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“Comfortable” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Kahama Hotel Nairobi

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Kahama Hotel Nairobi
Ranked #7 of 234 Nairobi B&B and Inns
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9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Comfortable”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2012 via mobile

The hotel is amazingly quiet and comfortable despite the heavy vehicular traffic just right at the doorstep. We were able to prepare our own coffee in our room and this greatly increased our feeling of privacy. The staff is friendly and welcoming. The only let-down was the absence of bacon at the breakfast table, but that's a small matter. If you want a relaxed place in the city to just rest and sleep without stress, this is it.

Stayed January 2012, traveled on business
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2012

This was the second time I stayed in the newly renamed Kahama Hotel (previously Kenya International). The service is fine, the staff ('team players') courteous and the rates reasonable compared to the 'big' hotels in Nairobi. While no luxurious place, the hotel provides all the basics and its location is not far from the embassy district which was the aim of my stay. I can highly recommend the hotel to other people coming to Nairobi mainly for business purposes.

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Svend K
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Espoo, Finland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 13, 2012

To get there is a bit tricky with the current road / bypass construction and to be completely honest the hotel does look a bit tired from the outside. However once you arrive to the reception desk things change drastically.

A proffesional, polite and efficient welcome, swift check inn and very helpfull staff make the transition from bussling capital traffic and commotion into a nice relaxed athmosphere.

The price you pay is very economical, however the rooms are equiped with more than you would expect for such a small price. Nice rooms, good beds, all ammeneties needed for a nice good night sleep in Nairobi.

I have to stress that it is a budget hotel however the service you get and followup from the reception staff is simply put refreshing and puts most expensive city hotels to shame.

Keep it up Kahama!

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Frederic V
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Nairobi, Kenya
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2012

Overall a good place to stay. Ongoing road construction has made accessing the hotel rather difficult and unsafe as there is only one entry and exit. One wonders what would happen in case of an emergency.

Service is good, food is OK and staff offer warm welcome. Improve on food ala carte portions. Provide mosquito repellent chips or spray. Also, provide a room safe to store valuables even if at a fee.

Room Tip: Check the the room assigned as they vary in size and TV position.
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank vincent w
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2011

We left some baggage with the front desk while we took a safari. When we returned, our bag had been opened and some items stolen. Despite the sign on the front desk claiming that the hotel would only take responsibility for items left with them (and the fact that under Kenyan law they are legally obliged to), management refused to help in any way. In fact they ever asked us to pay the left luggage fee!

After staying in many hotels in Kenya, this is the only theft we had. The worse part was the total indifference by the staff and their 'couldn't care less attitude'.

Incidentally the ongoing construction with the new Nairobi/Thika road makes it very noisy.

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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Kahama Hotel Nairobi

Property: Kahama Hotel Nairobi
Address: Murang'a Road | P.O. Box 33003, Nairobi 00600, Kenya
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Location: Kenya > Nairobi > Nairobi Central Business District
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 234 B&Bs / Inns in Nairobi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Kahama Hotel Nairobi 3*
Number of rooms: 47
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nairobi's best kept secret can now be revealed. Kahama Hotel Nairobi next to the Globe roundabout is Nairobi's answer to a 2-star hotel with the comforts of a 3-star Hotel. ... more   less 
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