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.
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.
Try a massage from the therapist there on arrival, a great start or end to your vacation!Camilla Whitworth
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.Jules Maury
Enjoy the complimentary afternoon tea relaxing on the lovely squishy sofas on the veranda.Olivia Caveney
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The Palacinia 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.
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.
Each suite has it's own living room and en-suite bathroom.
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.
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.
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.
Location & Directions
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.
When to go
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.