When my wife and I arrived at the hotel we walked into a blacked out hotel. There was no eletricity in the city and the hotel did not have a generator.Apparently this happens somewhat often because other hotels around had electricity. (DUH!) Well we were told electricity should be back b the evening. Guess what, it was not and my wife and I were forced to spend the evening in the dark, candlelight is only romantic if you can take a shower and get cleaned to have a good night.:)
We left the hotel the next morning and there was still no electricity. Again breakfast was by candlelight in an enclosed room with no outside light. Did not eat much because I could not see what I was eating and did not want to risk it.
We chose this hotel for our first night in Kenya and wanted a central location at a decent price. Were we wrong. Could have stayed at better priced hotels just down the road- no electricity did not do it for me. But it was in a safe part of town
Kenyan people in general are very friendly and that was the bet part of this hotel.(The people.)
When we got back home we contacted booking.com and complained. We did receive around 20% refund. My advice to the hotel get a generator and to potential guests-look for another hotel.
Oh and be aware that everywhere in Nairobi there three prices 1. Nationals 2. Residents 3.Tourists.Ask for discounts and try to get the resident price. When you go with tour guides that is not possible.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Oakwood HotelThe Oakwood Hotel is a small exclusive and perfectly located property, in fact, it's ideal accommodation for guests who enjoy the hustle, bustle and non-stop night-life of Nairobi.The Oakwood resides in the Elite House. building, formally Livingstone House. The property was built in the 1950s and although it maintains its colonial Architect. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Oakwood Hotel Nairobi