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Shanema Homes

Limuru Road United Nations Avenue, Nairobi 00200 Kenya
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#189 of 471 B&Bs / Inns in Nairobi
Shanema Homes is located 250 metres from the UNEP headquarters in the upmarket Gigiri area in Nairobi and accessed through the UN Crescent opposite the American Embassy which serves the Village Market, and just minutes drive from the Nairobi CBD. You will find Shanema Homes ideally located for all your leisure and business needs.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Car hire
Baggage storage
Gift shop
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Breakfast in the room
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Mosquito net
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
Ironing service
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Room service
Seating area
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Bottled water
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Complimentary toiletries
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Languages Spoken
English, Swahili
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michael0357 wrote a review Apr 2018
Roedermark, Germany215 contributions80 helpful votes
The Shanema Homes is located in the vincinity of some embassies and some UN offices. The place is safe and the guards do a good job. Shanema Homes is located in a dead end road and consequently there is no noise. The overall impression is quite ok but you can‘t expect a high class accomodation. The rooms are quite small with no aircondition. The beds are covered with moskito nets but protection is not 100 %. It‘s better to bring some additional protection yourself like cream or these electrical burning sticks. The bathroom is sufficient in size, the shower is big enough but sometimes there is a lack of hot or warm water. The TV is offering four programs only including BBC and Sky Sports. Service is friendly but not outstanding. Breakfast is so, so and you can use the kitchen to cook your own diner. They have a nice garden, which can be used during day time. In the so called lounge you can sit on cosy sofas and watch TV or listen to radio music or have a chat with your friends. The only offer cold beer but you can bring your own drinks without any restrictions. The Village Market with some shops and restaurants is in walking distance and it‘s ok to walk there even after sunset.
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Date of stay: April 2018Trip type: Traveled solo
therealjudekatter wrote a review Jan 2018
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The reception staff almost always missing. The kitchen operation makes all residence stinks. When I was introduced to the "facilities", I was taken to my room through the kitchen (!). The room building was fairly new, but not clean, nevertheless the room looked fairly fine, very squeezed due to overflow of furniture. The toilette is a whole different story. The window was jammed and insects were coming in freely, the shower head was fixed and i had to lean at the wall to shower. The 2nd day i was asked to be moved to a new room (cause i complained about the insects), but my things were moved without my consent. Poor WIFI. One bright thing, tje staff are very nice and kind and helping. Overall, i will not come back.
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Date of stay: December 2017
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Trip type: Traveled on business
Room Tip: Check the bathroom first, check behind the furniture. Check the wifi.
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Duckseal wrote a review Jun 2017
Staffanstorp, Sweden46 contributions11 helpful votes
Nice staff, small room, clean. Ok breakfast. You can order supper in advance to get it at specific time. Or go to "restaurant" and order then it takets longer. Walking (safe) distance to UN and many enbassies. Ask and they will help you.
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Date of stay: September 2016
Trip type: Traveled on business
Room Tip: Access to kitschen and gazebo for all guests
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Vresser wrote a review Dec 2016
Cape Town Central, South Africa14 contributions10 helpful votes
Incredibly basic hotel. One step above a backpackers. Breakfast is basic over cooked eggs. Lonely sausages and bacon in Bain Maries. Rooms have no flyscreens on windows so impossible to sleep with windows open. No air conditioning. TV didnt work in 2 different rooms. Rooms on one side of hotel are incredibly noisy due to a water pump that switched on at around midnight. Staff are very helpful but one must take exception to owners / management who have a captive audience in people visiting international organizations in the area, charge exorbitant rates for accommodation but don't maintain standards.
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Date of stay: December 2016Trip type: Traveled on business
thewilsonswanderings wrote a review Dec 2016
Washington DC, District of Columbia492 contributions148 helpful votes
Shanema Homes is a good option for both short and longer stays especially if you want/need to be near the UN. I was only here two nights but I appreciated a couple things - the rooms were good - not fancy but comfortable and more than adequate, I really enjoyed the garden layout and the 3 gazebos that you could use. You can ask for dinner/supper to be prepared but it took over an hour until I was served -which they were upfront about. Continental breakfast is adequate. Security is good.
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Date of stay: August 2016
Trip type: Traveled on business
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Frequently Asked Questions about Shanema Homes
Which popular attractions are close to Shanema Homes?
Nearby attractions include Two Rivers Mall (0.5 miles), Carrefour Two Rivers (0.5 miles), and CK's Eye of Kenya (0.6 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Shanema Homes?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Shanema Homes?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Shanema Homes?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Shanema Homes?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Shanema Homes?
Conveniently located restaurants include Olpul Steak House and Grill, #Cafe -City Lodge at Two Rivers, and The Pork Pit.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Shanema Homes?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Swahili.
Are there any historical sites close to Shanema Homes?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Dedan Kimathi Statue (5.6 miles) and The Galton-fenzi Memorial (5.8 miles).