Reviews of Eka Hotel
Wildlife sightings and reviews
62 independent comments and wildlife information from our travellers who have visited Eka Hotel and kindly agreed to share their thoughts. They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa
"poor value for $300/nite"
The Eka and its more expensive neighbour, the Ole-Sereni, are the closest hotels we use to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport; it's 12km away. (The closest “airport hotel", the Panari, is 11km from JKIA, but not in our programme as we don’t feel it offers a high enough standard for the cost).
Our other low-cost options are either much more modest (such as the convenient but simple Aero Club at Wilson Airport), or much further away (for example the very pleasant Macushla House, in Langata). So we're sorry that the Eka felt like poor value - but despite this, we are confident that we are currently offering the best-value options for overnight stays relatively close to Nairobi International airport.
"Eka Hotel review"
What little we saw was great. Close to the international airport. Competent and courteous staff. Nice quiet room. We even managed to grab some breakfast from the buffet as they were setting it up before 5 am." See all these reviews: 7n in Kenya
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