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Kahama Hotel Nairobi
4.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   Murang'a Road | P.O. Box 33003, Nairobi 00600, Kenya (Nairobi Central Business District)   |  
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Ranked #21 of 158 Nairobi B&B and Inns
Gainesville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

My sister and I stayed here for a weekend in Nairobi - we had been travelling in Tanzania. Don't let its proximity to the new highway put you off, it's actually a very good location in the sense that we were able to walk pretty much anywhere we wanted to go easily. Of course, there are some places you might have to hire a driver to go to, but they have several on staff that are always available to drop you off somewhere or just give you directions if you're setting out on foot. My sister actually sprained her ankle while we were running around the city one day and the staff was wonderful - they provided us with a first aid kit and were really concerned with her comfort. The food at the restaurant is good and the room was clean and the lady at the front desk was helpful in giving us directions and suggesting times for us to leave for the airport and things of that nature. I would definitely recommend it, it's safe and the people are nice and it's close to the museum and the city center, if you're looking for things to see on a stop over in the city.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Tom N, Manager at Kahama Hotel Nairobi, responded to this review, August 30, 2014
We were honoured to have you as our valued guests at Kahama Hotel Nairobi. Our primary responsibility is to ensure not only the comfort of our guests but also their safety when with us. Thank you so much for this review and we look forward to host you next time you visit Kenya.
Karibu Sana.
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Stayed with family for 2 days on our return from safari. The hotel other then the location was OK for the money spent but the location was terrible.
The hotel was next to a slump the fact that you cannot leave the hotel premises after sunset was very disturbing and no other resturants other then the hotel resturant near by

Stayed August 2014
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kahamahotel2014, Manager at Kahama Hotel Nairobi, responded to this review, August 26, 2014
Thank you for your comments and i would like to let you know that everything is being done to ensure that guests can walk freely from town without any fear. The hotel has teamed up with the local security to ensure that guests can have freedom in their movements whatever time as they engage in the different activities in and around town.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Stayed 4 days, friendly staffs. Nice and clean hotel.
Location: close to city centre.

Recommended for people who want to stay in good hotel for 40 $- 50 $.

Needed improvement in laundry and room service.

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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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kahamahotel2014, Manager at Kahama Hotel Nairobi, responded to this review, August 26, 2014
We are grateful by your nice comment about us. We shall work to ensure those areas mentioned that need improvement are taken care off to make a turn around for the comfort of all guests.
Asante Sana.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Stayed at Kahama Hotel in Nairobi which was great value for money. The Manager 'Tom' was great and was very accommodating to our group and I am strongly considering Kahama as our stop off location when we go through Niarobi 4 times per year. Rose was great too. Check in process took a little longer than I cared for considering we paid in advance and we were flying for 2 days but we got there in the end. Food is served up to midnight so that is great if you have a night flight on arrival.

Meals were good and loved the inclusive breakfast which offered lots of options including a la carte omelets. On 2 mornings we needed breakfast vey early...like at 5.30am and they said No problem and it really wasn't. They laid it out and had everything ready for us so that we could have something to eat before taking out 13 hour journey by road.

My room did not have a view BUT it was more important to have a quiet room than a room with a view because when we were there we ate, showered (really nice ), and slept so didn't care if we had a view or not.

Overall Great staff and great value for money in Nairobi. With traffic 45 mins to airport and without traffic which would be very early AM or after 9.30pm it took us 20mins from the airport.

Room Tip: If you need quiet then request a room at the back but you may not have a view but you will sleep wit...
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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kahamahotel2014, Manager at Kahama Hotel Nairobi, responded to this review, August 26, 2014
We are grateful by your nice comment about us. We shall work to ensure those areas mentioned that need improvement are taken care off to make a turn around for the comfort of all guests.
Asante Sana.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Their motto is 'economy with style' and they do it well. If you're coming from the USA for a safari, especially from the western US it's nice to hang out for 48 hrs before to kick some of the jet lag. The Kahama is perfect for that. Walking distance to the Nairobi National Museum or you can hire a driver to take you to the Giraffe Center and lunch. The rooms are clean and well kept. The staff is very friendly and attentive. The food in the restaurant is just fine and reasonably priced. You can pay 3 times as much, but I'm not sure why. Great value for the money.

Room Tip: Rooms in the back are quieter
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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kahamahotel2014, Manager at Kahama Hotel Nairobi, responded to this review, June 13, 2014
thank you for your review about us. We commit ourselves to walk the talk towards our motto 'economy withstyle' as we offer value to all guests who visit and use our facility.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

I stayed here twice in April 2014 and found the staff friendly and enjoyed the inclusive morning breakfast. First time I had a room on the 1st floor near the patio where wash was hung to dry. That room was comfortable, but no view and had windows that didn't latch completely. The next time, i took a room on the 2nd floor and one facing the roadside; even though other reviews claimed it too be a bit noisier, i didn't feel that was an issue. The room was clean and comfortable w/ a workable fan and bed w/ mosquito netting. I felt that my belongings were safe and there is a safe deposit at the front desk for added security (which i never used). The Kahama is centrally located and within walking distance to the museum. Note - do NOT walk around at night - take a taxi everywhere as there have been several documented armed robberies for the foolish bravehearts. It's a shame that due to recent terrorist threats from Somalia, many warnings have driven the tourists out - this hurts the many good people of kenya who are hard working, decent people. Once out in the safari parks, all is quiet and calm though. If u choose to go to Nairobi as a jumping off point to other spots, be guided by common sense and not fear - the country has much to offer. And if you're looking for basic, clean, affordable accommodation in the heart of the city, then i would recommend checking out the kahama hotel.

Room Tip: Liked the 2nd floor better than the 1st floor and i didn't find the street noise to be bothersom...
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
    • 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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kahamahotel2014, Manager at Kahama Hotel Nairobi, responded to this review, June 13, 2014
Thank you so much for the review. Our core responsibility is to offer the best service at affordable price and we shall endeavour to give the same. We appreciate the confidence you have in us and promise to be at your service any time in kenya particularly in Nairobi.
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nairobi
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Im a regular client in to this Hotel,Rooms are fab,Breakfast has good variety,Staffs are excellent,I like the car wash service and the Locations proximity to town where you could just walk to town rather than having to drive.Will definitely use this Hotel when in Nairobi

Room Tip: The Rooms are sort of sound proof so doesnt really matter which room
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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kahamahotel2014, Manager at Kahama Hotel Nairobi, responded to this review, May 12, 2014
Thank you for your review about us on Tripadvisor. We enjoyed hosting you and look forward to hosting next time you will be in nairobi-Kenya.
From the Kahama members we all wish you the very best in your endeavours.
Asante
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Address: Murang'a Road | P.O. Box 33003, Nairobi 00600, Kenya
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Location: Kenya > Nairobi > Nairobi Central Business District
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #21 of 158 B&Bs / Inns in Nairobi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Kahama Hotel Nairobi 4*
Number of rooms: 47
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