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#139 of 364 hotels in Nairobi
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Everyone needs a place to lay their weary head. For travellers visiting Nairobi, Decasa Hotel is an excellent choice for rest and rejuvenation. Well-known for its budget friendly environment and proximity to great restaurants, Decasa Hotel makes it easy to enjoy the best of Nairobi.

Decasa Hotel features a concierge. Plus, guests can enjoy breakfast, which has made this a popular choice among travellers visiting Nairobi.

Given the close proximity of popular landmarks, such as Tom Mboya Statue (0.2 mi) and Jamia Mosque (0.3 mi), guests of Decasa Hotel can easily experience some of Nairobi's most well known attractions.

Nairobi has plenty of Mexican restaurants. So when you’re here, be sure to check out popular spots like Mercado - Mexican Kitchen and Bar, Urban Eatery, and Java House Mama Ngina, which are serving up some great dishes.

If you are interested in exploring Nairobi, check out a historic site, such as Karen Blixen Coffee Garden and Cottages.

Whether you’re travelling for business, pleasure or both, Decasa Hotel is sure to make your visit to Nairobi one worth remembering.

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wallflower69 wrote a review Jun 2022
Otterlo, The Netherlands228 contributions150 helpful votes
Came here for a 1-night transit as part of my safari tour. Simple budget accommodation on a busy street in the city. Didn't venture out as not sure if it is safe, but luckily hotel restaurant on the 2nd floor is very good! Do get a window seat, have a tusker beer and enjoy your dinner while you overlook the street downstairs.. lots of street stalls and many locals walking around.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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jayne s wrote a review Nov 2021
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This is the hotel that totally changed my life in a bad way. i wouldn't advise anyone to book this hotel,i was very stressed because of their service. i will never dare to think of this hotel and i wouldn't advise anyone to do so
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled on business
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Olaide O wrote a review Jul 2021
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Imagine falling into the hands of an airport taxi driver who charged you $100 for a $15 ride at 2AM, cooked up various stories to ensure you don't get to the hotel of your choice but instead took you to Dicasa hotel because of an agency arrangement he has with the hotel. Thereafter, the hotel that was supposedly built to satisfy customers connived with the taxi driver to charge you $300 for a 7-day stay (instead of $140 - $150 max). The story doesnt end here. The following morning, you woke up to have breakfast, and the receptionist advised you to carry your laptop bag along with you "for safety purposes". You immediately discovered that the hotel is not safe because of that statement, pack your bags to leave (after spending just one night), and the hotel decided to charge you almost $145 for the one night stay to cover "agency fees that you weren't informed of from the onset, and cancellation fee". That was my experience at Dicasa Hotel, Nairobi on Sunday, 4th July, 2021. Key points. 1. you don't want to stay in this hotel. it is not safe 2. whenever you are in Kenya, use the network at the airport to book an uber to your destination. 3. if you have to ride with an airport taxi, dont believe any story they tell you. It is all for the hotel commission they will get and the high fees for rides. And negotiate your cab fee before the journey to your hotel begins. And like I said, go to the hotel of your choice irrespective of the story, especially at odd hours of the night.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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MUOLA S wrote a review Nov 2018
6 contributions5 helpful votes
For short business visits to Nairobi, I recommend this hotel which is in a very busy street in the City's central business zone, food is international , the place is rather noisy but this might not distract your planned client meetings as their interiors are quiet. It's also a nice BB for those wishing to have a stop over in Nairobi before heading to other upcountry sites
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Date of stay: November 2018Trip type: Travelled on business
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Robert H wrote a review Aug 2018
San Carlos, California404 contributions84 helpful votes
Not a fancy nor modern hotel but it is great value for $25-$26/night for a single and $35 for a double. On a busy street but the back rooms are on an alley, which is a bit quieter. HOWEVER, there is a club back there and they go until late on weekends. The best time is weekdays, when the music ends earlier.I Rooms have one outlet for charging electronics. Make sure you have the 3-prong adaptor to stick into the wall outlet. There is a restaurant in-premises nd there are local places a block away. If aren't aware, traffic, both foot and auto, is brutal in Nairobi most of the time. I was in rooms 108 (single) and 209 (double).
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Date of stay: August 2018Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: Any floor, rooms 08-10, backside of the hotel
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Nats1198 wrote a review Aug 2018
Strabane, United Kingdom355 contributions105 helpful votes
