I stayed here for an overnight before my safari and also took a day room before catching my flight home. Day rooms are available at half the usual accommodation rate for the hours 12h00 to 18h00, although you can arrange to keep the room for an extra hour or two for an extra charge.
Room was fairly compact but had all the required facilities, including a mini-bar, safe and tea/coffee making facilities. Bottled water is supplied and there is free wi-fi throughout the hotel.
The toilet and shower cubicle (no bath) are behind opaque glass doors, so you need to be well acquainted with your travel companion.
All staff were extremely friendly, helpful and spoke excellent English. On my second visit, I was remembered and welcomed back like a long lost friend.
There is a lounge, a bar, a couple of restaurants and also a Spurs on site with tables inside and out. Room service is also available.
As a single female traveller I felt totally safe here. There were always security people on the front door, and a security guard at the entrance to the accommodation corridor at night (which also could only be accessed by swipe card).
Bed was firm (not hard) and I had a good night’s sleep. Although the hotel is situated on the busy Mombasa road and is surrounded by construction sites, the room was surprisingly quiet.
The room may not be suitable for young children as the windows opened fully, with no restrictors.
The hotel will arrange transfers to JKIA at a cost of US$24. These were always punctual. It took 10 minutes from JKIA to hotel on arrival late at night, and 20 minutes from hotel to JKIA at 6pm in the evening. Whilst it may be cheaper to call a local taxi, as a single female traveller security is important to me and I'd prefer to pay for the good vehicle, and knowing that the driver was OK.
- 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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