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Yaya Hotel and Apartments

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We are at an exciting time..! All our rooms are newly modernized luxury units, we are extending comfort and relaxation to our valued guests. Go ahead and place your bookings..!! We are currently modernizing our reception area, conference facilities as well as basement area. For guest comfort and convenience, we only carry out the exercise between 10am and 4pm on a daily basis, apart from Sundays and public holidays. We are eagerly looking forward to a brand gym, new restaurant, state of the art conference facility and a brand new welcome lobby. Located in the heart of one of Nairobi's most vibrant shopping centres and just minutes away from the central business district, Yaya Hotel is the perfect location for your home while on business, holiday or vacation. Comprising of 70 spacious and tastefully furnished suites and apartments, each is fully fitted with luxury amenities to make you feel right at home. Additionally, our excellent security and surveillance systems assure our guests of their safety and peace of mind. For your physical, spiritual and mental relaxation, we have a wide array of options including a swimming pool, gym, tennis court and a children's play area. As a guest of the Yaya Hotel, you will have direct access to the unique selection of restaurants at the Yaya shopping centre which are guaranteed to tickle your taste buds. Offering diverse cuisines and culinary delights from Indian, Italian, Chinese, French brasseries and traditional cafés, there is something to cater to everyone's palate. You can also indulge in a bit of shopping, do some banking, catch up with friends over a cup of coffee or pamper yourself with a couple of beauty treatments at the variety of outlets available at the shopping centre. Sounds blissful, doesn't it? Come, stay, indulge and enjoy. Yaya... y stay or go anywhere else?
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Breakfast in the room
Tennis court
Table tennis
Children's playground
Car park
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Children's television networks
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids pool
Airport transportation
Car hire
Taxi service
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Executive lounge access
Mosquito net
Newspaper
Outdoor furniture
Shops
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Bathrobes
Additional bathroom
Desk
Dining area
Housekeeping
Kitchenette
Cable / satellite TV
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Safe
Seating area
Separate dining area
Separate living room
Sofa
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Microwave
Minibar
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Electric kettle
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Mid-range
Business
Languages Spoken
English, Swahili
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D072017 wrote a review Feb 2024
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Another wonderful experience after a long while. The rooms are unmatched. Compared to other Nairobi hotels i have stayed in, Yaya have the nicest rooms in town, wirh state of the art equipment and smart tv. The staff were wonderful as always. I met Jacinta and she was lovely. Rooms were clean as usual. They had rennovation work going on, but i had received an alert on the same when i booked and was duly notified qhen i checked in. This did not ruin my experience as i had planned my schedules accordingly. I am told they will be fully completed soon. The convenience to literally ANY part of Nairobi is one of the most attractive things about Yaya for me. I will definitely be back to sample the inhouse restaurant when done.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Currently there are rennovation work from 10am to 4pm. The timings are prompt. I doubt if there...
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Dear D072017, Thank you for your wonderful feedback! We're delighted you had another enjoyable experience at Yaya. It's fantastic to hear that you found our rooms unmatched, with state-of-the-art equipment and smart TVs. We appreciate your kind words about our staff, especially Jacinta, and we're glad you found the rooms clean as usual. We're grateful for your understanding regarding the renovation work, and we're thrilled that it didn't affect your overall experience. We're working diligently to complete the common area renovations soon. We look forward to welcoming you back to sample our in-house restaurant once it's completed. Best regards, Miller and the entire Yaya Team
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olufemiun wrote a review Nov 2023
Richmond, Virginia20 contributions23 helpful votes
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Yaya Apartment accommodation is usually a home away from home for me. I will only transit through Nairobi with a stopover in this luxurious and spacious apartment. The apartment ambiance makes you want to remain indoors, and the swimming pool with the inviting sunshine is always gorgeous—a grand place to reside for an extended period without missing your bedroom. The state-of-the-art kitchen facilities are exemplary.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Room Tip: Yaya Apartments is tucked away behind the Shopping Mall, and it's very private and secure.
