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“A modern business hotel with African charm” 5 of 5 stars
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BEST WESTERN PREMIER Nairobi
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Argwings Kodhek Road | Hurlingham, Nairobi 1939-00606, Kenya (Upper Hill Estate)   |  
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“A modern business hotel with African charm”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013 via mobile

The Best Western Hotel in Nairobi represents a classy business accommodation without the soulless feeling a business traveler usually faces. The Hotel combines high quality with comfort and service, which is rare in East Africa. Comfortable rooms, modern design, very friendly and competent staff as well as a great location will definitely make this Hotel our regular choice for business, maybe even family trips to Noarobi. We are looking forward to our next stay.Thank you to all.

  • Stayed October 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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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

The Best Western Premier is not centrally located which may be why it can afford to charge considerably less than other top-line hotels in town. The hotel is a modern, medium-sized property so staff will get to know you. There is good security. Rooms are comfortable and the plumbing is first rate. It is a non-smoking property although my room had some residue of cigaret odor. There is a concierge on duty most of the time who, like the rest of the staff, is eager to serve and friendly. Sometimes you need to ask for something twice, but it does get done. The restaurant, Pablo's, has good food, not great, but a nice variety including a few Indian dishes. Breakfast is included (at least it was for me). There is a gym, pool and open-air bar on the roof with a lovely view of Nairobi. There are taxis waiting at the door when you need to go somewhere.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

The rooms are clean and very comfortable! Service is very good and staff friendly. Pitty about the extra charge for room service. Our room is a bit noisy, but at least we can enjoy a coffee in the morning outside, so we'll take that! Both restaurants downstairs and upstairs are good and has good service. Cappucinos takes longer upstairs because the machine is downstairs. Pool and restaurant area on the roof which makes a very nice atmosphere and a beautifull 360 degree view, love it! Need to speak clearly when ordering food as our accents can confuse the order, so ask to repeat your order. Enjoy the taxi service at hotel, always available! Keep it up BW!

Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

We stayed two nights at this hotel before and after our safari in the Mara. We were very relieved to arrive at a clean, hospitable hotel with excellent service.

The hotel is well located - close enough to the airport - and is very safe and secure.

The rooms are neat and tidy and first-world standard.

The only comment to make is that they were short of irons in the hotel rooms and could not seem to provide us with one. Not a major issue!

Would happily stay here again or perhaps look somewhere in Karen - a nice suburb in Nairobi - just for proximity to restaurants and other expat communities.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

We stayed for 3 nights at this hotel in Nairobi. We booked two rooms with balcony, but the hotel only has 3 rooms with balcony. Fortunately we got one of these. The staff is very friendly, efficient check-in and helpful. The rooms clean, new, good aircon.
The pool at the 7th floor is not used a lot for sunbathing but it works very well for sunlovers. The pool is very cold but refreshing!
It has all of the important amenities for a traveller: comfortable bed, hot shower, fast internet, and a great breakfast buffet. The resturant serves good food for a reasonable price for lunch and dinner.
We will recommend this hotel to our friends. The security is very good and also very good that the hotel has own marked taxi's. We used these all the time for pick up when going back to the hotel after outings.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

As a frequent traveler to Kenya (I work for a NGO and travel to Kenya several times a year), I am always on the lookout of good mid-range hotels in Nairobi. Hotels in Nairobi tend to either be cheap and extremely basic, or very nice, but overpriced. The Best Western Premier might just be the first nice hotel in Nairobi that is a good value. I booked my room ahead of time online and got a rate of $130 plus tax - not bad considering older "luxury" hotels in Nairobi can cost of $300 a night. The hotel looks very new - I think it only opened several months ago. It has all of the important amenities for a business traveler: comfy bed, hot shower, fast internet, and a great breakfast spread. In addition, the hotel has an excellent gym with a beautiful view over the city and a rooftop swimming pool and bar. Service was excellent and the location of the hotel is conveniently located in the Hurlingham area of the city.

The only faults I could find with the Best Western Premier was the quality of the food at the restaurant - it was not bad, but tended to be fairly bland. The hotel's decor was modern and high quality, but lacked the character that you might find at an older hotel.

The Best Western Premier is certainly a great addition to the Nairobi hotel scene, and as long as they keep their prices reasonable, it will be my base in Nairobi for years to come!

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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SamsonA184, Rooms Division Manager at BEST WESTERN PREMIER Nairobi, responded to this review, October 22, 2013
Dear Jaron,

We are delighted you have now found a hotel that gives you real value for money when in Nairobi.
Thank you for posting your review about your experience while staying with us.We have noted your comment about the food. We are surely working on this to ensure your experience is good experience is more complete.

Thank you once more and please stay with us again when in this part of the world.

Kind regards,

Samson Anyumba|Rooms Division Manager |
Best Western Premier Nairobi|Argwings Khodek road|Hurlingham|
P. O Box 1939 – 00606|Nairobi|Kenya|
Tel: +254 20 292 7000|Fax: +254 20 292 7005 |Mob: +254 732 292700|Mob: +254 722 292700
Direct line + 254 701 990 043|
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

I do not recommend the hotel to anyone. while we are checking out, a group of guys came to reception (check-out desk) and try to pull us to go with them on front of Hotel security and staff. we refused and told them what do you want? To us they looks like thieves ; but they refuse to say. they insist on to go with them ...to make the story short we did not move from the reception and we called the hotel duty manager. we told him how they enter the hotel with your security . we almost also missed our flight.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Argwings Kodhek Road | Hurlingham, Nairobi 1939-00606, Kenya
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Location: Kenya > Nairobi > Upper Hill Estate
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #17 of 96 hotels in Nairobi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — BEST WESTERN PREMIER Nairobi 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Best Western Premier Nairobi is located in the suburb of Hurlingham within 10 minutes drive from Nairobi central and 20 km from the Kenyatta International Airport. The hotel features a swimming pool, restaurant and a gym.Each air-conditioned room offers a view of the city and comes equipped with a satellite TV, minibar and tea-and-coffee-making facilities. The private bathroom includes a shower and free toiletries.The restaurant at Premier Nairobi serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. A number of restaurants serving a range of local and international cuisines can be found within 2 km.For relaxation, guests can lounge beside the heated pool or enjoy a round of golf at the Royal Nairobi Golf Club, 3.2 km away.Free Wi-Fi and private parking is available and a business centre including secretarial services is available to guests. ... more   less 
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