Palacina The Residence & The Suites

Nairobi, Kenya

At a Glance

  • A hotel that is home-from-home

  • Spacious suites with huge bathrooms

  • Begin or end your trip in this peaceful hotel

  • Spend the morning sightseeing and afternoon by the pool

  • Use the hotel as a base to explore Nairobi, from the Karen Blixen Museum to the Giraffe Sanctuary.

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Although Nairobi is situated in the middle of East Africa, its high altitude—about a mile above sea level—means that the city's climate is mild year-round. Summer months in Nairobi are December through March, winter months, June through to September. The wettest months are in the autumn, from March through June. April sees upwards of 8 inches of rain on average. Cloudy, rainy days are common in the Fall. October through December is the region's second rainy season, where "short rains" bring about 5 inches of rain to the area in November. Otherwise rainfall is pretty scarce, about two inches a month. February sees the most sunshine in Nairobi, with about ten hours of daylight.

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Insider's View

Try a massage from the therapist there on arrival, a great start or end to your vacation!

Listen to the jazz band whilst enjoying great meat or fish from the grill in the Moonflower Restaurant on Friday and Saturday nights but book - the whole of Nairobi queues! The chef's chocolate chip cookies are the best.

Enjoy the complimentary afternoon tea relaxing on the lovely squishy sofas on the veranda.

Take a refreshing dip in the pool or work up a sweat in the gym to rejuvenate after or before your flight!

Refresh not only your mind but body with a dip in the outdoor pool located in the lush garden of Palacina. An oasis in the concrete jungle.

Call us on 858 345 1761 to start planning your vacation to Palacina The Residence & The Suites or take a look at our itineraries to Nairobi and Central Kenya

Description

The Palacina, a small family owned and run boutique hotel, is in the heart of a residential suburb within Nairobi. At just 10km/6 miles from the center of town and 27kms/17 miles from the Airport, it is in a great location for an overnight stop over.

The Palacina Hotel is located in the tranquil gardens of the State House Valley, a residential area, a short distance from Nairobi's Central Business District. The hotel prides itself on its small friendly atmosphere, where nothing is too much trouble for the staff. The Palacina has just 14 luxury suites including two stunning penthouse suites. Each of the suites is over 140 square meters in size, with a separate living room, en-suite bathroom, dresser and a private furnished balcony. Decorated in calming natural color tones, teak woods and crisp cotton bed linen. The suites are luxuriously appointed and meticulously planned to include state-of-the-art facilities.

The Moonflower Restaurant serves a delicious fusion of Mediterranean and Swahili cuisine. The Palacina provides an excellent stop over for stays before going on safari or on the way to the beach, for guests not wanting to be too far from either Jomo Kenyatta Airport or Wilson Airport.

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Accommodation

Palacina features 14 Luxury hotel suites including two stunning penthouse suites. Each of the suites is over 140 square meters in size, with its own living room, en-suite bathroom, dresser and a private furnished balcony. Decorated in calming natural color tones, teak woods and crisp cottons, the suites are luxuriously appointed and meticulously planned to include state-of-the-art facilities.

Double Suite

Each suite has it's own living room and en-suite bathroom.

Childcare

There are no specific childcare facilities however, children are most welcome at The Palacina. They can easily add an extra bed into the sitting room area of the suite. It is possible to tailor food and meal times to suit them and babysitting can be arranged for those that require it.

Facilities

The Palacina has its own private pool in the gardens for guests to enjoy in peace. There is a fitness room for those looking for more action, also a spa offering a variety of treatments and therapies. The business center will be on hand to help guests with any secretarial or administrative needs and the Lobby is manned 24 hours a day to help guests with transfers or money changing etc.

Activities

Palacina has its own private pool in the gardens for guests to enjoy in peace. There are many activities to do during a stay at Palacina such as trips to Daphne Sheldrick's Elephant Orphanage, shopping excursions, Nairobi National Park and Karen Blixen Museum, Giraffe center also horseback riding through Karen Riding School followed by champagne garden brunch or sundowner.

Reviews

5

Dr Stanley Rom (Guest)

The Palacina was just the place to land-in/start the adventure. and they looked after us very well.

4

Olivia Hollowood (Staff)

You wouldn't know that you are moments away from the hustle & bustle of Nairobi at the Palacina - it's a great place for an overnight in Nairobi either on arrival or before departure. The rooms are very spacious and comfortable with lovely big bathrooms and as it's so popular they are now building more rooms!

The small pool is perfect if you need a quick refreshing dip in the summer months and its good location means it's easy to go and visit the elephant orphanage or the giraffe sanctuary as well as get to the domestic airport if you are off on safari or going to the coast.

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Mr Charlie Gardner (Guest)

We most appreciated you having us set up for dinner and a freshen up at the Palacina in Nairobi on the way home. It was a lovely way to break the journey and as a result we arrived home feeling in much better shape than we otherwise would have.

4

Camilla Smith (Staff)

A really welcoming and comfortable overnight stay. Lovely rooms with spacious bathrooms. Feels intimate with excellent standard of service. The Moonflower restaurant is literally next door which is ideal for a meal if you are arriving late into Nairobi. The breakfasts are excellent, particularly recommend the muffins!

If you are in Nairobi for a bit, there are plenty of activities which are well worth a visit from the Elephant Sanctuary, Giraffe Manor and some local craft and jewelry shops to mention a few.

Experiences

  • Giraffe Center - African Fund for Endangered Wildlife

    If you have the time whilst in Nairobi, a visit to the Giraffe Center is a must. Located in the leafy suburb of Karen, the center is an educational and interactive experience. A unique opportunity to witness giraffe from very close quarters.

  • The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

    Founded in 1977 by Dame Daphne Sheldrick, The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust in Nairobi is one of the leading conservation organizations for wildlife and habitat protection in East Africa.

  • The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

    Founded in 1977 by Dame Daphne Sheldrick, The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust in Nairobi is one of the leading conservation organizations for wildlife and habitat protection in East Africa.

Location & directions

Nairobi, Kenya

Palacina is ideally located on Kitale Lane, Off Dennis Pritt Road. Within easy access to downtown Nairobi, the Central Business District, Shopping centers, hospitals and other urban amenities. Located in the tranquil gardens of the State House Valley, Palacina is the ideal venue for those who wish to be centrally located but away from the traffic and noise of Nairobi. Set amongst beautiful gardens with views over the State House Valley Palacina.

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