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“A Convenient Airport Hotel” 4 of 5 stars
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Eka Hotel Nairobi
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Mombasa Road, Nairobi 27695 - 00506, Kenya   |  
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Ranked #21 of 100 hotels in Nairobi
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“A Convenient Airport Hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

The relatively-new Eka Hotel sits far away from downtown Nairobi but it is, on the other hand, reasonably convenient to the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and that makes it a fine place for just-arriving or soon-to-leave travelers. Considering its cost, however, the Eka leaves something to be desired. Its rooms, for instance, are small; there are no closets or places to hang up one's clothes; the hotel apparently does not furnish wash clothes in the bathroom and the arrangement of that room makes it almost impossible to open the glassed-in shower or toilet room doors without ramming them into something or another. On the other hand, the wi-fi works seamlessly and the breakfast buffet is just superb, with excellent and quite ample food, thoughtful and caring waiters, and a very pleasant place to eat. That latter fact alone merits it an extra star from both my wife and myself.

The Eka Hotel is a welcome addition to Nairobi's lodging possibilities. We'd readily stay there again should we come to Nairobi. If decimal scoring were possible, I think that we'd rate the Eka about a 3.75. As it is, however, a 4 is in no way unfair.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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EkaHotel, Manager at Eka Hotel Nairobi, responded to this review, July 30, 2013
Dear BigP,
On behalf of Eka Hotel I would like to say thank you for visiting.
It was nice that you appreciated the location of the Hotel and while staying
with us.Thank you for also enjoying our cuisine that our Chef Works tirelessly to build and maintain.

Our rooms have been designed to meet various guests requirements.We have a variety of room sizes and most times the guest chooses what they like, or it is chosen by their travel agents. Other time, guests can be upgraded to meet their preference and comfort.

About our closets, we do have closets to hang one's clothes and within that we have an electronic safety that guests will find valuable to keep personal belongings.

It was nice having you around Eka Hotel and we appreciate your comments as we value your feed back and we intend to make our guest comfortable.

Thank you for coming and hope to see you soon!
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

We ended up here just for one night as our hotel had over booked, we were pleasantly surprised, its clean modern with a nice bar/pool area. The view isnt great, but its great for access to Nairobi and the airport.
A note of caution if you are travelling with someone you arent intimate with......the bathrooms are VERY open, nice though, good shower etc.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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EkaHotel, Manager at Eka Hotel Nairobi, responded to this review, July 30, 2013
Dear Stringers,
Thanks so much for appreciating the short stay at Eka Hotel.
On your next visit to Eka Hotel, kindly request to get some help from our concierge team who can give you a vast recommendation on what to see or go on a short visit.

Thank you for visiting and hope to see you again!
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

EKA Hotel is a relatively new hotel close to the Nairobi airport which is a really good place to unwind after the safari experience on your way out of Africa.Rooms were neat with chic decor and complimentery drinks station.There's a pool and small deck area behind the hotel area.
Dinning options are limited and expensive.Buffet breakfast was the usual fare.We liked the steak restaurant where we had our dinner.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 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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EkaHotel, Manager at Eka Hotel Nairobi, responded to this review, July 30, 2013
Dear Manoj,
Thank you for your stay with us after you safari experience in Africa.

We invite you to visit us again and enjoy the steak experience that you liked during your last stay with us.

Thank you and you are welcomed!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

We had a day room here at the end of our safari before a late night flight. We had a pre-paid lunch which was delicious, and a very relaxing drink at the bar. This is a very modern hotel fairly close to the airport, excellent staff and free Wifi. We only spent 6 hours here but it was a pleasant stay.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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EkaHotel, Manager at Eka Hotel Nairobi, responded to this review, July 30, 2013
Dear Chris,
Thank you for choosing to stay with us and appreciating the hospitality
and cuisine experienced. Although you had a short stay, we invite you to
visit us again soon. I hope your next stay will be a long memorable stay.
Thank you!
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

Nice and safe property. Rooms are clean and Beds are comfortable. Good breakfast and pool area, but the gym is poor. Expect to pay A LOT of money to eat at this place. Since you are away from anything, you have to eat at this hotel and they got you! Another draw back is the internet which is unreliable. It seems to work better in the middle of the night. But in the day time, good luck.

My room also overlooked a construction area next to the hotel which was noisy.

Although it is a nice hotel, I gave it only 3 stars because of the lack of internet, noise and expensive food options.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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EkaHotel, Manager at Eka Hotel Nairobi, responded to this review, June 26, 2013
Dear Worldburn,
Many thanks for your positive feedback which we sincerely appreciate.
In respect to your experience, please note our internet services are also being affected by the on-going road expansion construction, which is temporary. In addition, we are upgrading to ensure excellent coverage and speed.

Your feedback is of great value to enhancing our services and we look forward to hosting you and your friends next time in Nairobi.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

We spent two nights there with 10 days in between. Very friendly staff both at the door and at reception area. Waiters are knowledgeable and efficient. Good quality food at the restaurant. There is a nice pool area outside with what seemed to be sufficient space and deck-chairs. Hotel security checks every vehicle entering through main gate. Hotel is located 10 minutes away from airport which is convenient. Can be recommended.

Room Tip: Rooms towards pool area are more shielded from traffic
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 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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EkaHotel, Manager at Eka Hotel Nairobi, responded to this review, June 24, 2013
Dear NorwayPer,
Greetings from Eka Hotel Nairobi. Thank you for choosing to stay with us over your Nairobi visit. We appreciate your comments on our staff, cuisine, ambiance and security.

We assure you on our commitment to enhance our guest's experience and look forward to hosting you and your friends next time you are in Nairobi.

Thank you!
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

EKA HOTEL has been my preference for all my clients on their last night in Kenya. i love the convenience since am totaly sure they cant miss their flight not to forget their hospitality to my clients.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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EkaHotel, Manager at Eka Hotel Nairobi, responded to this review, June 24, 2013
Dear Joseph,
Thanks for your great support which we greatly appreciate. We look forward to an opportunity of meeting you next time at Eka Hotel.

Thank you!
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Address: Mombasa Road, Nairobi 27695 - 00506, Kenya
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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 Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #21 of 100 hotels in Nairobi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Eka Hotel Nairobi 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Eka Hotel a Nairobi hotel is ideally located along Mombasa Road in Nairobi the capital city of Kenya. It is situated minutes away from the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, 5km from Wilson Airport and 5km from the bustling central business district. If you are looking for safari hotels, Eka Hotel is within easy access to the city’s many attractions and entertainment venues which make Eka Hotel an ideal safari accommodation hotel. ... more   less 
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