Stayed as a group of 7 people from 2 families in 3 rooms. Early problems included no working electrical sockets (but changed rooms, no probs), no hot water until 6pm (not mentioned anywhere in the hotel's blurb) which is a pain when you arrive dusty and hot. Basic rooms and facilities and good for downtown Nairobi, but two further problems....
I know downtown Nairobi can be noisy and traffic etc I can live with, but we had a preacher screaming into some very loud speakers in the adjoining building from 10.30pm Friday night, complete with very enthusiastic congregation. Sadly this was a Kenyan length service which meant that he was still screaming at 3.30am and still chuntering at 5.00am resulting in zero sleep for me and very broken sleep for others. No-one to deal with the problem (though not sure what they could have done).
Slightly more concerning was being propositioned by a prostitute on the stairs (I know when someone says I'm a good looking man and it's a pity she can't spend time with me that I haven't turned into Brad Pitt). Can't tell if this was an extra service offered by the hotel or a piece of freelance opportunism but if the latter it doesn't speak to great security. Possibly should have bailed out then but I just wanted some sleep and not have to start sourcing new hotels late at night.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Embassy is an established long serving hotel in the heart of Nairobi. Centrally located accommodating a homely atmosphere away from home. All our rooms are self contained, serviced with free WiFi, hot water and telephone facilities for the convenience of our guests. Within our establishment is a fully-fledged Restaurant that caters from Continental, Chinese, and Indian to Traditional African meal. ... more less