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“Perfect Option when in Nairobi” 5 of 5 bubbles
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The Boma Nairobi
Ranked #7 of 161 Hotels in Nairobi
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Durban
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166 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Perfect Option when in Nairobi”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2014

Stayed at this hotel a few times after previously staying elsewhere, but decided to give this a try as another option, and never disappointed!
The rooms are very large by any standards; they have a good swimming pool and fitness centre (although the pool can be cold!); both the onsite restaurants are very good, and the dinner buffet at the Johari restaurant is well-worth it; the coffee bar serves excellent coffee and cake, and is a nice spot to sit and relax or catch up on emails; and finally the staff - extremely friendly and efficient, and enough staff in all areas of the hotel, so there's always someone right there when you need something.
I love it, and will always stay there when in Nairobi!

Room Tip: Choose a non-smoking room!!! My colleagues who stay in smoking rooms always claim to have a far smal...
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
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  • Service
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Milton, Canada
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10 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2014

I have stayed at the Boma Nairobi and the hotel and the staff were the best, I can't find a word that will describe the experiences that I had, first day I over slept with the family, so we missed breakfast, when I asked if I can get some breakfast cereal for my son the manager had the restaurant service us breakfast.
The rooms are clean and modern I have stayed in the intercontinental in time square and the Boma is batter, the hotel is not a year old.
You don't have traffic noises as in some other hotels, and the security is top, the car is checked and people coming in to the hotel are checked.
I recommend it for any one going to Kenya to stay at the Boma.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Fordingbridge, United Kingdom
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173 reviews
58 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2014

We stayed here on the night of 23 Dec after our arrival late on the BA flight from LHR & prior to our departure for MBA the following morning.

Our taxi journey was only 20 minutes both to & from the Boma. Our check in was prompt & friendly & we were soon enjoying a nightcap in the bar. Our 7th floor luxury room was both huge & very comfortable. We slept like logs, the Boma is in a very quiet location.

Breakfast the following morning sitting on the terrace overlooking the gardens was a great start to 3 weeks in Kenya. This is a first class, friendly hotel. Highly recommended.

Room Tip: The 7th floor luxury rooms are very spacious.
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Nairobi, Kenya
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42 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2014 via mobile

Friend had left behind his suit and returned to UK. Fearing a lengthy ordeal I took the challenge of picking it up. Delighted by prompt and effective service from Pascal and Esther.

Had a quick peak at a room as was being nosy - large and impressively appointed.

Stayed January 2014, traveled on business
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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2014

Great location close to the airport and an absolute luxury hotel at a brilliant price. The staff can't do enough to help and the spa and breakfast is wonderful! Rooms were huge and very, very clean. Nothing bad to say at all!!

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Amber M
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Dublin, Ireland
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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2014

We stayed in this hotel on two occasions, once on the way to Kilimanjaro airport which was a very short stay (from 11pm to 6am) and then on the way back where we spent a full day and night at the hotel.

Both times we availed of the airport transfers to and from the hotel which were great (Nairobi airport is a lot calmer than I expected!).

The check in was really smooth and the staff were so welcoming and helpful. They even arranged for breakfast to be open 15 minutes earlier than usual for us when departing so we could have something quick before leaving for the airport.

The food is really great. The breakfast buffet was fantastic and all of the meals we had at the hotel were wonderful.

The bedrooms are nice but not amazing, they are very spacious and spotlessly clean.

The hotel is slightly overpriced but, overall, it's a very nice place to stay and the staff and food really make it.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Washington DC
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47 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2014 via mobile

We tried this hotel in December as we needed a place for one night after arriving from an international flight, and before a flight on safari. We wanted to avoid the traffic in Nairobi.

It was a great experience. We arranged for someone from the hotel to pick us up from the airport, as well as take us back the next day.

The hotel was excellent - new and well designed. The food was also very good.

The staff was really friendly and helpful.

We will definitely use this hotel again - it saved us a couple of hours sitting in traffic!

Highly recommended!

Stayed December 2013
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Property: The Boma Nairobi
Address: Red Cross Road, South C | off Popo Rd, Nairobi 00100, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Nairobi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 161 Hotels in Nairobi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — The Boma Nairobi 5*
Number of rooms: 148
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hospitality has now become a new front in the fight against human suffering. Kenya Red Cross Society has taken this concept to the next level with the launch of The Boma Nairobi. This is a luxury deluxe hotel with an adjoining conference centre offering world-class hospitality, having every penny of profit funding the KRCS’s humanitarian work. This is 'hospitality with a conscience.' ... more   less 
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