The Fairview and the Country Lodge were booked solid, so I needed to find a hotel in Nairobi for a 3 night business trip. So the Hilton it would have to be, since the other "acceptable" standard hotels were either too expensive for my company's hotel budget restrictions, or also booked out. The Hilton was supposed to be $185 per night (without breakfast) but when you added taxes it ballooned to $237 per night. Then you add the $25 per 24 hours internet connection, and you begin to wonder how the hell the Fairview can offer you a great room for $100 per night, including breakfast, all the Internet you can eat, AND all taxes! I just don't get it! No wonder its booked out so often.
......But this review is supposed to be about the Hilton.
The rooms are ok, comfortable enough, but nothing special. The whole place could do with a renovation, especially the hallways.
The location is great - its very central, and central Nairobi is very easy and safe to navigate on foot. Here is a definite advantage over the Fairview.
Didn't eat the breakfast since it wasn't included so I went each morning to one of the cafes up the street. I had lunch in the restaurant - Club Sandwich once, Burger another time. Also ordered Pizza from room service. The food is pretty decent - actually better than the Fairview.
Over all, Its not a bad hotel. Its just not very good value when you compare it to - you guessed it! - The Fairview.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- In the city's heart, the Hilton Nairobi hotel is next to the craft market and 25 minutes' drive from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. Enjoy global dishes at the Traveller's Restaurant, try fine Italian cuisine at Sale E Pepe Restaurant or have a pint at the Hilton Nairobi hotel's Jockey Pub. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hilton Nairobi Hotel Nairobi
- Hilton International Nairobi
- Nairobi Hilton International