Radisson Blu Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya
The conference I was attending in Nairobi provided me with a list of suggested hotels. My regular hotel, the Serena, was fully booked, so begrudgingly, I had a look. I ran through the list, and meticulously explored them online, comparing facilities and price. After all, hotel deal finding is my game, ya know!
Of the options listed, the Radisson Blu Upper Hill turned out to be the newest hotel, with highly regarded security processes and the highest rated swimming pool area. Raddison Blu it was! After some price matching work, I ended up getting a rate that worked out to be $246 CAD on average, per night. That's a pretty okay rate for that hotel in that location. I know some of my colleagues paid $300 + per night, so get on that price match game, folks!
Service - Was great! Had some great chats with the staff here! And since it's relatively new, the staff are still quite energized and enthuiastic. As I mentioned in my last post, a staff member alluded to the fact that many of the staff are Serena trained, which can be taken as a testament to the quality of service.
Security - Innnntense! The security here was the most intense I've ever seen to enter a hotel. There are three levels before you're allowed to enter the hotel. A nice choice for those new to the region and nervous!
Food - Not bad, definitely enjoyable and edible. The food won't knock your socks off, though. Balsamic vinegar in my Mexican quesadilla? Interesting, indeed.
The pool - New, clean, small, but good. Much better than the pool at the Intercontinental Nairobi, but not quite as good as the pool at the Serena Nairobi.
The rooms - Beautiful and modern! The artwork on the walls was beautiful. And, I have to admit, the room is generally a little more upscale than those at the Serena Nairobi.
Would I stay here again? For sure!
Champagnes on the luximetre:
*The Luximetre is FooteOuttheDoor's 5 point scale to measure the degree of luxury felt by the hotel guest