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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 13/05/22 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#57 of 364 hotels in Nairobi
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We are at an exciting time..! With some newly modernized luxury units, we are extending comfort and relaxation to our valued guests. Go ahead and place your bookings..!! We continue to stealthily improve and are currently at the final phase of the modernization exercise for the remaining units. 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 new chapter together with our dear guests. 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
Restaurant
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
Business Centre with Internet Access
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
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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Room features
Bathrobes
Additional bathroom
Desk
Dining area
Housekeeping
Kitchenette
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Room service
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
Kitchenware
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
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Room types
City view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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Mid-range
Business
Languages Spoken
English, Swahili
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D072017 wrote a review Jul 2022
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I was supprised to see a new Yaya. I was lucky to find availability in the luxury rooms and compared to my last visit, this was something else..in a very positive way. The decor is stunning and as usual the staff are amazing. Tom at the desk took great care of my requests. Thank you and i will return.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Choose the Luxury category when booking so as to get the new rooms.
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Dear D072017, Thank you for your kind review and it was a pleasure welcoming you back home. We appreciate your compliments to our new face and hope to host you again in the near future. Our very best wishes, Simon and the team
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King wrote a review Apr 2021
Nairobi, Kenya3 contributions2 helpful votes
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This wonderful place was recommended to me by a friend who had previously stayed there. From the moment one arrives, one feels safe; the security checks at the gate are both pleasant and comprehensive. In my few years of travel, the rooms are the most spacious I've seen. This position benefited me because it was close to the mall; I could practically walk into the mall without leaving the doors!!! how inconvenient The staff was so friendly and supportive that I was always greeted with smiles in the hallways. The hotel has everything a business traveler needs: excellent wifi, a great location for fast meetings, and it's just 5 kilometers from the CBD. If you enjoy swimming, this location has an Olympic-sized pool!! I'll definitely be back!! Thank you to the entire Yaya team.
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Date of stay: January 2021
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Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Ask for a Pool facing room!!
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Responded 11 Apr 2021
Dear King, We greatly appreciate your candid review of Yaya Hotel & Apartments. We are elated to learn that we made your stay seamless and comfortable and that Yaya was convenient for you. Looking forward to your return..!! Best regards, Simon
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piotrpiwo wrote a review Jul 2022
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When one arrives at Yaya Towers in the middle of the night, the security guards ask for her passport while still in the car outside of the gate. A complete stranger - middle of the night - on the street - doesn't let you in unless you present your most important doc... Right after that, the receptionist who took me to the room kindly informed me, that it is very loud during the day because of the ongoing construction work... From 10 am to 1 pm and then from 2 pm to 4 pm. An entire day. No words. Of course no mention of this during the booking process. The apartment was clean and well maintained although not what was shown in the pictures. It was furnished old while the rooms were presented as modern, after renovation. I suspect that they have two types and only promote one of them while the rest is being slowly upgraded. It's located well and secure, to the point of exaggeration. The gym is fine. Not much equipment but at least very few people show up so it's usually all yours.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Piotrpiwo, Thank you for taking time to review us. We are sad to hear that we did not meet your expectations during your recent visit. Yaya Hotel and Apartments prides itself for having great security presence for the peace of mind of our guests. We have noted your comments and we shall include them in our next training with our security personnel. We have several room categories online and indeed newly renovated ones as well. For the newly renovated, kindly select the Luxury category while booking. Happy to advise that from mid-August, we shall have an all newly refurbished units for our guests to enjoy. Our renovation information and timings are well mentioned in all our online platforms as well as at the point of arrival. We continue to improve and hope we shall have a chance to host you again on the near future. Kind regards, Simon and the Yaya team
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George C wrote a review Jun 2022
23 contributions1 helpful vote
Brilliant hotel/apartments. Extremely friendly staff in a safe environment managed 24 hours a day. Spacious facilities with communal fitness suite and pool. Next to the Yaya centre which offers food, drinks and shopping. Good location within Nairobi with access to all sites around the city via Uber/Bolt.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Order taxis from hotel site. Food/drink options in Yaya centre.
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Response from Yaya Hotel and Apartments, General Manager at Yaya Hotel and Apartments
Responded 7 Jun 2022
Hi georgecP4307EB, thank you for choosing to stay with us and for the amazing review! As we pride ourselves on creating a memorable experience, it is wonderful to hear that you had an excellent experience. We aim to take the stress out of traveling by providing great comfortable apartment style accommodations, and I was delighted to read your review; as this is the way we want every guest to feel about their stay with us. Thank you for the kind words. We look forward to welcoming you again the next time you are in Nairobi. Warm regards, Simon and the Yaya Team
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Que F wrote a review Apr 2022
8 contributions1 helpful vote
The major drawback to this property are the very obvious limitations to enjoying because of major construction. We were not made aware upon check in of the major construction inhibititing the enjoyment of the pool, restaurant and even my 3bedroom room could nit be inhabited After 9am. The staff is first class!
