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“Good location and price, but pretty average” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Nairobi Transit Hotel
Ranked #41 of 161 Hotels in Nairobi
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
60 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Good location and price, but pretty average”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2012

Distance to Nairobi city centre excellent, but far enough out to not be so much a concern. Felt secure. Rooms were not at all like the pictures. Ours was a bit grotty in the bathroom. And the rooms felt a bit worn. They were pretty small. Rest of hotel alright. Food was simple but okay and the bar quite fun. All in all an okay place to stay for a couple of nights. Staff were helpful.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank StueyD
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Rating summary
  • Location
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Winnipeg, Canada
Level Contributor
26 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2012

Stayed at this hotel in Nairobi from Nov.11-15, 2012.
The room was clean, bed was comfortable, free WiFi, excellent made-to-order breakfast and fantastic balcony views of down town Nairobi. Front desk was always available for questions and arrangements for taxis to shopping areas and airport. The security was very friendly and always watching the gates. The walk to city centre and markets was about 15 minutes- very easy to get around Nairobi city centre without the need for a taxi. The local markets around the hotel give it an authentic feel without compromising your feeling of safety. Breakfast was included and made fresh to order. Laundry services are excellent- fast, clean, pressed and folded. Washroom had a stand-up shower with soaps, shower gels, shampoos and fresh towels.
I would highly recommend staying at this hotel and would definitely return during future trips.

Room Tip: We had a room on the second floor west facing to watch the sunset.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank RozaYWG
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rabat
Level Contributor
38 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2012

After going from one horrible hotel in Nairobi after another, coming to the Transit Hotel was a god send... it is not that they did anything superhuman.... They simply had a clean hotel, friendly staff, an underground car park that is safe, a place to eat that had good, clean affordable food, a bathroom with working facilities and they give you all of this for around $50 (4300 KSH) an excellent deal in a city that prides itself on having horrible hotels, rude, dangerous police and smog and traffic tie ups that will make you cough black mucus for days.

Room Tip: This is a great hotel for someone who does not want to waste their companies money, and for someone...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank moroccannproud
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edinburgh
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2012

With one day to go i was told that my flight was cancelled so arriving in evening I had to get a hotel room PDQ. Got this one through expedia after checking the reviews, the price was much less that most other hotels.
They arranged a pickup from airport and on arrival @ 10:00 the taxi was allowed into the compound before dismounting.
Reception was friendly and efficient. The room was clean with ensuite toilet and shower although did not get any hot water, may have come through if I had persisted but preferred to get to sleep.
Woken at 05:30 when the matatu buses started to fill up under the window, prearranged wake up call was received as requested.
As I was leaving 6:30 next morning I do not know what the breakfast was like as only starts 07:00.
Would I stay again? If I needed to as a stop over I would not say no

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank Alamo29
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Nairobi, Nairobi Area, Kenya
Level Contributor
12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2012

With the newly completed Thika road, makes access to the hotel much easier. though the parking is a bit wanting in terms of space and direction. Regardless the ambiance is okay, and menu offerings are great. The steak was great, well done, and the vegetables were done just right. For the restaurant, i would give it a 3 out of 5.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Valentine W
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Denver, Colorado
Level Contributor
103 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2012

Room was burglarized in this middle-class urban hotel. Although duly notified of the hazards of Nairobi travel, this hotel unfortunately was not appropriately equipped with room safes, and did not acknowledge the risks and previous thefts they had sustained.

Rooms were also over-stated on the website. Lack of hot water for the sink, lack of screens or mosquito nets, broken locks on patio doors and drawers (where valuables were to be kept), all made for a somewhat disappointing stay. And bed was overly firm for most tastes.

As a bright spot, morning breakfast was always cooked to order and delivered by a cheerful hardworking restaurant staff. Simple tasty dinners were also available when didn't want to go out to dinner.

Room Tip: Request use of hotel safe for valuables. Upper floor room gets away from traffic noise.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
3 Thank Gust02
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NTHManagement, Owner at Nairobi Transit Hotel, responded to this review, September 27, 2012
Dear Gust02,

Thank you for your feedback. In our bid to constantly improve, we appreciate all feedback from our guests.

The incident that occurred during your stay with us was indeed unfortunate and we would like to unreservedly apologize for any inconvenience caused. We have taken this unique incident seriously and we are in the process of upgrading our security arrangements to include, for example, CCTV throughout the premises.

On a lighter note, we are glad you enjoyed eating at our restaurant. The food we serve acts as a metaphor for Nairobi Transit Hotel; simple, tasteful and affordable.

Kind Regards,
Management Team
Nairobi Transit Hotel
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London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2012

Its not in the best part of Nairobi but we turned up at 11pm and knew we were being collected at 7am. There was people hanging around but taxi waited til security arrived to bring us in so wasnt a problem. The room was clean, it had wifi and breakfast in the morning was fairly good for what you would expect. Its a fair bit cheaper than other hotels in this city but you get what you pay for, if your are after a basic room etc I would reccommend this.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank twofeetpc
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Property: Nairobi Transit Hotel
Address: Limuru Road | opposite Jamhuri High School, Nairobi 00100, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Nairobi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #41 of 161 Hotels in Nairobi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Nairobi Transit Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 50
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nairobi Transit Hotel is a modern, affordable, business-friendly hotel on the edge of Nairobi's CBD. The hotel is situated in the business district and is close to Nairobi National Museum and Kenya National Theatre. The property is less than 30 minutes from the airport and conveniently located for onward safaris out of Nairobi. Room amenities include complimentary high-speed wireless internet, LCD televisions with premium cable channels and balconies accessible via sliding glass doors offering city views. ... more   less 
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