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10 Best Hotels in Nairobi

Four Points By Sheraton Nairobi Airport
4 out of 5
9042/1044 Tower Avenue, Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi, Nairobi
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AU$362
per night
8 Apr. - 9 Apr.
12.84 km from city centre
4.5/5Wonderful! (433 reviews)

"Short 5mins drive from the airport. If you are arriving into Nairobi late, just send the hotel a quick message and they will respond really fast. My name was on the board for pick up which was great. Check in was swift and cant complain about the room as it had all the amenities I needed. Perfect ..."…"

Reviewed on 6 Apr. 2020

Four Points By Sheraton Nairobi Airport
Best Western Plus Meridian Hotel
3.5 out of 5
6 Murang'a Road, Off Moi Avenue, Nairobi
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0.78 km from city centre
4.1/5Very Good! (565 reviews)

"The staff were nice, and the hotel was centrally located to the places, fore example shopping that I wanted to visit."…"

Reviewed on 27 Mar. 2020

Best Western Plus Meridian Hotel
Dusit D2 Nairobi
5 out of 5
14 Riverside, Riverside Woods,14, Nairobi, NAI
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2.37 km from city centre
4.6/5Exceptional! (110 reviews)

"Zero regrets. Hope to be back soon! Was there with my 5 year old daughter, perhaps better catered for business, but we still enjoyed every minute."…"

Reviewed on 23 Mar. 2020

Dusit D2 Nairobi
Melili Hotel
3.5 out of 5
Melili Rd, Nairobi
AU$74
per night
8 Apr. - 9 Apr.
3.12 km from city centre
3.6/5Good! (7 reviews)

"Property was close to all my needs. Very convenient."…"

Reviewed on 9 Feb. 2020

Melili Hotel
Trademark Hotel
4 out of 5
Village Market, Limuru Road, Gigiri, Nairobi, Nairobi County
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AU$196
per night
10 Apr. - 11 Apr.
6.4 km from city centre
4.2/5Excellent! (43 reviews)

"Being connected to the village market is a significant bonus as it means there are lots to do and see right on your doorstep. The rooms are very modern looking and clean. You get good views on the higher floors and there’s an amazing rooftop bar. However, there are a number of very minor tweaks which ..."…"

Reviewed on 15 Dec. 2019

Trademark Hotel
Mash Park Hotel Nairobi
4 out of 5
Joseph Kangethe Road, off Ngong' Road, Nairobi
AU$116
per night
8 Apr. - 9 Apr.
5.1 km from city centre
3.9/5Good! (24 reviews)
Good hotel

"Clean hotel with friendly staff. Nice little gym and swimming pool."…"

Reviewed on 8 Aug. 2019

Mash Park Hotel Nairobi
DoubleTree by Hilton Nairobi Hurlingham
4 out of 5
Ngong Lane, off Ngong Road, Nairobi
AU$160
per night
1 May - 2 May
3.95 km from city centre
4.5/5Wonderful! (104 reviews)

"Beautiful place in Nairobi. Staff was very friendly and showed great hospitality. I couldn't ask for any better place to stay and recommend it."…"

Reviewed on 29 Dec. 2019

DoubleTree by Hilton Nairobi Hurlingham
Swiss Lenana Mount Hotel
4 out of 5
Ralph Bunche Road, Kilimani, Nairobi, Nairobi
AU$89
per night
1 May - 2 May
1.45 km from city centre
3.9/5Good! (139 reviews)

"Cleanness, quite and staff are supportive. As well, proximity to other locations."…"

Reviewed on 11 Mar. 2020

Swiss Lenana Mount Hotel
Crowne Plaza Nairobi Airport
5 out of 5
First Freight Lane, Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi
Free Cancellation
AU$357
per night
11 Apr. - 12 Apr.
12.24 km from city centre
4.6/5Wonderful! (297 reviews)

"Close to airport, the staff are very helpful and transport facility."…"

Reviewed on 14 Mar. 2020

Crowne Plaza Nairobi Airport
ibis Styles Nairobi Westlands
3.5 out of 5
Rhapta Road, Westlands, Nairobi
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AU$151
per night
9 Apr. - 10 Apr.
3.06 km from city centre
4.1/5Very Good! (278 reviews)

"Ibis is always reliable, simple but easy to stay at. Beds are fantastic and the air conditioning is good. Rooms not facing Rhapta Rd ie the even numbered rooms are quieter. Staff have always been the height of friendliness. Location is great for on the fringe of the city."…"

Reviewed on 16 Feb. 2020

ibis Styles Nairobi Westlands
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Visiting Nairobi

Nature enthusiasts will enjoy exploring Nairobi, and visitors give high marks for the safari tours and shopping. This city also attracts tourists with its parks and museums. A top sight in the city is Moi International Sports Centre.

  • There are 347 hotels and other accommodations in Nairobi
  • The closest major airport is in Nairobi (WIL-Wilson) 3.5 from the city center
  • The next closest is in Nairobi (NBO-Jomo Kenyatta Intl.) 12.9 away

Sightseeing and Staying in Nairobi

Well known for its museums, the city's cultural venues include Nairobi Gallery, Nairobi Railway Museum, and Nairobi National Museum. The city's natural setting is picturesque, including the parks and these places to visit: Central Park, Uhuru Park, and Jeevanjee Gardens. Shopping is one of the favorite things to do, so consider an excursion to City Market, Diamond Plaza II, and The Sarit Centre.

