We stayed June 28 on a "day rate" prior to a late night departure from JKIA. Staff and service are excellent. The housekeeper couldn't do enough to make the room perfect, even though we were there for only 6 hours. This level of attentiveness is particularly commendable, considering the nature of Eka Hotel as, for many guests, a convenient stop near the airport, either the night of arrival, or the day before leaving Nairobi.
This is also what gives this hotel an energetic and fun atmosphere. There are many tourists, heading off for Kenya trips, or having just arrived from "safari" providing a sort of happy conversational buzz in the lobby, with good natured staff adding to this atmosphere.
The Golden Spur is a good place to get food like burgers, fries, cappuccino. The gift shop is beautifully laid out, and well priced. i recommend either saving your shopping for there, just prior to departing Nairobi, or at least, if it is your first stop, checking out the prices and goods so you'll have an idea of what is reasonable as you travel 'round.
The room was clean and modern, with the "luxury" of well-working wifi after days without it in tented camps. There is in-room tea and coffee, and bottled water. Beds are comfortable. My only recommendation would be to place a curtain in front of the glass wall between the bathroom and bedroom for more privacy.
Note: there is quite a bit of road construction near the hotel, so in daytime, you might arrive after encountering lots of traffic and construction dust and debris.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Eka Hotel a Nairobi hotel is ideally located along Mombasa Road in Nairobi the capital city of Kenya. It is situated minutes away from the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, 5km from Wilson Airport and 5km from the bustling central business district. If you are looking for safari hotels, Eka Hotel is within easy access to the city’s many attractions and entertainment venues which make Eka Hotel an ideal safari accommodation hotel. ... more less
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