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Corner of Birongo Square and Muthaiti Ave, Nairobi Kenya
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#68 of 372 hotels in Nairobi
Location
4.2
Cleanliness
4.6
Service
4.3
Value
4.1
Hotel Rio boasts 65 well appointed rooms, designated and functional to meet the discerning needs of today’s value minded business traveler and Tourist. Furnished in a contemporary African Style, all the Hotel Rooms feature vibrant interiors that embrace the spirit of Kenyan hospitality. We have prioritized your comfort and convenience, all at reasonable price.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot tub
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Golf course
Evening entertainment
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Secured parking
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary welcome drink
Happy hour
Kid-friendly buffet
Kids' meals
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Car hire
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
Spa
Salon
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Shops
ATM on site
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Soundproof rooms
Desk
Housekeeping
Room service
Safe
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Seating area
Bottled water
Iron
Flatscreen TV
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Room types
City view
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
HOTEL STYLE
Romantic
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Swahili
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Effie M wrote a review Jan 2023
Diani Beach, Kenya
Hotel Rio gets better with every visit! The beds are so comfy. The meals have greatly improved. The staff are very friendly. I always feel at home and well taken care of. Looking forward to my next stay already. 10/10 would recommend
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Trip type: Traveled solo
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Racheal.A wrote a review Jul 2022
Kampala, Uganda2 contributions
Great service, the food is fresh and amazing, rooms are very clean. Loved my stay and will definitely be coming back! One issue though, the Wi-Fi connectivity from the rooms. Please improve on that. Thank you
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled on business
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Stanley N wrote a review Jul 2022
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this is a wonderful hotel i could not imagine. i stayed at Hotel Rio for three nights and i found that is more than a home a way from home. The food was fresh, well cooked and presented professionally. I got a chance to interact with the head chef, chef Stanley and is so kind and really knows his job well. The rooms were at the top spacious and with all expectations. What a wonderful staff, so friendly and jovial always. The hotel is a super place to be. near to the Wilson airport, minutes to Central Business District, Nairobi national park as well as JKIA.I liked everything. When in Nairobi i will be residing at Hotel Rio.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Trip type: Traveled on business
Room Tip: the room i was was nice with a balcony
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Peterngugipeter wrote a review Jul 2022
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HOTEL RIO is a superb hotel. The staff are very professional, courtoues and friendly. The ambience of the hotel is excellent. Rio provides a serene environment for meetings and even that very special time when one wants to be alone so as to have time to reflect or even finish important assignments. The food is superbly cooked and presented...The Executive Chef , StanleyThuci and his staff do a wonderful job....You can get mouth watering cuisines from all over Africa, Middle East, India and Europe. The rooms are modern and spacious.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled on business
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Racheal N wrote a review Apr 2022
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Had a such awesome stay at Hotel Rio. The staff are super friendly and helpful. The meals are tailored to ones needs and their menu is all inclusive to carter for people from all walks of life. The hotel is conducive for all forms of activities such as conferences and business meetings. It is also the best choice for those looking to be in a quiet and relaxing environment. It super super clean too!!
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled on business
Room Tip: Traffic is very high between 7 and 8am and between 5 and 6am, so to beat traffic you'll need to...
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Dr Samuel wrote a review Mar 2022
Naivasha, Kenya2 contributions
The rooms were very comfortable and very good staff. Hotel Rio is close to Wilson airport which is where I was flying from, also Yaya Center for those who prefer small shopping malls. The food is great too especially if you want a bit of local cuisine.
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Trip type: Traveled on business
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Wanda J wrote a review Feb 2022
Lavington, Kenya1 contribution
my stay here was relaxing. I was picked at the airport by the hotel shuttle and the driver Mr. Patrick was very humble and helpful. The receptionists & the housekeeping staff were friendly, I felt at home. Rooms are also clean and the food sumptuous, it was simply ana amazing stay.
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Trip type: Traveled on business
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Response from Aphidelsi Orono, Marketing at Hotel Rio
Responded Feb 24, 2022
Hi Wanda. Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at hotel Rio. I’m so glad to hear that our staff(especially Patrick) were able to make your experience with us a memorable one and that you enjoyed all of the amenities we offer. We hope that you’ll have an opportunity to try more of what we have available in this culinary gem in future visits. Stay safe!
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Jojo A wrote a review Feb 2022
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Good location, very good customer service at the reception and around the hotel, Rooms were very clean (generally housekeeping is excellent), and breakfast was excellent. Was impressed with Covid - 19 protocols in place and adherence to SOPs.
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Room Tip: Try Hotel Rio Signature foods;(Pork chops) very delicious
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Response from Aphidelsi Orono, Marketing at Hotel Rio
Responded Feb 24, 2022
Thank you for the awesome review, Jojo. We are so happy your visit to hotel Rio was incredible. We always prioritize safety issues. Come back and see us soon. Cheers!
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Obed N wrote a review Feb 2022
Lavington, Kenya1 contribution
Nice place to be,good serve well blended staff.The hotel is aiming to good business and better marketing direction.The food was so niece ,the service was good and therefore it goes without saying that management is good from bottom line to higher to top management.
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Room Tip: rooms on the floor are good
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Response from Aphidelsi Orono, Marketing at Hotel Rio
Responded Feb 24, 2022
Hi Obed, We truly appreciate your review and notice of our marketing direction. Our aim is to ensure every client leaves satisfied and happy. We hope to serve you again soon.
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ernest wrote a review Feb 2022
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The service was great, staff were friendly especially Joseph the bar man. The meal was delicious and well prepared. The security was up to detail, with surveillance cameras installed all round the hotel. The location is also convenient given the proximity to the CBD.
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from Aphidelsi Orono, Marketing at Hotel Rio
Responded Feb 24, 2022
Ernesto, Thank you so much for your response. We appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience with us. Joseph is truly an angel he remembers your visit and is looking forward to seeing you again. Our location is one of the things we are very proud of. We are very grateful for customers like you and we hope you stick with us for years to come.
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PRICE RANGE
$59 - $92 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
KenyaNairobi
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Rio
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Rio?
Nearby attractions include TGRV Cicuit, Karting (0.5 miles), Inscribed Gifts Kenya (0.2 miles), and GoDown Arts Centre (0.6 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Rio?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Rio?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a desk, and a seating area.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Rio?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Rio?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Rio?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Larder, chophouse, and Humidor Bar & Lounge.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Rio?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness center during their stay.
Does Hotel Rio have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Hotel Rio offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Hotel Rio have airport transportation?
Yes, Hotel Rio offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel Rio?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Hotel Rio offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and conference facilities.