I recently attended a two week seminar in nairobi and spent my entire stay at Parklands Shade Hotel.
The rooms were quite affordable, clean and simple.
The best part was that it is a few minutes from town and it has very nice bars. The food was also quite good.
i definitely recommend this hotel for it's 'all-under-a-roof' services!!
This is an odd little hotel. It is in Westlands (busy, leafy, mostly Asian, outskirts of Nairobi) and set at the end of a side road.
The hotel itself has two main floors. Some of the rooms look like a 1960's movie set with traffic cone orange plastic chairs and formica desks.
I have stayed here three times in the last three years. The rooms are spacious with built-in cupboards for your clothes.
The stuff is helpful but the feeling one gets is that the hotel owners or management don't want to invest a lot in the property.
There is certainly some nightlife close to the hotel with K1 around the corner and a decent nyama choma house with live music next door at Plums.