I stayed at the Crown Plaza in mid February for one night during the week for business. Being centrally located in Nairobi's financial district (as opposed to town centre where the Interconti and some other hotels are) the Crown to me is the best hotel for business travellers whom location is important.
Crown has all business facilities that one could need. I had access to the club lounge floor with its own complimentary business centre and f&b. There is strong wireless connection everywhere making it easy to work virtually anywhere in the hotel. There is a fully equipped business centre, a bank (DTB), a couple of small meeting and conference rooms, as well as very big banquet halls with good conference facilities. During my stay there was a conference going on - the Alabaster lounge just outside the banquet halls serves excellent tea and pastry and was my favourite 'work station' during my stay.
The gym is really good with very modern equipment. They have a small pool as well that faces the main breakfast restaurant, but being outdoors I didn't use it.
All in all, I had a very very convenient stay at the Crown. The hotel has a own taxi fleet which I used to attend a meeting and for my hotel transfers. If you stay longer and have a free afternoon or morning, the travel desk organises day trips to the nearby game park as well as more farther places.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Crowne Plaza Nairobi is a new and stylish, 4 Star hotel strategically located in the commercial area of Upper Hill in Nairobi. The hotel is surrounded by multinational companies, diplomatic missions, banks, government offices, insurers and hospitals. Our pillar-less ballroom and 6 boardrooms with state-of-the-art equipment make it the ideal place to stay and meet. The Crowne Plaza Nairobi is just a 30 minute drive from the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, 10 minutes drive to the City Centre and 20 minutes drive to the famous Nairobi National Park and Animal Orphanage. Crowne Plaza Nairobi has 206 superbly appointed spacious rooms which include thirteen suites, a club floor with its exclusive lounge. All rooms are air conditioned and have high speed wireless internet connectivity. To compliment this is the Business Centre, the double story ultra-modern fitness centre and heated swimming pool, Multiple restaurants and a double story bar, 24 hour room service, a gift shop, money changing facilities, beauty salon, travel desk, secure and ample parking space, and same day laundry facilities. ... more less
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