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Eka Hotel Nairobi
Ranked #16 of 156 Hotels in Nairobi
Townsville, Australia
1 review
“Great location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2012

I have recently stayed at the Eka Hotel and it's proximity to Nairobi airport is a real bonus considering the lengthy delays with traffic in this city. Staff were very friendly and helpful, breakfast restaurant has a good atmosphere and the newly opened steakhouse offers an extensive menu with grills, Mexican food, salad, etc at reasonable prices.
Rooms are comfortable however the one drawback is that the bathroom and vanity area is open plan with very limited privacy so suitable only for couples rather than friends or business colleagues who may be sharing a twin room.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank KDuscha
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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

Really great option if you are only transiting Nairobi - as it is located on the airport road enroute to downtown, you can completely avoid getting stuck in Nairobi peak hour gridlock by staying here. Hotel is only 4 months old. Rooms are nice although if you are sharing with a friend or business colleague, be warned... there is zero privacy as the shower and toilet are not separated from the main bedroom area. Good breakfast and nice public areas with two restaurants to choose from.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank soniajonestravel
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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

Had a late arrival in NBO and needed to leave mid morning the next day so tried the newer Eka Hotel along the main Mombasa road. Their competition is close by in Ole Serni Hotel where i have stayed before.
Eka reminded me a lot of a Country Lodge in S Africa. Nice clean up to date rooms with nice TV, air, nice showers and all amenities needed. Comfy bed and wifi. Seemed very quiet for the night i was there.
Reception people seem to be still learning their way around the "system" as it took a bit to check in and out. Everyone was very friendly and willing to help.
Had a friend stay there recently and leave an item in her room and the hotel contacted her and they had it safe for her at the front desk a day later.. Bravo!
Had a very nice breakfast buffet but the service as a bit to be desired. had to ask for coffee, ask for warm up, had to go back and get items that should be on the table. Many were standing around talking to each other.
Over all a very pleasant hotel that is close to airports.
If you want a bit nicer Ole Serni is the place but costs a bit more too.

Room Tip: Stay away from Mombasa road as much as possible.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
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1 Thank onthego2much
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Heathfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

A friendly hotel, clean and tidy, perfect for a short stay. Convenient location for both Nairobi airports. Rooms are clean, tidy and functional.
We arrived late to check in but staff still cheerful and happy to help. excellent breakfast.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
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Thank jasimms
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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

I found the Eka Hotel to offer convenience with its location just a few kilometres from both of Nairobi's airports. Rooms were quiet and comfortable. The down side is that there is not a separate bathroom but shower and toilet cubicles with frosted glass doors. Fine for single travellers or close couples but friends travelling might feel a bit uncomfortable.

Food was very good with a nice selection of items on the buffet as well as an a la carte menu that offers good varieties. TIP: The a la carte can often be cheaper than the buffet unless you expect to really eat a lot. I had prawns from the a la carte and they were delicious.

The breakfast buffet included an active station with bacon fried on the spot (and not stewing in a warming tray for hours). Eggs cooked to order.

The hotel will be opening a Spurs Restaurant by the 11th of November. This is a South African Chain and should be a great addition.

Room Tip: My room - 201 offered a view of the highway but was quiet.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Eka Hotel is an excellent hotel conveniently located a few minutes from the airport.Their style of service is unique and very modern.The room are very clean and a view of the national park is so clear.Very delicious food indeed and of good value.The terrace is what i like most,the accomodation and their services.Very polite and hospitable staff.

Room Tip: "The executive suites are more spacious and luxurious"
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank Sophie584
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West Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

We stayed for two nights and found this new hotel inviting, clean and comfortable. The rooms are nicely decorated and relatively quiet. We ate all of our meals here and really enjoyed them. A great place out of the rat race of Nairobi. The pool area was lovely and we had a wonderful relaxing massage at the spa. The staff went above and beyond to make our first visit to Nairobi a pleasantly memorable one.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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Property: Eka Hotel Nairobi
Address: Mombasa Road, Nairobi 00506, Kenya
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Location: Kenya > Nairobi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #16 of 156 Hotels in Nairobi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Eka Hotel Nairobi 4*
Number of rooms: 170
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Eka Hotel a Nairobi hotel is ideally located along Mombasa Road in Nairobi the capital city of Kenya. It is situated minutes away from the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, 5km from Wilson Airport and 5km from the bustling central business district. If you are looking for safari hotels, Eka Hotel is within easy access to the city’s many attractions and entertainment venues which make Eka Hotel an ideal safari accommodation hotel. ... more   less 
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