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Meridian Hotel
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   6 Muranga Road | Moi Avenue, Nairobi 30278-00100, Kenya   |  
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Ranked #21 of 115 Hotels in Nairobi
Johannesburg, South Africa
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35 hotel reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
“Good but beware”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

i think the Meridian is a good choice when visiting Nairobi for a few days. The good is that the rooms are modern with nice bathrooms, flatscreen tv's a safe and a comfortable bed. The breakfast is good and I found the staff overall very friendly. The not so good is that the hotel is undergoing extensive renovation, so prepare to wake up early even during the weekend. Another point is that the rooftop pool needs major overhaul, and that the gym is not in operational condition. Also beware that the hotel is not in the best part of town (although centrally located), so walking around at night is not really an option. I think that after the renovation is completely finished this place could be great, for now its decent.

Stayed January 2015, traveled solo
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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boston, ma
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72 reviews 72 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

In brief, we stayed in two different rooms and they were both very nice, the bathrooms were new, the beds and bedding were top notch, the restaurant provides a full selection free breakfast, you get free wifi, and the employees are all nice and striving to please. That said, the only downside was/is that the hotel is undergoing renovations with the construction noise permeating into the rooms during the day. We arrived very jetlagged and wanted to take a nap. We couldn't due to the noise. We should have been warned when we booked the rooms that the hotel is under renovation - and their should be a discount for that. Also, the rooftop pool area needs complete renovation.

  • Stayed January 2015, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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National Capital Territory of Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed here for almost 2 weeks and the complete stay was a good experience. Hotel staff is very caring and treats you as if you are at your home. Food is awesome and kitchen is very clean and proper hygiene is maintained on the floor. I will definately come back! it is located in heart of city surrounded by marketplace.

  • Stayed November 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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MeridianNairobi, Manager at Meridian Hotel, responded to this review, 2 weeks ago
Dear Guest

Thank you for taking the time to review the Meridian Hotel, Nairobi.

I am very pleased that you had a good experience during your 2 week stay at the Hotel, and that you were as comfortable as you would feel in your own home environment.
Your positive comments of hospitable staff, good food, and cleanliness during your stay will be passed onto the team.

It is good to hear that the central and convenient location of the Hotel was beneficial to you during your stay in Nairobi.

I do hope that we will see you again at the Meridian Hotel in the very near future!

Regards

Safiyah Kurji
Director
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have stayed twice at the Meridian Hotel during my visits to Nairobi Both over 30 days.
The staff has been helpful to accommodate to my needs and help make my stay comfortable.
I want to thank the Chef Mr Amar Chawla for the special focus on food and Ms Shaziya from the team to help me budget my trip better.
Half of the rooms are newly renovated and done well. I wish the team best for new rooms coming up soon.
I will surely come back to Meridian for my next visit and recommend the hotel to travelers going to Nairobi. Especially business travelers with interest in Nairobi CBD.

Room Tip: Ask for the rooms with new mattress...old ones are hard. 1st floor has a indoor fountain and seatin...
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  • Stayed November 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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MeridianNairobi, Manager at Meridian Hotel, responded to this review, 2 weeks ago
Dear Girish

I appreciate the time you have taken to write a review of Meridian Hotel.

I am pleased that during both your long-stay visits at the Hotel, the staff ensured you were comfortable and all your needs were met. I will ensure that your comments of appreciation, especially for Chef Amar and Ms Shaziya will be passed on.

It is good to know that the renovations at the Hotel are being viewed in a positive light. With reference to your comment about the mattresses, please know that with the new renovations, we are replacing all the old mattresses so that all guests are able to benefit from a good night's sleep.

I am glad that you were also able to make use of the Resident Lounge, which provides a secluded place for Hotel residents to relax near the water feature with a cup of coffee, make use of the free high-speed internet access (WIFI) in the Hotel as well as hold business meetings.

We look forward to seeing you again soon, on your next business trip.

Regards

Safiyah Kurji
Director
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 via mobile

I stayed in this hotel for couple of days and it was really nice and the staff are absolutely 100% helpful and nice! I will definately come back!:) it is very central and close to everything as it's located in the heart of Nairobi!:)

  • Stayed November 2014
    • 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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MeridianNairobi, Manager at Meridian Hotel, responded to this review, December 22, 2014
Dear Guest

Thank you for writing a review of the Meridian Hotel Nairobi.

We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. I will ensure that your positive comments are passed onto the rest of the team.

The staff of Meridian Hotel take this opportunity to wish you Happy Holidays, with best wishes for 2015!

We look forward to you visiting us again soon.

Regards

Safiyah Kurji
Director
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I stayed here on my first night in Eastern Africa. We needed a 16 hour layover and decided to take a hotel for the night. This was fairly close to the airport and offered a very nice breakfast buffet as part of the room rate. The room also offered decent cable television and free Wi-Fi which was very quick given normal African standards. I would most certainly stay here again in the future.

  • Stayed November 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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MeridianNairobi, Manager at Meridian Hotel, responded to this review, December 17, 2014
Dear Kevin,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of the Meridian Hotel and we are pleased that your first night in East Africa was a good experience.

We appreciate your comment with regards to the Hotel being conveniently located fairly close to the airport. We are glad that you enjoyed the buffet breakfast and also made use of our high speed internet (WIFI), which is offered complimentary to all guests of the hotel.

We look forward to welcoming you back at the Meridian Hotel for your next visit to Nairobi.

Regards

Safiyah Kurji
Director 
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Mombasa, Kenya
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

i am a regular visitor from Mombasa on official visits. i have stayed in other hotels too in nairobi but recently i have been putting up at meridian because of cleanliness, quality services and convinient location. keep it up meridian hotel, nairobi.

  • Stayed September 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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MeridianNairobi, Manager at Meridian Hotel, responded to this review, December 17, 2014
Dear Guest

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of Meridian Hotel.

We appreciate your kind comments about your experience at Meridian Hotel during your recent visits to Nairobi. It’s always a pleasure to hear that our guests have had a comfortable and enjoyable stay at the Meridian Hotel Nairobi. I will make sure to pass the comments to the team.

We look forward to continuing to host you during your subsequent trips in the near future.

Regards

Safiyah Kurji
Director
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Address: 6 Muranga Road | Moi Avenue, Nairobi 30278-00100, Kenya
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Location: Kenya > Nairobi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #21 of 115 Hotels in Nairobi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Meridian Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 100
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Meridian Hotel is one the established and reputed hotel in Nairobi, Kenya. The top management of the company committed to ISO 9001:2008 quality management system. The Meridian hotel is conveniently located in the city"s prime business and shopping district of 'Central Business District'. The hotel offers 120 newly renovated rooms with tastefully decorated and equipped modern amenities, 24 hours multi cuisine coffee shop and in room dinning offers delicious food and simply great beverages. The Meridian hotel an ideal location for business meetings and conferences in Nairobi. Recreational facilities include an outdoor swimming pool, a health club and a full service Spa. ... more   less 
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