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Sandton Palace Hotel
Ranked #87 of 183 Specialty Lodging in Nairobi
Kisumu, Kenya
Level Contributor
12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Nice Hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2012

I have been there twice before. The location is easy to access, though non-residents need to take caution along the street leading to it in terms of security, if on foot. Can be accessed by a cab though. I loved the receptionists, friendly, helpful.

Restaurant is great, great service, good food. Rooms are big enough, beds are huge and comfy for a single room.

Nice sliding windows.

Bathroom is clean and sizeable, with hot water throughout..Has a safe in the room, the entrance door has a safety chain.

Two lounge chairs in the single room is a plus and with a dressing table.

Just need to check the shower curtains, a bit too long, messes up the bathroom. Hotel rates are good.

I love it. Too bad I lost the photos.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
      Location
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Service
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Thank StellaNR
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sandton155, Public Relations Manager at Sandton Palace Hotel, responded to this review, January 27, 2016
Dear Stella,

We are glad that you enjoyed your stay in our hotel.

It is good that you have noted our convenient location like most of our customers, and the facilities in our rooms which make them 'above average'.

We have since dealt with the issue of the shower curtains and assure you of clean bathrooms.

We look forward to your next visit.

Kind Regards,

Monica.
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English first
Santa Monica, California
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73 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2012

This is not the hotel for anyone desiring a luxury stay, but it is perfectly safe, the staff are nice, and the rooms have free wi-fi and a television, and the bedding is satisfactory. It is located on a somewhat ominous-looking street in the business section, so probably not the best choice for first time travelers to Nairobi unless you are a bit adventurous. But if you are not fussy and want a good price (I negotiated a $60 price), and you just want a bed and somewhere safe with wireless, this is a good choice. The restaurant downstairs is surprisingly good (though I was approached by a prostitute in the bar). I feel completely safe here.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Location
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Service
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Thank GOfifer
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sandton155, Public Relations Manager at Sandton Palace Hotel, responded to this review, January 27, 2016
Dear GOfifer,

We appreciate your feedback.

Even though Sandton Palace Hotel is a budget hotel we always strive to provide luxury and comfort to our customers.

We have also put measures in place to ensure our customers' security and privacy.

We hope you will visit us again.

Kind Regards,

Monica.
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83 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2011

We were charged $80 for the room and breakfast and this felt overpriced for what it was. The room was grubby (more than others in Nairobi in the same price range) and there was only a trickle of water coming out of the bathroom tap, and no water at all for the shower. Although I am sure that the bedding had been changed it looked as though it hadnt!
In our experience there were better hotels in Nairobi for a slightly lower price. However, on the plus side the breakfast was good.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Service
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1 Thank terark99
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sandton155, Public Relations Manager at Sandton Palace Hotel, responded to this review, January 27, 2016
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your stay in our hotel.

Kindly be advised that we have since upgraded our rooms and all our rooms have running hot water. We have always changed the beddings daily and ensured that we exercise the highest hygiene standards.

We are glad that you enjoyed your breakfast and hope that you will visit us again.

Kind Regards,

Monica.
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Property: Sandton Palace Hotel
Address: Taveta Road, off Accra Rd, Nairobi 00400, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Nairobi > Nairobi Central Business District
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #87 of 183 Specialty Lodging in Nairobi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 105
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sandton Palace Hotel is a 3 star hotel located in the city centre. The hotel is located in a very safe area and very quiet environment. The hotel has 105 en-suite rooms all connected with TV and Internet services. The hotel has 4 different conference halls which can accommodate a seating capacity of people between 100 to 240. The hotel has a gym with steam bath as well as sauna. ... more   less 
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