Four Points Kenya: A Respite Before And After Safari

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The Four Points Kenya Hotel Review is part of the South America & Africa Points Heist Trip Report.


Getting There: Is there an airport taxi mafia? Do they all get together at a conference and shell out the best practices for duping tourists? One common and often used trick is to point you to the official rate sign. In Nairobi, it says that it is $30 for a taxi to the city center. I negotiated it down to $15.


The Location
The hotel is located west of the city. I was only here for a stopover before heading to Maasai Mara and then for one night after returning from Amboseli National Park, so not being in the heart of a city with three million people was not a ‎big deal. On my first stay, no suites were available. On the second stay, I was upgraded. 

The Hotel Itself 
Weeks of being on the move catch up to you. It was nice to stop at a normal hotel and take a break.

The Room
The hotels in Zimbabwe and Zambia were nice, but I felt like I was back in NYC in this typical Four Points room.

The Bathroom
A hot shower with strong pressure is what I needed after a day and a half without one.

The Amenities 
The mini-bar is not cheap in Kenya either.

There was complimentary fancy water.

The Balcony 
Not much of a view but that’s why you go on a safari.

The Suite Room
The suite was a much bigger version of the previous room. It included a couch and more art. If I ever had room in my luggage or maybe a permanent home, I would want some of these pieces for my own collection.

The Rooftop Pool and Bar

The Service
I needed help booking my last minute safari to Maasai Mara and Amboseli National Parks, and I could not have done it without the concierge.

Overall
Staying at an SPG property after weeks of being on the road is akin to Free Parking in Monopoly. It’s nice to have a place to recharge before heading back out.

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