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Responded 9 Nov 2023
Dear olufemiun, Thank you for sharing your delightful experience at Yaya Hotel & Apartments! We're thrilled to hear that our Yaya Apartment provided you with the elegance and comfort you seek in a home away from home. It warms our hearts to know that the luxurious and spacious ambiance of the apartment made you feel at ease, and that you enjoyed the inviting sunshine by our gorgeous swimming pool. We take pride in our state-of-the-art kitchen facilities, and we're delighted they met your expectations. We strive to provide a grand place for our guests to reside, ensuring that every aspect of their stay is memorable. We appreciate your kind words and hope to welcome you back to Yaya Hotel & Apartments in the future. Safe travels! Best regards, Miller and the entire Yaya Team
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Orlando R wrote a review Feb 2024
Beira, Mozambique3 contributions1 helpful vote
Hotel did not have a restaurant or room service as was advertised. Lobby under reconstruction and advised by hotel after making the booking rather than before. Wanted to charge to charge for second person even though the room was already booked for 2 people on booking.com.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Responded 3 days ago
Dear Orlando, Thank you for choosing Yaya for your recent stay, and for taking the time to share your feedback with us. Your insights are invaluable as we continuously strive to enhance our guests' experiences. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience caused by the ongoing refurbishment in our lobby and ground floor areas. It's important to note that our notification about the same was sent promptly after your booking through booking.com, and before your arrival at the hotel. We believe in being transparent with our guests to ensure they can make informed decisions about their stay. Regarding the restaurant facilities, we apologize if there was any misunderstanding. While our new restaurant is currently undergoing improvements, we do offer room service through our partnered restaurant located conveniently in our adjacent Yaya shopping centre. This service is complimentary, and we regret any confusion regarding additional charges. We genuinely value your patronage and hope that despite these challenges, you were able to enjoy your overall stay with us. Your satisfaction is our utmost priority, and we look forward to the opportunity to welcome you back soon to experience the enhancements firsthand. Warm regards, Miller and the entire Yaya Team
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ezgi e wrote a review Feb 2024
2 contributions1 helpful vote
We stayed here with my husband for two nights and the flat was clean and modernly designed. The reception were kind and available for anything we need. It is possible to explore the surrounding area which has nice restaurants and cafes. We were able to visit yaya center just adjacent twice to get groceries and eat out.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Dear ezgi e , Thank you for your positive review! We're delighted you enjoyed our safe and spacious apartments in our lively district. It's wonderful to hear that you found our flats clean, modernly designed, and that our reception team was kind and accommodating. We're glad you were able to explore the surrounding area and enjoy the nearby restaurants and cafes. We hope to welcome you back for another enjoyable stay. Best regards, Miller and the entire Yaya Team
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Mmv777787 wrote a review Jan 2024
London, United Kingdom1 contribution1 helpful vote
Really nice apartment with very friendly staff. Close to grocery stores allowing us to use the kitchen and a taxi ride to all the relevant sites. Unfortunately there was construction and all the facilities were not available such as the gym, children's playground etc
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Dear Mmv777787, Thank you for your positive review! We're delighted you enjoyed our brilliant apartments and the convenience of being close to grocery stores. We appreciate your understanding regarding the ongoing improvements and temporary unavailability and downscaling of certain facilities. We hope to welcome you back soon when all our amenities are fully restored. Best regards, Miller and the entire Yaya Team
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Susan M wrote a review Jan 2024
Atlanta, Georgia3 contributions1 helpful vote
This was an amazzzzzing experience. Very exceptional. I booked this last minute when the original place I booked turned out to be a scam and I was stuck. I saw this place come up and I looked at the reviews to make sure it was good (I also knew the place as I grew up around that area and knew they were reliable and would not scam me). Anyway, I was glad to get this and they allowed me to book and only pay when I actually got on site. I checked in very late and they were very accommodating. This place is not just good…. It is amazingggg. It surpassed my expectations. The level of service and security is exceptional. Everyone in the staff is so friendly, provide exceptional service for the security, check-in/lobby staff, cleaners, laundry were just simply amazing. Jacinta, Kizito, Anne and so many others went far and beyond. Had such an amazing time. Anything I needed was provided quick and swift. They provide you with bottle water everyday and also clean the whole apartment (including bathrooms, kitchen, all dishes, floors etc) daily. They also provide you with bathroom amenities, clean towels and sheets daily. They also make your beds and rooms daily. You really feel like you are at home but also on vacation. Had a great city view as well. The staff all know you and make every effort to make your stay amazing. The security is also on point. No one can just come in. You have to register visitors for them to be allowed in and they will check their IDS and cars before being allowed into the property. The main pool was amazing but deep, so be prepared for that (this is not a heated pool though) This place is right next to Yaya Center, which is very convenient for everything you need for your stay as well as close to many restaurants and stores within walking distance. It’s very quick and easy to get Ubers there as well. They are doing some renovations to the gym and lobby (they have temporary setups of this at the moment), but from what saw, these will look very good when done. If you are thinking about staying here, please don’t hesitate. You will love it and want to stay longer or come back. I have already recommend this place to family and friends who I know will be traveling to Nairobi in the next coming months. To sum it up: this is an amazing place to stay and surpassed what I expected, very clean as well. Book this place… you will not regret it! It’s simple amazing. I will be staying here when I go back.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Main pool is deep and cold (not heated) but very clean and beautiful.
