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“Really Nice” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Kahama Hotel Nairobi

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Kahama Hotel Nairobi
Ranked #7 of 234 Nairobi B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
16 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Really Nice”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2013

Stayed here 2 nights, really lovely staff, nice room, very good room service and all for £25 per night !!. Taxi's from the door and easy enough to walk into the CBD. One tiny glitch - they offer a comprehensive laundry service except for underpants which they won't wash ! I will certainly stay there again if my travels take me to Nairobi again.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank henry003
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2013

Affordable luxury. Great customer service, quiet, and yet less than a ten minute walk to the heart of Nairobi's business district. This was not only the best place I stayed in Nairobi, but the best place for the price that I stayed in four months of travel in West, East, and Southern Africa.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Willy-Celu
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Kisumu
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 24, 2013

For mid-range budget travelers, this a great hotel. I had just flew in to Kenya for the first time and was really looking forward to a clean room, a comfortable atmosphere, and a good night sleep. Kahama delivered! In addition, they picked me up from the airport, the front desk offers helpful advice, and they have free internet (however, the WFI was not working; you can't expect it all). The breakfast included is an excellent buffet and the restaurant has a large selection of foods. I also appreciated the mosquito net drapes around the bed. Oh yeah, and they replied to my e-mails instantly!

Perhaps the only draw back is the location; while only a short walk outside the downtown, it can be a little hectic with hawkers, highway traffic, and the possibility of getting lost. If you are not the adventurous type, there are taxis right at the hotel.

Overall, a great recommendation by Lonely Planet.

Room Tip: Ask for a room at the back away from the highway.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 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 Craig F
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London, UK
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2013

I stayed in a superior king size room and it was very comfortable and clean. The staff was friendly and helpful. I also liked the restaurant, which, among other things, served traditional nyama choma. I agree with the other reviewer that a room safe would be nice, though I was still able to leave valuables with the staff. Overall, Kahama Hotel is a great place to stay in Nairobi for an affordable price.

Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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Munich, Germany
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2013

Kahama is a warm and elegant place in the heart of chaotic Nairobi, a place where time seems to stand still. We've been travelling throughout Kenya low budget and were used to very poor accomodation. We chose the Kahama for our final stay in Kenya and were overwhelmed by the contrast. Everything is luxury, very clean and extremely service-oriented! Definately not the cheapest hotel, but the cost and benefit is absolutely balanced. An oasis of calm!
Also room service and the hotel bar and restaurant is great, elegant african style!
Thanks Kahama!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Verena U
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Sammamish, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2013 via mobile

I was traveling through Nairobi on my way to Uganda and had a one night stay here and was absolutely thrilled I booked here. The front staff was incredibly friendly, as were the support staff and restaurant crew. Unbelievable price for money. I know Nairobi isn't the safest place for a Caucasian female, but the front staff had helpful advice and was able to help me navigate the city to run errands. Will definitely be staying here again as I pass back through Kenya!

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Tmingi
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Denbigh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2012

I had spent 2 months volunteering in Kenya. i found the Kahama recommended by lonely planet. It was perfect for me. So friendly, clean and the staff went out of their way to help me. To have a bed, shower, toilet and electric light after 2 months was heaven.Thank you so much

Room Tip: My room was at the back and was very quiet.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Elizabeth S
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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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