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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

This hotel is remarkable. It was build for and by a British Gouverneur. That means its a old building. The stile is complete genuine and the building a monument. The staff was so very kind and helpful. The rooms very clean. The breakfast was good and tasteful. The spot in Nairobi is great and save. Walk from the hotel to... More 

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Thank Ron t
Madahotels_11, Public Relations Manager at Oakwood Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Ron, Wow! Thank you for the amazing review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay at Oakwood. Be sure that we will be on hand to provide you with an even better experience if you wish to stay with us again. Please do recommend Oakwood to your friends and family. We would be glad to host you again. Thank... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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23 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2016

The Oakwood is not a new hotel and it feels like something from another age. Wood paneling from which it takes the name runs throughout the building. There were some problems on arrival: no hangers in the wardrobe, no bath plug and the safe wasn't working. I reported these to the manager, Charles Nyamo and, within 10 mins all were... More 

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Thank Geoff H
Madahotels_11, Public Relations Manager at Oakwood Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Geoff H, Thank you for the amazing review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay at Oakwood. Be sure that we will be on hand to provide you with an even better experience if you wish to stay with us again. Please do recommend Oakwood to your friends and family. We would be glad to host you again. Thank... More 

perth
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79 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 April 2016

I always go here as it is so convenient to walk some places,they have done some improvement such as mend the door locks and they have up-graded the WiFi which was great,also the towels were new,the food is nice not a lot of choice but still good value and fresh cooked.I hope next on the list for some work will... More 

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Thank PerthJill
Madahotels_11, Guest Relations Manager at Oakwood Hotel, responded to this review

Dear PertjJill, Thank you for the feedback, we will consider these recommendations and ensure you have a pleasant stay next time when you choose to come and stay in Oakwood. Charles More 

Kochi (Cochin), India
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212 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2016

As name reveals, the complete hotel is decorated with Ok Wood all over, 3 storey 19th Century well maintained Hotel, at the centre of Nairobi. Wonderful place, walking distance to all central places of Nairobi. Friendly staff who want to serve you sincerely and make your stay most comfortable. Very calm & peaceful place. One will remember the staff after... More 

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Thank pp_kuriakose53
Madahotels_11, Manager at Oakwood Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind reviews. We are glad you enjoyed your stay at Oakwood. As usual we would like to welcome you back whenever you are in town. We strive to bring the best service to ensure your stay at the Hotel is as comfortable as possible. Ahsante Sana! More 

Shanghai, China
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2015

Perfect location. Close to markets, coffee shops. Safe to walk in the evening. Amenities clean, but not so well fixed as everything was installed ages ago. Friendly staff. Got a booking.com rate. Were able to extend check out time. Free wifi.

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ahmedabad
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88 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 May 2015

Had a nice stay in the hotel. I visited this hotel for business work. Hotel staff is good and maintain smile all the time. Rooms are quite big and suite the purpose of my stay. security was for me and service were vary helpful.

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1 Thank Parth M
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 January 2015

I stayed at the hotel recently and loved the experience. The manager Charles was very helpful. The restaurant serves complementary breakfast. Though slightly overpriced the place is altogether awesome! Great location too.

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1 Thank Yuvraj S
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, United States
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 December 2014

My girlfriend and I chose to stay at this hotel for it's perfect location in the city centre during our recent vacation in Kenya. Admittedly, the rates are pocket friendly and the convenience of being close to alot of activities in the city played a big role in our decision to stay here. However, the most outstanding were the staff... More 

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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2014

The hotel is in downtown Nairobi hidden in between other businesses. It's old and not too well kept. The rooms are spacious and clean. The bathrooms are small with old torn towels. I got locked out of the bathroom once due to a poorly maintained door. The cost of accommodation is slightly higher than what is advertised in Tripadvisor. WIFI... More 

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Rome, Lazio, Italy
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72 reviews
63 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2013

A bit tired and shabby. Bugs and a cloud of dust fell from the fan when it was switched on. Lots of noise from neighbouring discos and passing traffic. Travel time to the airport by taxi was 20 minutes at 3 in the morning and 50 minutes during rush hour.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Oakwood HotelThe Oakwood Hotel is a small exclusive and perfectly located property, in fact, it's ideal accommodation for guests who enjoy the hustle, bustle and non-stop night-life of Nairobi.The Oakwood resides in the Elite House. building, formally Livingstone House. The property was built in the 1950s and although it maintains its colonial Architect. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Oakwood Hotel

Address: Kimathi Street | P.O. Box 40683, Nairobi, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Nairobi
Price Range: €55 - €73 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Oakwood Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 20
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“Not many rooms have a view so best to ask if you want a look out.”
 of 5 bubbles 566geoffh, 15 Jun 2016 | Read review
“I like the inside rooms they are quieter”
 of 5 bubbles PerthJill, 29 Apr 2016 | Read review
“South side are better than other sides”
 of 5 bubbles pp_kuriakose53, 10 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Location, location”
 of 5 bubbles AnnaKh873, 13 Oct 2015 | Read review
“Ask for a room facing the back to avoid the noise from the casino next door.”
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 of 5 bubbles Ericsosa, 17 May 2013 | Read review
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