We are currently in Tanzania and fly through Nairobi this Thursday. We have a 7.5 hour layover at JKIA (4-11:30 pm). In light of recent events (more the airport fire than the attack), we are wondering what to do during the layover. The airport (we flew through there two weeks ago) is very barebones right now with little place to sleep or eat. I think that even the airport lounges aren't open.
We can afford to rent a cheap room at the Airport View Plaza Hotel or the like. Or we can have dinner at a nearby-ish restaurant. What do you think about hanging out and having dinner in a nice hotel without booking a room? Would the Hilton or the Serena mind us using the lobby, bar, restaurant for a few hours if we don't have a reservation to stay there? What would you do? And how much would a taxi be to one of those hotels?
Thanks in advance!