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“Very good stop-over 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 106 Hotels in Nairobi
Bristol, United Kingdom
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8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Very good stop-over hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

We hoped it would be comfortable but it was perfect as a stop-over in Nairobi. There was no need to go into the city - which we wanted to avoid - as it's on the airport road. Be aware that the airport road is VERY busy especially at rush hour. We didn't do this, but I would imagine that it's easy to do a safari at the National Park as you can see it from the hotel. The security was good, and the staff were friendly and helpful. They stored our bags while we went on safari in the Masai Mara, marking them fragile. They had a free business centre (ie free computers with internet access). The breakfast was good and the pool was a nice bonus. It was also good for us to have a fast food place as part of the hotel as well as the posher restaurant. Did the job perfectly for us.

  • Stayed October 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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EkaHotel, Manager at Eka Hotel Nairobi, responded to this review, November 15, 2013
Dear Matthew and Tracy,

It was our pleasure hosting you and we appreciate your outline of Eka Hotel. We look forward to another opportunity of service to you and friends in the near future.

With best regards
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Rating summary
  • 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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Fresno, CA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

We arrived late in Nairobi and flew right threw the burned up airport. Polson's Travel was there to collect and took us to the Eka Hotel for our overnight stay before leaving the next day for Arusha.

The Eka is a friendly, clean, and comfortable business hotel near the airport (within 10 minutes or so) and is an easy exit to leave for Tanzania by car or plane. We went by car and it is easier by the way than another flight and a 45 minute drive from Kilimanjaro Airport.

Anyway, the AC was good, the bed comfortable, great bathroom. The Staff was very friendly.

The buffet breakfast was excellent and the breakfast chef made me a great omellete.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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EkaHotel, Manager at Eka Hotel Nairobi, responded to this review, November 15, 2013
Dear Cagolfher,
It was our pleasure hosting you briefly prior to your travel to Arusha. We look forward to another opportunity of service to you and friends in the near future.

With best regards
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Doha, Ad Dawhah, Qatar
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9 reviews 9 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

we stayed for one night in nairobi before going on a safari to masai mara. the place has a good location between the airports (jkia and wilson). our room is modern and clean. fast and complementary wifi connection is a plus. staff were friendly too.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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EkaHotel, Manager at Eka Hotel Nairobi, responded to this review, November 15, 2013
Dear Zchizzerz,
Many thanks for your review and its nice to know you had a fruitful stay at Eka hotel, We appreciate your outline of Eka and hope that you will give us another opportunity of service to you and your friends in the near future.

With best regards.
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

I first tried this hotel when my company wanted a combined meeting and room package and it was about to open, usually we used the direct neighbouring hotel but were tired of too many issues.

The conference was a success and since then (two weeks after opening) Eka has been our default hotel in Nairobi. Location is of course excellent, being near to the airport when so many flights are early morning or late evening, we have a lot of one-night stop overs too as well as longer stays for local business.

What attracted me initially was the friendliness and openness of the staff from the gate security to the desk and room staff, smiles and greetings all the way. Two and a half years on and probably more than 100 nights here it is still excellent, great value, great service, always welcomed by name.

Highly recommended and for me best hotel in Nairobi (even compared to Intercon, and other "5*) at double the rates, very good rooms, quiet and easy to work in as well as relax.

Two notes: Rooms near the fire doors to each wing noisy due to doors slamming closed and breakfast attention to detail can be improved (always asking for knife, napkin, etc) .

Don't look elsewhere.

Room Tip: the suites are near the fire doors, not best location due to slamming all night, inner rooms or thos...
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  • Stayed October 2013, 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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EkaHotel, Manager at Eka Hotel Nairobi, responded to this review, November 15, 2013
Dear John,
Many thanks for your email and nice to know you had a fruitful stay at Eka hotel. We appreciate your outline of Eka and hope that you will give us another opportunity of service to you and your friends in the near future.

With best regards.
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Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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82 reviews 82 reviews
18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

We were very impressed with the hotel's rooms, breakfast buffet and amenities like the lovely pool, exercise room and wi-fi connections. After 18 hours in planes from Denver, Colorado to Nairobi, this layover before continuing to eastern Kenya was very welcome. The staff is very accomodating and the location a short distance from Kenyatta Airport makes this hotel very attractive. As others have noted, the security is very tight and comforting after the recent Al Shabab terror attacks in Nairobi.

Room Tip: Our basic room was quite spacious and enjoyable
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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EkaHotel, Manager at Eka Hotel Nairobi, responded to this review, October 22, 2013
Dear Mike,
Its nice to know you enjoyed your stay in Eka hotel Nairobi. It will be our pleasure to host you once again and your friends at Eka hotel.

With best regards.
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Abbenes, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Perfect hotel with good rooms. Staff is super friendly. Food is good quality and plenty choice as well. The swimming pool is very cold - might be time of year....Free Wireless Internet. Security is very tight and therefor a safe place to stay. Gated car entrance with huge pole in ground that will not be lowered till the car is completely checked. Entrance another check of people and luggage...

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 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, October 16, 2013
Dear Hans,
Many thanks for your email and nice to know you had a fruitful stay at Eka hotel, We appreciate your outline of Eka and hope will give us another opportunity of service to you and friends In the near future.

With best regards
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Manchester
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Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

We had one night at the Eka Hotel which is close to the centre of Nairobi and not too far from the airport. Ideally situated for a one night stop before going on Safari. The hotel is modern, beautifully furnished to a high standard and spotlessly clean. The staff were very friendly and helpful although we did not receive a message that was left for us from our safari guide. Our superior standard room was to a good standard. We had tea and coffee making facilities, hair dryer and an amazing shower with fluffy towels and the bed linen was good quality although the bed was a little hard for us. The buffet breakfast was excellent and beautifully presented with lots of choice including an omelette/egg station.

The swimming pool area with sunbeds and umbrellas was again to a high standard - clean and welcoming - but the water was freezing!

We had an evening meal at the more informal restaurant in the hotel and the food was good and priced similar to prices here at home. Try a tusker - the local beer - very good!

I would recommend this hotel for its location, good standards throughout and despite being on the main road into Nairobi - quiet. To get free wifi you had to go into the lobby area and I did struggle at first but eventually managed to get it.

Room Tip: Our room at the back of the hotel was quiet with a nice view of the swimming pool.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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 106 Hotels in Nairobi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Eka Hotel Nairobi 4*
Number of rooms: 170
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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