Reviews of Palacina
They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Palacina - The Residence and The Suites review
A good hotel, very nice room with good facilities, restaurant was good but found the hotel too far from the airport when time was short.Read more about the whole trip
We were given the 'penthouse' for a stay of less than 8 hours. Why?
See further our comments for our outbound first stay.
Good hotel worth a longer stay
We were not there long enough to comment on e.g. the food (breakfast) but the hotel and rooms are very good. To get real value from staying at Palacina you would want to be spending a few days in Nairobi and not just wanting to use it as a bed for a night. As a transit hotel there may be better options closer to/at JK International.
We stayed at Palacina twice and on both occassions had problems trying to settle our bill early in the morning using VISA. Nothing wrong with our cards but there appears to be an issue with their processing capability. On the second occassion we had to cobble together all our loose change to pay the bill otherwise we would have missed our flight.
A miniature palace!
We had an amazing penthouse suite with kitchen, lounge, 2 bathrooms, bedroom and walk in wardrobe. Unfortunately, we arrived at 10:30 p.m. and departed at 5:00 a.m. the next day. We therefore only saw the place in the dark and had no meals during our brief overnight stop.
It seemed like a truly excellent place but, to be honest, it was really over-the-top and somewhat wasted as an overnight stopover. In our particular situation, one of the international hotels we passed enroute from the airport would have served as just as well if not better.
Would be good if Expert Africa had more options in the Nairobi area.