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Nomad Palace Hotel Nairobi
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   General Wairungi Street | Pumwani district, Nairobi, Kenya   |  
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Ranked #48 of 97 hotels in Nairobi
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“THE place for nomads”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2012

This hotel is very well maintained, clean and lovely. The staff is very friendly and professional, especially Frederick, the manager. The neighborhood is poor, but the people are very friendly to tourists. I walked around by myself, and was welcomed by all. The hotel is also a great place for "people watching" - many exotic foreigners.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    2 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012

After reading tripadvisor reviews and viewing lovely photos on their website, I was shocked. This place is awful. We needed a comfortable place for one night, close to the airport, it was neither. The neighborhood is scarey, the road it is on is completely ripped up, it was so far from the airport, that even leaving an hour and a half to get there,we missed our flight.
I am baffled at the reviews and the website photos.

  • Stayed February 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2011

I stayed here for 2 nights, and it is a great modern hotel, food was excellent, rooms big and spotless equal to a 4 star hotel. Staff very friendly and helpful. The only downside was the location not a place where you can just stroll down the road, but for a stop over I think it is great.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2011

This hotel was listed on Booking .com at a favouable rate for Nairobi stating it was only 15 mins from the centre. It may be in a helicopter but on Nairobi's roads??
The hotel room itself was actually not bad as we had booked a Deluxe room. It was spacious and airy, however cleanliness wasn;t first rate. Debris behind the floor to ceiling curtains and the bed headboard. The worst aspect of this hotel is it's location. It is on a very busy road in a distinctly dodgy area. It doe's have a secure compound around it with at least three guards at each of the 2 gates. It seems to cater mainly for a Somali clientel and the immediate area is very largely one of displaced persons. If you do stay here you will need to go everywhere by pre-arranged taxi.
Not really one to recommend for tourist .

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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Nomad Palace Hotel Nairobi

Address: General Wairungi Street | Pumwani district, Nairobi, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Nairobi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #48 of 97 hotels in Nairobi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Nomad Palace Hotel Nairobi 4*
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