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Where To Stay In Nairobi, Kenya

Where To Stay In Nairobi, Kenya
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Nairobi’s vibe is one that allures tourists from all over the world, perhaps after getting word of this city’s boisterous reputation. It’s no doubt that this is East Africa’s business and entertainment hub, with millions visiting to either get a piece of its bustling economy or experience its fun-loving nature. With famous attractions like Nairobi National Park, those who want to experience an African safari can do so from within the capital. Naturally, a destination that constantly welcomes visitors is bound to have a vast array of hotels and vacation rentals. If you’re planning a trip here, keep reading to find out where to stay in Nairobi, Kenya.

Hotels

1. Villa Rosa Kempinski (from USD 202)

This is the perfect place to start; a lavish hotel that’s synonymous with affluence and luxury. Admittedly, Villa Rosa is for the deep-pocketed folks. In fact, former US president Barrack Obama had dinner here when he last came to Kenya. However, if your budget isn’t too tight, you might as well experience the extravagance, even if just for a day. Its location is perfect for businessmen, with just an easy 10-minute drive to Nairobi’s nerve center. If you want the full Kempinski experience, treat yourself to a meal at one of their restaurants. Lucca, a fine-dining Italian joint, is one of the best.


Villa Rosa Kempinski

Address: Chiromo Road

Sun terrace Process in place to check health of guests On-site parking Linens, towels and laundry washed in accordance with local authority guidelines Designated smoking area Room service Property is cleaned by professional cleaning companies Parking

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2. Movenpick Hotel & Residences Nairobi (from USD 152)

If you’re a frequent traveler, you might be familiar with the name Movenpick. This Swiss brand has left its footprint in Nairobi’s Westlands area, a bustling district that’s known for its lively persona. As you would expect from a highly reputed brand, Nairobi’s version of Movenpick is no different from what you would find in other cities. Its rooms are exquisitely decorated and elegantly furnished, with an option for anyone from solo travelers to families. If you desire to splurge, there’s a presidential suite that costs a tidy sum but is worth every penny you spend. Although their restaurant serves cuisines from all over the world, you ought to try out their range of African cuisines just to remind yourself that you’re on African soil.


Mövenpick Hotel & Residences Nairobi

Address: Mkungu Close, Westlands

Family rooms Guests have the option to cancel any cleaning services for their accommodation during their stay Outdoor furniture CCTV outside property Wine/champagne Safety deposit box Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against Coronavirus Kid meals

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3. Crowne Plaza Nairobi Airport (from USD 188)

This is perfect for those with a long layover in Nairobi or perhaps an early flight. Found in Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Crowne Plaza Nairobi Airport is where you head to when you first land in the city. Its proximity to the airport means you don’t have to deal with the crazy traffic, allowing you to have a drink in hand or a warm bath just minutes after landing. It’s certainly a luxurious establishment, evident from the sleek interior. And the comfort is resonated in the rooms that boast stylish furniture and fixtures. Facilities like a gym, sauna, and swimming pool are perfect if you want to blow off some steam.


Crowne Plaza Nairobi Airport

Address: First Freight Lane
Price: from 188 USD

Daily housekeeping Trouser press Facilities for disabled guests Outdoor pool Bottle of water Fruits Terrace Valet parking

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4. Best Western Plus Meridian Hotel (from USD 72)

Known locally as just Meridian Hotel, this establishment may not have the extravagance of Villa Rosa Kempinski or the affluence of Movenpick. However, it doesn’t fall short of luxury albeit at a more pocket-friendly price than the abovementioned hotels. Meridian is, indeed, a classic hotel with all the bells and whistles of a modern establishment: WiFi connectivity, televisions in the rooms, en suite bathrooms, and an on-site restaurant. It is also quite close to the heart of the city, just a walking distance from popular attractions like Kenyatta International Conference Center.


Best Western Plus Meridian Hotel

Address: 6 Muranga Road

Property is cleaned by professional cleaning companies Sun loungers or beach chairs Bridal suite Billiards Shared stationery such as printed menus, magazines, pens, and paper removed Breakfast options Lift Foot bath

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5. Four Points by Sheraton Nairobi Airport (from USD 145)

Another globally renowned brand, Sheraton Nairobi Airport is a great place for those on a short stay in Nairobi. With the airport terminals just a stone’s throw away, you should be settled in shortly after landing. As you would expect from the Sheraton brand, this hotel has beautiful rooms and modern amenities. They also boast a fitness center, jacuzzi, and an outdoor swimming pool. However, one of the best things about this property is the view, complemented by the large windows in all the rooms.


Four Points by Sheraton Nairobi Airport

Address: 9042/1044 Tower Avenue, Jomo Kenyatta International Airport
Price: from 145 USD

Kid meals Family rooms Kids' pool Laundry Fitness/spa locker rooms Spa/wellness packages Breakfast in the room Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities

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Hostel

6. Naisula Place (from USD 17)

From lavish hotels to a modest hostel, Naisula Place is for those on a tight budget. Despite its ‘hostel’ label, this accommodation option is actually quite homey and has a very cozy setting. The rooms are vibrant and lively, thanks to the use of multiple colors in the decor. Naisula seems unpretentious, allowing guests to let their hair down and explore Nairobi like a local. Its location places you close to the CBD, about five kilometers (three miles) away. Enjoy preparing your own meals in the shared kitchen, a place where you’ll also get to meet other travelers and make new friends.


