Hotel Boulevard Nairobi, City Centre CBD

Hotel Boulevard Nairobi, City Centre CBD

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3.5
#68 of 245 hotels in Nairobi
3.8 of 5 bubbles
Location
3.7 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
3.6 of 5 bubbles
Service
3.4 of 5 bubbles
Value
Hotel Boulevard was designed and built-in 1972, the property has shared much history with Kenya's historical legacy as a town and later the modern city of Nairobi grew around the location. Tucked along the banks of the Nairobi River near Harry Thuku Road, the hotel is just a few steps from the Nairobi Nairobi Museum and some of the treasured and historical landmarks of Nairobi town from the Railway Museum to the Nairobi Gallery which was built in 1973. Hotel Boulevard completed a full makeover of the entire property in Jun-2022. Total revamp includes entrances, modern comfort in guestrooms, lobby, restaurant, bar, meeting space, gardens with awesome landscaping, and other amenities. We are extremely excited for our partners and guests to experience the new birth of our Hotel Boulevard.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Children's television networks
Airport transportation
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Parking
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Happy hour
Kids' meals
Wine / champagne
Car hire
Taxi service
Meeting rooms
24-hour security
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Room features
Blackout curtains
Desk
Housekeeping
Room service
Safe
Cable / satellite TV
Extra long beds
Bath / shower
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Complimentary toiletries
Room types
Landmark view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
Star ratings are intended to indicate the general level of features, amenities, and services to expect. This property is classified according to Giata.
3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Quiet
Classic
Languages Spoken
English, Swahili

Location

Harry Thuku Road, Nairobi 00100 Kenya
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Grade: 66 out of 100
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Jomo Kenyatta Intl Airport
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Ram S wrote a review Feb 2024
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Great place in a beautiful, quiet part of Nairobi. The gardens and the restaurant area is very lovely. The building overall is really charming too. All the staff we encountered were really nice and we overall had a pleasant stay and would love to visit again. The restaurant had good service and the food was tasty and portions plentiful. Only downside we felt was that some rooms were too warm in the night while the hotel overall was on the cooler side.
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Date of stay: February 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Hotel Boulevard, Guest Services / Front Office at Hotel Boulevard Nairobi, City Centre CBD
Responded 07 Mar 2024
Dear 09930qdrams, Greetings from Hotel Boulevard. Thank you for your valuable feedback. It was a pleasure hosting you. Thanks so much for sharing your experience with us We hope to have the pleasure of hosting you again in future. Warm Regards, Guest Relations.
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Angie T wrote a review Dec 2023
Oslo, Norway
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Arrived for a two night stay.
I had to change my room to the other side because of the traffic noise from the highway. The man at the reception was very helpful with that. The rooms were clean and comfortable beds. I had a good dinner and slept well.
I went to eat breakfast, I ordered a fried tomato, and helped myself to the buffet.
The baked beans were very cold, I told the server and she saw that the food heater had no flame. I returned the plate. I then helped myself again after waiting 20 minutes, I asked what happened to my tomato. The kitchen had forgotten.
It was a very dissatisfying experience to start a day. I didn’t eat breakfast the next day. The price was not worth it.
On check out, I asked the lady in the reception for a cold ginger ale while I waited for my taxi.. it never came..
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Hotel Boulevard, Guest Services / Front Office at Hotel Boulevard Nairobi, City Centre CBD
Responded 21 Dec 2023
Dear Guest, Greetings from Hotel Boulevard. Thank you for your valuable feedback. It was a pleasure hosting you. We sincerely apologize for the shortcomings met during your stay. We hope to have the pleasure of hosting you again. Warm Regards, Guest Relations.
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patrick m wrote a review Mar 2024
4.0 of 5 bubbles
A condusive conference space with nice cuisine that can titillate a palate.

Great service with very friendly staff always ready to customise their services to fit your needs.

