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“An extremely pleasant little oasis in Nairobi” 5 of 5 stars
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Meltonia Luxury Suites
Kindaruma Road | Near the Yaya Mall and Centre, Nairobi 00621, Kenya (Nairobi Central Business District)   |  
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“An extremely pleasant little oasis in Nairobi”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012

Other reviewers are correct, this is not an hotel. But they don't advertise as such, they are luxury suites and they certainly meet that description. Wonderfully equipped, spacious, clean and comfortable. With ridiculous hotel rates in and around Nairobi, Meltonia, epecially with the tripadvisor discount voucher, are extremely good value for money and offer so much more than the standard hotel room in town. The restaurant is not much to talk about but there are plenty of really good eateries nearby. tru it now, and take advantage of the voucher offer.

  • Stayed August 2012, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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    4 of 5 stars
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  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012

The staff at Meltonia are all very pleasant, goes out of their way to please, and very accommodating. When we first arrived there, we were feeling a little apprehensive when we saw all the barbed wires on top of the high fences.....wondering, who are they blocking out????

Then, we noticed that this was not a hotel...more like apartment units. A little disappointed, until we went into the two rooms we booked for the family. They were clean, welcoming, and wi-fi ready....great!!!

We flew over 20 hrs. flts and it was 10:45 pm by the time we got in to the hotel. We wanted a cold beer! But, alas, they have no bar....nor alcohol. But, the hotel got the driver to get us cold beers! How sweet....and thoughtful! We were happy as climbing monkeys!

The chef went out of her way to whip up something for us...it took about almost an hour but the spread was magnificent. We wolfed it up so quickly and clean off the plate that she was shocked to see all the plates were empty....so fast. Yes, we cleaned it up okay. Hit the spot too! It was midnight by the time we finished the meal. Couldn't believe she stayed that late to still manage to cook something for us. And, we downed it with that special Tusker beer. That in itself was a gift! Thanks to the chef, and also Peggy at the front desk and Moses, the driver!

The bed was comfy with clean comforter. Kenya is chilly at night so we were very cozy in our bed. You have to turn the switch on to take a shower to get the water heater going. We were there only one night but loved being there.

The next morning, we were surprised to see the same chef was again in the kitchen. This is at 7:30 in the morning. Beautiful freshly squeezed juices....mango, passion, and one other which I can't remember the name. They will make an egg dish, if you wish. Breakfast was yummy and included in the room rate.

I would recommend this place to anyone but would probably be better to stay there longer. We wished we could have stayed at least another night. We were charged $125 per room with breakfast included. We were satisfied with everything!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2012

I needed a hotel for a night in Nairobi for a work trip. I chose this place based on the great reviews. I was somewhat disappointed to realize that these are serviced apartments and it's definitely not a hotel. There is no front desk, but a crammed office where I had to wait 10 minutes for someone to get off the phone so I can check in. Breakfast is so so, not many choices with a somewhat rude waitress. It's pretty far from downtown (and pretty much everything), took me 45 minutes to get there by car in rush hour. So while I would recommend this place for a longer stay when it's nice to have a kitchen and a fully furnished one bedroom apartment, it's certainly not a hotel and I would not recommend it for a short work trip.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2012

These appartments are about 10 minutes further on than the airport hotels like Ole Sereni, and half the cost. I had baggage problems at the airport and was delayed quite a time yet the taxi driver was still waiting when I came out. He said Peggy had been ringing wondering where I was. I arrived late and Peggy was waiting to check me in and bags were caried up to second floor appartment. Spotlessly clean with a good choice of complimentary drinks. Bed was comfortable and location very quiet.
I needed breakfast at 6 am and was told that wouldn't be a problem. Went down for brekafast at 6 and all was ready. taxi driver was already tehre waiting.
All in all a great service was provided. happily stay here again.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2012

