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InterContinental Nairobi
Ranked #22 of 161 Hotels in Nairobi
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68 reviews
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“A bit outdated and price is high”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2014

Service is good as you would expect from an Intercontinental but the room are a bit old for the price, and yet, not as old as the ones of Hilton.
Food is good, there is a nice Casino if you have a couple of hours to burn before your flight.

Room Tip: take the higher floors.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled on business
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Thank Roni O
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KarlHala, Regional General Manager, Africa at InterContinental Nairobi, responded to this review, 24 July 2014
Dear Roni O,

Thank you very much for taking the time to share your feedback on your recent stay with us at InterContinental Nairobi.

We are happy to know that you loved our service, the food and the Casino. As for the rooms, we have already renovated one wing of the hotel (Deluxe Rooms). We are working on a plan to renovate the standard rooms.

I hope to see you back soon!

Kind regards

Karl Hala
Regional General Manager – IHG Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2014

Entering this property I felt very secure. My room had everything I needed and everything worked. The staff at the hotel was very attentive and met my expectations. My experience with the concierge staff showed them to be extremely helpful.

I stayed here twice for a total of 3 nights over a 9 day period and overall found the physical location and staff to be excellent.

Room Tip: Both rooms I stayed in on different floors were great.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled solo
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Thank Mitchell K
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KarlHala, Regional General Manager - IHG Africa at InterContinental Nairobi, responded to this review, 15 July 2014
Dear Mitchell K,

I am delighted to read your review and thank you for taking the time to write such an excellent feedback regarding your recent stay at InterContinental Nairobi.

I am also pleased to know you had a wonderful experience and thank you for your heartfelt recommendation.

I will certainly share your kind words with all our Concierge team and we really look forward to welcoming you back in the very near future.

Warmest regards,

Karl Hala
Regional General Manager – IHG Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2014

We have just recently returned from a two night stay at the Intercontinental Nairobi end of June. The hotel itself is very centrally located in Nairobi, next to the Convention Centre and near the Parliament Buildings. The hotel does have more of a business feel to it due to its location but I wouldn't let this put you off as the hotel does have a relaxed vibe to it also. The area the hotel is located in is very safe, there is excellent security entering the hotel which has always been there and great to see. We spent one night at this hotel at the very start of our trip to Kenya and then one night at the very end of our two week holiday before flying home. We stayed in a Superior Room on our first night at this hotel which are sadly a little dated especially the bathrooms but the hotel did advise only some of the Superior rooms have been refurbished. On our return to the hotel we were upgraded to a Deluxe Room which was beautifully decorated especially the bathrooms. I would definitely recommend paying the extra for a Deluxe Room.
We had buffet breakfast both mornings and it was delicious, such a fantastic choice of food. On our last night in the hotel we dined in the Terrace restaurant which was buffet, we had a beautiful meal and again there was a great selection on offer and the service was very good also. We then spent a few hours out at the Pool Bar as there was a live band playing excellent African music, they were brilliant. There was a lovely ambience at the pool bar, great buzz about the place seen as it was the weekend, the bar staff here were so friendly and professional.
If you are looking to buy some souvenirs etc there is an excellent Masai open air market five minute stroll from the hotel and again very safe to go to. The security staff at the hotel recommended it and were a great help advising us on prices etc. Kenya is a very safe country to visit and a wonderful holiday destination and most of all it is the people of Kenya that make you feel so welcome, they are such lovely, warm and friendly people!!

Room Tip: I would suggest upgrading to the Deluxe Rooms.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Claire S
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KarlHala, Regional General Manager, Africa at InterContinental Nairobi, responded to this review, 14 July 2014
Dear Claire S,

Thank you for your kind review and feedback.

We were all excited to see how your experience turned from a not so pleasant to a memorable experience.

We look forward to welcoming you back to InterContinental Nairobi for another memorable stay.

Kind regards,

Karl Hala
Regional General Manager, Africa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2014

The room was confortable and nice although a bit old. The tv was still an old model. Bathroom was new and pleasant. The staff is pleasant and helpful. The security to get in and out was very tight. Breakfast was nice. We ate once in the indian restaurant and was nice. They have a bar by the pool where you can have something to eat at night. It s a bit slow but acceptable food.
The area by the pool is nothing extraordinary but it was pleasant to seat outside although rather chilly in the evening in June. They provide you with some blankets.
The gym was terrible in my opinion, very small and sufocating. I never used but it was packed with people using it.
Good hotel, confortable enough but it s not big luxury.

