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Tallinn, Estonia
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10 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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.

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Thank Alvaarao
Nairobi, Kenya
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 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.

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1 Thank ombao2016
Kenora, Canada
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33 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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.

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South Africa
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21 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 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.... More 

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Thank MarthinusCapeTown
Nairobi, Kenya
1 review
Reviewed 10 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... More 

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New Jersey
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96 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
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/... More 

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Kijabe
1 review
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... More 

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Thank 16july
Porto, Portugal
1 review
Reviewed 22 March 2014

I happen to have stayed at The Strand Hotel in Nairobi 3 times on different times. The first I booked through airport taxi people and yes I arrived at the HOTEL and I was given my room I felt I had been overcharged. I came down and spoke with the receptionist and I they changed my room at NO EXTRA... More 

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Thank Thomas S
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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... More 

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3 Thank ScotVenter
Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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.... More 

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Amenities

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  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
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Additional Information about The Strand Hotel

Address: Gandhi Avenue | Nairobi West, Nairobi 00300, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Nairobi
Price Range: £62 - £84 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Strand Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 50
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“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
“Try another hotel!”
 of 5 bubbles ScotVenter, 1 Nov 2013 | Read review
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