My wife and I stayed here as it was a starting point hotel for an overland safari trip. The lobby is really nice with a bar (order a Tusker beer), outdoor patio and pool. The food is decent, but you may be waiting a while to get it. The rooms are basic and a little dated but they do the trick. I've read a lot of complaints of toilets not flushing...it's true that they don't always flush, but if you're staying there as part of an overland trip, get used to it! On a 16 day tour of East Africa, I think I encountered 4 or 5 toilets that flushed reliably.
If you stay on the first, second or third floor, you have to flip a switch to turn on the hot water. If you are staying on the 4th or 5th floor, you'll have to go to the front desk and ask them to turn your water on (it took a friend of ours 90 minutes for this to happen). Either way, there's not much water pressure.
You can upgrade to different hotels in the area, but a lot of them are European/North American chains. Just stay here and support a local company.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Whether you are the business traveler or the discerning holiday maker, The Kivi Milimani will cater for your every need. Located in the sublime surroundings of up market Milimani, Nairobi, stands the Kivi Milimani Hotel. It is a hotel offering tranquility within well developed mature gardens with a serene ambiance. Only 2km away form the city centre, 5min walk from the state house, and only 20min drive from the International Airport. ... more less
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