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Hotel Kipepeo
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   River Rd, opposite bank of africa next to eastmatt, Nairobi 75362, Kenya (Nairobi Central Business District)   |  
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Ranked #60 of 96 hotels in Nairobi
Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria
2 reviews
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“Interesting experience..”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

For a budget trip, Kipepeo is fine with very friendly front desk..nice room service..laundry. It is located right in the City Centre (excellent) but it could get very noisy outside yet fun for those who enjoy the night life.The room I stayed in was very small and it had mosquitoes but they had mosquito nets and would disinfect on request. Very friendly staff and taxi guys. The real issues (just 2) I had with the hotel was that the my room was on the last floor...if you got back from work tired, it would take you ages to get to your room..(no lift) and the internet signal was weak in my room...I understood their challenge but they were willing to take me to a better room..they've got listening ears though. In summary if I visit Nairobi again..I just might stay in Kipepeo....(Oh I almost forgot..for your own good/safety, they wouldn't allow you bring up ladies to the rooms but if you insist, they must have and deposit a valid ID at the front desk...kinda nice...plus they are very security-conscious..nice too)

Room Tip: Prefer rooms not overlooking the main street and please don't stay on the topmost floor..except...
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

I splashed out on Kipepeo at the end of my last trip to Nairobi, where I usually stay at a budget place closeby. Kipepeo is solidly in the 3 star bracket with clean and nicely decorated rooms. Rooms and bathrooms are a bit on the small side but in line with room sizes elsewhere in downtown.

Staff were helpful and their restaurant is reasonably priced with good buffet and juices. Note that this hotel is in DOWNTOWN Nairobi, which some overseas visitors may find hectic. The hotel is ideally placed for transit and arrival/departure by bus. Note that rates can get expensive in high season.

Room Tip: Rooms either face into the atrium or to the main street but windows are reasonably sound proofed so...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

Stayed for one night: after an evening arrival needed a place to spend the night before the safari.
The hotel is located somewhere in the center, but in a small, narrow street.
Did not have the desire to walk, so the dinner went to Carnivore.
The room is small, do not turn around a couple times.
Tiny bathroom, no towels.
For cleanliness - all mediocre.
Breakfast is more than modest, but we load up and there were not going :)
In general: very budget option for an overnight stay in Nairobi.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

I always have a transit through Nairobi and look out for Hotels where I can sleep sound and catch my morning flight fresh.

This Hotel was good in that sense. Though a little noisy because of the restaurant downstairs but the noise dies down or may be I was too tired to hear it!!. The room was small but I had a very comfortable bed and heated water in the shower which mattered most.
The staffs were extremely friendly and helpful.The breakfast was ready at 5:30 in the morning and the staff insisted me to have it and leave the hotel, which was sweet and quite professional.

I would recommend this place

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

Just came back from the Hotel Kipepeo,i was there for 17 days,the hotel is in the centre of everything you want,supermarkets,shopping centre,the transports,the banks are close by,bars,clubs,restaurants,the staff was amazing so friendly,helpful,very organised,cleaning excellet,food excellent,room service excellent,i would suggest this hotel to anyone

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

we were ther for our last night in nairobi.

the location is ok, not too good and not bad (ask for room not facing to the street).

the room was very clean and very modern (seems like they renewed lately).

very good experiance...

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: River Rd, opposite bank of africa next to eastmatt, Nairobi 75362, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Nairobi > Nairobi Central Business District
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #60 of 96 hotels in Nairobi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Kipepeo 2*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Kipepeo is the flagship of the Kipepeo Group of Hotels, all offering accommodation and services at budget prices, comprising Hotel Kipepeo and Hotel Mariposa, both situated in the rapidly growing downtown section of Nairobi, while Kipepeo Avenue House is located in the heart of Nairobi's Central Business District.Hotel Kipepeo comprises 56 letting rooms which may be booked online, bar and a la carte restaurant. It is five minutes' walk from the Central Business District.All rooms are equipped with power showers and mosquito netting, computerised door locks, digital safes,satellite tv and CCTV enhanced security.Reception operates 24 hours and free wi-fi internet is available. The restaurant offers both international and local cuisine.The hotel has partnered with Spanish Express Coach services, offering a direct service to Mombasa which may be booked from within the hotel. The coach departs daily from the front of the hotel.Hotel Mariposa is situated five minutes' walk away from Hotel Kipepeo. It comprises 16 letting rooms and full bar and restaurant services. Free wi-fi internet is available.Hotel Mariposa also provides all the conference facilities of the Kipepeo Group of Hotels through several halls ranging from small meetings to major presentations. All halls are equipped with full digital screen services and any specialised equipment needed may be ordered in advance.The hotel also offers small lounges for hire for private meetings, with dedicated waiter service.In house manicure and pedicure services are offered on selected days of the week.Hotel Mariposa has partnered with Spanish Express Coach Services to Mombasa. The coaches, which may be booked at Hotel Kipepeo, depart from outside Hotel Mariposa.For guests staying at Hotels Kipepeo and Mariposa but working in the Central Business District, Kipepeo Avenue House offers full restaurant services and business lunches at competitive prices. Free wi-fi internet is available.Avenue House is situated opposite the New Stanley Hotel on Kenyatta Avenue.All three Kipepeo Hotels offer a changing mix of live entertainment on a nightly basis. ... more   less 
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