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Kivi Milimani Hotel
Ranked #124 of 161 Hotels in Nairobi
kenya nai
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30 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“poor”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2013

This is one off hotel you go there and never again despite so off the staff are good but the whole experince not again ,the rooms didn't have hot shower when the changed the room with hot shower the bed sheets were torn TV didn't work and no apologies there swimming pool is very clean that's a plus good average staff need more training to handle clientele .bills are cable no receipt hen you insists t,he bring a hand receipt but all in all needs great improvements and a professional

Room Tip: Front rooms facing the pool
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Otsyula A
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  • Location
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 bubbles
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Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2013

Hotel cheap and average ok for one night, bit away from everything. Staff very helpful, perhaps comprehension could be better. Room basic but clean. Nice pool and garden area. In a quite area not much around, but ok for sleeping.

Room Tip: We stayed on 5th floor the rooms were ok ........
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank seasons8
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Sawbridgeworth, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2013

This hotel is awful!! Where do I start?! The location is not central so noses you want to walk anywhere (not very safe) u have to get taxi's everywhere. The whole hotel is run down especially the rooms. No wifi in the rooms. My telephone and tv didn't work in the room and when replaced only a fuzzy image shown. The hotel is cold as it is not all enclosed. The lock on the room is not stable. There are no safety deposit boxes in the room so you have to leave everything with a cashier where you have to write everything down you leave no great! Bathroom disgusting!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank KiwiB34
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2013

On arrival, after a long flight, it was a nice welcome at The Hotel Kivi. Rooms are spacious, clean and overlooking the swimming pool and gardens. In the quiet part of Nairobi for a peaceful nights sleep. Dining room had a good and inexpensive menu and big serves. Staff at Kivi are very helpful and friendly as well. It's not a modern hotel, but we certainly enjoyed our stay here and stayed again on our return to Nairobi. They have a great bar staff there as well, so you can enjoy a drink by the gardens surrounding the pool or in the bar. It's all good at The Hotel Kivi.

Room Tip: Rooms overlooking the gardens and pool are best.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2013

The overland companies use this joint as there is space to park and repair their trucks.
They also try to park their passengers in the hotel.
This hotel is a shambles. If this is your pre tour hotel pay the supplement to stay in The Heron which is right next door or The Fairview down the road.

Room Tip: Choose another hotel
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank mockandco
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Stuttgart, Germany
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65 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2013

This hotel is okay for one night. The rooms were neglected, the bathroom looked filthy (but in fact, it was okay- it was just very old not dirty). There was hot water and power supply. The pool area was nice, the service very friendly.
If you arrive in Nairobi and need just a place to sleep, the Kivi Millemani can do.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Asanda
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New York City, New York
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36 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 5, 2013

I stayed here in combination with tours booked through Intrepid. While the rooms aren't fancy, they are comfortable, have TV, wifi and hot water. The rooms are nicer if you ask to stay on the 4th or 5th floor, but then you have to use the old creaky elevator (I still took the stairs). The locks are questionable, as mentioned by other reviewers, so it is recommended to keep valuables in the safe behind reception.

The reception staff are friendly and accommodating and I was able to leave valuables in the safe for up to 2 weeks while on different tours. The internet is expensive, but it isn't slow. The restaurant food is good, but if you order in a large group, expect it to take a very long time. The breakfast buffet included in the price is plentiful and I didn't have any problem with freshness of the food.

The location of the hotel isn't really near anything, but is about a 20 minute walk to the city center. There is a bar on location and a pool. I did not swim, but enjoyed several afternoons by the pool in the serene environment.

The hotel has had better days, but for the price and the location, it's really not that bad.

Room Tip: Ask to be on the 4th or 5th floors and as far from the elevator as possible.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
3 Thank Rebecca H
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Additional Information about Kivi Milimani Hotel

Property: Kivi Milimani Hotel
Address: Milimani Road | P.O.Box 20681, Nairobi 00100, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Nairobi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #124 of 161 Hotels in Nairobi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Kivi Milimani Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 129
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Whether you are the business traveler or the discerning holiday maker, The Kivi Milimani will cater for your every need. Located in the sublime surroundings of up market Milimani, Nairobi, stands the Kivi Milimani Hotel. It is a hotel offering tranquility within well developed mature gardens with a serene ambiance. Only 2km away form the city centre, 5min walk from the state house, and only 20min drive from the International Airport. ... more   less 
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