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“Good Hotel but not worth the cost” 3 of 5 stars
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Silver Springs Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Valley Road & Argwings Kodhek Road, Nairobi, Kenya (Upper Hill Estate)   |  
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Ranked #40 of 129 Hotels in Nairobi
Ahmedabad, India
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37 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Good Hotel but not worth the cost”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

Location is good but very old hotel and construction. one may find better hotel at this tariff. food is good. Safe place to stay (safety is concern when you travel to kenya). Staff is cooperative, rooms are also very small. Not worth the the cost you pay but i am not sure if other hotels are as safe as this...

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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34 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

Stayed a few days in this hotel, as my planned one-night transfer stay in Nairobi turned into a 5 day malaria stop-over and Silver Springs is very close to the Nairobi Hospital.
The atmosphere is typically seventies with an African touch. Friendly and efficient front-office staff, no hassling with luggage and begging for tips. Elevator is solitary, old and slow and the rooms are simple, but convenient. Everythings works (always a bonus in Africa), wi-fi all around the hotel and the pool area and restaurant are cosy and efficient. All-in-all good value for money and a pleasant atmosphere.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
14 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

This hotel is really well placed if you need to get to the main Nairobi hospitals for work or medical care. The building itself is built around a very nice pool with bars and other facilities round it. I particularly appreciated the food. It served excellent African food in a buffet (at breakfast and in the evening). I also liked the shop at the back of the hotel, which had much better quality of goods than other hotels I have stayed in Nairobi. Some aspects of this hotel are average, like the quality of some of the rooms, but location, pool, shop and food are real pluses.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Nairobi, Kenya
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25 reviews
14 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

The hotel is nice,clean, well furnished and modern. The premises was renovated lately and so everything is just perfect. The rooms of second floor away from the road are very serene,spacious and quiet. Their food especially buffet is just what you need. The hotel is very proximity to major hospitals in Nairobi and a stone throw to city centre.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Aarhus, Denmark
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

It is a beautiful place, quiet and clean. But I think they are understaffed. The waiters are few and far between. If you love cake as I do, you will be disappointed. Nevertheless, a beautiful serene place close to the city centre.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Somerville, Massachusetts
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35 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

The grounds were nice, with a large swimming pool overlooked by little bougainvillea-covered balconies (though not private balconies). Breakfast was also pretty awesome, with a large selection of tasty Indian, Kenyan, and continental dishes. The rooms are plain but very comfortable.

Unfortunately, at night it was quite noisy. It's right off the Argwings-Valley Road intersection, and the traffic sounds came right through our closed windows. I ended up sleeping with earplugs.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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25 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

This place was really pretty average so far as the room and amenities went. I was excited about the shower, needing one badly when I arrived, but the water went hot and cold and almost scalded me. My favourite part was the breakfast, included in the room price, which featured a vast choice including lots of local fresh fruits and good Kenyan coffee. The hotel is NGO paradise, full of foreigners working on assistance projects.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Valley Road & Argwings Kodhek Road, Nairobi, Kenya
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Location: Kenya > Nairobi > Upper Hill Estate
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Spa Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #40 of 129 Hotels in Nairobi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Silver Springs Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 160
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