As many of the readers do realize Nairobi is not a cheap city. It was really surprising to our family that hotels were asking for a price that you see in "big cities" in the US, Germany and France. Then I asked around and came across EKA hotel. This property is just next to 2 other airport hotels that asked for over $250 a night. Since we were returning back from Mombasa and needed the rooms for only 8 to 10 hours $250 a night was VERY expensive for us. We asked EKA and they were able to offer a day use room rate- which we are really greatful for.
Upon checking in staff was extremely courteous and obliging. They went out of the way to help our family. The hotel also has a wonderful restaurant and a swimming pool. The excercise room was a great surprise and helped us a lot. My wife and I ran for some time and that helped with overseas flights (meaning we got tired). f
One thing I would point out is NOT to get the hotel taxi. They try to charge $20 per person as transfer fees but you can easily get a taxi for less than $15 each way directly outside the airport.
Overall, we were very impressed with this property.
- 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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