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“A new excellent hotel close to the Nairobi airport.” 5 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 #22 of 102 Hotels in Nairobi
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“A new excellent hotel close to the Nairobi airport.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

Safe, clean business-style rooms (not a resort) with free internet. Great food in the restaurant. Staff are very well trained and helpful. I can not comment on value as Kenya Airways (1.5 hours late so missed connection) paid for my stay.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
    • 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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EkaHotel, Manager at Eka Hotel Nairobi, responded to this review, September 10, 2013
Dear Lynda,
Thank you for staying at Eka Hotel and for appreciating the hospitality received.

We hope that you will choose to stay with us again on your next visit to Nairobi.

Thank you
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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 August 15, 2013

I found the location of this hotel really convenient for the airport and with business meetings in the area. Traffic is an issue and you are only 30 minutes from the airport (that 4kms Nairobi time) and about an hour (6 kms rush hour time ) from the city center.
The rooms are really just average and while the lack for nothing they are really aimed at the business visitor. Bar fridge, coffee maker and bottled water supplied.
The beds are REALLY hard and could be considered uncomfortable .There is nothing to do in the area and you are not able to go for a walk or capture some local flavor.
The on-site restaurant is a tad expensive but once again it is well presented and convenient. A Spur steakhouse is also on site for a lesser price less fancy meal or just a drink.
Pool area is small but great and there is a basic gym onsite.
I will probably stay here again on my next trips

Room Tip: Tip - the beer is cheaper at the spur restaurant and they have hidden a nice pub upstairs..
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 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, September 10, 2013
Dear Seahorse,
We appreciate your visit to Eka Hotel.

On your next visit to Nairobi, I would advise you to start out early on your journey so that you are not caught up with the Traffic Jam. In addition, kindly do request for our concierge team to advise you on what activities you can do around Eka Hotel, for example the National park is just minutes away, and also you can enjoy buying some african souvenirs at the Maasai market that is hosted less that 5 minutes from the hotel and much more that you can be advised.

All in all, thank you for Choosing Eka Hotel for your next Visit!
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

Very nice modern hotel that is located close-by the Nairobi Airport. And, if you know Nairobi, you know how important that is. The rooms are modern and clean and have a fantastic rainfall shower. The bed is hard, but typical of every hotel I have ever stayed at in Kenya. The food is good, but not great. Recommend highly for Nairobi.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 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, September 10, 2013
Dear Kirk,
Thank you for staying with us. We appreciate your stay with us and hope that you will visit again soon!
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

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.

  • Stayed August 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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EkaHotel, Manager at Eka Hotel Nairobi, responded to this review, September 10, 2013
Dear Deji,
Thank you for visiting Eka Hotel.

I see that you also shared some photos as you appreciated the ambiance and the services that we provided to you.

We apologize for the experience that you had at the spurs restaurant.

However, I am happy to know that the Galaxy Restaurant complemented your stay at Eka Hotel.

We hope that you will visit us again soon. Thanks!
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

As many of the readers do realize Nairobi is not a cheap city. It was really surprising to our family that hotels were asking for a price that you see in "big cities" in the US, Germany and France. Then I asked around and came across EKA hotel. This property is just next to 2 other airport hotels that asked for over $250 a night. Since we were returning back from Mombasa and needed the rooms for only 8 to 10 hours $250 a night was VERY expensive for us. We asked EKA and they were able to offer a day use room rate- which we are really greatful for.

Upon checking in staff was extremely courteous and obliging. They went out of the way to help our family. The hotel also has a wonderful restaurant and a swimming pool. The excercise room was a great surprise and helped us a lot. My wife and I ran for some time and that helped with overseas flights (meaning we got tired). f

One thing I would point out is NOT to get the hotel taxi. They try to charge $20 per person as transfer fees but you can easily get a taxi for less than $15 each way directly outside the airport.

Overall, we were very impressed with this property.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 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, August 15, 2013
Dear World_Trvlr1021,
Its great to see your review on Eka hotel in spite of the brief stay. We look forward to another opportunity of service to you and friends in the near future.

Please feel free to recommend our services to any of your colleagues and friends.

With best regards
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oakton virginia
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

Our family of 7 needed a hotel near the airport. This was an excellent choice. Very nice rooms, lots of security which is needed in and around Nairobi and the food was excellent, not your usual hotel fare. Highly recommend this hotel. Ann and family from Washington D.C. June 2013

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 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, August 15, 2013
Dear Theatrelady,
Thank you for staying at Eka Hotel Nairobi. We are glad that you valued us, as excellent and for appreciating our amenities and service.

We hope that you will visit us again and please do signup from our website for rate discounts if you are a regular frequent visitor.

We too loved your visit and stay. Do visit again soon!
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

I was disappointed with the EKA. Very modern hotel, but a hotel you could find in any large city. Food and rooms were average. Beds were very hard. Biggest issue I had was that we left our room locked and came back to find the door wide open--fortunately nothing was taken. The workout room and pool were very nice. We did feel very secure in Nairobi!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 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, August 15, 2013
Dear Sir
We appreciate your stay with us and are happy that you enjoyed our Gymnasium and pool.

In your future stay with us, should you have any issues or problems, kindly request that you speak with the supervisor who will assist in the best way possible.

Thank you for visiting and we welcome your stay with us again.
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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 ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #22 of 102 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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