Ratings based on 15 Verified Reviews
3.3 Room cleanliness
3.5 Service & staff
2.5 Room comfort
2.8 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
by A verified traveler
Posted Dec 13, 2016 on Hotels
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.
by A verified traveler
Hostel Like Experience, At A Business Hotel PricePosted Dec 5, 2016 on Hotels
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.
by A verified traveler from Africa
Large housePosted Oct 11, 2016
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.
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.
by Karen from Tanzania
OK for a short business tripPosted Mar 21, 2014 on Hotels
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.
for Everyoneby John from Phoenix, USA
Good Hotel for a transit stopoverPosted Jan 5, 2014
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.
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.
by kastana from oman
not comfortable at allPosted May 17, 2013 on Hotels
the only good thing about this hotel was food and service - staff very friendly and helpful.. hotel itself is in the middle of ghetto area by the looks of it.. room was very small, no ac, door to the toilet opens literally into the bed with terrible squeak.. for the price we paid it was not the value at all
by A verified traveler from Harare
cheap option for Nairobi Airport HotelPosted Nov 6, 2011
This in an OK option if you're looking for somewhere relatively close to Jomo Kenyata Airport but don't want to pay typical airpoirt hotel prices. Room clean, staff friendly, 20 minutes / 20 USD by taxi to the airport. However, rooms are extremely small, services are fairly basic, and district in which hotel is situated is uninteresting, so probably not much good for longer stays.
by A verified traveler from London
Clean and friendly, tho over pricedPosted Aug 22, 2011 on Hotels
A reasonable option for Nairobi, but like all hotels in the city grossly over-priced. That aside, staff are pleasant, the breakfast is a very decent buffet, rooms are clean. The neighbourhood is not particularly handy to town, though (traffic permitting) it is only a short taxi ride.
by A verified traveler
The Strand Nairobi- disappointingPosted Aug 16, 2011 on Hotels
We picked this hotel as there are no hotels at the airport in Nairobi and the Strand was reasonably priced and close to the main road out to the airport so hopefully we wouldn't have to battle through the Nairobi traffic. I can't help but feel that the hotel has spent all its money on advertising on sites such as this, on a flashy website and on the monogramed sheets you see on the pictures. The whole hotel felt cheap and shabby, though we were there for less than 12 hours. The room was very small with barely enough room for the double bed which was pushed against the wall with the window. Other than the double bed there was a small desk with a very old tv (only one channel seemed to work reliably) and an ancient looking phone not two feet from the foot of the bed. Decor wise the room had two bright orange walls and some old, musty smelling brown and gold patterned curtains on the window and hanging onto the bed.There was however their monogrammed sheets. There was also an old slightly musty smelling mosquito net above the bed. The main door to the room did not reach the floor and so the light from the veranda style hall shone in all night. If we thought the room itself was small that was nothing compared to the bathroom. It was set up rather like you set up a bathroom on a yacht with the shower above the small toilet and sink. It was clean but had no ventilation so it was not pleasant. We did not shower, so I can't comment on how good it was. We slept terribly, though it was not a hot night in Nairobi, the room felt very stuffy and when we went to open the small windows (old fashioned with no lock on them) the noise from the street was amplified. It was very noisy throughout the night with gates clanging people shouting and traffic noise. Overall I was very pleased to leave in the morning, and out trip to the airport was quick and painless. As a frequent traveller to Kenya I understand that it may seem to be unfair to judge a local hotel against a western one, but given the impression they give on their website and the fact that I have stayed in many cheaper and nicer western hotels around the world for considerably less money I was very disappointed by my stay in The Strand.
by A verified traveler
Posted Oct 17, 2015 on Hotels