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The Strand Hotel

Star Rating
3 out of 5



2.8 / 5
15 reviews


  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Laundry


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Strathmore University
    18 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Kenya Railway Golf Club
    4 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Kenyatta International Convention Centre
    5 min drive
  • Airport
    Nairobi (NBO-Jomo Kenyatta Intl.)
    18 min drive

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About this area


The Strand Hotel is located in Nairobi. Giraffe Centre and AFEW Giraffe Centre are local attractions and those in the mood for shopping can visit Yaya Centre and City Market. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at Moi International Sports Centre or Nyayo National Stadium.

What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Strathmore University - 18 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Uhuru Park - 3 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Kenya Railway Golf Club - 4 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Kenyatta International Convention Centre - 5 min drive
  • Popular Location
    David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust - 5 min drive

Getting around

  • Syokimau Station - 16 min drive
  • Nairobi (NBO-Jomo Kenyatta Intl.) - 18 min drive

About this property

The Strand Hotel

A restaurant, a bar/lounge, and concierge services are available at this smoke-free hotel. Free WiFi in public areas and a free manager's reception are also provided. Additionally, dry cleaning, laundry facilities, and express check-in are onsite. All 46 rooms offer free WiFi, TVs, and free bottled water. Showers, phones, and desks are among the other amenities that guests will find.



Check-in between 10 AM - 3 PM
Express check-in
Minimum check-in age - 18

Special check-in instructions

There is no front desk at this property. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation.


Check-out before 11 AM
Express check-out

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


  • Pets not allowed

Property payment types

American Express

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

We should mention

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Property is also known as

  • Strand Hotel Nairobi
  • Strand Nairobi
  • The Strand Hotel Hotel
  • The Strand Hotel Nairobi
  • The Strand Hotel Hotel Nairobi

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar
  • Free reception
  • Room service available

Family friendly

  • Dry cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities


  • Free newspapers in lobby

Guest services

  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)
  • Shower


  • TV

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Desk
  • Phone

Guest rating

5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition


The room was pretty gross. Mold and peeling paint in the bathroom. The room was also tiny. The bed occupied about 80% of the room. During check-in the hotel staff hard a hard time finding us and it took a while to get our room key. This is not an $80 room. Stay somewhere else.


Hostel Like Experience, At A Business Hotel Price

In a word...grim. For what they charge - in line with a moderate business hotel - I was frankly stunned how poor it was. I travel a lot, and usually stay as mid grade hotels. My expectations are never high, but bluntly this was one of the worst hotel stays I have been subjected to. Half the lights in the hallway are out of commission, often with wires hanging down, so you have to use a flashlight or a phone light to find your room, then to unlock it. Once inside, you'll realize that the rooms are tiny. They have neither air conditioning nor fan, so the air inside is dank. The bed consisted of one very thin mattress and a mosquito net with numerous holes. The TV did not work. The toilet did not flush. The shower heater never got the water past cool. The Internet was so intermittent as to be useless. Very disappointing.


Large house

This was more like a large house that has been turned into a hotel. It was in a very basic location and for the price charged was a disappointment as there are much nicer hotels in town that charge less. The location did not give any advantages as it was still a way off from the airport and one would have to put up with traffic going to the airport. There are also better hotels closer to the airport. I will not be booking to stay at this hotel again.

Pros: Breakfast staff were very nice!

Cons: The classification of the hotel said to be three stars. The actual hotel does not strike me as a three star hotel. I think the hotel is over-priced

Location: There are residences around and I would not feel comfortable venturing outside the hotel at night.


OK for a short business trip

The hotel staff were very friendly, even remembering my name. The site says there are tea making facilities in the room, which there are not. I had to change rooms on arrival because the TV socket was not working, nor was the phone. The room was comfortable but the shower rooms are a little odd (design), and the TV is sometimes in the wrong spot for comfortable viewing. It was good for me that breakfast was served early. For a couple of nights on business the price is OK.

4/5 Good

Good Hotel for a transit stopover

I stayed here overnight in transit through Nairobi. The staff were extremely welcoming and helpful. The neighborhood is OK for an overnight stay. Security was good, and I felt safe even though the neighborhood is not as nice as downtown. The breakfast was basic but good. The shower was nice and hot. There is little traffic on this street at night, so the room was quiet and I slept well. The location is very convenient to getting back to the airport by cab. This is a real value for a transit stopover considering the much higher cost of downtown hotels.

Pros: Staff are very friendly and helpful; Rooms are clean and quiet.

Location: Location is near Nyayo Stadium. Fairly Convenient to downtown or Upper Hill , although not within walking distance. Would need cabs.

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