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“Decent hotel at a good price.” 4 of 5 stars
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Sportsview Hotel
Thika Rd, Nairobi, Kenya   |  
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Ranked #39 of 96 hotels in Nairobi
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“Decent hotel at a good price.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2012

I was recommended to stay at this hotel by an American friend who visits Nairobi regularly. The hotel was clean and extremely safe as it is enclosed with a wall and gate. The hotel is far outside of downtown Nairobi.

The food was just ok but wasn't great. The best part of the dining experience were the juices they offered.

The rooms have a window above the door and the lights on in the hallways at night are an annoyance if you need complete darkness to sleep. The hallways also echo so you might hear noise at night but while I was there most guest were aware, considerate and respectful of this.

If you want a lower priced hotel that you will feel completely safe in, this would be a great one to consider.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled solo
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2006

I was booked into this hotel by a Kenyan friend who lives nearby. I may not have found it otherwise, as you do have to leave the made up road for a short distance before arriving into the grounds. Don't let this put you off though - the area feels pretty safe and my friend assured me that security within the hotel grounds is excellent.

The staff at the hotel are excellent and very accommodating. They are eager to meet the expectations of their guests and are responsive to any comments or complaints. The atmosphere is informal and relaxed whilst remaining professional. My well-furnished, en-suite room was spotlessly clean and well-maintained throughout my stay.

I was booked in on a bed and breakfast rate and also ate dinner (either in the restaurant or open air bar area) each evening. Full board rates were available. Both the bed & breakfast rate and the meal prices were very reasonable.

Despite having stayed in a higher profile Nairobi hotel in the past, I will certainly book the Sportsview again out of choice in the future.

  • Stayed July 2006, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2006

This Hotel is a about a hundred yards up a dirt track off the main road. It's 12 km away from the centre of Nairobi and this must be the reason why the prices are so much cheaper. The whole hotel was spotlessly clean and the room was very comfortable. The food was reasonable. Certainly plenty to eat at the breakfast buffet. Eggs were cooked how you wanted by a member of staff who waited for your order.
Evening meal was either a three course buffet or "something and chips" type stuff in the outside club area.
From my room (in the Northern wing, which is the most modern wing) I looked down on herons making a nest in the tree just outside my window.
Mosquito nets were in the rooms but I never saw any. Probably because rooms were sprayed each night just about sunset. For those wanting comfort without an exhorbitant price, this hotel has to be worth considering. According to a friend who travelled with me, this was better than other far more expensive hotels he had stayed at in Nairobi

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Additional Information about Sportsview Hotel

Address: Thika Rd, Nairobi, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Nairobi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #39 of 96 hotels in Nairobi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sportsview Hotel established in 1986 is conveniently located and reasonably priced. Its central location and access to major transport hubs makes it an excellent choice for a base for a holiday in Kenya.Situated 12 km north of Nairobi, the "City in the Sun", Sportsview Hotel is strategically placed along the ultra-modern Thika Superhighway and approximately 30 minutes drive from the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, it has the unique blend of the tranquility of a Country Inn and all the modern amenities of an international city hotel.Set out in flowery, well-manicured, spacious gardens, it is an especially enticing venue for business firms and professional organizations who wish to host seminars, workshops, conferences and even tour groups seeking unique accommodation with a different but tranquil atmosphere. ... more   less 
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