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Kivi Milimani Hotel

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Gold Coast
Reviewed 30 May 2013

On arrival, after a long flight, it was a nice welcome at The Hotel Kivi. Rooms are spacious, clean and overlooking the swimming pool and gardens. In the quiet part of Nairobi for a peaceful nights sleep. Dining room had a good and inexpensive menu and big serves. Staff at Kivi are very helpful and friendly as well. It's not...

Thank elvispresley_10
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 16 March 2013

The overland companies use this joint as there is space to park and repair their trucks. They also try to park their passengers in the hotel. This hotel is a shambles. If this is your pre tour hotel pay the supplement to stay in The Heron which is right next door or The Fairview down the road.

3Thank mockandco
Stuttgart, Germany
Reviewed 10 March 2013

This hotel is okay for one night. The rooms were neglected, the bathroom looked filthy (but in fact, it was okay- it was just very old not dirty). There was hot water and power supply. The pool area was nice, the service very friendly. If you arrive in Nairobi and need just a place to sleep, the Kivi Millemani can...

1Thank Asanda
New York City, New York
Reviewed 5 March 2013

I stayed here in combination with tours booked through Intrepid. While the rooms aren't fancy, they are comfortable, have TV, wifi and hot water. The rooms are nicer if you ask to stay on the 4th or 5th floor, but then you have to use the old creaky elevator (I still took the stairs). The locks are questionable, as mentioned...

3Thank Rebecca H
Reviewed 1 March 2013

I stayed here for 3 nights. It took ages to check in and for them to find a room. When we got an assigned room and that as we were in Nairobi it rained a lot, every night I could not get to sleep because the walls were so thin. The rooms don't look anything like the pictures on Tripadvisor...

3Thank Len Hunter K
Plymouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 February 2013

We arrived early morning expecting a long wait for a room to be ready. But staff found us a room very quickly. Manager even introduced himself. Money exchange and wifi available, food OK. Rooms a bit tired but fine for an overnight stay.

1Thank Beenthere429
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 20 February 2013

Of course the hotel has not been upgraded since its opening, and yes it can seem expensive for what it is, but it's Nairobi and it is very decent pricing for the city. It must have been a beautiful hotel when it opened, now , well it's ok. There was running and hot water in the bath room, yes the...

1Thank Benjamin C
Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 18 February 2013

On my first trip to Kenya I'm not sure what to expect although based on the neighborhood it seems the Kivi Millimani is a nice hotel by their standards. It's gated and guarded, a few doors down from the President's mansion (President of Kenya). The grounds themselves are quite lovely. There is outdoor seating with umbrellas for food or lounging,...

2Thank Sandra G
Reviewed 10 February 2013 via mobile

We were extremely apprehensive about staying here for our night before the serengeti tour after reading the recent reviews and was almost desperate to change hotels but now after staying one night, I found it not so bad; adequate, in fact. What one can do is ask for one of the new rooms when staying. We did this and were...

5Thank Kim-and-Anne-Taylor
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 22 January 2013

This is a dreadful hotel- it is even worse than anything seen on Fawlty Towers! The check in is chaotic and unbearably slow. It takes 20 mins to photocopy your passport and find your name in their system- if indeed it is even there! The restaurant service is incredibly slow- you can wait up to 2 hrs for meals to...

5Thank Kerryn72

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Whether you are the business traveler or the discerning holiday maker, The Kivi Milimani will cater for your every need. Located in the sublime surroundings of up market Milimani, Nairobi, stands the Kivi Milimani Hotel. It is a hotel offering tranquility within well developed mature gardens with a serene ambiance. Only 2km away form the city centre, 5min walk from the state house, and only 20min drive from the International Airport. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kivi Milimani Hotel

Address: Milimani Road | P.O.Box 20681, Nairobi 00100, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Nairobi
Price Range: ₹ 5,376 - ₹ 11,206 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Kivi Milimani Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 129
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“Make sure you ask for room with good wifi. And check before you unpack if everything in the room is functioning.”
CarstenS71, 19 Feb 2017 | Read review
“5th floor rooms”
977Karsten, 13 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a lower floor room as the one elevator is very noisy”
jetsetterWinnipeg, 13 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Stayed only one night because Safari from intrepid tours started here. Taxi ride from most hotels to this hotel is around 10 usa dollar.”
Fireguy199, 22 Dec 2015 | Read review
“Ask for a room as far away from the lift as possible. The lift sounds like an industrial motor echoing in an empty hall.”
569helend, 2 Dec 2015 | Read review
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