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Response from Yaya Hotel and Apartments, General Manager at Yaya Hotel and Apartments
Responded 19 Apr 2022
Dear Que F, Thank you so much for taking time to review us on Tripadvisor. We appreciate your candid review and our sincere apologies that your stay with us was not entirely satisfactory. We have gone over your comments with my team once again; since mention of the refurbishment process have always been included in our check-in procedures. We are indeed at an exciting moment of revamp but this is being done in phases with very limited timings to ensure that our guests' comfort is not interrupted. We are currently at the tail end of the process and soon opening up our stunning new product to our guests. All facilities are open for use during this time including our Olympic size swimming pool. I am happy our staff met your expectations and this will certainly encourage them to continue offering superior service to all our valued guests. We look forward to your return in the future and hereby invite you to visit us once gain to experience the new Yaya. Our very best wishes, Simon and the entire Yaya team
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Raita999 wrote a review Apr 2022
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I stayed at Yaya from about a year and i simply want to go back again. The staff are warm and always helpful. It is clean and with very good security protocols. Convenient since the Yaya Center is right there and it is somehow central to different parts of Nairobi. Car parking management is well organized and quite accessible to the reception. Spacious play grounds and gym are big pluses under Covid-19 time, you can still exercise safely. One concern was the lift issue, but it seems fixed and in full operation now. They have ongoing modernization exercise taking place floor by floor but the new units look stunning. I look forward to returning in a few weeks.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Responded 15 Apr 2022
Dear Raita999, Thank you for this wonderful review. It was a great pleasure hosting you and glad that you had a pleasant time at Yaya. We cant wait for your return. Our very best wishes, Simon and the entire Team
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LoveTravel428141 wrote a review Jan 2022
1 contribution1 helpful vote
Without doubt one of the favorite hotels in town I stayed during our family stay in Kenya. Me and family are greeted and warmly welcomed by the staff. The staff was extremely friendly, and professional staff and eager and happy to help in all question and help we need during our stay at their hotel and apartment.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Responded 2 Feb 2022
Dear LoveTravel428141, Thank you for taking the time to review us - the team is excited to read this. We very much enjoyed having you all in residence! We look forward to the opportunity to welcome you back to Yaya Hotel & Apartments. Warm regards, Simon and the entire Yaya Team
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Kevin wrote a review Jan 2022
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My family stayed at Yaya apartments for about a month and were very impressed with the calibre of staff - professional and responsive. Top notch security. A pleasant surprise and will stay there again. Kevin.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Responded 13 Jan 2022
Dear Kevin, Thank you so much for a wonderful review of your recent stay with us, we are thrilled that you all enjoyed our service and security. We feel lucky to have such a dedicated professional team; I will pass on your review to them. Thanks so much for the recommendation, we hope to see you again soon. Warm Regards, Simon, Manager
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Compass726817 wrote a review Jan 2022
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The level of service far superceded expectations. The facility was very clean despite on going renovations which is commendable. Further the cleaning services offered were exceptional and spotless. Other support services like ability to order different options of meals were excellent
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Responded 10 Jan 2022
Dear Compass726817, We are incredibly grateful that you took the time out to leave us a 5-Star review! We take pride in knowing our customers are happy with their experience. Thanks for your support, we really appreciate it! Looking forward to seeing you again soon, Regards, Simon and the Yaya family
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Voyage288564 wrote a review Nov 2021
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Excellent service And easy Check in and check out. Everybody a really nice and professional. By the way It’s really clean quiet. Best location next mall. Grocery store and restaurant. Actually they have outdoor pool for the kids.
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Responded 17 Nov 2021
Dear Voyage288564, What a wonderful review..! Thank you for taking time to share your feedback. We are all thrilled to read it and noting that we managed to meet your expectations. We cant wait for your return. Our very best, Simon Hotel Manager
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PRICE RANGE
$120 - $199 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
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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 (0.08 km), The 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 an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Yaya Hotel and Apartments?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a minibar, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Yaya Hotel and Apartments?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and breakfast during their stay.
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 Sierra Brasserie, Mama Oliech's Restaurant, and Yejoka Garden.
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.
Does Yaya Hotel and Apartments offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Yaya Hotel and Apartments?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Swahili.