We recently stayed at this hotel overnight as we were leaving for a safari the next day. This hotel is located around a 15 minute drive from Jomo Kenyatta airport (assuming no traffic).
The room was sufficient with hard wood floors and was clean. The beds were a bit hard but acceptable. The internet connetion was very intermittent which was frustrating. The doors to the hallway are very thin and we were awakened at 7am by the cleaning staff who knocked on our door to see if we wanted our room cleaned. Granted, we could have put our 'do not disturb' sign on the door, but 7 am is too early for cleaning staff to be knocking on doors, especially at a transit hotel. We tried to fall back asleep but could hear the cleaning staff making up the room across the way, including rustling of garbage bags, sweeping, moving things around, etc. We didn't get a good sleep at this hotel.
Room service (fajitas) from the steakhouse was adequate and the breakfast buffet was good. Lattes were available at breakfast upon request.
We requested a taxi at the front desk to Wilson airport and were quoted a price was twice as high as it should have been (US$20 per person). Upon a bit of questioning of the staff (we paid 1600 schillings the night before from Jomo Kenyatta and knew that Wilson was closer), the rate quickly dropped by 50%. A member of the staff drove us to the airport. Overall, our stay here was sufficient but was not without problems. I would stay here again if necessary, but only for a brief overnight transit.
- 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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