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“Value for Money - varied palate and entertainment offered” 4 of 5 stars
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LAICO Regency Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Uhuru Highway | City, Nairobi 00200, Kenya   |  
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Ranked #54 of 100 hotels in Nairobi
Bangalore, India
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“Value for Money - varied palate and entertainment offered”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2010

This was the second time we opted to stay during Sept 2010, in this hotel. Lat time was in the month of April 2010. We found the people very warm and helpful - attentive to the needs of business travelers like us. I visited this hotel - both the times with our MD - and though he is a pure vegetarian - he enjoyed his stay and the food choices available to him.

We could see the importance of the Hotel - apart from being right in the center of the town - and being beside the freeway - the place was full of celebrities - attending one function or another. As far as the Hotel Guests are concerned - we never got hassled by this - and these programs were handled with utmost discretion and with minimum disturbance to the us.

We also discovered an exceptional and exclusive club on the 10th (or 11th ?) floor - which we went with one of our clients - I wonder if that is open to the guests. That for me to check out and report the next time I am there.

A gaming / shopping arcade section - with a casino - tops up the need for going out in the evening.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2010

I would definitely stay here. I booked on Hotels.com which was way cheaper than on travelocity.com etc websites. There are VERY few hotels in Nairobi being a developing country, local people do not stay at hotels, so they tend to be expensive. Get back to the hotel by 5pm AT THE LATEST. The area is fine during the day, but after 6pm the tenor and tone of the area changes..and not ina good way.

Has high security due to a recent bombing in the Uhuru Park area

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2010

we had an enforced 1 night stay here due to a flight being cancelled so we probably not in the best of moods anyway, but this is not really a very nice hotel. It looks impressive from outside and the lobby area which is full height and very glitzy. Lots of shiny brass everywhere but when you go to the room thats where it ends. Rather uncomfortable twin beds with 1 threadbare pillow and very second hand bedding. The shower was fine and it was clean but rather shabby-it certainly does not look like the rooms displayed on their website. Dinner is a buffett affair which had good choice but not great cuisine, and do watch out for waiters bringing an already opened 1.5 litre bottle of wine which we ended up paying for despite asking just for a standard bottle!
A previously stated - rather a lot of dubious looking women hanging around. Is this a hotel or brothel??
Rather uncomfortable checkout - my partner paid the bill and as we were driving away we were chased by hotel staff who said i hadn't paid. We had to keep everyone in the minibus waiting while it was sorted out-obviously 2 different names in 1 room was too much for them to understand!!

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2010

The service experienced was first class.
The stuff in the room was excellently arranged.
The hotel is located close to a National park where one could relax.
The staff at the hotel were smart and up to task.

  • Stayed May 2010, 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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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2010

Really very good hotel giving peace of mind.Excellent interiors, cool rooms.
Will come back for a holiday with family with a Kenya safari.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled on business
    • 4 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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2010

The hotel is over priced, service is slow, carpets are soiled and the bathrooms needs an immediate makeover. It can be at best given a 3 star rating for which the tariff is exorbitant.. The only positive is the swimming pool which is centrally heated. Will not stay with them in future

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2010

Not a bad hotel - staff is extremely friendly and responsive; rooms are average but clean. Good location, close to downtown and several shops and small restaurants/coffeeshops/nightclubs in walking distance. Felt safe walking the streets around the hotel at night. Hotel is quiet, not much going on in the lobby or at the bar at night. Breakfast is very good; didn't try the restaurants otherwise.
Ask for room away from Uhuru highway, otherwise it is loud if you open the window.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about LAICO Regency Hotel

Address: Uhuru Highway | City, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Nairobi
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#17 Spa Hotel in Nairobi
#26 Luxury Hotel in Nairobi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — LAICO Regency Hotel 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Nairobi and to the LAICO Regency Hotel, offering quality hotel accommodation as well as inspiring conference facilities in Nairobi, Kenya. LAICO Regency is considered among the best Nairobi leisure and business hotels.Perfectly suited for today's traveller, LAICO Regency offers quality service, to ensure guests' comfort at all times within a warm and welcoming atmosphere. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Regency Hotel Nairobi
Grand Regency Hotel Nairobi
Regency Hotel Laico

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