Stayed June 2014, travelled on business
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Thank Alberttinne
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KarlHala, Regional General Manager - IHG Africa at InterContinental Nairobi, responded to this review, 15 July 2014
Dear Alberttinne,

Thank you for staying with us and taking the time to leave a review.

We are very happy that you liked the room, the staff service and the security. Thank you also for your feedback regarding the gym. This is in our plan for improvement

We look forward to the pleasure of welcoming and serving you again at InterContinental Nairobi

Warm Regards,

Karl Hala
Regional General Manager - IHG Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2014

I would like to thank the Hotel staff from the Security to the Floor attendant for top notch service.

The Restaurant at the pool was superb with sumptuous meals and grilled Meat at the pool bar.

I would personally recommend Mr. Assad of the Concierge who proved to be a Goodwill Ambassador for the Hotel;this is concierge at its best.

Thank you The mamagemnt for bringing aboard the best.

Heng Hua

Room Tip: Room on the 6th floor though if not a member you pay extra $70 per day.
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled on business
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Thank heng h
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KarlHala, Regional General Manager, Africa at InterContinental Nairobi, responded to this review, 14 July 2014
Dear heng h,

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your kind review.

I am delighted you enjoyed your recent stay with us; in particular the service provided by the staff. Please rest assured I will pass your lovely words onto Mr. Assad.

We look forward to welcoming you back to InterContinental Nairobi in the near future.

Kind regards,

Karl Hala
Regional General Manager, Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2014

I have spent four most enjoyable and memorable days in Nairobi at the Intercontinental. Service is exceptional, all the staff consistently professional, warm, engaging and considerate. A regular traveller, this is service one rarely experiences! The rooms are spacious, internet strong, and a good variety of places to eat.
I walked to the local city centre market and explored nearby shops. As a woman alone I felt safe at all times and found local people most helpful in directing me to the places I wanted to visit. Staff at the shops went out of their way to locate a particular item, found a block away and brought to me. All Kenyans take seriously and enjoy their status as a tourist destination, one that is currently challenged. Let's hope it rebounds very soon as this is a wonderful place to visit.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled on business
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Thank jennynbo
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KarlHala, Regional General Manager, Africa at InterContinental Nairobi, responded to this review, 4 July 2014
Dear jennynbo,

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely compliment about our hotel.

We are very delighted to hear that we deliver exceptional service to our guests and that you call us a De Luxe hotel. Furthermore, we are very happy that we could contribute to make your visit to Nairobi a memorable one.

We look forward to welcoming you again for another great stay.

Sincerely,

Karl Hala
Regional General Manager, Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2014 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoy staying at this hotel.
Yes it is a little old however it is very well maintained, there are new televisions now and the beds as always are very comfortable.

The gym is a little bit small but has a very good selection of equipment which is well maintained. While it is a little dated I have been to many hotel gyms with brand new equipment half of which do not function as required or are in a state of disrepair.


Food is quite good and they will make to request.

Service is excellent checkin was without issue and the concierge was knowledgable and helpful as is the security. Which is tight but very friendly and efficient.

Stayed June 2014, travelled on business
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Thank JonniP
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KarlHala, Regional General Manager, Africa at InterContinental Nairobi, responded to this review, 2 July 2014
Dear JonniP,

Thank you for your 5 star rating.

We thank you for your feedback about our very comfortable beds, good food and tight security.
More than that, we are glad that you recognized our team members as friendly and efficient.

We will be pleased to have you as our guest in your next visit to Nairobi.

Regards,

Karl Hala
Regional General Manager, Africa
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Property: InterContinental Nairobi
Address: City Hall Way | PO Box 30353, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
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Region: Kenya > Nairobi
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Casino Hotel in Nairobi
#12 Romantic Hotel in Nairobi
#20 Business Hotel in Nairobi
#22 Luxury Hotel in Nairobi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:5 star — InterContinental Nairobi 5*
Number of rooms: 371
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A haven in the city, this Nairobi hotel is ideally located for business, next to the Parliament building,walking distance to Kenyatta International Convention Centre and the government hub.This hotel is the ideal choice for discerning business travelers boasting an award winning Indian restaurant - Bhandini, a dine by the pool restaurant, coffee shop and bars.Explore attractions close to our hotel whether it is handmade African artifacts at Maasai market or the beautiful Nairobi National Park. ... more   less 
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