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Nairobi Serena Hotel
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Kenyatta Avenue/Processional Way | P.O. Box 46302, Nairobi GPO, Kenya   |  
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Ranked #7 of 125 Hotels in Nairobi
Certificate of Excellence
Nairobi, Kenya
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46 reviews 46 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Simply Superb”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2012

Maybe it's because I live in Nairobi that I'm surprised that there's a security alert on this hotel because it has to be one of the safest places in Nairobi. Apart from that my husband and I spent our wedding night at the Serena before traveling and it was absolutely excellent!! They were so welcoming and polite to us and they even gave us gifts and an upgrade to a suite which was EXCELLENT. It was beautifully decorated and had petals everywhere, Champagne and snacks. They even gave our best maid a room for a few hours to change and nap as it had rained heavily on our wedding day and we were soaked. The beds were amazing and Breakfast was nothing short of magnificent. It was very affordable and we even had our wedding photos done there which turned out great. I cannot fault this hotel in any way!!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
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  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2012

Ideal as its conveniently located near the C.B.D. Quiet with very warm staff. Its an awesome experience

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2012

This property is LOVELY and has a plethora of birds. Bring your binoculars and your camera. Also, if you have hip/knee/breathing problems, request a room close to the lobby as the climb up the 35 degree hill can be rather arduous for those with limited capabilities. However, the higher level rooms have a better view of Lake Nakuru

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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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
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Mombasa, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

Very nice hotel for business meetings. When in Nairobi I appreciate hotels that are near the city centre and yet not too noisy. This is that perfect hotel.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

I was very pleasantly surprised with the hotel--the hotel has beautiful decor and the lavish, extremely large rooms were extremely spacious. Though I was just one person, a family of 6 probably would have been comfortable in my luxurious room! The restaurant had a great selection and very attentive service, though I found the food itself to be only fair. The landscaping was also only fair; from the description I thought it would be larger, but that was not an issue. Free WiFi with a beautiful wood desk arranged for work was a great perk. I loved the stay, I felt very relaxed and pampered by the setting and the room/amenities. The hotel staff were extremely friendly and helpful. I'd definitely stay again.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 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 May 27, 2012

Central Location, Food is good and service is outstanding. Will use for all of my visits in the future.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 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
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2012

The pros: amazing breakfast and superb dinner, well sized rooms, effective if not all that friendly service; well located; nice pool

The cons: decor is a bit dated, bathroom was tiny, dated and worn, rather expensive for what it is, bed not the best, noisy rooms.

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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Kenyatta Avenue/Processional Way | P.O. Box 46302, Nairobi GPO, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Nairobi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 125 Hotels in Nairobi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Nairobi Serena Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 183
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Justly famed for its exceptional standards of efficiency, service and five-star hospitality, the elegantly sophisticated Nairobi Serena Hotel is a member of the 'Leading Hotels of the World'. Despite its pivotal central hotel location in Nairobi, Kenya; the Nairobi Serena remains true to its title and offers an oasis of serenity amidst the bustle of one of Africa's most vibrant capital cities.Offering a wide range of dining experiences, The Nairobi Serena is also renowned for its 'Mandhari' fine-dining restaurant, which is universally acknowledged as one of Kenya's finest. ... more   less 
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