Top 10 Budget-Friendly Hotels & Lodges in Nairobi
They say that every road in Kenya leads to Nairobi – the green city of the Sun. But Nairobi isn’t just the fastest-growing and trendiest cities in Kenya, but the whole region of Eastern Africa, and many consider it to be the hottest urban tourism spot in the continent. Widely considered as the safari capital of the world, millions of tourists set Nairobi as their base as they continue their journey towards exploring the vast bushland in east Africa’s agricultural heartland.
With more than 2 million international visitor arrivals in Kenya in 2019, it’s no surprise that Nairobi has become sort of a hub where tourists from all over the world come to enjoy the versatile Nairobi nightlife scene, engage in some of the betting sites Kenya offers, or visit some of the highlights of the city. Consecutively, the hotel industry is booming in the city, and there are all kinds of hotels to suit everyone’s taste and budget, from chic boutique hotels to 5-star luxury resorts. In this guide, we’ll present you with the top budget-friendly hotels in Nairobi that offer the best bang for the buck.
Tribe Hotel is a unique boutique hotel in Nairobi that offers luxurious amenities such as top-shelf drinks, luxurious rooms, and an excellent a-la carte restaurant. It’s located in the upmarket Gigiri district, close to The Village Market, and it’s an excellent choice for leisure travelers, couples, and families.
House of Waine
Located in the affluent Karen suburb of Nairobi, House of Waine is a small boutique hotel that has only 11 rooms, but each one of them is individually designed and inspired by the Victorian era. It’s a lovely little hotel that will leave you breathless without breaking the bank.
The Heron Portico
Another centrally located boutique hotel, The Heron Portico is an affordable hotel that offers a bed & breakfast service while providing outstanding value for money – especially when you consider the close proximity of important Nairobi amenities.
Golden Tulip Westlands Nairobi
Golden Tulip Westlands is located in the Westlands neighborhood, just a few kilometers from downtown. It offers modern design, tasteful decorations, and excellent service. It’s great value for money for both business and leisure travelers.
Named after the famous writer Ernest Hemingway, this colonial-style boutique hotel is located in the Karen neighborhood and looks after Ngong Hills. Although a bit more expensive than the other hotels on this list, it offers a one-of-a-kind experience.
A world-class hotel that’s part of the Marriott’s premium Autograph Collection, Sankara is a luxurious hotel that might not be to anyone’s taste or budget, but it’s considerably cheaper when compared to similar hotels elsewhere. It features four restaurants, a wine bar, a champagne bar, a patisserie, and a whole bunch of amenities to make your stay as pleasant as ever.
The Social House
Located in the heart of Nairobi, The Social House is a Preferred Lifestyle hotel that offers unmatched relaxation to its guests. It’s preferred by both business and leisure travelers as it blends local and overseas guests while offering a close-range glance at the Nairobi atmosphere.
Sarova Stanley is one of the many five-star hotels in downtown Nairobi, but stands out due to its unique features such as the amazing rooftop pool and the mesmerizing deck restaurant. According to product owner Tony Sloterman, it’s the best hotel in downtown Nairobi for travelers looking for an authentic Nairobi experience without splashing too much money.
Nairobi Serena Hotel
The Serena Hotel features a traditional African design that highlights the colorfulness and liveliness of the continent. It features an amazing garden terrace that overlooks Nairobi’s Central Park, and includes a fine-dining Kenyan restaurant.
Best Western Plus Meridian
If you’re looking for the best budget-friendly hotel in Nairobi, look no further than Best Western Plus Meridian. It’s a great hotel that’s located in the center of the city and includes a number of useful amenities – including two incredible pools!