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Hotel Kipepeo
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   River Rd, opposite bank of africa next to eastmatt, Nairobi 75362, Kenya (Nairobi Central Business District)   |  
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Ranked #62 of 106 Hotels in Nairobi
1 review
“Average”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2011 via mobile

Considering it is in the city center for such a price it is good... They do their best to keep it clean and u are warned about theft... The staff are friendly and warm..it would be your ideal place for traveling cheap in Nairobi! Viva kipepo!
Rachel J
Liberian

  • Stayed January 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Moscow, Russia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2011

I stayed 2 times by 1 night in this hotel. Hotel is a average, nothing special. Value for money is very good for Nairobi. Room is small, but clean. Room has all minimum required for short stay. I suppose it won't look nice if you will stay there for long.
Hotel doesn't have elevator and our room was on top floor. It was challenge:) As far as I were there twice, once room was very quite, but the second time it was quite noise because window were looking to the street.
Staff is very helpful and friendly. They did a lot of small things by our request which normally they should not.
Hotel has restaurant which is not nice. Breakfast is poor, meals are also not excellent.
Location is not far from center, but doesn't looks safety.
In general I was satisfied by my stay there.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2011

They claimed to have internet - did not work. They claimed to have large rooms - add half a meter around a bed and you get the size of the room. They claimed in was cosy - the A/C engine for the kitchen that happened to be right behind my window ceased to work for five minutes every half hour. They claimed to be safe - a small room safe was big enough to fit in a backpack (with all the values in it). They claimed to be at a good address - outside the KIbera slum I could not find a dirtiest and noisiest part of Nairobi. Did I mention there is no elevator?

Simple advice - don´t go there.

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Guernsey
2 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2010

The hotel has two guards at the front door which describes the location this hotel sits in.
The hotel has running water, western style toilets and an okay shower.
There is one major issue with this hotel. The hotel has a lounge area in the centre of the ground floor with an atrium that goes up to the roof which is 3 or 4 storeys high. At night this creates huge echoes of any noise, such as people talking, or walking on the tiled floor.
The room was an okay size and the double bed, and pillows were comfortable.
Breakfast was below the usual european standard but was acceptable.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2010

We stayed in the Kipepeo only one night, arranged by our Safari company, between one week of safari in the north of Kenya and the next week in the south. The place is simple but very decent. It is newly renovated, rooms are clean and have hot water, furniture is modern. For 60 USD a night, it is a rarity in Nairobi. At our arrival in Kenya we stayed one night in the hotel Ambassedeur and it was a real dump, so we were positively surprised by this place. Only negative is the location: Riverroad maybe unsafe and you need to watch out, but during the day it is fine and for one night this is a great deal in Nairobi.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 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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Nyala
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2010

Over the past year I have made several enjoyable stays at the Hotel Kipepeo. Rooms are very clean and rates are more than reasonable . I have always been well taken care of by the staff at all levels and found everyone to be very accommodating . The food is good and very nicely priced . The location is near the City Centre and transportation to any destination is readily available at multiple locations in the vicinity . Among other niceties wireless internet is provided in all rooms at no extra cost . I highly recommend this hotel to all travelers .

Stayed July 2010, traveled solo
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2010

very unsafe,no security and the staff didnt take things serious and they are not responsible

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled solo
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Hotel Kipepeo

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 #62 of 106 Hotels in Nairobi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Kipepeo 3*
Number of rooms: 56
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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