I stayed at La Mada for six nights while doing some work in Nairobi this October. The hotel is very comfortable and quiet. We enjoyed the evening meals on the patio and the simple breakfast room in the morning before heading out to our work. One evening when we arrived back at the hotel we found ourselves surrounded by government people. We assume it was some sort of departmental meeting. Another evening it was a wedding party. Both events were well handled and did not disturb us at all. Otherwise, the hotel was pretty much empty and quiet.
Oh yes, the safety issue - the hotel is next door to a secure government department.