I stayed here for two nights. My room, 107, was rather quiet, had a spacious bed and was clean all over. The hotel is okay for just sleeping. The breakfast is very simple, nothing to complain about. The only problem to me was the distance to the city centre. Avoid taxi drivers in front of the hotel, they ask KES 4,000.00 to go to the business centre in nighttime. As in the evening there is no traffic jam at all in the direction of the centre, this price is much too high. I was glad I stayed in Nairobi for some weeks, so I could get one of 'my trusted drivers' for KES 1,000.00 to do this job.
Going out in the evening in the neighborhood of the hotel is no option at all. Too dangerous. So stay in the hotel bar or take a cheap ride to the city centre. Another option is to go to Dornholm, a close by area that is rather safe if you know your way there. A taxi will charge you KES 200-400.
The Oryx hotel itself is a safe place, although simple locks on the doors and no safe available in the room. In the bar is slow wifi, but there is, and is is free. Staff is kindly.
- 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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