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“Budget hotel in a good location- with nice breakfast!” 3 of 5 stars
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Sentrim 680 Hotel
Ranked #106 of 156 Hotels in Nairobi
Nairobi, Kenya
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“Budget hotel in a good location- with nice breakfast!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

We went there for a night-out (to surrounding entertainment spots then slept in the hotel). There is a casino but we are not good at gambling. The hotel is reasonably priced at $100 per Kenyan couple (incl breakfast). The room felt old with a useless balcony (no nice views) that is enclosed with glass. The diner closes too early so have dinner elsewhere first. The breakfast was quite hearty with various breads/cakes, fruits, juices and yoghurt. Given the price, this is quite a bargain. However, the dining room felt veeery aged and uninviting.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

The hotel is centrally located and saves you a lot when you are doing business in town as you can walk over to most places. The rooms are spacious but very ordinary and because i came there in September the weather was quite cool (too cold for some) so there's no need for air-conditioning. Nice but small bathrooms but ever fresh toiletries every morning.
The staff were ok (because a typical Nigerian like myself would've bitten their heads off for any arrogance anyway)...but the fun starts in the evening with the 'Wicked' all-night parties that goes on opposite the hotel. I never ate even breakfast at the hotel, so i dont know about their food, as i always prefer the typical Kenyan coffee shops. In all, a lovely place for a business traveler with a grooving spirit.
Will definitely stay there again if on business...but not with my family though.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Kecskemét, Bacs-Kiskun, Hungary
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

we wanted to have a hotel in a relative "safe" part of Nairobi, this is why we have choosen Sentrim 680. it is perfectly in the middle of the financial quartier, which seems quite OK in terms of security in daylight (with lot of guards), but we were warned to go out in dark.
Our room was in the 4th, and due to the casino it was almost impossible to sleep until early in the morning. On the first night there was no hot water at all, and in the middle of June the temperature in Kenya was 22-23Celsius, and in our room was cold!
The room was average clean, relatively old furnished.
but the breakfast was fantastic, lot of fresh fruits, breads, rolls, baked beans with bacon, porridge.
The front office staff would have learn a little service and politeness...
If you need to stay 1-2 night is OK but maybe not more.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Madurai, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013 via mobile

I have been staying in this hotel for the past 4 years and witnessing improved service. I stay on the 10th floor. The housekeeping is very good on this floor. You can reach most of the government offices and private establishments by walk. The restaurant serves good food and reasonably priced. Nice place to stay.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank rduraikannan
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kenya nai
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

Well the hotel despite the best location in the city is the worst in terms of security despite the two guards at the gate the reception personnel needs more training in customer care for that's the poorest there attitude is horrible the rooms are old bedsheets too old the hotel needs serious repairs but not all is bad restaurant staff are cool food better but the need to do something on the prostitutes who hang around the lift and the gamblers to improve on there staffs attitude

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

I have been in this hotel on several occasions. The 'deluxe' rooms are cleaner tha the rest. Great location in the city center. Breakfast was great. Take extra care with your belongings; I lost a phone and an electric shaver and I didn't get much help from the staff in charge

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013 via mobile

Hi, I stayed at the 680 for 6 days I was there on business. Great hotel slap bang in the centre of town. Excellent for the business traveller who needs to be centrally located. Good security but a bit concerned as no control over who is coming in and out. Local hotel with a lot of local people.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Property: Sentrim 680 Hotel
Address: Kenyatta Avenue, Muindi Mbingu Street, Nairobi 00100, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Nairobi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Casino and Gambling Free Parking Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #106 of 156 Hotels in Nairobi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Sentrim 680 Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 253
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sentrim 680 Hotel is located in Nairobi CBD, 30-minute drive from JKIA. The recently refurbished rooms have views of Nairobi. Each sound-proofed room features a digital flat screen TV, digital safe, electric fans / coolers and a fridge. The rooms also have private en-suite bathroom with hot / cold water and free toiletries. Some of the rooms have a private balcony. A restaurant, coffee shop and the Sentrope Bar & Lounge are also on site. ... more   less 
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