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Nomad Palace Hotel Nairobi
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Nomad Palace Hotel Nairobi
Ranked #108 of 167 Hotels in Nairobi
Reviewed February 8, 2013

Sometimes I just don't want to pay the high prices. I booked this based on Trip's reviews that turned out to be largely accurate. I worry sometimes what some people call nice. But this hotel's reviews on this site was generally fair. AWESOME for value. I paid less than $45 for a night in a town where $200 can be routine for very ordinary hotels. It was a $20 ride each way from the airport so factor that in. The place is in an AWFUL neighborhood with lots of road construction and dust. Keep that in mind. It is loaded with Somalis. Last time I checked they were still human. So that mention is for information only for those who assess the world differently. Room was CLEAN, with working satellite flat screen TV and WiFi. The building was modern, clean, and secure despite the neighborhood. If you are not pretentious, this is way above budget. It is really two star equivalent basic. Clean bed, not noisy at night, comfortable, hot water, functional with a restaurant downstairs opened fairly late. If you like to play it safe, then maybe not for you. It is in the ghetto. But it is not ghetto.

Room Tip: Higher floors recommended.
  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed January 12, 2013

Booked in with no problems, secure parking and helpful staff. Mobile phone reception, amazing 3G with top ups available from the kiosk outside the hotel the area is under construction a new road is being built so expect to find a diversion

  • Stayed: January 2013
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1  Thank MrnMrsJohns
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Reviewed January 3, 2013 via mobile

I stayed for 1 month I really like the hotel and staff was very friendly and welcoming I was amazed by the security they where so nice and strict the area is very nice there is a lot of restaurant and shops good prices I was walking around 01am and was very safe I talk yo to the local people and there are friendly mainly from somalia Busines people and people from Usa and uk all coming to do Busines I will go and book again this year and recommend it the price is very cheap too compare to ather hotels near by my best stay in Nairobi ever omar

  • Stayed: February 2012
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4  Thank abdikarim
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Reviewed January 2, 2013

We stayed at the Nomad Palace Hotel for 1 night; the first night when we arrived in Nairobi.
It is almost impossible to reach the hotel. Due to roadworks all over the city, there are almost no roads that lead to the hotel. It is all mud.

The hotel is not really close to the airport, as we first thought it would be (when you check it on bookings.com, it shows on the map that it is quit nearby the airport). it took our taxi driver more than 1 hour to get there. The neighbourhood is really horrible. So when you are finally in the hotel, you can not go out any more.

The rooms are really spacious and clean. There is wifi and also a restaurant. For 1 night it is a good hotel for the price that you pay.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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4  Thank TvH1978
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Reviewed December 18, 2012

We choose this hotel for a 1 night overstay in Nairobi. Due to road work it takes a long time to reach the airport, about 1,5 hours. When we finally arrived we were told not to leave the hotel anymore (4PM) because it is to dangerous on the streets..., the area looked dangerous indeed!
Inside the hotel is pretty well maintained with nice big rooms. However, we had no hot water, and were both sick the day after we had dinner in this place. So, only positive is the room, everything else: not worth to go here!

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Ingriddutchie
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Reviewed December 9, 2012

This hotel is located in one of the most dangerous areas in Nairobi. Actually it is middle of Somalian ghetto. Some taxi drivers even refuse to go there. Also - due to road "construction", the car is dealing with muddy and bumpy road, making it very slow. You'll get soon surrounded by beggars. Make sure the car is locked and never open a window. Once you're behind the fences guarded by security team, you're safe.
The hotel itself isn't bad at all, rooms are ok, breakfast was fine and staff helpful. I used in only for one during my transit. For that purpose - you may consider it. But I wouldn't reccommend it for a longer Nairobi stay.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled solo
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2  Thank Mr_Ego
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Reviewed November 14, 2012

We had a brilliant stay in this hotel 3 nights in a superior room last month and 2 nights recently both times the service is great,the food delicous,room the superior is 28 sq metres,brilliant breakfast eggs are cooked to order, ok it is situated out of town with a new road being laid but realise you best catch a taxi anywhere at night in Nairobi, George Franklin the charming Maitre D / Supervisor will have you smiling.

Room Tip: The Superior is huge with cupboards,drawers,writing table, fridge,plasma all on participating websit...
  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Nigel G S
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Address: General Wairungi Street | Pumwani district, Nairobi, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Nairobi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #108 of 167 Hotels in Nairobi
Price Range: $42 - $53 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Nomad Palace Hotel Nairobi 3*
Number of rooms: 95
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