I am a regular business visitor to Nairobi (4 times a year, a week at a time) and this will now be my hotel of choice.
The location for me is ideal - close to the airport, just off Mombasa road, so no more sitting in traffic for hours a day.
As a new property it is clean, eye catching, and appealing. The airport collection was on time and easy to find. Check in was quick and easy and whilst we had a dispute about the cost of the transfer (I had included it in the prepayment, they wanted cash), the front office said not to worry, go to the room, freshen up and we can discuss it later - good attitude!
I then got the standard tour of the room, how the A/C works etc, but at least this time the lady didn't hang around waiting for a tip like so much of Africa. Same with the luggage drop off, in and out.
The rooms are of a high standard, decent working area, good flatscreen, plenty of charging plugs, tea and coffee and mini bar and comfortable bed with high quality linen.
The bathrooms are also very good. Soft towels, good quality complimentary soaps etc and very good hot water pressure.
Wifi was decent speed and was FREE! Well done Boma. This alone makes such a change from other NBO hotels.
The restaurant was also up to standard. Good food, good service. The dinner buffet could have had a bit more choice, and the bread board at breakfast could have been better stocked - but that is nit picking.
Overall, very impressed for Nairobi.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A Boma is a traditional African enclosure. The Boma is designed to be a haven from the hustle and bustle of Nairobi and an ideal place for people from all over the world to come together. The 'O' in The Boma's logo, is a circle to symbolize a group of people meeting together. It also suggests our holistic values. At The Boma Nairobi, you become part of a circle of humanitarian values and social responsibility. All profits fund the Kenya Red Cross Society's Humanitarian activities. We call this inspiring concept 'hospitality with a conscience'.The BOMA Nairobi consists of 148 luxury deluxe guest rooms, in different room categories; 120 Superior Rooms, 21 Deluxe Rooms, 5 Business Suites, 1 Executive Suite and 1 Presidential Suite. An Executive Lounge is available for guests staying in Deluxe Rooms and Suites.All rooms and suites come with luxury amenities including complimentary high-speed internet access, multimedia plug and play port, LED television, Direct Dial Up Telephone, Individually controlled AC,Minibar, Tea and Coffee making facilities, In room digital safes, hair dryer, weighing scale, black out curtains and to crown it all double glazed windows for sound proofing. All rooms have access to 24 hour rooms service.We also have four(4) rooms designed for the physically challenged.The Boma offers exciting Restaurants that will cater for the various discerning tastes while offering indoor as well as al fresco dining experiences. The Johari Restaurant, seating 150 guests, overlooks well manicured exotic gardens and will serve innovative menus and healthy dishes that will take you on a journey through the five continents. The Tembo Bistro is an a la carte restaurant that will serve a bountiful fusion of cuisine; a variety that is fast and quick to prepare, seasonal and organic, served in an authentic and contemporary way. For the guest who seeks to relax and have a good time, The Cocktail Lounge will offer just exactly that; overlooking the lovely green gardens, the evening breeze brings a rejuvenating sense and balance. ... more less
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