This has changed the face and image of the boulevard hotel that hosted me in 2015.
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Date of stay: March 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Hotel Boulevard, Guest Services / Front Office at Hotel Boulevard Nairobi, City Centre CBD
Responded 27 Mar 2024
Dear Patrick, Greetings from Hotel Boulevard. Thank you for your valuable feedback. It was a pleasure hosting you. Thanks so much for sharing your experience with us. We hope to have the pleasure of hosting you again in future. Warm Regards, Guest Relations.
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warjulek wrote a review May 2024
Nairobi, Kenya
2.0 of 5 bubbles
The hotel location is nice since it's closer to town, the food was nice but it was cold and had to request it to be warmed which took 10 min to be warmed.
Waiters took over an hour to take our order and we had to physically look for them to serve us.
Cleanliness was an issue since the tables and sitting areas were dirty and a bottle we found thrown down was still there 2hours of our stay with no one bothering to pick it up.
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Date of stay: May 2024
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Don't visit when too hungry
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Response from Hotel Boulevard, Guest Services / Front Office at Hotel Boulevard Nairobi, City Centre CBD
Responded 12 May 2024
Dear Warjulek, Greetings from Hotel Boulevard. Thank you for your valuable feedback. It was a pleasure hosting you. We are sorry about the incident at the restaurant kindly send me your email address / contacts so see how we are going to sort this issue out. Thanks so much for sharing your experience with us. We hope to have the pleasure Warm Regards Guest Relations
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REZA KARIMI wrote a review Apr 2023
Tehran, Iran
1.0 of 5 bubbles
I think you have many better choices in Nairobi, breakfast was terrible, While we booked the room with breakfast, to our surprise, they didn't have anything for breakfast, they only had some cake and fruit, coffee and tea, and they brought us a separate breakfast menu to buy. When we protested, they spoke to the receptionist. And they said to order an omelette without paying a separate fee, it was really ridiculous 😂😂😂، But they put the same menu in front of others، But they put the same menu in front of others.
Although some of the staff were nice and friendly, it was clear that many of the staff were not trained.
The worst thing was that the bathroom and toilet of the hotel rooms did not have independent ventilators, and to my surprise, the ventilators were in the corridor, so when you walked in the corridor, you would know which room went to the bathroom and the sound of showering and using the bathroom and toilet completely was in the corridor.
But the Indian food was good
I think Paying more for a better hotel is a more appropriate thing to do
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Date of stay: April 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Hotel Boulevard, Guest Services / Front Office at Hotel Boulevard Nairobi, City Centre CBD
Responded 25 Sept 2023
Dear Guest, Greetings from Hotel Boulevard! Thank you for your valuable feedback, we take note of the shortcomings met during your stay. We want to sincerely apologize. We take feedback such as yours to continuously improve on our services. We have since introduced buffet breakfast with a variety of food to choose from. We hope to host you again in future and make up for your previous experience with us. Warm Regards.
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MzeeWhitecap wrote a review Jan 2020
Louisa, Virginia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I have been bringing groups of people to Kenya for many years. These folks volunteer for the Makindu Children’s Program, so it’s not a tourist trip. We always stay at the Sentrim Boulevard Hotel on the front and back end of the trip. The staff and management treat us like family. I’m quite sure that is how they treat all of their guests. It sure makes the people I bring feel welcomed both to the hotel and Kenya! That welcoming culture starts with the manager, Kennedy - who is awesome. He is always around and available to assist, direct, or to just have a friendly conversation. I will be back in Kenya in August 2020 wth another group and very much look forward to staying at the Boulevard Hotel and seeing Kennedy and his wonderful staff.
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Date of stay: August 2019
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Response from Kennedy L, Manager at Hotel Boulevard Nairobi, City Centre CBD
Responded 17 Feb 2020
Dear Esteemed Guest, thank you for taking your noble time to make a review of your long patronage and stay with us. We are glad that through our able team, we have managed to meet most of your demands and serve you the best way possible. We acknowledge the hospitality showed through at all times. We welcome you and the team once again for an extensive experience not only at Boulevard but when time allows to experience our other facilities across the country Kenya. Happy days ahead! Regards,
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DavidBristol17 wrote a review Apr 2024
Bristol, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed for 2 nights as a group having arrived late at JKIA. Although the hotel is right next to main roads, on the other side it has peaceful gardens/bar, and backs on to the grounds of Nairobi museum, so we didn't notice any traffic noise. The rooms were decent size, clean and everything worked as it should. The pool was ok, good size, though it perhaps needed a clean. Security on the gate was professional and reassuring. The best thing was the staff - from the reception to restaurant and bar, everyone was really friendly and helpful. We would definitely stay again if needing a stopover in Nairobi.
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Date of stay: March 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Hotel Boulevard, Guest Services / Front Office at Hotel Boulevard Nairobi, City Centre CBD
Responded 09 Apr 2024
Dear David, Greetings from Hotel Boulevard. Thank you for your valuable feedback. It was a pleasure hosting you. Thanks so much for sharing your experience with us. We hope to have the pleasure of hosting you again in future. Warm Regards, Guest Relations.
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jules m wrote a review Apr 2023
5.0 of 5 bubbles
i had my birthday party at this hotel in february.it was the best birthday ever. They have very nice cabanas and the setup made it special.the food was great we had a buffet setup menu the chef kept checking on us which to make sure the food was great. The staff also especially Zack was really nice and made us feel welcome.my friends and family who attended my birthday really had a good time. I would definitely recommend.
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Date of stay: February 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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slolivin wrote a review 08 Jun
San Luis Obispo, CA
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Basic rooms with comfy beds and good shower. The front rooms face the highway and are a bit loud, the back rooms face a gorgeous green space with river to one edge and the restaurant to the other, quite lovely.

