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“A quiet sanctuary in busy Nairobi” 4 of 5 stars
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Palacina Residence & Suites
4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Kitale Lane, off Dennis Pritt Road | State House Area, P.O Box 48728, Nairobi 00100, Kenya   |  
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Ranked #7 of 96 hotels in Nairobi
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“A quiet sanctuary in busy Nairobi”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

The African decor made me feel my holiday had started. My large suite and comfortable bed were welcome. I ate on the veranda at night which was magical with all the candles dotted about and breakfast was freshly prepared and varied. I had a few requests and the staff efficiently dealt with these. In addition the exotic bird song made this a special & memorable location.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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Palacina, General Manager at Palacina Residence & Suites, responded to this review, November 21, 2013
Dear Rowenah,
We are delighted to read your review... we hope the rest of your African Safari was as interesting & comfortable as the great start and hopefully we will see you on your next African adventure!
Thank you!
Tony Sawe - GM - Palacina
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

As our flight back to Heathrow did not depart until nearly midnight our Agent Imagine Africa arranged for us to have a day room and a meal at their wonderful Moonflower Restaurant. We had a shower and rest in a beautiful room wish we could have stayed the night! and then a delicious meal with great service before being taken back to the airport for our return flight to the uk.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013 via mobile

We stayed at this hotel when we were stranded during the Nairobi airport fire. We were stressed out and having lots of trouble trying to figure out how to get home. If there was anything the staff and management could do to help us they did it. Well beyond our expectations. Checked on us after a sleepless night to ensure we were ok. Kept the breakfast open longer because we were up late. Sent champaign to our room because we looked stressed. Coordinated phone calls.

In short, staff were wonderful and I would recommend everyone to stay here.

Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

Had the pleasure of eating here some time last year, was a private party for about 10 ladies or so.
the food was good, so was the wine, the meatballs(best iv ever had)and can go back because of that. a few issues though; the parking is quite small and the toilet was not so clean by evening time. For me the toilet is a factor that makes or breaks an establishment. also the lighting was an issue as by evening our area outside plus the toilet didn't have lights. As i went there last year am guessing those issues should be sorted out by now, so i can definitely go back and try again.
All in all its a good place for a private event.

The only reason i have rated cleanliness as poor is because of the toilet issue, cannot speak of the whole establishment as we didn't go inside.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Palacina, General Manager at Palacina Residence & Suites, responded to this review, August 22, 2013
Dear Maureen,
Greetings from a wintery Nairobi morning.
This is a short response to thank you for taking time to comment on our Moonflower Restaurant.
We are delighted that the ladies had a memorable visit and that you enjoyed our Chef's "uber-delicious" sticky meatballs despite the apparent electrical issues.
I do regret to advise that The Moonflower has been closed for some time now as we are in the process of increasing our facilities and updating Palacina.
We hope to host you and the ladies in the future and it will be my pleasure to welcome you back!
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

We were at this hotel for a stopover between international flights in and then again out of the country. During the day there is the continual noise of building works taking place next to the hotel. There is noise from a sort of pump that you can hear during the day and at night within the hotel. The noise during the night of barking dogs very close to the hotel prevented any form of a decent night's sleep and finally the noise from scuttling feet within the room (presumably mice) was the final straw. The bath could not be drained without a chap coming to assist with a plunger. None of the people in our party (three bedrooms) could have the TVs on as they didn't work and the Internet was only intermittent. I would strongly advise staying at another hotel if at all possible. On a more positive note, the lunch we had at the restaurant was good.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

We were upgraded to the Penthouse Suite and found it exceptional. We were only there a night, but I could have easily moved in for an extended stay. The furnishings were tasteful, quite ample and very comfortable. The staff and overall ambiance were excellent. The pool is attractive, but the water wasn't heated, so it was rather rejuvenating. The lobby and seating area, where tea is served in the afternoon is also tastefully decorated, with lovely music accompanying your time sitting there or on an outside porch. I highly recommend this property.

  • Stayed February 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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Palacina, General Manager at Palacina Residence & Suites, responded to this review, May 22, 2013
We are very pleased that we met your expectations and we look forward to "welcoming you home" whenever you are in our neighborhood!
Best wishes from the Palacina family,
Tony Sawe
General Manager
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

Stayed here 1 night on the way to Safari and 1 night on the way out, at the suite room. The suite has a sitting room and a balcony and decorated in a taupe and earth colours. The hotel is located in a picturesque, leafy neighbourhood, close to the President's resident and the YaYa Mall. The service at the front desk is good and the breakfast is very good. The car that we hired is newish, clean, spacious and comfortable and chauffeur who took us round was highly professional. I have given it a 4 star because the bed is on the hard side and the food at the main restaurant, Moon Flower can be improved.

Otherwise, a most enjoyable and relaxing stay!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Palacina, General Manager at Palacina Residence & Suites, responded to this review, January 21, 2013
Dear Azian,
Thank you very much for your great comments. It was our pleasure to host you and hopefully we will have opportunity to do so in the future.
Thank you also for the constructive suggestions; we will use them to keep improving!
Regards,
Tony Sawe
GM-Palacina
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Address: Kitale Lane, off Dennis Pritt Road | State House Area, P.O Box 48728, Nairobi 00100, Kenya
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Location: Kenya > Nairobi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#4 Luxury Hotel in Nairobi
#4 Romantic Hotel in Nairobi
#18 Business Hotel in Nairobi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Palacina Residence & Suites 4.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
For weary travelers who have seen many a hotel room, Palacina is a breath of fresh air. Offering all the luxuries of a five star hotel, with special personalized service, a relaxed atmosphere and great attention to detail. As a family owned and run hotel the core emphasis is on making guests feel at home during their stay in Nairobi in an atmosphere of understated elegance and warm hospitality...Welcome to Nairobi's most relaxing address! ... more   less 
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