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Oakwood Hotel

Kimathi Street | P.O. Box 40683, Nairobi, Kenya
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

The Oakwood is not a new hotel and it feels like something from another age. Wood paneling from which it takes the name runs throughout the building. There were some problems on arrival: no hangers in the wardrobe, no bath plug and the safe wasn't working. I reported these to the manager, Charles Nyamo and, within 10 mins all were... More 

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perth
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016

I always go here as it is so convenient to walk some places,they have done some improvement such as mend the door locks and they have up-graded the WiFi which was great,also the towels were new,the food is nice not a lot of choice but still good value and fresh cooked.I hope next on the list for some work will... More 

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Kochi (Cochin), India
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158 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2016

As name reveals, the complete hotel is decorated with Ok Wood all over, 3 storey 19th Century well maintained Hotel, at the centre of Nairobi. Wonderful place, walking distance to all central places of Nairobi. Friendly staff who want to serve you sincerely and make your stay most comfortable. Very calm & peaceful place. One will remember the staff after... More 

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Madahotels_11, Manager at Oakwood Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind reviews. We are glad you enjoyed your stay at Oakwood. As usual we would like to welcome you back whenever you are in town. We strive to bring the best service to ensure your stay at the Hotel is as comfortable as possible. Ahsante Sana! More 

Shanghai, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

Perfect location. Close to markets, coffee shops. Safe to walk in the evening. Amenities clean, but not so well fixed as everything was installed ages ago. Friendly staff. Got a booking.com rate. Were able to extend check out time. Free wifi.

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ahmedabad
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Had a nice stay in the hotel. I visited this hotel for business work. Hotel staff is good and maintain smile all the time. Rooms are quite big and suite the purpose of my stay. security was for me and service were vary helpful.

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1 Thank Parth M
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I stayed at the hotel recently and loved the experience. The manager Charles was very helpful. The restaurant serves complementary breakfast. Though slightly overpriced the place is altogether awesome! Great location too.

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Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, United States
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

My girlfriend and I chose to stay at this hotel for it's perfect location in the city centre during our recent vacation in Kenya. Admittedly, the rates are pocket friendly and the convenience of being close to alot of activities in the city played a big role in our decision to stay here. However, the most outstanding were the staff... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

The hotel is in downtown Nairobi hidden in between other businesses. It's old and not too well kept. The rooms are spacious and clean. The bathrooms are small with old torn towels. I got locked out of the bathroom once due to a poorly maintained door. The cost of accommodation is slightly higher than what is advertised in Tripadvisor. WIFI... More 

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Rome, Lazio, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

A bit tired and shabby. Bugs and a cloud of dust fell from the fan when it was switched on. Lots of noise from neighbouring discos and passing traffic. Travel time to the airport by taxi was 20 minutes at 3 in the morning and 50 minutes during rush hour.

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Xi'an, China
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

When my wife and I arrived at the hotel we walked into a blacked out hotel. There was no eletricity in the city and the hotel did not have a generator.Apparently this happens somewhat often because other hotels around had electricity. (DUH!) Well we were told electricity should be back b the evening. Guess what, it was not and my... More 

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Madahotels_11, Manager at Oakwood Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review Oakwood Hotel. We truly value the opinions of our customers and we apologize that we did not meet your expectations. The night that you checked in the Hotel, there was a lot of power Shortages that week in Nairobi Central Business, but the issue was solved and We had a power backup... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Oakwood HotelThe Oakwood Hotel is a small exclusive and perfectly located property, in fact, it's ideal accommodation for guests who enjoy the hustle, bustle and non-stop night-life of Nairobi.The Oakwood resides in the Elite House. building, formally Livingstone House. The property was built in the 1950s and although it maintains its colonial Architect. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Oakwood Hotel

Address: Kimathi Street | P.O. Box 40683, Nairobi, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Nairobi
Price Range: $75 - $94 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Oakwood Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 20
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