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Nairobi Safari Club
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Koinange Street , University Way, Nairobi 43564, Kenya (Nairobi Central Business District)   |  
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Ranked #49 of 106 Hotels in Nairobi
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“cool location in nairobi”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2010

It is well situated in Nairobi, close to the main business districts and also not faraway from the airport. I have enjoyed the stay there. It is quite safe and cozy in this hotel. The food is exelent and served quick. Rooms are spacious and very comfirtable. I would go back to this place next time for sure. Near by there is a good Italian restorant. Dont miss it.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2010

This hotel seems lovely when you enter the rececption area. However we were unfortunate to have to stay here for 2 nights between safari's and I found both rooms very dirty including stains on the lamp shades and curtains. The mirrors were covered in dust and filth and I would really ask that others look at alternative accommodation if at all possible.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2010

i am told there are not many options for where to stay in Nairobi. I don't know if that's true. So when I walked into the room, there was this little room they call the living room. It had enough room for the a table, and the couch that faces the very old TV. Then in the bedroom, the lights were about 80 years old. Really. They weren't in usualy places. The place had the things you need to sleep overnight, but it's very odd. I stayed at 5 other places in Kenya that were beautiful, so I have no idea why the place in Nairobi was so run down. They were very proud of their dining room. I think their gift store had some of the best shopping I found on the trip.

  • Stayed July 2010
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2010

We stayed in this hotel one night before our safari and thank God it was just one night. I was hoping for something better for the price we paid. The hotel is very dated; decor is from 70-80ties and it's not the cleanest place. Food was ok but a buffet dinner was very expensive for what we got (comparable to UK prices).
On a positive side location was convenient if you want to see Nairobi as it was very central.

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2010

Nairobi Safari Club was comfortable and convenient. The restaurant and grill served excellent food! The staff were very accommodating. The rooms were decent sized, most being two-room suites. The street noise, however, made it difficult to fall asleep. Nairobi is a busy city with lots of traffic and even with the windows closed, it is loud. The A/C units were weak and sometimes the rooms would get stuffy but overall staying at the Nairobi Safari Club was a good experience.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2010

Everything else is tired and out dated and the parking is so far away from the hotel not to mention the terrible service.

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2010 via mobile

I had no intention of staying at the Nairobi Safari Club, or Nairobi for that matter. After a flight cancellation, however, I found myself very fortunate to spend the night in this establishment. It is a high-end hotel and had the feel as such. The staff was friendly, courteous, and attentive. The suite (all rooms are suites) was spacious and very well-kept. The restaurant had a tasty buffet for both dinner and breakfast. Neither Internet nor meals are included in general room rates as far as I am aware; the airline covered my meals and I wasn't prepared to pay for the Internet. While I didn't have the opportunity to try the heated pool, it looked very nice. I marked the "value" down because I often feel these high-end kind of hotels charge too much for basic services, especially ones you'd find for free at cheaper hotels. Still, it was very comfortable and I would highly recommend it for travelers who are not on a tight budget.

  • Stayed March 2010
    • 4 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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Additional Information about Nairobi Safari Club

Address: Koinange Street , University Way, Nairobi 43564, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Nairobi > Nairobi Central Business District
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#25 Luxury Hotel in Nairobi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Nairobi Safari Club 5*
Number of rooms: 146
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Nairobi Safari Club is Kenya's only All Suite Hotel, located within the remarkable city of Nairobi, close to the Central Business District. Located only 25 minutes away from the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, the hotel offers 146 tastefully furnished suites spread over 16 floors. We offer luxury accommodation to Business Travelers, Conference Delegates, Safari Adventurers, and those looking to experience Nairobi, the Green City in the Sun. Our central location ensures that our guests are able to easily access Nairobi's corporate hub for business meetings and visit popular tourist attractions in and around the city. ... more   less 
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