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Wilson Airport, Nairobi 00100 Kenya
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#31 of 501 B&Bs / Inns in Nairobi
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Situated on Wilson Airport, Nairobi (the heart of all private and commercial light aircraft activities in the country) the Aero Club offers a friendly atmosphere in comfortable surroundings. Accommodation is available in 15 Rooms divided in 3 Wings (Captain's, Pilot's and Crew's).
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
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Business Centre with Internet Access
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Wildlife fan wrote a review Mar 2022
12 contributions8 helpful votes
I chose this hotel for it's proximity to Wilson Airport, as a I had a morning flight. I arrived late at night and was pleasantly surprised by the room. The receptionist was polite and friendly, as was her colleague the following morning. My breakfast was delicious, the coffee plentiful and the avocado on toast was so fresh. Unfortunately, I did not have time to explore the mementos but the bar area evoked a bygone era. I would definitely stay here again when passing through Nairobi.
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Ntalabany wrote a review Nov 2019
London, United Kingdom372 contributions179 helpful votes
Conveniently located to local travel hub Wilson airport a stay at the Aeroclub still manages to invoke that amazing ‘Out of Africa’ feeling with old engine parts, propellers and photos scattered around the dark rustic timber structure of the main building. A fairly recent renovation and upgrade of the facilities have done wonders to the guest’s comfort. My big double bedroom was shielded from the noise of the busy road and aircraft taking off and landing by sound proof double glazing. The shower had good water pressure and was enjoyably hot and the mosquito netting was free of holes and already covering the bed when I arrived. I also quite like the fact that in a double bedroom the club provides two portions of creamer and coffee for the the potentially two people staying (amazingly that is not the case in every hotel). Checkin was very friendly and quick - admittedly I am a repeat customer (although not a member) which might have sped up proceedings - as was checking out and paying the bill. The restaurant serves hearty and enjoyable breakfast or just a beautiful frothy latte. Note that you pay for food at the restaurant and drinks at the bar and not via your hotel room bill.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
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Allan W wrote a review Nov 2019
Nanyuki Town, Kenya7 contributions
I stay here occasionally as I pass through Nairobi Wilson. It's very convenient for catching an 8 am a flight out of Wilson Airport. The pilot-wing rooms are good quality with great showers and very clean. You will hear traffic noise from Langata road in the early morning - which is not a problem for me because of my early flight. Aero Club staff are really welcoming and friendly. The only option for food is the Java chain restaurant in the reception building. The food is average and variable and the service on my last visit was awful. We had to wait for menus, wait for our order to be taken, the food was not hot when it arrived and we waited for an age to order dessert and to pay. I'll continue to use the Aero Club as it's so convenient and avoids traffic jams in the morning and the staff are so welcoming.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Response from aeroclub19, Consultant at Aero Club of East Africa
Responded 18 Nov 2019
Dear Warairdnth , Thank you for taking the time to write your review. Please be assured that your feedback on the restaurant has received our attention and will be addressed with the Java House Management. We look forward to welcome you back soon and to be of service to you.
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BeechBaron55 wrote a review May 2019
Twickenham, United Kingdom56 contributions5 helpful votes
The East African Aero Club is situated in a quiet part of Wilson Airport, with a spacious guarded car park. The Club is very welcoming to members and non-members alike. The Java House Restaurant serves good food at reasonable prices indoors, on the verandah and in the shaded garden beside the swimming pool. The staff are friendly and give attentive service. Their Kenya coffee is always good. Highly recommended for a relaxing lunch in an old-world getaway from bustling Nairobi or for a snack and drink after a flight.
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Date of stay: May 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from aeroclub19, Public Relations Manager at Aero Club of East Africa
Responded 9 May 2019
Thank you for your wonderful review and the compliments therein. We look forward to welcome you back and to be of service to you.
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flywithme.Anton wrote a review Feb 2019
Perth, Australia132 contributions51 helpful votes
Always reliable and now with magnificent accomodation as well. It's history, the proximity to the varied quality attractions not far away in Karen and Langata as well as the appeal of being located at the airfield where almost all of the fly-in safaris leave from make this a great option for a nights stay or else breakfast, lunch or dinner. The bar is a must as well for a cool long drink and to talk tales with some of the local aviators, also with some of the barmen having been with The Aeroclub for decades.
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Date of stay: July 2018
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Response from mamakali64, IT Consultant at Aero Club of East Africa
Responded 20 Feb 2019
Dear Anton B, Thank you for staying with us, and we are so glad that you had a great stay! We look upon our club as the ‘home to aviation’ and strive to create an atmosphere to match this, so for us to read that you found this to be the case is truly rewarding feedback for us. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.
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Schnippi wrote a review Jan 2019
Wanfried, Germany7 contributions5 helpful votes
Having stayed here several times, it is clear to us that we will continue to do so. It could not be better to check in next to the next morning for a flight to the Mara. The service is good, the breakfast was wonderful, the staff very friendly and the rooms very clean (new bathroom) - what more could you ask for? We are thrilled, say THANK YOU and can always recommend the club.