I would recommend if you want easy in and out. It does cater to group tours.
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Date of stay: June 2024Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Hotel Boulevard, Guest Services / Front Office at Hotel Boulevard Nairobi, City Centre CBD
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Slolivin, Greetings from Hotel Boulevard. Thank you for your valuable feedback. It was a pleasure hosting you. Thanks so much for sharing your experience with us. We hope to have the pleasure of hosting you again in future. Warm Regards, Guest Relations.
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izzie m wrote a review Mar 2024
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The service and staff we're all very attentive, personable, and helpful! The restaurant served excellent food in a timely manner, and if some options were not available they would offer suggestions on other similar options. I highly recommend the Nyoma Choma Pizza on the Open kitchen menu, it was a group favorite. The rooms were clean and well set up.
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Date of stay: March 2024
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Hotel Boulevard, Guest Services / Front Office at Hotel Boulevard Nairobi, City Centre CBD
Responded 25 Mar 2024
Dear Izziem , Greetings from Hotel Boulevard. Thank you for your valuable feedback. It was a pleasure hosting you. Thanks so much for sharing your experience with us We hope to have the pleasure of hosting you again in future. Warm Regards, Guest Relations.
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Matt asked a question Aug 2019
Marble Bar, Australia92 contributions54 helpful votes
Does this hotel have laundry facilities? Thanks
Answer from Kennedy L
Nairobi, Kenya
Yes we do have Laundry services for our in house guest
Answer from Rajni S
Nairobi, Kenya
From Boulevard is around 5 Kilometers and yes you need a taxi to get there. Kennedy - Unit Manager
Momtomany225 asked a question Jan 2015
Toronto, Canada62 contributions24 helpful votes
Jambo!! How close is the hotel to Jomo K airport?
Answer from Antoine G
Nantes45 contributions26 helpful votes
Hello, Jomo Kenyatta Airport is just 20/30 min from this hotel depending on the time you leave. If your aircraft takes off at 08:00 AM, you probably have to leave the hotel at 06:00 and there is no traffic at that time... It will take less that 20 min to reach the airport. I advise you not to consider taxi in the street. Do not forget there is a very big issue with security in Kenya and mainly in Nairobi where the situation is worst than in Johannesburgh... Ask the hotel to call an official taxi for you or a "limousine" even if it is 10/15 USD more... Maybe it is the price to pay to avoid very big troubles which could prevent you to catch your flight definitely. Have a nice trip in Kenya. It is a wonderful country ! Even if the situation in Nairobi is complicated, people are very kind outside the city. Cheers, AG
AnjaEsso asked a question Sept 2019
Aachen, Germany3 contributions
Hello, is the pool open to public and if so, how much do you charge? Kindest regards
Answer from Kennedy L
Nairobi, Kenya
Yes the pool is open for outsiders . We charge Ksh.600 per person per day and we have a monthly package of Ksh. 4,000 as well.
Marye B asked a question Mar 2019
Zaandam, The Netherlands22 contributions3 helpful votes
Hallo Hoe much wil it cost me to be picked up at the airport late at night to bring me to the hotel safely Iam alone. Greetings Marij
Answer from Kennedy L
Nairobi, Kenya
Hi! It will cost you 25$ that is using hotel Taxis and I can assure you of safety to the hotel that late at night.
Jennifer M wrote a tip May 2024
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"nice"
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Klaus S wrote a tip May 2024
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"cool"
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Marco P wrote a tip May 2024
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"cool ambience"
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Linda R wrote a tip May 2024
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"lovely"
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Leon H wrote a tip May 2024
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"very nice"
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PRICE RANGE
R 1,205 - R 1,529 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
KenyaNairobiNairobi Central Business District
NUMBER OF ROOMS
70
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Boulevard Nairobi, City Centre CBD
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Boulevard Nairobi, City Centre CBD?
Nearby attractions include Nairobi National Museum (0.2 km), Snake Park (0.2 km), and Crafts Caravan Fair Trade Shop (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Boulevard Nairobi, City Centre CBD?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Boulevard Nairobi, City Centre CBD?
Top room amenities include blackout curtains, a desk, and extra long beds.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Boulevard Nairobi, City Centre CBD?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Boulevard Nairobi, City Centre CBD?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Boulevard Nairobi, City Centre CBD?
Conveniently located restaurants include Mawimbi Seafood Restaurant, Pablos Mexobar, and FairmontThe Norfolk.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Boulevard Nairobi, City Centre CBD?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Hotel Boulevard Nairobi, City Centre CBD have airport transportation?
Yes, Hotel Boulevard Nairobi, City Centre CBD offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Hotel Boulevard Nairobi, City Centre CBD located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.9 km away from the centre of Nairobi.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel Boulevard Nairobi, City Centre CBD?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Hotel Boulevard Nairobi, City Centre CBD offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
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