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“Safe, luxurious and a relatively quick, traffic-free trip to and from JKIA” 5 of 5 stars
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Eka Hotel Nairobi
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Mombasa Road, Nairobi 27695 - 00506, Kenya   |  
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Ranked #26 of 145 Hotels in Nairobi
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Safe, luxurious and a relatively quick, traffic-free trip to and from JKIA”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

This place is a bit too fancy for me but it was great overall. Clean, comfortable, very safe.
The swimming pool a welcome remedy for my jetlag and the mini fitness center was also helpful. Breakfast was great too.
I used Kenya Fun Cab to come from the airport, funcabkenya@gmail.com; to be sure that I was the safest possible while traveling alone.
The bar is happening which is a problem when you might want to go to sleep as the pool view rooms also view all of the drunk business men carrying on and on. The parking lot view rooms were quieter.
The internet was a bit spotty for such a high class place.
Enjoy your travels!

Room Tip: Noisy on the inside at night.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled solo
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2 Thank lilufoo
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EkaHotel, Manager at Eka Hotel Nairobi, responded to this review, June 11, 2014
Dear Lulifoo,

Thank you very much for your review of your stay at Eka Hotel. We are happy you had a good stay despite the internet mishaps.

We have shared your comments with our team and measures have been taken to correct it.

Thank you and we look forward to your next stay.

Warm regards.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We stayed at Eka for our last day & night after a 12-day safari, and we were pleasantly surprised at how amazing it was. The rooms were great, the decor in the hotel is very tasteful, and the restaurant had some of the best food we'd had to date. The hotel looks pretty plain from the outside so we weren't expecting an amazing experience, but boy were we in for a surprise. Eka is a wonderful place and we'd definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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2 Thank J Z
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EkaHotel, Manager at Eka Hotel Nairobi, responded to this review, June 11, 2014
Dear JZ,

We are delighted that you gave us an opportunity to host you.

Thank you for sharing your experience online. We appreciate the compliments. As promised, visit us again in future and let spread the word about us.

Warm regards.
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Bunbury, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

On our trip to Nairobi for the start of our safari,we had the pleasure of staying in this great hotel for 2 days prior,and 2 days at the end.
I would have to say that safety was paramount in this hotel complex staff, and meals brilliant,as was the cleanliness of the rooms
Well done EKA and 10 out 0f 10

beveric Bunbury West Australia

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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank beveric
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EkaHotel, Manager at Eka Hotel Nairobi, responded to this review, June 11, 2014
Dear Beveric,

Thank you for visiting Kenya and for choosing to stay at Eka Hotel.

We are pleased to hear that you had a great time. We have shared your comments with the team and look forward to hosting you in your next visit!

Warmest Regards.
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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This is a perfect events venue away from the hustle of the central business district. The quality of service and friendliness of staff makes it ideal. Proximity to the airport makes ideal for transit passengers or those on short stay.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank DennisKeya
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EkaHotel, Manager at Eka Hotel Nairobi, responded to this review, June 11, 2014
Dear Denis,

Thank you for sharing your experience at Eka Hotel. We are glad that you enjoyed your overall stay with us. We look forward to having you back with us on your next visit!

Warmest Regards.
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Looking for a place close to the airport prior to our departure from Kenya and there are a few choices. We had a friend who had made arrangements for Eka the day prior to our departure and received a rate of $186 at Eka. We asked for this rate but the best provided was $256. We accepted this rate and let our driver go. Unfortunately we then learned that the room was not ready and would not be ready for 30+ minutes. At 7pm we were only to be here for 10 hours before our flight and spent a portion of this waiting in the lobby for the room to be prepared. If we had been told of this prior to releasing our driver we would have certainly moved on to another hotel. There are several other hotels that are a bit further away from the airport but are much nicer and less money.

If you like retro-modern you might very well like the rooms in Eka. Reminiscent of 1980's modern the rooms are a wonderful blend of plastic, metal and other synthetic materials. Even the floors wonderful fake wood grain plastic ensures that no natural materials short of the cotton found in the towels are present in the room. In a brilliant design feature the sleeping area is separated from the bathroom area by a sheet of glass. This outstanding feature ensures that you can wake your partner every time you turn on the bathroom lighting and she can return the favor an hour later.

The rooms seem to be aging quickly and we found that water from the shower found it's way into the toilet area but I like to wash my feet while using the toilet so found this feature helpful. Plugged my phone into the bathroom socket, but later learned the socket was not working. Reported this to the desk and they assured me this would be fixed for the next guest.

On checking out I learned that the hotel had raised our room rate to $296 and found no evidence of our previously arranged $256.

The desk attendant suggested that only 1 1/2 hrs would be needed to get to the airport to make our flight. Luckily we knew that unpredictable security delays as well as traffic could easily add to this delay and we left 2 1/2 hrs prior to our flight only to just make our departure.

This is a solid 3 star hotel with a 4 star price. I would certainly not stay in Eka unless guaranteed a price of $150 or less in writing. There are a number of hotels in Nairobi which are far superior and less than $300, give this one a miss.

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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars
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1 Thank 1880Ghost
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EkaHotel, Manager at Eka Hotel Nairobi, responded to this review, June 26, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking your time to write this review as this helps us see the areas where we are doing well, and also the areas where we need to improve.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience you experienced. We are have shared your comments with our team and assure you of a much more comfortable stay next time you stay with us.

We look forward to to hosting you again in your next trip.

Warm regards
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014 via mobile

We stayed for a night as a stopover when going to Masai Mara. The staff courtesy was excellent and the service offered is very good. One area I was keen is on security which is very professionally managed but my view is luggage xray screening must be done and also I watched at entrance that passing through metal detector is just a formality as we are not frisked when red light is signaled. Due to high terror threat, hotel should be on alert as it will be a soft target as Mumbai 26/11 attacks. Perhaps management can learn how 7star hotels are managing security after Mumbai attacks.

Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
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Thank vigneshv33
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EkaHotel, Manager at Eka Hotel Nairobi, responded to this review, June 11, 2014
Dear Vigneshv33,

Thank you for taking time to share your experience at Eka Hotel as this helps us improve our services. We have shared your comments with the relevant teams.

We look forward to your next visit!

Warmest Regards
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

My last stay at EKA Hotel was a truly delightful experience. The Hotel was neat and relaxing and the staff were extremely friendly... they went out of their way to make my stay as pleasant as possible. The Hotel itself is fairly away from the City's hustle and bustle. Great for lay-overs or Business visits. I love this hotel... it's definitely my default port of call whenever I am on business trips to Nairobi.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank Gilbert E
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EkaHotel, Manager at Eka Hotel Nairobi, responded to this review, May 23, 2014
Dear Gilbert,

Thank you for choosing to stay at Eka Hotel during your business trip. We are glad to know you had a good experience at our property.

Thank you for sharing your experience with the online world and we look forward to hosting you in your next visit.

Warm regards
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Address: Mombasa Road, Nairobi 27695 - 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 #26 of 145 Hotels in Nairobi
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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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