This "hotel" is right next to the shuttles to Arusha. You can literally walk out the door and before pointing at a shuttle one of the touts will try and sell you a ticket on one of them. No need to book shuttle in advance if you're flying in the night before, just haggle a decent price the morning of departure.
The hotel itself is not great. On our entire trip through east africa it was the most expensive place we stayed and aside from one particular tent it was the worst place. We did have running water and a hot shower with water pressure but the room itself is old, small, and loud. If you have problems sleeping in noise, don't stay here. Beds need new linens, blankets without holes, a really good cleaning, etc. The woman at reception is everything but friendly (seems to be a Kenyan service thing, or lack there-of in this country). Prices may be quoted in dollars but they really don't want to accept them and prefer Kenyan shillings, you also get a better price paying in shillings.
If you're only here one night and it's convienient for you to stay here it was an ok room. If you're planning on staying more than one night in Nairobi, stay somewhere else. Expensive, for budget travellers, such as our selves, and doesn't buy you any of the things that a hotel at this price will get you everywhere else in the country and surrounding countries. We paid less the rest of our trip and got twice as much in quality or more else where.
I'll find a different place to stay next trip to Nairobi downtown.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The operators of this comfortable mid-range hotel place great importance on the well-being of their guests with the reception being open around the clock. The hotel has a total of 68 rooms (28 single rooms, 20 double rooms). The hotel is located in direct proximity to the airport (5.0 km). Your accommodation is easy to reach as it is located directly adjacent to the motorway. Safes are available at reception and in your room to hold your valuables. There's no chance of boredom in this hotel. The hotel's casino and disco will cater for your entertainment needs. You can hire a car direct from the hotel, and park it on the hotel's car park during your stay. Feel free to enjoy room service or the wake-up facility when staying at the hotel. The hotel operates a suite of business facilities. All rooms have air conditioning, and also offer other facilities such as cable TV, Internet access and a hairdryer in the bathroom. Do you want to book a non-smoking room? Are you traveling with your family and do you need a cot? We will gladly cater for your wishes - please indicate them when booking your room. The minibar in your room contains many tasty things. Forget the worries of the day as you enjoy a relaxing massage. All kinds of delicacies can be served in the hotel's restaurant (with tables outdoors) and bistro, with specialties for vegetarians and diabetics, too. The hotel bar has a large selection of drinks for your enjoyment. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Parkside Hotel Nairobi