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Responded 2 Jan 2024
Dear Susan M, Thank you for sharing your incredible experience at Yaya Hotel &Apartments! We're thrilled to have exceeded your expectations and provided a secure and exceptional stay. Your detailed feedback warms our hearts, and we're delighted that our team, including Jacinta, Kizito, Anne, and others, contributed to making your time with us amazing. Your recommendation means the world to us, and we're glad you found our location, services, and amenities convenient and enjoyable. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to Nairobi and appreciate you spreading the word to family and friends. Safe travels, and we can't wait to host you again! Best regards, Miller and the entire Team
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Dorcus N wrote a review Jan 2024
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The rooms were specious and very clean. The staff were very friendly and helpful. I felt like am home can’t wait to go back again. The shops were near and you can access anything anytime. The staff on the night shift made it easy for us to check in even when I landed one hour late as per our schedule.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Responded 2 Jan 2024
Dear Dorcus N, Thank you for your wonderful review! We're thrilled to hear you had a peaceful and restful stay with spacious and clean rooms. It's heartening to know our staff contributed to a home-like atmosphere, and we appreciate your kind words about their friendliness and helpfulness. We look forward to welcoming you back soon for another delightful experience. Best regards, Miller and the entire Team
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tinaE3069ER wrote a review Dec 2023
Ottawa, Canada1 contribution
The newly renovated hotel is well located. The suites are clean and spacious. The staff were extremely friendly and accommodating. Our family always stays at hotel whenever we are in Nairobi. Keep up the excellent service.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Responded 2 Jan 2024
Dear tinaE3069ER, Thank you for your glowing recommendation! We're delighted you enjoyed our newly renovated hotel's prime location, clean and spacious suites, and the friendly, accommodating staff. We appreciate your loyalty and look forward to hosting your family again on your future visits to Nairobi. Your kind words motivate us to maintain excellent service. Best regards, Miller and the entire Yaya Team
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Larry Meserve wrote a review Dec 2023
Naro Moru, Kenya3 contributions2 helpful votes
Had a lovely short stay at Yaya Hotel and Apartments. Friendly staff, clean spacious suites, good value and great location right next to Yaya Center mall. Easy walking distance to many shops and restaurants. Nice renovations just completed.
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Responded 8 Dec 2023
Dear Larry Meserve, Thank you for your positive review! We're thrilled to hear you had a lovely stay at Yaya Hotel and Apartments. We appreciate your kind words about our friendly staff, clean suites, and convenient location. We hope to welcome you back soon! Warm regards, Miller and the entire Yaya Team
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Christian W wrote a review Nov 2023
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We loved this place. We were in Nairobi on holiday (a family consisting of two adults and two children). It was safe, clean, comfortable and very convenient. The apartment we stayed in was generously sized. The staff, expertly headed by Simon Miller were always on hand to assist with any issues. We therefore have no hesitation in recommending Yaya apartments.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Responded 7 Nov 2023
Thank you, Christian! We're delighted to hear you had a wonderful stay at Yaya Hotel & Apartments. We appreciate your kind words and recommendation. Safe travels! Best regards from Simon and the entire team!
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PRICE RANGE
₹4,973 - ₹13,260 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Yaya Hotel & Apartments
LOCATION
KenyaNairobiUpper Hill Estate
NUMBER OF ROOMS
70
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Frequently Asked Questions about Yaya Hotel and Apartments
Which popular attractions are close to Yaya Hotel and Apartments?
Nearby attractions include Yaya Centre (0.09 km), Shifteye Studios (0.4 km), and High Club (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Yaya Hotel and Apartments?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and a fitness centre.
Which room amenities are available at Yaya Hotel and Apartments?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a minibar, and a flat screen TV.
Is parking available at Yaya Hotel and Apartments?
Yes, free parking and a parking garage are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Yaya Hotel and Apartments?
Conveniently located restaurants include CJs Kilimani, Sierra Brasserie, and Mama Oliech's Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Yaya Hotel and Apartments?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Does Yaya Hotel and Apartments have airport transportation?
Yes, Yaya Hotel and Apartments offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Yaya Hotel and Apartments?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Yaya Hotel and Apartments?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Swahili.
Are there any historical sites close to Yaya Hotel and Apartments?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Dedan Kimathi Statue (3.8 km) and The Galton-fenzi Memorial (3.5 km).
Does Yaya Hotel and Apartments have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.