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The Boma Nairobi
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Red Cross Road, South C | off Popo Rd, Nairobi 00100, Kenya   |  
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Ranked #6 of 105 Hotels in Nairobi
Belgrade, Serbia
1 review
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“For every recommendation”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

Very shorty in this hotel (only 4 days).
But, everyhing was realy very nice, fine and clean.
Personnel is very pleasant, helpfull and always smily.
Food is very nice: I would recommend shrimp-and-mashroom soup, and one hotel's speciality with lamb meat (I do not remember the name).
Souvenir shop is very-well packed with books, bijouteries, magnets, clothes and authentic gadgets (oppened till 22:00, which is perfect).
Many other facilities, beautiful restaurants and yards (basin with boat...) and pool.
Congratulations!
(Darko Novakovic, Serbia)

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

If you want a good/comfortable/close to the airport hotel for your first night in Nairobi (after a long flight and your hour+ wait in Kenya immigration) then the Boma is a great choice. This business hotel is modern and has spacious, well furnished 5 star rooms. It very safe and staffed with well trained personnel that go out of their way to accommodate you. Yes, it is pricey for a developing country but when you discover that nothing good in Nairobi is cheap… I mean nothing... then that fact moderates the pinch. I do recommend that you find a way to include the breakfast buffet otherwise the $30 sticker shock may wake you up more than the strong coffee. Strongly recommended 4.5stars.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

The Boma was a great hotel for one nights stop in Nairobi. We had a great large room with separate bath and shower and was well equipped. Staff were knowledgeable and friendly, breakfast was good, gift shop was a nice little treasure trove of useful Kenyan keepsakes. Overall very good and looked like it could be a great business hotel too.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

we spend four nights in Boma hotel and found it as the best hotel in Nairobi:
I choose the Boma hotel as a second choice,because of its close location to the airport, but found most modern, clean ,comfortable hotel in Nairobi.
In my last business trips i stayed in top top hotels like Inter continental, New Serena, Hilton, Stanley ans my favorite Fair view non of them can beat The Boma.
We booked three rooms and enjoy the services: free wifi, large business meeting area, cafiteria, two restaurants, health club and spa.
The Boma is my first choice for my next trip to Nairobi.

  • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

I stayed a total of three nights at the Boma Nairobi back in August before I started a volunteer medical mission. I booked this hotel based on the reviews from Trip Advisor. Because I would be traveling alone and completely unfamiliar with Kenya, it was of utmost importance to me that the hotel staff could pick me up from the airport. Patrick was waiting for me when I arrived close to midnight. I had been traveling for more than 36 hours and felt like death by the time I got to the hotel, but was treated like absolute royalty by every staff member I encountered when I walked in looking like a zombie. The hotel was beautiful, my room was huge, clean and modern, and I felt perfectly safe. My only regret is that I slept until 6pm the next day and missed out on the amazing breakfast at the restaurant downstairs. Otherwise, it was perfect. A million thanks to the fabulous staff that made my stay in Nairobi wonderful!

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

Lovely hotel, very organised and clean. Service was impeccable. Good facilities including gym and pool, 2 bars and 2 separate restaurants. Rooms were spacious and everything was very comfortable. Location didn't seem to central to anything but at least is out of the main congestion for traffic and close to the Airport. Would stay here again if back in Nairobi.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

Only here for one night between flights, but everything was super. We chose since it was much closer to Int'l Airport and still near some sights. Price was more than fare for the quality. There is an airport shuttle for only US$15, pick you up just outside baggage with your name addressed.

  • Stayed October 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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Additional Information about The Boma Nairobi

Address: Red Cross Road, South C | off Popo Rd, Nairobi 00100, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Nairobi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 105 Hotels in Nairobi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — The Boma Nairobi 5*
Number of rooms: 148
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hospitality has now become a new front in the fight against human suffering. Kenya Red Cross Society has taken this concept to the next level with the launch of The Boma Nairobi. This is a luxury deluxe hotel with an adjoining conference centre offering world-class hospitality, having every penny of profit funding the KRCS’s humanitarian work. This is 'hospitality with a conscience.' ... more   less 
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