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The Strand Hotel

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

No running water in room! I woke up to find that I had no running water. Staff offered me another room to shower. This may be Africa, but it is simply unacceptable if you are paying 5000KSH for a room. Otherwise a basic hotel. Staff were pleasant. Very disappointed. Won't be returning.

Thank PAUL L
Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 6 January 2017

This is a Budget hotel, for people who are on Business trips, sports, educational trips, medical related trips and budget holiday travelers. Book directly from email, call directly or Pay at the upcoming Airport office on Arrival. The strand hotel staff will receive you pick you and drop you right at the Hotel. Deal with the appointed agents with recommended...

Thank Delta Tours Ken... A
Waterloo, Canada
Reviewed 5 December 2016

In a word....grim. I travel a lot and usually opt for mid range hotels. I don't expect a lot but The Strand, for what they charge, was very disappointing. Tiny room. No fans or A/C, so dank and smelly. Paper thin mattress. Toilet that did not flush. No hot - or even lukewarm - water. TV did not work. Says...

Thank Scott1853
Tallinn, Estonia
Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

First of all, if you stay there, keep your valuables with you always. The toilets are without seat covers, no ventilation in the toilet. Humid, full of mosquitoes. Be careful what you order because the chef obviously doesn't know how to cook. If you can, choose another place.

Thank Alvaarao
Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 13 June 2016

Stayed at the Strand for 5 days. It was a nice place. Staff were good. Breakfast was good with enough to eat and dinner was tasty and freshly cooked. The room was snuggly and room service was available at no extra cost.

1Thank ombao2016
Kenora, Canada
Reviewed 6 December 2015 via mobile

Friendly staff but were definitely on "africa time". Nothing special about this hotel at all and is somewhat in a sketchy neighbourhood. Breakfast was good. They told us the national park was open at 8 but it was actually open at 6 am when we wanted to go.

Thank KirbyJace
South Africa
Reviewed 11 November 2015

I stayed at The Strand Hotel for one night in November 2015. The reservation was made by someone else and it was therefore not my choice. I paid US$ 90. The hotel is in a dilapidated part of town and thus not particularly welcoming. The room I stayed in was small with a balcony overlooking a rather well-worn apartment block....

Thank MarthinusCapeTown
Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 9 November 2015

Was stuck in a 4-hour jam and missed my flight. Since I had to go early in the morning back to the airport I figured I would stay somewhere close to avoid the traffic. I was approached by one of the agents of Chez Expeditions at the airport who started by offering me their cheapest rooms for USD 120 a...

Thank Germanvegacortes
New Jersey
Reviewed 8 August 2015

Stayed here in July 2015 with a group, so I did not choose this hotel. The place is kept very clean. We were there for 6 nights, and used their restaurant several times. Beware: we waited almost 2 hrs for our meal, granted we were a group of 16. The food was not bad. I had the chicken curry w/...

1Thank Marla001
Reviewed 27 October 2014

Expat living in Kenya, needed a night in the city for an event. Went through the website and got a quick email reply from Festus who offered us a lower rate. Hard to beat that. Needed to get a second bed for a friend when he decided to join me - room changed without hesitation and again reduced rate, late...

Thank 16july

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Additional Information about The Strand Hotel

Address: Gandhi Avenue | Nairobi West, Nairobi 00300, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Nairobi
Price Range: $69 - $144 (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.”
deltatourskenyaa, 6 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Don't stay here.”
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
Marla001, 8 Aug 2015 | Read review
“wifi was free but we didn't use it”
16july, 27 Oct 2014 | Read review
“The rooms on the eastern side like Room 218 which I have stayed are quieter.”
thomassT8388AP, 22 Mar 2014 | Read review
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