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Aero Club of East Africa

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Address: Wilson Airport, Nairobi 00502, Kenya
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+254 20 2338030
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Good Location and nice ambiance and service

We ate at Java--which is located inside Aero Club. Nice ambiance and good if you are leaving for Safaris at Wilson and want to get there early and eat--and not worry about getting... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Nairobi, Kenya
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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Not sure what to make of this place. Used to love the old restaurant but now it another Java. If you enjoy the smell of jet fuel then this is your place. It is a nice hang out were you can see small planes take off and land. But if you don't like jet fuel and the plane noises ...keep... More 

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Thank Tina O
Marlow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A quirky and interesting old colonial club and hotel. Very close to the runway at Wilson Airfield, but if you love planes this is the place for you. Friendly and helpful staff and interesting decor including aero engines! The bar serves the best fresh orange juice that I have ever tasted.... and of course Tuskers... I love the billowing mosquito... More 

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Thank cnb134
Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate at Java--which is located inside Aero Club. Nice ambiance and good if you are leaving for Safaris at Wilson and want to get there early and eat--and not worry about getting caught up in traffice.

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Thank tonynealm
Northern California
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161 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

The Aero Club of East Africa dates from 1927. We stayed there the night before we flew out of Wilson Airport to Amboseli National Park in the early am. Had a late lunch at the Java House restaurant in the clubhouse and bought some pastries for the next morning. The engines and other artifacts on display in the clubhouse are... More 

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Thank MaestraM
Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

Fun place to have a quick cup of coffee and lunch while waiting for a flight from Wilson Airport. There are some interesting artifacts on display that make this an interesting window into Kenya's Colonial past. If you've ever read the book by Beryl Markham "West with the Night" this is place to visit.

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Thank AliciaPhxtoHK
Norwich, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

After arriving on the BA flight in the evening we used the Aero Club for a nights sleep before flying out of Wilson in the morning. Having pre-paid we were dropped at our room by the taxi. First impressions a bit poor as the room seemed quite dated and a bit in need of decoration. BUT - everything worked, it... More 

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Thank Andrew B
Nairobi, Kenya
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

I was there to wait for an early morning flight. The views of the planes and the sunrise and fog were spectacular. The place has a very appealing and authentic construction and decor. (PS it is an open access area of the airport so you do not need to be boarding a flight)

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Thank Phoenix-KE
Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

Had a drink here after our flight back from the Mara. Classy old place that reeks of history. Sign says 'members only' but they will let you have a drink at the bar. Don't confuse it with the Java café which is next to it. From the arrivals area better to pay the 100 shillings for a taxi there as... More 

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Thank Onamulunga
Nairobi
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27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

We visited the club a while back for breakfast as we thought it would be fun for our 4 year old to watch the planes take off and land, and it was. Service was nice, but the food itself was very average. Not terrible, but just not very good.

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Thank Guri_Hann
UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

The catering is now run by Java Coffehouse. Java are a chain coffeehouse / cafe in Kenya. Decent enough but not the old world feel the Club once had.

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