In Nairobi, you'll find 347 hotels and other lodging accommodations so you'll have a variety of choices for a perfect holiday retreat. These are top ones based on Expedia user reviews:

  • Hemingways Nairobi - With a stay at this 5-star hotel, guests can enjoy access to a full-service spa and free breakfast, along with free WiFi. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its helpful staff and location.
  • Palacina The Residence & The Suites - Our customers like the helpful staff and clean, quiet rooms at this hotel. This 5-star hotel in Kilimani features free breakfast, a restaurant, and an outdoor pool.
  • The Lazizi Premiere Nairobi - This 4-star hotel features a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and free WiFi. Expedia customers like its breakfast and helpful staff.

Other top sights in Nairobi include Moi International Sports Centre.

Getting Around Nairobi

To venture out into the surrounding area, ride aboard one of the trains from Nairobi Station. Nairobi might not have many public transit choices so consider a car rental to maximize your time.

Dressing for Nairobi

  • Between January and March, you can expect average temperatures of 79°F during the day and 54°F at night
  • From April to June, the average during the day is 76°F, while the average at night is 53°F
  • July through September has daytime averages of 75°F with nighttime averages of 52°F
  • In October-December, you can expect daytime averages of 75°F and nighttime averages of 54°F
  • Nairobi gets about 37.72 inches of rain per year
  • Usually February and January are the hottest months with an average of 78°F, whereas September and July are often coldest, averaging 52°F

Frequently asked questions

Where is the best place to stay in Nairobi?
Palacina The Residence & The Suites is a favourite with Expedia customers. This 5-star hotel offers free WiFi and free parking. Traveller reviews also recommend Severine Cottages and Lounge and Fairview Hotel as top options for your visit.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Nairobi, will I receive a refund?
Yes, the majority of room reservations are refundable if you cancel prior to the accommodation’s cancellation deadline, which is usually within 24-48 hours of check in. If you booked a non-refundable reservation, it may still be possible to cancel it and receive a refund within 24 hours of your booking. Enter dates and click on “Search”, then use the “free cancellation” filter to view the top deals on offer in Nairobi.
What's the best budget-friendly accommodation in Nairobi?
Based on reviews, 67 Airport Hotel is a popular 3-star hotel for our travellers looking for an economical choice, and features free WiFi and free parking. Other choices for your budget-friendly stay include Eron Hotel and Ole Sereni.
What's the best hotel for a family holiday in Nairobi?
DoubleTree by Hilton Nairobi Hurlingham is a top 4-star hotel on Expedia for families, and features free parking and laundry facilities. Other good choices for your stay with the children include Biblica Guest House and 215 Karen Garden. Also, attractions such as Giraffe Centre and David Sheldrick Elephant & Rhino Orphanage are fun for children of all ages.
What's the best accommodation for a romantic holiday in Nairobi?
Tribe Hotel is a favourite 5-star hotel for couples, and features rainfall showerheads and a poolside bar. Other good options for a stay with your sweetheart include Sankara Nairobi, Autograph Collection and Sovereign Suites.
What's the best pet-friendly hotel in Nairobi?
Acacia Gardens Homestay is a top hotel for people travelling with their pets, and offers laundry facilities and in-room kitchenettes for its human guests. Biblica Guest House is another good choice if you’re bringing your pet along.
What's the best luxury accommodation option in Nairobi?
The Sarova Stanley is a 5-star hotel with 3 restaurants and 2 bars, and it’s a popular choice for Expedia travellers looking for an elegant place to stay. PrideInn Azure Nairobi and House of Waine are other upscale choices for your holiday.
What's the best boutique-style accommodation in Nairobi?
Hemingways Nairobi is a favourite 5-star hotel with Expedia travellers looking for stylish accommodation, and features free breakfast and free valet parking. The Bedelle and Tribe Hotel are two other options for a boutique stay.
What's the best accommodation for a golf trip to Nairobi?
Town Lodge Upper Hill Nairobi is a 3.5-star hotel featuring 4 restaurants and free breakfast, and it’s a top choice for playing a round of golf. Other good options if you’d like to stay near a golf course include Fairview Hotel and Hadassah Hotel. You can tee off at Kenya Railway Golf Club, Royal Nairobi Golf Club or Muthaiga Golf Club while you’re in town.
What's it like to stay in Nairobi?
Nature enthusiasts will enjoy exploring Nairobi, and visitors give high marks for the safari tours and shopping. This cultural city also attracts tourists with its parks and museums. Top sights in the city include Nairobi National Park, Yaya Centre and Karen Blixen Museum. In Nairobi, there are 1680 hotels and other accommodation options to choose from.
What are the top places to visit in Nairobi?
Well known for its museums, the city’s cultural venues include Karen Blixen Museum, Kenya National Theatre and Nairobi National Museum. Attractions such as Giraffe Centre, David Sheldrick Elephant & Rhino Orphanage and AFEW Giraffe Centre are fun for children of all ages. The city is notable for landmarks such as Karen Blixen Coffee Garden and Cottages, Teleposta Towers and Kenyatta Mausoleum.
How should I get around Nairobi?
To see more of the surrounding area, hop aboard a train at Nairobi Station or Syokimau Station. Nairobi may not have many public transport choices, so consider a car rental to maximise your time.

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