Stayed here 2 nights in transit - chose it because it was relatively cheap and not far from airport (about 1/2 hour). The hotel will send a car to the airport, but I found that an airport taxi was a better deal. Location is classic Nairobi jua-kali; lots of small street enterprises and grungy apartment blocks. Hotel looks recently built and feels secure. Staff very friendly and helpful. My room was clean, had all I needed and nothing I didn't, for 2 days of deskwork. Mosquitos were plentiful but there was a good net. Shower was one of those scary little electric gismos attached to the shower head but it worked OK. My room overlooked a busy intersection but I slept well.
The restaurant served good tasty food, nothing fancy, and the evening bar clientele seemed to be entirely respectable local middle-class Kenyans. No fitness center but plenty of stairs. Staff did my laundry very nicely and charged more than I expected. Not many shops nearby, but I walked just over a mile W along Jogoo Rd and found a bank and a supermarket. I felt quite safe walking, and there are plenty of taxis for the timid.
Bottom line: Good value, and I'd actually go back there if I was stuck in Nairobi again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Oryx Hotel, a spacious comfort and luxury hotel for romantic pairs or friends, families, business and leisure travelers authentic rooms, a restaurant and bar. Guests can relax in total privacy as they gaze through floor-to-ceiling windows at the panoramic view of the city of Nairobi and the JKIA airport. We have maintained legacy as a culinary destination, where innovative menus inspired by the bounty of a team of hand peaked professionals are paired with wine in ways that delight and inspire longtime devotees as they dine in our restaurant and wine in our bar. We are located on Jogoo road, 5 Km from the City center and 15 Minutes drive from the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport on a free flowing traffic. We are establish to bring to you affordable luxury. We offer our guests with extraordinary services that are created by combining unique architecture and structure, expressive decor and artistry. We simply exceed your expectations. ... more less
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