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“Good Boutique Hotel Overall” 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 111 Hotels in Nairobi
mcshortie
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Good Boutique Hotel Overall”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Stayed at EKA overnight waiting for the rest of my travel group to arrive. As a single female traveler with no experience traveling on the African continent, I wanted to find a comfortable hotel that was relatively close to the Nairobi airport and would be easy for a newbie traveler to get to and feel safe. I had arranged for hotel to pick me up from the airport and was greeted by a smiling hotel representative at the outside pick up aisle despite my overly delayed arrival time. EKA was a short drive from the airport (approximately 15 minutes late at night) and I was pleased to find that the hotel was gated and that security checked the driver's paperwork before allowing us entry into the parking lot (this, even though we were driving a marked EKA hotel vehicle). The interior was designed with a modern, boutique feel, and the room was nicely appointed and clean. The only complaint was that the power cut off a few times during the evening, with some outages lasting more than 10 minutes. I'm not sure if this is a EKA hotel issue or a Nairobi locality issue, but it was disconcerting to find myself showering in the pitch black. The breakfast buffet was also very good with a nice variety of foodstuffs for those of us with dietary restrictions. Overall, I was well pleased and would recommend this hotel to anyone looking for a comfortable stay close to the airport.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 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, 2014
Dear Mcshortie,

We are delighted that you gave us an opportunity to host you.

Thank you for sharing your experience online and apologize for the inconvenience caused by the power outage which has been addressed. We appreciate the compliments and look forward to being of service again.

Warm regards.
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 hotel reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Good modern hotel located on the Nairobi-Mombasa highway in Nairobi City. Good rooms with modern amenities. Very nice restaurant with a great breakfast buffet spread. Convenient located only 15 mins from the airport.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 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, August 15, 2014
Dear Debdutta,

We highly appreciate your choice to stay at Eka Hotel and wish for another opportunity to be of service to you and family/friends.

With best regards
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Bangkok, Thailand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Stayed at EKA overnight before flight to the Maasai Mara. It's an airport hotel, basically it's ok but obviously nothing special. Location is close to both the main n the safari airports but appalling traffic means the transfer still takes up to an hour in morning rush hour. The walls and ceilings are paper thin and you hear constant noise if u stay on the LG floor. We kept hearing what sounded like pins dropping on the floor of the room above us. Followed by every now n again a loud crash waking us up. We were probably below the kitchen. No noise really from adjacent guest rooms but a constant racket in the corridor. If u have earplugs it will be ok.

  • Stayed August 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 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, August 15, 2014
Dear Tony,

Thank you for choosing Eka Hotel and we are glad to have your feedback as this helps us improve our services to make your next stay more comfortable.

We look forward to hosting you next time you are in Nairobi.

With warm regards
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Toronto
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5 hotel reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

The shower floods because it doesn't drain fast enough and the toilet didn't flush.The door/entry into the hall where my room was didn't have a shock absorber attached so it would slam shut when someone entered the hall.Beautiful hotel and comfortable bed though

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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EkaHotel, Manager at Eka Hotel Nairobi, responded to this review, August 15, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking time to review Eka Hotel. We have shared your concerns with our team to ensure your next stay is comfortable. We look forward to hosting you again.

Warm regards
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Smart, efficient friendly staff, who remember you after a few months, very welcoming
great food too, for a mid range hotel. Handy for the industrial area and Athi River.
Also has a Spur for those aficionados!
the view is not great , but hey, its in the business district , not in the bush.

Room Tip: 215 and 413 were mine for 3 nights each, both very good with nice beds.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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EkaHotel, Manager at Eka Hotel Nairobi, responded to this review, August 15, 2014
Dear Roly,

Thank you for choosing to stay at Eka. We are glad to know you had a good experience at our property.

Thank you for sharing your experience with the online world we look forward to hosting you in your next visit.

Warm regards
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Haifa, Israel
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

nice rooms, modern, clean high class styling, food all right but not more. view from all rooms is boring with no interest. perfect for short business trips. great internet, (quite rare in kenya), although you have to renew the connection every now and then. close to the airport, saves a lot of time in trafic.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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EkaHotel, Manager at Eka Hotel Nairobi, responded to this review, August 15, 2014
Dear Amnon,

Thank you for taking time to share your experience at Eka Hotel as this helps us improve our services.

We have shared your comments with our IT team. We look forward to having you back with us on your next visit!

Warmest Regards.
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

It looks like everywhere else in the world>>nice swimming pool, nice breakfast buffet and very confortable rooms.The steack House on the first floor IS NOT GOOD at all...You should really avoid going there for dinner

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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EkaHotel, Manager at Eka Hotel Nairobi, responded to this review, August 15, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for choosing to stay at Eka Hotel in your recent visit to Nairobi. We appreciate your feedback and have shared the same with our Spur Restaurant team.

We look forward to hosting you again.

Warm regards
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Additional Information about Eka Hotel Nairobi

Address: Mombasa Road, Nairobi 27695 - 00506, Kenya
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
Hotel Style:
Ranked #21 of 111 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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