I've already booked the Nairobi Hilton for two nights prior to my Safari in August, however I'm considering a change due to the poor reviews the hotel has been receiving lately. The price I booked for a single room at the Hilton was very good, however I now have an opportunity to book either the Sarova Stanley Hotel or Intercontinental Hotel for a similar price. I'm also considering the Norfolk, although I'd like to know if anyone believes it is worth it since the total price is a about $180 more, and I've already gone over my original budget, but then again who doesn't go over their budget when planning their first safari?? Also, I know a great number of people seem to enjoy the Nairboi Serena, however it is even more than the Norfolk and I think I'd prefer the Norfolk, so I'm not even considering the Serena.
I'll actually spend very little time at the hotel as I arrive late my first night and then after second night I depart at 6:45am, so truly one day only at the hotel and part of that day will be on a possible tour of a few Nairobi sights, however I do want my first experience in Kenya to be a nice start. Does anyone have any comments or opinions on the hotels mentioned above as I think I want to cancel the Hilton. Thank you!