Reviews of Aero Club of East Africa
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Aero Club of East Africa
Aero Club's convenient location makes it a great place for a rest either before or after your flight from Wilson or NBO. The rooms are basic but comfortable and the staff is friendly.
The entire facility felt safe and secure. Breakfast at the restaurant was good and entertaining as we watched planes take off and land at the nearby airstrip. I would recommend a stopover at Aero Club, especially to aviation enthusiasts.
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Aero Club of East Africa was a quick 8 hr stopover for us. Hot showers, a warm bed, and location. The towels may have been a bit scratchy, but this hotel/motel served our need of a convenient and affordable stay close to Wilson Airport for late arrival and an early morning transfer.
It could not have been more convenient to Wilson Airport, with less than 2 minute drive. We easily could have walked, but with luggage and two kids it was nice to have a car take us the short distance. On arrival, staff was expecting us, and we were promptly checked in and escorted to our room. There appeared to be a lively night scene in the lobby bar with a decent size crowd and music playing. The rooms were unaffected by the noise and we slept soundly.
We sat outside on the patio lounge for breakfast and watched the planes from Wilson take off and land, and the kids played on the outside play set.
We would use them again if we needed to.
Aero Club of East Africa review
While close and convenient to the Wilson airport, the hotel was average at best.
Arriving late in the evening, the security was questionable as the security guard seemed to be dozing on the front porch of the main office.
Although I had requested that a cold plate be prepared for our late arrival, nothing was there for us and no one seemed to know anything about it.
Expert Africa comments
We were concerned to read these comments and the Aero Club have responded to say they are very sorry if these travellers experienced a sub-standard stay. They had recently done a "soft refurbishment" before they arrived and nothing was reported amiss about their room at the time. The Aero Club immediately addressed the issue of their security guard dozing and have apologised for that lapse. It's worth bearing in mind that the fenced Aero Club compound is itself within the secure perimeter fence of Wilson Airport. We have heard back from the Creative Kitchen (the Aero Club's restaurant) and it transpired that unfortunately these travellers requested their cold plate for the wrong date. The late meal was confirmed by email, but for the day after their stay.
Aero Club of East Africa review
Aero Club was a nice place to stay after arriving into Nairobi in the late evening.
Clean and comfortable rooms and a fun bar to grab a drink in before bed. Perfectly safe for a solo traveler. Very much recommend especially if catching an early flight out of Wilson Airport to begin your fly in safari.
Brief stay at Aero Club
Room and facilities were good. The staff were really helpful, breakfast was great and the atmosphere was an unpretentious throw back to pre-independence timesRead more about the whole trip