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3.9 / 5Good
241 reviews

Amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Air Conditioning

Map

What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Nairobi Hospital
    14 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Uhuru Park
    17 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Kenya Railway Golf Club
    18 min walk
  • Airport
    Nairobi (NBO-Jomo Kenyatta Intl.)
    20 min drive

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1-866-500-4938
  • Standard Double or Twin Room

    Room Amenities

    • City view
    • Sleeps 2
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  • Superior Double or Twin Room

    Room Amenities

    • City view
    • Sleeps 2
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  • Junior Suite

    Room Amenities

    • City view
    • Sleeps 2
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About this area

Nairobi

Located in Nairobi, The Heron Portico is in the city centre. Kenya Railway Golf Club and Royal Nairobi Golf Club are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Nairobi National Park and Central Park. Giraffe Centre and David Sheldrick Elephant & Rhino Orphanage are also worth visiting. Our guests appreciate the hotel's central location.

Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Nairobi Hospital - 14 min walk
  • Uhuru Park - 17 min walk
  • Kenya Railway Golf Club - 18 min walk
  • University of Nairobi - 3 min drive
  • Arboretum - 5 min drive

Getting around

  • Syokimau Station - 26 min drive
  • Nairobi (NBO-Jomo Kenyatta Intl.) - 29 min drive

Restaurants

  • Where to eat
  • BASHASHA – Al fresco dining coffee shop with a bar offering regional cuisine. Serves light fare daily.
  • CASBAH – Bar. Serves lunch and dinner daily.
  • MDALASINI – Fine-dining restaurant. Serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and light fare daily. Kids' menu available.

About this property

The Heron Portico

4-star Nairobi hotel in Kilimani, near Nairobi Hospital
This hotel features 3 restaurants, an outdoor pool and a health club. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, a bar/lounge, a poolside bar and a coffee shop/café are on-site. All 108 individually furnished rooms feature free WiFi and 24-hour room service. For a bit of entertainment, flat-screen TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can also appreciate conveniences like fridges and coffee makers.
The Heron Portico offers 108 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with minibars and a safe. Each accommodation is individually furnished. Beds feature premium bedding. Flat-screen televisions come with satellite channels. Guests can make use of the in-room fridges and coffee/tea makers. Bathrooms include a shower and complimentary toiletries.
This Nairobi hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks, complimentary newspapers and telephones. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottles of water and a ceiling fan. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered on a daily basis. Amenities available on request include an iron/ironing board.

Property amenities

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

Free self parking
24-hour return airport shuttle (surcharge)
Airport shuttle on request

Food and drink

Buffet breakfast available for a fee daily 6:30 AM–10 AM: KES 1500 per person
3 restaurants and 1 coffee shop/cafe
1 poolside bar and 1 bar
24-hour room service

Things to do

Aerobics classes
Children's pool
Fitness centre
Outdoor pool
Sauna
Spa services

Family friendly

Children's pool
Dry-cleaning service
Laundry facilities
Outdoor pool
Fridge

Conveniences

Banquet hall
Lift
Free newspapers in reception
Gift shop/newsstand
Lockers available

Guest services

24-hour front desk
Concierge services
Daily housekeeping
Dry-cleaning service
Hair salon
Laundry facilities
Luggage storage
Multilingual staff
Porter
Tour/ticket assistance
Turndown service
Wedding services

Languages spoken

English

Business services

1 meeting room
Business centre
Conference centre

Outdoors

BBQ grill(s)
Garden
Terrace

Spa

Massage - deep-tissue
Massage - hot stone
Massage - sports
Massage - swedish
Massage - Thai
Reflexology

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
In-room accessibility
Wheelchair-accessible path of travel

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Designated smoking areas

Room amenities

Bedroom

Air conditioning
Ceiling fan
Premium bedding

Bathroom

Free toiletries
Shower

Entertainment

TV/satellite channels
flat-screen TV

Food and drink

Coffee/tea maker
Free bottled water
Minibar
Fridge

More

Connecting rooms available
Desk
Free newspapers
Individually furnished
Iron/ironing board (on request)
Laptop-friendly workspace
Phone
Safe
Turndown service

Policies

Check-in

Check-in between 2 PM - midnight

Check-out

Check-out before 10 AM
Late check-out subject to availability

Special check-in instructions

  • 24-hour airport shuttle service is available upon request. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! One child stays free when using existing bedding.
  • Cots (infant beds) are not available.

Property payment types

Mastercard
American Express
Visa

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: KES 1500 per person (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle fee: KES 25 per person (one-way)
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
  • No on-site parking is available.

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details 24 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. Pool access available from 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.
5 - Excellent
70
4 - Good
110
3 - Okay
42
2 - Mediocre
12
1 - Poor
7
4.2
Cleanliness
4.1
Service and Staff
4.0
Amenities
3.9
Property condition

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

The hotel is quiet and quite well cared for. It has 2 restaurants with quite good food. It also has a good gym and nice pool. The beds are comfortable. It is a very good place to stay in Nairobi.

Stayed 2 nights in Dec. 2019

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Stayed in junior suite. Only challenge was my Bishop did not get his room on arrival until I reached from the airport. Noise from pool 7 am gym class. Doors banging at night from other guests coming and going. Otherwise ok. Good breakfast.

Stayed 2 nights in Oct. 2019

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, room comfort

Stayed 1 night in Sep. 2019

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Great Stay, Clean, friendly staff & comfort

Stayed 1 night in Oct. 2019

4/5 Good

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    Stayed 1 night in Oct. 2019

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