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Silver Springs Hotel
Ranked #35 of 169 Hotels in Nairobi
Reviewed October 21, 2013

This property is just so-so. There is nothing really extremely wrong with it but nothing special either. The room was neat and clean, but very small and dated. We ate at the coffee shop for dinner and there was nothing wrong with the food, but not very tasty either. If you can find another hotel that is safe then maybe a different choice might be better.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 9, 2013

Location is good but very old hotel and construction. one may find better hotel at this tariff. food is good. Safe place to stay (safety is concern when you travel to kenya). Staff is cooperative, rooms are also very small. Not worth the the cost you pay but i am not sure if other hotels are as safe as this...

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed September 6, 2013

Stayed a few days in this hotel, as my planned one-night transfer stay in Nairobi turned into a 5 day malaria stop-over and Silver Springs is very close to the Nairobi Hospital.
The atmosphere is typically seventies with an African touch. Friendly and efficient front-office staff, no hassling with luggage and begging for tips. Elevator is solitary, old and slow and the rooms are simple, but convenient. Everythings works (always a bonus in Africa), wi-fi all around the hotel and the pool area and restaurant are cosy and efficient. All-in-all good value for money and a pleasant atmosphere.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled solo
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1  Thank Chalky_Africa
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Reviewed August 22, 2013

This hotel is really well placed if you need to get to the main Nairobi hospitals for work or medical care. The building itself is built around a very nice pool with bars and other facilities round it. I particularly appreciated the food. It served excellent African food in a buffet (at breakfast and in the evening). I also liked the shop at the back of the hotel, which had much better quality of goods than other hotels I have stayed in Nairobi. Some aspects of this hotel are average, like the quality of some of the rooms, but location, pool, shop and food are real pluses.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed July 31, 2013

The hotel is nice,clean, well furnished and modern. The premises was renovated lately and so everything is just perfect. The rooms of second floor away from the road are very serene,spacious and quiet. Their food especially buffet is just what you need. The hotel is very proximity to major hospitals in Nairobi and a stone throw to city centre.

Room Tip: The rooms of second floor East side away from road are very quiet and smart looking.
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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed July 21, 2013

It is a beautiful place, quiet and clean. But I think they are understaffed. The waiters are few and far between. If you love cake as I do, you will be disappointed. Nevertheless, a beautiful serene place close to the city centre.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 23, 2013

The grounds were nice, with a large swimming pool overlooked by little bougainvillea-covered balconies (though not private balconies). Breakfast was also pretty awesome, with a large selection of tasty Indian, Kenyan, and continental dishes. The rooms are plain but very comfortable.

Unfortunately, at night it was quite noisy. It's right off the Argwings-Valley Road intersection, and the traffic sounds came right through our closed windows. I ended up sleeping with earplugs.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Silver Springs Hotel

Address: Valley Road & Argwings Kodhek Road, Nairobi, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Nairobi > Upper Hill Estate
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #35 of 169 Hotels in Nairobi
Price Range: $78 - $168 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Silver Springs Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 160
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