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Aero Club of East Africa

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2016

Its location right on Wilson airport can't be beat, particularly with the awful Nairobi traffic. The bar truly does come from the early 20th century, and the patio and garden areas are wonderful in the evening or for breakfast. The service is very warm, friendly and casual. The place is unique, and for the hardy the perfect place to begin... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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44 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

Over the years we have stayed overnight in Nairobi at other hotels in the city and in the suburbs around Karen and then struggled through the dreadful traffic to Wilson Airfield. The East Africa Aero Club makes it very easy to arrive in time to catch your early morning flight. This is why I give it 5 stars for location... More 

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Modena, Italy
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17 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Living Museum of Aviation. Used to live there and it is great to see it again. Beer is still cold and the food has improved measurably from the old days. Recommended for lunch and to to see the photos and mementos of aircraft and characters dating back to 1922.

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Allschwil, Switzerland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

This place is not modern, the rooms haven't been modernized for the last 50 years, there's no wifi in the rooms nor broad TV program, the breakfast is not included and kind of "take-away". BUT: the flair of this place is indescribable! You feel "beamed back" into the time of colonial glory. A lot of dark wood, the a-m-a-z-i-n-g wooden... More 

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Zanzibar City, Zanzibar Urban, Tanzania
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26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

I had work to do at Wilson Airport so decided to stay at the Nairobi Aero Club for the night so that i could have a early start. Although the booking process was very pleasant the experience of staying at the hotel was much to be desired. When i arrived I was given the key by the bar man. I... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We stay here often when passing through Nairobi on early morning flights from Wilson. Stay in the newer block. Traffic noisy and mosquitoes bad so take sleeping tablets/ear plugs/spray. Rooms are large and airy with slightly lumpy bedding but there are nets. Bar in the main clubhouse is like stepping back in time. Nice staff and good basic scoff.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 via mobile

Excellent place to sit and relax and watch the world go by and watch planes, Alot of history inside the premises Food excellent and varied, Staff good, nice veranda and great garden. Overall a very pleasant place

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Summerville, South Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

The Aero Club is within the gates of Wilson Airport. It is less than a mile to the Safari Link terminal. I stayed here to avoid the Nairobi traffic before my morning flight to the Maasai Mara. I was impressed. I stayed in the new wing. The rooms were old but very clean and large with AC. I enjoyed a... More 

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Frederick, Maryland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We had a strange experience here. We arrived late in Nairobi and had an early flight out so staying at the Aero Club (located on the grounds of the Wilson airport) made a lot of sense. And the location was in fact perfect and served the purpose completely. It felt safe and the beds were comfortable enough. While it could... More 

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8 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014 via mobile

I enjoyed my stay at the Aero club a East Africa very unique accommodations you don't go there for five star service to go there to reminisce and experience a bygone time the Aero club is full of nostalgia, from the pictures and memorabilia on the walls . It's an old English colonial club with old club rules the bar... More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Aero Club of East Africa

Address: Wilson Airport, Nairobi 00100, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Nairobi
Number of rooms: 12
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