Nairobi Hotels, Accommodation, Apartments, Conference facilities and Car Hire

A guide to Nairobi hotels, conference facilities, Attractions, aparments, attractions and  wildlife adventures. Accommodation in Nairobi is diverse, ranging from 5 star properties like the Panari Sky Hotel, Nairobi Serena Hotel to basic accommodation found to the East of Tom Mboya Street.  In a class of their own are Hotels like the Norfolk, The Stanley, Mayfair Court(Holiday Inn) which have a long history behind them.  

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Nairobi Hotels    last edited 12/19/2012

Nairobi the capital city of Kenya has a large number hotels and accommodation properties.  The accommodation facilities in Nairobi reflects the diversity of visitors, the historical background and its multi-ethnicity of its population.  Note that the first hotels to be built in Nairobi were to cater for adventurous tourist, big game hunters.  Thus all the hotels in Nairobi are built with the tourists in mind. Likewise the architecture is influenced by its multiplicity of its inhabitants and visitors. 

 

While some of Nairobi hotels are modest with a bed, reading table and a bathroom., others are luxury beyond imagination. Some hotels in Nairobi are resort style with en-suite bathrooms with health clubs, hair and beauty salon, shops, several restaurants, business centre, conference facilities, swimming pools, life band etc.

 

The architecture and ambiance ranges from local Maasai Manyatta (Nairobi Serena Hotel) to Chinese Pagoda ( Safari Park), English country inn ( Fairview Hotel), Game Lodges and even American style skyscrapers and even Tarzan boy style tree hotel on stilts  ( Ngong house) .  All the big hotels have specialty restaurants, Chinese, Hindi, Italian, Continental, African, French, etc.

 

 Below is a list of hotels in Nairobi, their class, location and minimum room rate in USD. To  learn more about the hotel facilities and price, click on the links.    The hotels are arranged according to class of  and location.

     
Nairobi Luxury Hotels 5 Star Properties in the City Centre>>>Bed & Breakfast
1.  Laico Regency Hotel >>The Laico Regency Hotel (Formerly Grand Regency Hotel) is located in the city centre of Nairobi.  The Hotel is 15 Km from the Airport (JKIA). It has 194 double rooms, 32 suites one of which is presidential suite making a total of  226 rooms.  Facilities include swimming pool, Jacuzzi, steam bath, conference(1500 pax), banquet Halls:  Room Rates are USD

2. Nairobi Intercontinental Hotel>>The Intercont as it is popularly known is one of the premier Nairobi Hotels.  Located in the city centre 15Km from airport (JKIA).  The hotel has 369 rooms including  suites,  apartments, none smoking rooms and some for disabled.  Rooms have, satellite TV, mini bar, en-suite bathrooms with telephone, safes, laundry and valet services, 24 hours room service.  The hotel has a health club with a gym, sauna, Jacuzzi, massage. Also available is a 15 Meters swimming pool. Room Rates are USD

3. Nairobi Hilton Hotel >>The Hilton Hotel is located 15 Km from the airport (JKIA).   The Hilton Hotel has302-room, all air-conditioned and have satellite TV, electronic safes, electronic locks, mini bar and hair dryers. Also available are bathrobe, refrigerator, two-line telephones, and kitchenette. The hotel has health club facilities, gymnasium, sauna, steam bath and massages plus a swimming pool. It has conference facilities for 500 Pax.  The rate in USD
Nairobi Safari Club
Nairobi Serena
Norfolk
The Stanley
Safari Park Hotel
Nairobi Hotels 5 Star Away in Peri-Urban/City Suburbs
Windsor Golf Club

Giraffe Manor

Holiday Inn

Nairobi Hotels in the city Centre 4 Star properties
Fairview Hotel
Panafric Hotel
Boulevard  Hotel

Nairobi Hotels in the city Centre 3 Star properties

Ambassadeur Hotel

Meridian Court

Six Eighty
Silver Spring
Heron Court
Nairobi Hotels East of Tom Mboya Street 3 Star & Budget Properties
Marble Arch Hotel

Hotel Kipepeo:>>Kipepeo Hotel is located on river.  Hotel Kipepeo has 56 all en suite, all sound proof, each room with a 21" TV with Dstv, GTv and local Tv stations, digital safes and smart doors. The restaurant is first class.

Rivers Side Hotel

Nairobi Apartments for Long Stay

For those who wish to stay for long, Nairobi has a large number of apartments. Most are concentrated  within Milimani area. Within the city centre there are apartments at Longonot Place, Chester house.    Nairobi Apartments will feature fully furnished units with TV seats, sitting rooms, bath taps/showers, swimming pools, car parks. It is always advisable to check on the facilities available before committing ones money

Nairobi Attractions

Nairobi city has both man made and natural attractions.  Natural attractions include the Nairobi National Park and its wildlife, the Ngong hills.   The man made attractions include museums, cultural centres, historical buildings, city markets, shopping malls, boutiques, hotels and specialty restaurant.  Several markets dot the city.  Historical buildings include the Parliament, Old Provincial headquarters, National Archives, Railway headquarters, Kipande House, McMillan Library

 

Nairobi City Markets

Gikomba market is probably the biggest open air market south of the equator.  Gikomba specializes in mitumba ( used clothes and other items) and food stuffs.  The City Market (once a hangar) opposite Jamia Mosque is the best place to buy cut flowers and curios.   Be careful when changing money in these markets as the operators are not recognized though they give better rates than the foreign bureaux.  If you need to change money here, be accompanied by someone who knows the place as you might as well loose your money.  The Maasai Market on the University wasy slip road is ideal for those interested in Maasai Curios.  For fruits and vegetables visit Wakulima Market along Haille Salesie Avenue next to KPCU.   The biggest Hawker Market at Muthurwa is also worthy a visit.  Ngara Market across Nairobi River is ideal for those interested in high quality secod hand clothes.

 

Shopping Malls include ABC Place( Waiyaki Way), Adams Arcade (Ngong Road), Village and the Mall in Westlands, Village Market (Gigiri) an Yaya Centre in Hurlingham. 

 

Museums:

Museums in Nairobi include, Nairobi Museum, Karen Blixen Museum, Railway Museum Cultural Centres.  The railway museum documents the history of the Railway and emergency of Nairobi as a city.   The National museum has a large number of galleries.  The galleries include the big mammal, ornithological, ethnographical, Geographical, Historical.  A must visit is the origin of Man exhibit. 

 

 

Nairobi Restaurants: Nairobi has a large number of restaurants.  Specialty restaurants include Italian, Indian, Chinese, French, Ethiopian, Japanese, Thai, South American, Barbecue and continental.  Perhaps some of the most famous restaurants in Nairobi are Carnivore and Tamarind

Italian Restaurants

 

Nairobi City Tour

Nairobi city tour include visits to the Museums, Nairobi National Parks and markets.  Other attractions include Giraffe Manor, Mamba Village, Bomas of Kenya,

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