We stayed one night here after our safari as we wanted something central for matatu stand as we were travelling to Tanzania the next day. This hotel was perfect for what we needed, good location, friendly staff, lovely room and well priced. We enjoyed our stay and would stay again.
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Date of stay: June 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from decasamarketing, Guest Relations Manager at Decasa Hotel
Responded 6 Aug 2018
Hi Nats1198, we appreciate your feedback and hope you shall visit us again in the near future.
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Kendall S wrote a review Jul 2018
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The staff was amazing! The receptionist in particular went out of her way to ensure we had a great stay and was so sweet. The rooms were clean and pleasant. The breakfast was not great but you can't beat the price or the location. Highly recommend.
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Date of stay: July 2018Trip type: Travelled with friends
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LEVI M wrote a review Mar 2018
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania9 contributions
My wife and I needed a place to put up for the night before heading out to another town. The guard helped out carrying our heavy luggage. Terry at the reception was very professional, accommodative and was more than willing to assist where need be. We paid online via Jumia and there was no hustle checking in. We got room 108, very quiet and ok. Great hot shower indeed. Wi-Fi working OK. Nice clean sheets and strong spring bed. 1 downside(a minor): there were neither bedside mats nor bathroom door mats so water somehow was all over the place after showering. 2 pair of Sandals were provided for though! For us, it was a very late check-in(midnight) and early checkout(5am) so I don't know anything about their breakfast nor their dinners. Taxis(cabs) are readily available right at the main entrance as well so no hustle whatsoever. (I used Uber though). For a double room price and if on transit, I highly recommend.
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Date of stay: March 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 17 May 2018
Hello Levi, we appreciate your candid review of our establishment and look forward to hosting you again in the near future. Karibu Decasa Hotel.
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thompsonb88 wrote a review Dec 2017
Salvador, BA32 contributions4 helpful votes
We chose Decasa Hotel for its great price and location, and were not disappointed. The staff are warm and welcoming and eager to please, and the accommodations comfortable enough. We also appreciated their arranging to pick us up at the airport quite early on the morning of our arrival. Our only issue was an over-abundance of scalding hot water in the shower, but we got clean! Waking up to joyful Christmas singing from across the street was a pleasant surprise!
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Date of stay: December 2017
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Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Decasa_Hotel, Marketing Manager at Decasa Hotel
Responded 27 Feb 2018
Thanks for your patronage we are pleased you enjoyed your Christmas holiday.The experience you got is what we aspire to give all our guests and are now more invigorated to offer even better in the future.We hope you shall visit in the future.
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Tom H wrote a review Dec 2017
Lancaster, United Kingdom39 contributions7 helpful votes
Rooms are clean but quite small, you won't have a problem if you're staying here to just pass through Nairobi. WiFi is intermittent. I would recommend getting a safaricom sim card if you're staying in Kenya for a week or more (1500KSH for 5Gb data at the time if writing this, and network coverage is pretty much available anywhere). Staff are friendly and helpful. No complaints with the food, I ate here a couple of times. River Road and the surrounding area can appear a little intimidating but as a solo white male traveller I didn't have any issues. In any case, there are staff here who are happy to walk with you to direct you where you want to go to. One staff member walked with me and helped book a bus ticket (make sure you offer them a small tip for their help). I am currently spending 3 weeks travelling around Kenya and stay here whenever I need to stop over in nairobi. It's no frills, but it's clean, safe and close to the bus companies. Would recommend staying here for ease of travel onwards from nairobi.
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Date of stay: December 2017
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Frequently Asked Questions about Decasa Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Decasa Hotel?
Nearby attractions include National Archives (0.4 km), American Embassy Memorial Garden (0.4 km), and August 7th Memorial Park (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Decasa Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Decasa Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Decasa Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Thai Chi Restaurant - The Stanley Hotel, Thorn Tree Cafe, and K'Osewe Ranalo Foods.
Does Decasa Hotel have airport transportation?
Yes, Decasa Hotel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Decasa Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Decasa Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Are there any historical sites close to Decasa Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Dedan Kimathi Statue (0.4 km) and The Galton-fenzi Memorial (0.7 km).