This comfortable hotel is suitable for all types of traveller. Children of all ages are welcome, and there are two rooms for wheelchair users. There are also ample conference facilities, so it’s first rate for business clients too!
ACCESS & LOCATION:
Eka Hotel is situated on the A104, Mombasa Road, Nairobi. It can be accessed via road transfer from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, a journey of just over 11 kilometres. The hotel is a big and blockish grey building, easy to spot from the road.
ACCOMMODATION & FACILITIES:
The hotel has 167 rooms, all with air conditioning and a chic contemporary style. There are four categories of accommodation – superior room (158), junior suite (4), executive suite (3), and special needs room (2). One difference between rooms and suites is size, with rooms providing 20 square metres, junior suites measuring 23 sq. m, and executive suites boasting 50 sq. m, which is ample room for a separate sitting room with work space! All options offer a LCD flatscreen television with DSTV, a direct dial international telephone, Wi-Fi hotspots (free of charge), a mini-bar, a coffee station, a safe, a hairdryer, an iron and ironing board, and en-suite facilities comprising separate flush toilet, washbasin, and rain shower. Each executive suite also benefits from a bathtub. The special needs rooms feature accessible bathrooms and interconnecting accommodation for carers or companions.
Communal facilities include a number of comfortable lounges, not least an area of seating adjacent to the hotel’s reception where you’ll find a lot of plush armchairs. Eka also has a few eateries, such as Galaxy Restaurant and Bar, Spur Restaurant, and a coffee shop. Galaxy offers a buffet breakfast, all-day à la carte and snack dining, a tea-and-coffee dispenser, 24-hour room service, and a well-stocked bar! Spur is internationally renowned for its carveries and seafood, all with tempting salads. And the hotel’s coffee shop is open 24/7. Other amenities include a gym, two boardrooms, and three meeting rooms. Outside, there are well-kept gardens and a swimming pool – flanked by sunloungers, the pool is perfect for a little relaxation during your time here.
Some travellers might be staying at Eka for a very short time, with scarce opportunity to explore Nairobi. However, if your schedule allows even just a few hours to check out Kenya’s capital city, you’ll find no shortage of things to do! You could begin by visiting Nairobi National Park, opposite the hotel. This area’s 117 square kilometres of grasslands, woodlands, streams, and ravines are home to lion, leopard, cheetah, black and white rhino, hippo, masses of plains game, and over 500 bird species! Nairobi has a wealth of museums too – for example, the National Museum with its vast collection of artefacts, in addition to the Railway Museum, and also the Karen Blixen Museum, the former home of the Danish author. We highly recommend a trip to the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust’s elephant orphanage, to observe orphaned eles enjoying their midday bath and feeding. The city boasts plenty of parks and gardens, ideal for a bit of a wander. And of course there are loads of shops, markets, cafés, restaurants, and bars!