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“Generally ok, peaceful, but a bit shabby.”

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Kivi Milimani Hotel
Ranked #135 of 164 Hotels in Nairobi
Warsaw
2 reviews
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“Generally ok, peaceful, but a bit shabby.”
Reviewed March 23, 2009

We stayed at the Kivi for four nights and we have quite positive impression of it.

Advantages:
- peacefulness,
- friendly and respectful staff,
- location - peaceful, safe, not to far from the city centre (20 minut walking),
- breakfast was ok - it is a buffet, but resembles English breakfast too much - eggs, bacon, bean, sausages and some fruits,
-clean

Drawbacks:
- price - you could have significantly better standard for the price of 6000 Ksh (double) in many European countries, but this is regular price in Kenya, especially in Nairobi,
- bathroom, interiors, furniture, corridors, elevator are quite worn-out. Anyway, the hotel was quite clean.

Concluding, I would recommend this hotel to anyone who wants to rest and escape from fumes and noise of the traffic jam of the city centre.

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 24, 2009

My sister and I were joining an Intrepid Safari tour so were booked into the Kivi to join that, as we were flying in the day before we thought we would stay the two nights and likewise were booked into the Kivi for our return nights stay.
The Kivi is simply OK the rooms are clean but in poor repair and the bathroom was falling apart, holes a strange home made wooden cistern cover and you do have to turn on your very own dodgy hot water boiler 1/2 hr before you need it, I can tell you you can't turn it on earlier as it is soooo noisy. There is no refridgeration, no bottled water and the place is old with the foyer with it's cracked laminate floor ,old furnishings and half dead flowers, for $100 AU a night you are better paying a bit more and staying at a decent hotel.
The staff are nice though.
Do beware the locks on the doors are quite inadequate, not safe feeling at all, especially considering how people talk about Nairobi!
Food? Well the breaky is very average set up on dusty cloth covers no toast, no tomatoes or bacon and what is there is not good looking, I do recommend an omlette with chilli though as it at least had some flavor. Don't what ever you do have a steak sandwich- simply horrible.
The hotel taxi service was quite good and we enjoyed going out to Kiss giraffes and enjoyed two nights out at Carnivors!
I hear there is a much nicer hotel just up the road and did think to change to this on our return but on safari you do not have any access to internet or telephones to look and book!

  • Stayed October 2008
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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 #135 of 164 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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