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Reviewed 2 November 2013

Make sure you get the rate in writing on arrival because this can change! you might have to pay more on departure! Beware do not use any of the travel or tour agents at the airport, they will "negotiate" a "good" price for you, but all that will happen is you will pay a unnecessary commission fee! Something as basic...

3Thank ScotVenter
Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
Reviewed 14 October 2013

I got stranded at the Strand "hotel" in search for a place near Nairobi airport to rest all day in between two flights. I specifically asked for a quiet room, and was assigned one that faces an apartment building where just a few meters away children were playing and screaming all day. Wifi didn't work for most of the time....

3Thank Michael H
Burnaby, Canada
Reviewed 5 October 2013

I thought I was saving money but it wasn't even worth the $100. Maybe $50 tops. Rationed toilet paper, no shampoo, the mosquito net had a giant space so we were eaten alive. Noisy, & not so great restaurant. My door lock was impossible to work. The front desk arranged a taxi who cost us a fortune and when we...

Reviewed 3 October 2013 via mobile

What can I say! Rooms tiny and dirty. Did not even get undressed and attempt to get into bed, for $100 US dollars for a single room for one night I find staggering!!! Staff are friendly enough and try their best. Did not feel safe in this hotel. Area is not the best so no escape!!

1Thank Amanda B
Pistoia, Italy
Reviewed 3 July 2013

Our Tanzania safari operator, Naturebeauties, send us to this hotel to spend our first nigth of the tour from Kenia to Tanzania The hotel is in a squalid quarter of Nairobi. The room was quite small and the bath orrible! The worst, is that we slept in Strand Hotel for only one night, but we were charged three nights. When...

Thank Ombretta G
Reviewed 21 April 2013 via mobile

We stayed here for 2 weeks. We had 2 laptops and an iPad stolen from our locked room in the 30 minutes we took to have breakfast. The restaurant never had half the meals on the menu, they would lie to us and tell us that they defiantly had the item today, then take 15 minutes to come back and...

2Thank Austraveller20
Miami Beach, Florida
Reviewed 24 November 2012

First, on a positive note, almost to a person, the staff is wonderful! The food was ok. However, the hotel has some serious problems to address if they want to remain relevant and competitive in Nairobi. The facility is deplorable at best-- doors barely lock, rooms tiny and over-used towels, etc, etc. Wi-fi sketchy a real-downer for folks on business...

1Thank Adams K
Reviewed 22 September 2012

The price for double room does not match the standard. We have paid more than 100 USD for the very small room with small bed. Basically the room seemed to be a single, there was only one pillow and the second towel was brought later. The room and bathroom were not clean enough. Moreover the place was noisy from 6...

Thank Ariel Z
Reviewed 20 September 2012

Our group of 5 people stayed here both on arrival in Nairobi and before departure to Dubai. We were on a safari arranged by a local tour company. We stayed in 6 different rooms, and most of the rooms did not have working hot water. Half the rooms had either front doors that could not be locked, or bathroom doors...

1Thank kc-kl
Kampala, Uganda
Reviewed 3 September 2012

Have been to The Strand hotel twice now and the experience have had makes one to come back over and over again...there is serenity and privacy in their rooms, The food is exquisite, samptuos and pre pared in an open kitchen concept , staff are warm to be around offering the best service and attention to details. I love their...

Thank robert b

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Address: Gandhi Avenue | Nairobi West, Nairobi 00300, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Nairobi
Price Range: €70 - €98 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Strand Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 50
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“All rooms are good. Balcony one being the best.”
 of 5 bubbles deltatourskenyaa, 6 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Don't stay here.”
 of 5 bubbles MarthinusCapeTown, 11 Nov 2015 | Read review
“Try to get a room in the back of the building, street front rooms are subject to all the noise from traffic and night life.”
  • Mosquito netting provided
 of 5 bubbles Marla001, 8 Aug 2015 | Read review
“wifi was free but we didn't use it”
 of 5 bubbles 16july, 27 Oct 2014 | Read review
“The rooms on the eastern side like Room 218 which I have stayed are quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles thomassT8388AP, 22 Mar 2014 | Read review
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