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Date of stay: November 2018
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: No Wi-Fi, as in the Wilson-Airport area
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Response from mamakali64, IT Consultant at Aero Club of East Africa
Responded 20 Feb 2019
Dear Schnippi, Thank you for staying with us, and we are so glad that you had a great stay! We strive to make every guests’ stay memorable and for us to read such a wonderful review, we find it truly rewarding. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!
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Alison G wrote a review Oct 2018
31 contributions15 helpful votes
Great place - room (a crew room) was on the basic side but more than comfortable and perfect for the night before my flight to the Mara. The bar was fantastic, with loads of flying memorabilia, and the restaurant (just a coffee chain) did a great light meal with fab service. Super-friendly, lots of offers of help with bags, and incredibly close (walking distance even with my massive bag!) to the Governors/Safarilink departure. Recommended by a travel agent (the fabulous Helle from Africa Travel Resource) who really knows Kenya/Nairobi, and it was the perfect functional but a bit different place to stay. Will definitely stay again if have a night before safari in future!
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Date of stay: September 2018
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Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: Crew room was basis but great - I think there are more plush rooms available.
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Response from mamakali64, Consultant at Aero Club of East Africa
Responded 16 Oct 2018
We are pleased to read such a review. Thank you for staying with us and commending our staff for their efforts to give you a comfortable stay. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to welcome you back soon
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Barnskybeat wrote a review Jul 2018
Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea516 contributions244 helpful votes
The place definitely had it's high time decades ago. While the ambience is quite charming, the club brought in Java Cafe as vendor running its restaurant. It servers the same greasy and not very appealing food it serves elsewhere in its numerous chain outlets all over Nairobi. Awful. A drink in the club might be OK but stay away from the food. Management of the whole place is terrible. Toilet dirty with soap stains from the last year on the wall. Tables, chairs and menus greasy, sticky. First and last time.
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Date of stay: July 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from mamakali64, IT Consultant at Aero Club of East Africa
Responded 20 Jul 2018
Dear Barnskybeat, Our sincere apologies for your bad experience at the Java Aero Club, your review has been taken very seriously. Restaurant and Java management have made sure to rectify issues you have raised. Both Restaurant operations Managers have been replaced since your visit to ensure the improvement of the quality of service and meal presentation for members and guests. Restaurant area and washrooms cleanliness is being addressed at the highest level to ensure an improved experience for all. Thank you for pointing out these issues to us. Lionel Delorie, GM
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MichiganLaurena wrote a review Mar 2018
Michigan2144 contributions97 helpful votes
I recently had lunch at the Aero Club while transferring between Air Kenya and SAX airlines. It was suggested because it was right in the airline complex. What a great place to have lunch. I had the chicken quesadillas and they were really tasty. The portion was very large and more than I could eat. The service was good too and it's fun to sit and relax and watch the planes coming in.
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Date of stay: March 2018
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Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from mamakali64, Social Media Consultant at Aero Club of East Africa
Responded 25 Apr 2018
Dear MichiganLauren, Thank you for your review. We pride ourselves on being a place good for relaxing and enjoying the atmosphere of the Aero Club. Hope you will join us again soon!
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seniortraveller137 wrote a review Mar 2018
Bangor, United Kingdom753 contributions25 helpful votes
This was my first visit to the Aero Club and I was a little concerned, because there are so few reviews. I had a Captains room, clean, large, quiet and with everything you would need for an overnight stay, including a tray with kettle, tea and coffee. The advantage of not having to face Nairobi traffic in the morning, before flying from Wilson, was wonderful. A much more relaxing start to my trip, an enjoyable breakfast and no worries about how long it would take to get to Wilson airport.
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Date of stay: March 2018Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from mamakali64, Social Media Consultant at Aero Club of East Africa
Responded 25 Apr 2018
Dear seniortraveller137, Thank you for taking the time to review our accommodation (hopefully we will get more and more reviews appearing here). Captains' Rooms are our newest addition and in a few days the refurbished Pilots' wing will also open! :) Hope you will spend time at our facilities again soon. Best from ACEA
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$121 - $150 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Aero Club of East Africa
Which popular attractions are close to Aero Club of East Africa?
Nearby attractions include Aero Club of East Africa (ACEA) (0.1 km), GP Karting (1.0 km), and PRIMKETT TRAVELS (0.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Aero Club of East Africa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Aero Club of East Africa?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Aero Club of East Africa?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Aero Club of East Africa?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Carnivore Restaurant, Aero Club of East Africa Restaurant, and Simba Saloon.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Aero Club of East Africa?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Does Aero Club of East Africa have airport transportation?
Yes, Aero Club of East Africa offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are pets allowed at Aero Club of East Africa?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Aero Club of East Africa offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and conference facilities.
Are there any historical sites close to Aero Club of East Africa?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Galton-fenzi Memorial (4.2 km) and Dedan Kimathi Statue (4.6 km).
Is Aero Club of East Africa accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.