The hotel looks pretty nice from the outside. It's conveniently located for the international traveller being pretty close to the airport - although we only experienced one, we're told that Nairobi's traffic jams can be formidable.
Security check of our vehicle on the way in were thorough but swift. Our check-in was smooth; I wondered why Nairobi hotels all had metal detectors when no one seems to use them.
The decor is sort of minimalist-modern but definitely not unattractive. Rooms were clean and smartly appointed. Gave the hotel top marks for including broadband internet access with the cost of accommodation; I have never been able to figure out why hotels in this price range insist on annoying guests will silly charges for something which has become a very basic expectation.
Beds were comfortable. Toilet and shower design are such that it's best that these rooms are shared by people who are really into each other!
We chose to have dinner at the Spur Restuarant which is a good choice for meat-lovers like us. The huge black mark against the Spur Restuarant was their absolutely absurd attempt at deceit - I had requested a wine which was not too dry, the waiter brought me some vile saccharine concoction which was very obviously some fruit juice with a dramatically high sugar content.
I'm no wine connoisseur and it's clear that this person is accustomed to serving client's who're not wine-tasting experts but this was so fraudulent as to be shocking.
I insisted that they replace the fakery with something that resembled real wine.
Breakfast at the Galaxy Restaurant was very good in selection and preparation.
Checkout was efficient.
- 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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