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5.0 out of 5

"Great facilities and comfortable stay, large rooms are huge and good if you need some space. " More

By a verified traveller on Thu 28 Sep 2017

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Hotel Description

The Heron Portico places you in the centre of Nairobi, within a 30-minute stroll of Nairobi Hospital and City Hall. Highlights at this hotel include 3 restaurants, an outdoor swimming pool and free self parking.

Flat-screen TVs with satellite channels are featured in all 108 individually furnished rooms, and you can enjoy free WiFi, coffee/tea makers and free newspapers. Fridges and round-the-clock room service make in-room dining easy, and minibars provide refreshments. Premium bedding and free toiletries are nice touches to enhance your stay. Free bottled water, ceiling fans and safes are also available.

A pampering day can include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages and reflexology. The coffee shop, BASHASHA, serves regional cuisine. CASBAH is the hotel's own bar, serving drinks along with lunch and dinner. Enjoy the health club, sauna and kids' swimming pool as well as access to aerobics classes. Business amenities include a conference centre, a meeting room and a business centre. Plus you'll find free WiFi in public areas, a coffee shop/café and laundry facilities. Buffet breakfast is available daily between 6:30 AM and 10 AM. There's also the convenience of an airport shuttle.

Places within a 30-minute walk of this 4-star Kilimani hotel include University of Nairobi and City Square.

Standard Double or Twin Room

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AU$103* Per night/room 28 Dec. - 29 Dec.

Junior Suite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Superior Double or Twin Room

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The Heron Portico ratings based on 1 Verified Reviews

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Guest reviews for The Heron Portico

Everyone (1)
5 out of 5

Comfortable very good value for money

Great facilities and comfortable stay, large rooms are huge and good if you need some space.

Posted by , from Sydney, Australia on 28 Sep. 2017

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Property Features

The Heron Portico offers its guests an outdoor pool, a kids' pool, a health club, and a sauna. There are 3 restaurants on site, along with a coffee shop/cafΘ. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include A poolside bar and A bar/lounge. Public spaces have free WiFi. A business centre and a meeting room are available. Spa services, a terrace, and tour or ticket assistance are also featured at the business-friendly The Heron Portico. An airport shuttle (available 24 hours) is available for a fee. Self parking is free. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 4-star Nairobi hotel.

  • 108 guestrooms or units
  • 3 dining venues
  • Bar by the pool
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Conference centre
  • Business facilities
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff members are multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Gift shop
  • Beauty salon
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Bellhop
  • Lift
  • Smoking in designated areas
  • Locker space

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Outdoor pool
  • Children's pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: Nairobi (NBO-Jomo Kenyatta Intl.) (17.8 km / 11.1 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Airport shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

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.

  • Minibar
  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Satellite channels
  • Fridge
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Nightly turndown service
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Unique furnishings
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy a buffet breakfast daily from 6:30 AM to 10 AM.

BASHASHA – This coffee shop specialises in regional cuisine and only serves light fare.Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy al fresco dining (weather permitting).

CASBAH – This bar serves lunch and dinner. Happy hour is offered. Open daily.

MDALASINI – This fine-dining restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and light fare. A children's menu is available. Open daily.

Late-night fare is available from 24-hour room service.

Spa Services

  • Hot stone massage
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Swedish massage
  • Thai massage
  • Reflexology
  • Sports massage
  • Massages

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM

Special check-in instructions:

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

Airport transport is offered on request 24 hours a day. Fees may apply. Please make arrangements in advance by contacting the property.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

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

Pets

  • No pets allowed

Policies

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. No on-site parking is available.

  • One child stays free
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • Debit cards

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged 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)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Heron Portico
  • Heron Portico Hotel
  • Heron Portico Hotel Nairobi
  • Heron Portico Nairobi
  • Heron Hotel Nairobi
  • The Heron Portico Hotel
  • The Heron Portico Nairobi
  • The Heron Portico Hotel Nairobi

You should know

  • The Heron Portico offers transfers from the airport (fees may apply). Please contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation 24 hours prior to arrival with your arrival details.
  • Pool access available from 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
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