We stayed at the Meltonia Luxury suites in July 2012 for a night, having chosen the place after reading good reviews of it. We were certainly not disappointed. Starting with the interaction with Peggy even before I secured a booking, to the time we checked out after our one day / one night stay, I found Peggy, Moses and the rest of the staff most helpful and co-operative. The place is located in a quiet suburb of Nairobi. A bit off the beaten track but close enough to a large shopping center - the Ya Ya mall - which has good options for dining or takeaways. The complex is recently built and the suites we stayed in were very well appointed - each comprising one bedroom with adjacent bathroom, a kitchen and a living room. Spacious as well with each of our suites accomodating a maximum of two adults. The kitchen had a few essential untensils, a microwave and a refrigerator. The fittings and furnishings were very good. Living room had a cable TV connection, the only drawback was that it showed only about a dozen channels, all of them local with no international channels like the BBC or CNN. The complex has a separate common kitchen behind the reception area on the ground floor in the A-Wing. A chef comes in daily and serves out a decent breakfast spread. Breakfast can be had either in the lounge adjoining the kitchen or can be called up to your suite. The lounge is quite small, though, so in case the suites complex has a high occupancy, the lounge may not have enough space to seat a rush at breakfast, so it may be a good idea to call the breakfast up to your suite in such situations. We did have a few glitches during our stay - the water tap in the shower cubicle in one suite not working properly and water being unavailable in the other suite one morning, but Peggy was most apologetic and explained that since the building was new there were perhaps some teething problems that needed to be set right. The issues we faced did not detract from our overall positive experience, though. I would go back there again if I got a chance.

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012

Good sized rooms, very clean and comfortable for our stay of just over 1 week. Quiet location, set back from the Main Road..which means you need to take a Taxi everywhere as the pavements are virtually non existent... Taxi prices from the hotel are ok; a cab to the city or Westgate Mall is approx $10. There is a big supermarket within walking distance, called Uchumi.. 5mins walk - Breakfast at the hotel was just ok, not many Veg options but still did the job.

Overall I would say you cant go wrong with Meltonia Luxury Suites, a good stay with competitive pricing and very clean

Room Tip: No Lifts so the baggage has to be carried up
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

I stayed here with a friend and colleague for an overnight stop in transit. We paid for return airport transfers which were well organised and ran to time. The apartments were well equipped and furnished. The place feels fairly new and could perhaps only be improved if a few little things were finished off properly. The service we received from Peggy and her team was outstanding. We asked for a 5.30am breakfast due to our early flight and were pleasantly suprised to find everything ready on time.

The compound feels safe and secure, if a little off the beaten track. We timed how much longer it took to get here than to the Ole Sereni (nearest hotel we know of to airport) and it was only an extra 10 minutes in each direction.

There's not much of a bar or restaurant in the hotel itself but we didn't need it and admittedly may not have seen everything as we arrived late and left early. But from what we saw, this place is definitely recommended.

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Meltonia Luxury Suites

Address: Kindaruma Road | Near the Yaya Mall and Centre, Nairobi 00621, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Nairobi > Nairobi Central Business District
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #24 of 96 hotels in Nairobi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Meltonia Luxury Suites is one of the most desirable apartment suites to be in Nairobi. Combining exquisitely refurbished interiors and a fantastic location, this stunning studio and one bedroom flat apartment offers high-quality fixtures. Located in a prime location, near the Yaya Centre and Mall on Kindaruma Road- Nairobi, Meltonia will offer you an atmosphere of tranquility. The trendy rooms are very inviting and secure with their own security intercom phones and panic buttons. Meltonia Luxury Suites has everything you may need for you to feel right at home. An exceptional 3rd floor apartment found within this sought after 24 hour master development boasting a high specification interior and modern features, located on this quiet residential street. Comprising a swimming pool, mini bar and restaurant with Lounge, separate fully fitted kitchen, master bedroom with en-suite shower room and a beautiful balcony. ... more   less 
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