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Reviewed August 30, 2016 via mobile

My travel agent booked this hotel for me whilst on business. You get what you pay for in Africa. There is either very good and very crap. Chester some how managed to creep just over the very crap. Very basic but surprisingly clean. Small TV, small bed, little hot water and bad shower, WiFi worked well first night but was... More 

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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Reviewed June 7, 2016

I stayed at this city hotel on numerous occasions over the last year whilst on business in Nairobi. The hotel is dated but the rooms are large and comfortable. The rooms are spotless and well appointed. There are kitchens in each room that allow you to easily cater for your meal requirements. The hotel has good security and you feel... More 

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Port Alfred, South Africa
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Reviewed March 6, 2016

Stayed here for 3 nights on business. THe hotel consists of very spacious apartments that are however somewhat dated. Everything was however clean and functional and staff was very willing and tried their best. The hotel is situated very centrally in the CBD. The value for money (if there is such a thing in Nairobi Hotels) is good in that... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed May 15, 2015

This is a very nice serviced apartment, It is well located in the Centre of the CBD within walking distance of some nice eateries. I was a bit concerned that many of the cooks were completely unaware of what the meaning of Halaal was - considering the number of international visitors to Chester House. I also found the Wifi to... More 

1 Thank Iamzain
Waxahachie, Texas, United States
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26 reviews
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Reviewed January 24, 2014

I love this place. It's a little older and there are always some snafus, but hey, this is Africa. But there's a sort of old world elegance to the place, something that you can feel rather than describe. It's a feeling of comfort and ease that I don't get at other places. The rooms are huge - even the Studio... More 

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Reviewed September 3, 2013

I stayed there for a week and will try it the next time. The benefits: 1-Locating in the city center. 2- A comfortable suite (80 m2) 3- Good security. 4- You can have guests as much as you can without any limits. 5- The equipped Kitchen (Oven, Microwave, Sink) allows you to feel at home. 5- Good quality of internet.... More 

2 Thank shahramRE
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 13, 2013

I stayed here twice recently. Although the decor is a little dated, the facilities are good. Very friendly and efficient staff. Located in the Central Business District, so shops, bars and restaurants are close by. The main city park is also very nearby. The wifi was excellent. The hotel also has a good restaurant. I would use this hotel again... More 

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Reviewed June 18, 2013

Overall ok, nothing fancy,but the rooms are spacious clean. God stuff inroom safe, ok you have to have your own padlock but still an essential thing that one should find in every hotelroom. Security good, guards downstairs. If you have guests they check with you (telephone)when they leave. The room was kept tidy at all times and the staff was... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed November 28, 2012

I stayed here with four friends, we rented the 17th floor, Penthouse. The penthouse satisfied our needs with space and a great view of the city at night. We partied indoors and did not bother to go out the first night. The internet service was faulty and it was difficult to get online in the living room. One day we... More 

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Reviewed November 1, 2012

Situated on the upper floors of a large, centrally-located downtown building that has retail and a pretty good restaurant/pub on lower levels, these apartments must have come into service sometime before the mid-1960s at the latest, and unrenovated since them -- everything in there is from a pre-plastic world. Almost a time capsule. Things have been patched together and are... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Kitchenette
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Chester House offers the most spacious rooms in the heart of Nairobi. All our rooms are self contained, with a fully kitted kitchen, cable television, free wi-fi, a spectacular swimming pool and of course our patented balconies with stunning views over the city. Whether you want to get some serious work done, or put your feet up and unwind, Chester House Apartments provide unparalleled comfort and convenience. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Chester House

Address: Koinange Street, 3rd Floor | P.O Box 40392, Nairobi 00100, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Nairobi > Nairobi Central Business District
Price Range: $83 - $175 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Chester House 3.5*
Number of rooms: 84
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“The larger suites are recommended”
 of 5 bubbles 40carlh, Jun 7, 2016 | Read review
“The higher the better - think that all rooms have private balconies.”
 of 5 bubbles woudo, Mar 6, 2016 | Read review
“Try and get a room as high up as possible to minimise the disturbance from the traffic and activity on the street below.”
 of 5 bubbles Iamzain, May 15, 2015 | Read review
“Rooms with balcony in higher floors.”
 of 5 bubbles shahramRE, Sep 3, 2013 | Read review
“Make sure you take a lock to secure valuables. Expect heavy traffic. Sometimes the power goes out. There is a grocery store a few blocks away where you can fill up your refrigerator.”
 of 5 bubbles Viajero990, Nov 28, 2012 | Read review
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