Naisula Place

Address: Mbagathi Road Highview Estate
Price: from 17 USD

Books, DVDs, music for children Free parking Garden Parking garage Ticket service Fax/photocopying Ironing service Non-smoking rooms

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Vacation rentals

7. Serene and spacious apartment (from USD 34)

If you want a place all to yourself, then rent out this two-bedroom apartment that’s located in Nairobi’s Parklands area. This is a perfect place for a family or perhaps a group of friends visiting Kenya’s capital. A 15-minute drive should get you into the city center, but there are several shopping outlets and eateries located just a walking distance away. This apartment has everything you would need in a modern home. There’s a fully equipped kitchen so you can prepare your own meals. You also get free WiFi connectivity. The decor is chic and the African accents give it a unique appeal.

Green Ivy Serene & Spacious Apartment Nairobi
Nairobi, Nairobi County, Kenya
15 reviews
Entire apartment 2 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
vivian is as lovely a guest as her nairobi apartment is
its specious & comfortable
Cleanliness:
perfect location and clean cozy place center of everything
Host:
vivian is a great host very attentive and available to any questions and requests
the house is good but the host is way excellent
vivian is a great host
vivian is a very welcoming host who replies fast and was helpful throughout our stay
good for short term or long term stay cute decor & attentive host
Location:
great location in the middle of parklands just a 15 minute walk to westgate mall
the location is prime walking distance to diamond plaza for groceries dining out etc
lovely place even in the middle of busy streets and traffic the flat was so quiet and peaceful
everything is close by even a great breakfast/coffee is placed just next door
beautiful place next to shops easy to find and an amazing hostess
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8. Stunning apartment in Muthaiga (from USD 65)

An affluent neighborhood in Nairobi, Muthaiga is known for being the home of the well-to-do. It can also be your home away from home, in this magnificent three-bedroom apartment. Not only is the location one of the safest in Kenya’s capital, but it’s also just a short drive to the city center. If you intend on staying indoors, the luxury in the home should keep you comfortable throughout your stay. One of its best features is the glazed wall in the living area, through which you can walk out onto a balcony that offers a calming view of Muthaiga’s greenery. And if you stay here, you’ll have access to a swimming pool and gym, both of which are part of the building’s facilities.

Stunning apartment in Muthaiga, near U.N. Nairobi
Nairobi, Nairobi County, Kenya
31 reviews
Entire apartment 3 Beds 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
access to the pool is a real treat with forest views
we enjoyed the beds and the amenities the host offered
the jacuzzi and swimming pool are great would definitely book again next time
Cleanliness:
great place clean and comfortable enjoyed our stay thoroughly
it’s very clean secure and comfortable
the place was very clean and comfortable as we previously experienced at her properties
the place is clean well decorated available all amenities
place was beautiful and clean the hosts were very helpful
Host:
the security was nice and helpful after checkin
i feel like the host should notify the receptionist with our names and identification
brilliant host and an incredible apartment
eleni also provides perfect driving instructions for uber so that was extremely helpful
Location:
perfect location and easy access to central nairobi
the location felt safe and was minutes away from shopping restaurants and entertainment
very central location and good security
the location was calm and serene worth another visit
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9. Chic three-bedroom home (from USD 35)

Make this three-bedroom rental your home in Nairobi, the perfect accommodation for a family visiting Kenya. Kilimani’s proximity to the city center makes it an ideal location for visitors who intend to see popular attractions like Nairobi National Museum and Nairobi National Park. Nearby, there are several shopping outlets just a walking distance from the apartment. This elegant rental is a bright and welcoming space that’s equipped with all that you need in a place to stay. You’ll also get creature comforts like a flat-screen TV and WiFi connectivity.

Chic, luxurious 3-bedroom home in leafy Kilimani
Nairobi, Nairobi County, Kenya
25 reviews
Entire condominium 4 Beds 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the beds are amazing the river near and the balcony would make enjoy you your evenings
great facilities safe location and communication was accurate and easy
Cleanliness:
clean and very comfy beds
we found the property to be clean warm and comfortable
Host:
she was very responsive and assisted with all requests we had
wanja was a wonderful host and responded very quickly to my questions
Location:
great location walking distance to a good shopping mall with supermarket
nice place close to many great restaurants
wanja's place is in a good location and spacious
outstanding location and communication
beautiful place beautiful location everything you want and need
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10. Vibrant artist’s space (from USD 30)

It’s evident that this home belongs to an artist; there are photos and murals on the walls, which liven up the interior. Its decor is quite vibrant, and the bright splashes of color give this place a fun-loving personality. Couples will love staying here since the rental can host up to two guests. Located just 6 kilometers (3.6 miles) from the CBD, you should, ideally, take just a few minutes to enter the city center. Whether you opt to use public transport or a private cab, this rental is quite easy to access.

Big-Five One Bedroom Apartment
Nairobi, Nairobi County, Kenya
50 reviews
Entire apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the fitnessroom on the ground floor is a nice extra facility
the apartment is safe has great amenities and is centrally located
a very nice place with equipped kitchen in a good area of nairobi
Cleanliness:
her place is clean and comfortable
very clean and modern place and everything is close by
a clean and comfortable apartment in a great central location
place was clean and very conveniently located
clean and well equipped beautiful and new furniture
Host:
she was responsive to my questions and was available for support
thank you for your kind hospitality wangechi
great space secure location and the host was prompt in her responses and any help when requested
wangechi was such a wonderful host
wangechi was a great host
Location:
great location good value for money
your place is beautiful neat secure enticing and very well located within easy proximity to downtown and other malls
nice location in a quiet green and safe environment
perfect place to spend your wkend
great place well situated and even has a gym to use
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A place to call home

Kenya’s capital is certainly a vibrant place to visit, with lots to do whether you’re here on business, yearning for some time in nature, or are curious about the nightlife. With the list of places to stay above, you can explore the city knowing that you have a place to call home.

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