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“Cheap and cheerful, mostly” 3 of 5 stars
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Sirona Hotel Nairobi
Ranked #94 of 220 Nairobi B&B and Inns
Washington DC
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
“Cheap and cheerful, mostly”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

The Sirona is a very friendly place in a nice garden setting, making it a rather unique offering in Nairobi at its price. The public areas - bar, terrace, guest lounge, and restauruant - are nice and cozy in an old-fashioned way. The rooms are characterful but basic and have not seen much maintenance in a while. They have parquett floors, bare white-washed walls, and a wood-clad ceiling, a comfortable bed with mosquito net, desk and wardrobe. There is a TV receiving one program. The bathrooms are old and mine had several broken fixtures, but everything I needed worked. The place is reasonably clean but not to Swiss standards. Staff are very friendly and helpful. The hotel is located in a gentrifying part of Nairobi and it is safe enough to walk about, yet there is not much to see in the immediate eighbourhood. However, the National Museum is in walking distance as are a number of academic institutions. If the hotel won't get renovated in the near future (and it has real potential), it may get knocked down to be replaced by condos like those on surrounding plots.
Overall, the hotel is nice but guests should know that it is not a luxury place and requires accepting a few compromises. I'd recommend it for a short stay for those who value the garden setting over more modern ammenities.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

The photographs give a somewhat distorted view of the hotel. True, it is situated in fine grounds and is very quiet but the hotel is old and tired and desperately in need of some paint and fresh curtains etc etc. The superior bed was spacious and comfortable, the shower worked well, but the TV had only 4 channels and almost unwatchable picture quality. Breakfast was poor. The staff were in the main helpful and did what they did with a smile. The place just didn't feel comfortable. Perhaps it was because the car park security guard on arrival was dozing in his chair and then asked for tea money - before he had done any work (although they do chain and padlock the gates at night). A good value stay but I can't say that I will return unless absolutely necessary.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Property: Sirona Hotel Nairobi
Address: Keiyo Road, Off Kolobot Forest Road, Parklands, Nairobi, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Nairobi > Nairobi Central Business District
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #94 of 220 B&Bs / Inns in Nairobi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Sirona Hotel Nairobi 2*
Number of rooms: 37
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled amidst serene environs, Sirona Hotel is an oasis for the weary traveler. A fusion of old world meets new world, our guests enjoy new world amenities with architecture set in the old world. Upload photos from your trip sitting in the garden, listen to the birds, enjoy a sun-downer it will be easy to forget the chaos of the day. And you will.Yet Sirona allows you to be at the center of everything you need to do in Nairobi. Whether you are here on holiday, on your way to a safari or in Nairobi for business, our central location will serve you well. A few minutes’ drive from the city, Westlands and Gigiri, Nairobi’s leading shopping malls are never too far from you.And during your stay, be it short or long, you are bound to experience a home feeling with Sirona Hotel through our friendly and dynamic staff. Our guests are not just customers but friends needing a place to stay during their travels and it is our job to make your stay as comfortable as possible. It is truly an abode of serenity​. ... more   less 
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