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“Clean and basic”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Parkside Hotel

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Parkside Hotel
Ranked #109 of 162 Hotels in Nairobi
Cambridge, MA
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15 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Clean and basic”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2010

I stayed here for one night in between flights.
Pros:
-It was a fairly quick trip from the airport (20 minutes in light traffic)
-Very friendly front desk staff
-Clean room and bathroom
-Hot water switch worked, so was able to take a hot shower at 5am
-I felt safe (solo woman traveler)
Cons:
-I had a basic room with 2 double beds - with the mosquito netting down, there was almost no room to manoeuvre
-I could clearly hear people going up and down the stairwell throughout the night

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled on business
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Hobart, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2010

This place is pretty basic but comfortable and very good value. If you're arriving in Nairobi from Arusha on the Riverside shuttle the location is unbeatable, being just across the road from where the bus stops. Rooms are available on a B&B or bed-only basis. We were departing at 4am so didn't get to try breakfast but if it is provided by the adjoining restaurant as seems likely (didn't see any dining room in the hotel) it should be pretty decent. We had dinner there and it was very cheap and very tasty, and full of locals watching the football.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
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Egremont, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2009

OK and cool enough for short and independent stays. Nice customer service and pple letting you sleep. Mosquito net provided by hotel and shower available any time.

Stayed November 2009, traveled as a couple
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Poland, Zielona Gora
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2009

we slept in triple room, standard of bathroom was awfully, on the morning was not at all water (even cold), there is no restaurant, the breakfast is in next door (rather wrong),
anyway it is almost clean and there are no any warms
great location, just opposite to entrance there is a bus "station" for buses to Arusha

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled with friends
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1 Thank cezary59
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2009

The hotel was clean and next to the shuttle station to Arusha. People there were very nice. Considering that it is a low budget, no frills it was ok

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2009

We stayed in the Parkside on 3 seperate occasions over a month, and each time had a comparible room, and recieved similar levels of service. Key points for me:

- Each time we stayed we opted for a Superior Room. They seemed a bit bigger, and had a bigger bed
- Rooms were always spotlessly clean
- We did not opt for the breakfast option, so can't comment on that
- Staff (front desk and cleaning staff) were all really friendly, and offered Nairobi advice wherever possible
- Their laundry rates are very reasonable, and laundry is done quickly and effiicently
- We found the price to be rally very reasonable, considering the hotel is so close to the 'centre' of Nairobi city. We also stayed at the Nairobi comfort hotel on the same street and paid almost double for a comparable room and level of service
- The hotel always felt safe, although loads of safari buses leave from outside the front door, so expect to be offered a thousand safari's each time you leave the hotel

  • Stayed February 2009, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Auld_Hippo
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Stroud, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2009

I intermittently stayed here for a week, in January. I was very pleased to find such a reasonably priced hotel in such a central location with good security. I stayed in a basic twin, which was clean enough, with hot showers and comfy beds.

The reception staff were reasonably friendly, but I also chatted to the chamber maids who were very helpful and smiley. It was also no problem to leave my valuables in the safe, although I often left an array of things in my room which were there when I came back at the end of the day.

Overall I had a very pleasant stay and when I return to Nairobi I will stay here again.

  • Stayed January 2009, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Parkside Hotel

Property: Parkside Hotel
Address: Monrovia Street, Nairobi 00100, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Nairobi > Nairobi Central Business District
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #109 of 162 Hotels in Nairobi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 68
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 
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