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The Heron Portico

Jakaya Kikwete Road Opposite Provincial Police Headquarters, Nairobi Kenya
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 10/13/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from The Heron Portico
Updated 10/13/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#11 of 316 hotels in Nairobi
Travelers' Choice
The Heron Portico is a fine well-known Nairobi business hotel located 3 kilometres from the city center,KICC and about 18 kilometres from the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. The hotel offers accommodation in 108 guest rooms and suites, and features several conference rooms, a fully equipped gym with heated outdoor swimming pool, free car parking, and a gift shop. The hotel has 3 restaurants and is known for its good food and beverage offerings from morning till evening.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
Business Center with Internet Access
Secured parking
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Poolside bar
Car hire
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Room service
Flatscreen TV
VIP room facilities
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Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Smoking rooms available
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Grade: 67 out of 100
41Restaurantswithin 0.75 miles
7Attractionswithin 0.75 miles
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Naomi N wrote a review Jun 21
4 contributions3 helpful votes
I visited Heron Portico last week for a 'Business Lunch' at the Bashasha restaurant...together with my friends and partners we ordered Chicken curry and rice...oh my, the food was delicious and finger licking ...the staff were very friendly and courteous....and very polite so to speak... The Covid 19 guidelines were very well observed...and this made us feel safe. Social distance is strictly observed not to mention sanitizers are readily available and accessible.. I cannot wait to go back to this restaurant again...Thanks to David, Wesley & Pius
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Date of stay: June 2021
Trip type: Traveled on business
mercy k wrote a review Jun 18
3 contributions1 helpful vote
One of the best Hotel to visit, convenient in terms of location. I couldn't find any other place to do a Anniversary dinner surprise for my parents, thanks to Mr David Mwaniki for all the arrangements, room decor and cake surprise 😊 and to Chef for honoring my special food requests... Thumps up
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
Audreykelly2015 wrote a review Jun 17
Kericho, Kenya6 contributions
My first time to have a meeting at the heron hotel.The hotel is beautiful and has nice conference room facilities.They have followed and adhered to the ministry of health protocols to fight Corona.Washing hands stations,taking and recording temperatures , sanitizer stations and observed social distance arrangements in the conference rooms and the restaurant area as well.Staff in this hotel have positive attitude and very welcoming.Pius was of great help ,he served us our teabreaks on time and was ever ready to help of any of our requirements.Mr mwaniki kept checking on us and ensured that our stay in the hotel was nothing but a success.Our meals were great,food variety was excellent and delicious.Wesley was very very helpful and very proffessional ,Booked us in a very spacious and comfortable room and was always there for us whenever we required any assistance.we will be back for more meetings in this hotel and i will recomend it.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled on business
ZAKAYO D wrote a review Jun 15
1 contribution
We hosted our event in this hotel with our doner.We were in karafuu conference hall.The room is well ventilated and very spacious which is very ideal more especially during this Covid 19 pandemic.The tea breaks were served on time and lunch was very delicious and alot of variety provided.The servce in this hotel is A five star.We were very impressed with the way the staff interacted with us ,the team lead by Mr Neraj,David and Wesley is outstanding.The hotel is very keen with the ongoing pandemic and thus it has placed washing hands centers on vocal points and sanitizers everywhere within the facility.Well done Heron and we will keep coming back always.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled on business
Response from NEERAJ KUMAR, General Manager at The Heron Portico
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to post this review about your experience with us. I am delighted to learn that you left with a positive impression of the hotel and its services. Your kind words of appreciation on our hospitality have been passed on to the entire team for whom they will be a tremendous source of inspiration. We take utmost care of all our guests by providing Covid 19 protocols. We hope to continue being your preferred ‘home’ during all your future visits to Nairobi. Regards NEIRAJ KUMAR
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Kagoli N wrote a review Jun 15
1 contribution
Room clean, service above standard, hotel side is perfect, pool heating needs to be looked into , the gym is perfect with a functional steam room, The chicken curry is just something one should try. MR David and MR WESLEY are quick to attend guests and easily accessible despite them being managers in their capacity
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from NEERAJ KUMAR, General Manager at The Heron Portico
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Valued Guest, We are glad to host you and your team.It is a delight to see such wonderful feedback for our team ,facility and service. We are committed to deliver satisfaction to all our guest and we are happy to observe that you were satisfied . We will look forward to welcome you. Regards Neiraj
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Heron Portico
Which popular attractions are close to The Heron Portico?
Nearby attractions include Nairobi Arboretum (0.7 miles), Nairobi Gallery (0.7 miles), and All Saints Cathedral (0.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Heron Portico?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at The Heron Portico?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The Heron Portico?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Heron Portico?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Heron Portico?
Conveniently located restaurants include Java House, Flame Tree Restaurant, and Pango Brasserie.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Heron Portico?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and locker rooms available in the fitness center during their stay.
Does The Heron Portico have an airport shuttle?
Yes, The Heron Portico offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is The Heron Portico located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.7 miles away from the center of Nairobi.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Heron Portico?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does The Heron Portico offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.