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One-night hotel in/near Nairobi Airport (NBO)

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One-night hotel in/near Nairobi Airport (NBO)


I've seen a couple of posts but could't find an answer.

We're looking to stay in an airport-hotel for one-night in Nairobi (NBO) on our way to ZNZ. Budget irrelevant. The closest I found was Panari but the reviews are awful. The InterContinental seems to far (20 kms according to their website).

a. Which hotels are just near the airport?

b. If there's nothing, should be opt for the InterContinental?



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1. Re: One-night hotel in/near Nairobi Airport (NBO)

The Panari is the closest. If just to sleep and have dinner (restaurant on 2nd floor - The Pampa?). Rooms are ample size, clean, nice large bathrooms, hot water, fluffy towels, hair dryer. 10/min drive.

Otherwise, you have to go into NBO proper (20/km is about 14/miles... short drive actually). The Intercontinental, believe is first hotel as you enter the city. Others like The Fairview or Fairview Country Cottages (believe that's the name), a bit less cost, on the same grounds. Beautiful gardens.

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2. Re: One-night hotel in/near Nairobi Airport (NBO)


sorry no hotels near the airport except for panari which is over-rated and has major security issues.

you will be comfortable at the intercontinental hotel which is just off the main highway you take from the airport to the city centre. its lovely and up to standard (just excuse the service which is a tad bit slow - but thats how it is in general here!)

if you move a couple of km's down the road you will get to 'serena hotel' very nice (esp. if you're not concerned with budget)

further into the city you have 'norfolk' and 'the stanley'- both have a lot of history affiliated to them but are not old fashioned...

would not recommend fairview - was treated very badly there recently.

all the best!

London, United...
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3. Re: One-night hotel in/near Nairobi Airport (NBO)

Thanks everyone.

I love TA. Always quick and useful feedback!

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4. Re: One-night hotel in/near Nairobi Airport (NBO)

It is also worth considering WHEN you have to get back to the Airport. Rush hour traffic in Nairobi is pretty awful. From that point of view, the nearer you are the better! Don't try to cross "town" if you don't have to.

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5. Re: One-night hotel in/near Nairobi Airport (NBO)

There is a hotel by name-Red Court Hotel Nairobi

its better and less expensive safe .

A transfer will cost you about 20US$ one way and you will be happy to be out of traffic jam mess.chris Mbogo

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