairobi. All our rooms are self contained, with a fully kitted kitchen, cable television, free wi-fi, a spectacular swimming pool and of course our patented balconies with stunning views over the city. Whether you want to get some serious work done, or put your feet up and unwind, Chester House Apartments provide unparalleled comfort and convenience. ... more   less 
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