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“Extra Special Service with a Smile” 5 of 5 stars
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Oakwood Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Kimathi Street | P.O. Box 40683, Nairobi, Kenya   |  
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Ranked #62 of 156 Hotels in Nairobi
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“Extra Special Service with a Smile”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2006

I stayed here from the 2nd june 2004 for a few days when I went to meet my girlfriends family for the 1st time (She's now my wife). I contacted the the hotel directly along with several other hotels and this was the hotel that gave the most prompt and helpful answers and othe advise and organised a good if expensive taxi from the airport.

Even after my wife had returned to her familyfor a few days they were kind enough to only charge me the discounted rate for Kenyan residents in a Single room although I got to stay in the Double room.

Also they advised me to walk to the Akamba station with an Askari rather than catch a taxi.

The breakfasts were rather samey but at the price were fair and always well cooked, they also were more than happy to serve me breakfast early so that i could be in time for the bus to upcountry(or shags as it is better known to the younger generation). The bamburi weren't that helpful when we were coming back from the coast on this charge around Kenya meeting the possible relatives at the time (they now are relatives)

  • Liked — the service,central Location-Opposite TheStanley Hotel & less expensive
  • Disliked — The poor TV reception but that appears to be the norm in Nairobi
  • Tips/Secrets — Good Budget Hotel with good Service & Location
  • Stayed November 2006, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Location
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Service
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Property: Oakwood Hotel
Address: Kimathi Street | P.O. Box 40683, Nairobi, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Nairobi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #62 of 156 Hotels in Nairobi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Oakwood Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Oakwood HotelThe Oakwood Hotel is a small exclusive and perfectly located property, in fact, it's ideal accommodation for guests who enjoy the hustle, bustle and non-stop night-life of Nairobi.The Oakwood resides in the Elite House. building, formally Livingstone House. The property was built in the 1950s and although it maintains its colonial Architect. ... more   less 
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