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Palacina is an oasis of peace and calm in the bustling city of Nairobi and a great place to meet business and leisure travellers from all around the world.




Palacina is centrally located in the leafy State House area of Nairobi, in a quiet suburb within the State House valley with very close proximity to down town Nairobi and also close to international standard hospitals, schools and shopping malls.

Palacina is also a stone’s throw away from the new Nairobi Road by-pass that easily links the facility to the areas of Karen and Westlands and to Nairobi’s International (15.6 km) and the regional Wilson airports (4.7 km).

Within a 5-10 minute of Palacina, you can wine and dine in a wide choice of outlets of international standard. They include:

  • Ginza Japanese Restaurant.
  • Fogo Gaucho Brazilian Churrascaria.
  • Osteria del Chianti Italian Restaurant.
  • Cedars Lebanese Restaurant.
  • Sierra Restaurant (Micro-Brewery & Gastro Brasserie).
  • Habesha Ethiopian Restaurant.

For your coffee fix; The Java Coffee House; Art Caffe & Alexandre Chocolatier are all located at the nearby Yaya Centre, a modern shopping mall, just a stone’s throw from Palacina.

Palacina is an oasis of peace and calm in the bustling city of Nairobi and a great place to meet business and leisure travellers from all around the world. Conveniently located, it is the perfect base for your Nairobi visit. As a small boutique hotel, Palacina features luxurious, serviced and furnished hotel apartments, premium suites and a full-service hotel with all the amenities and services to make your stay comfortable and memorable.

Experience the warmth of Nairobi with the hospitality in this dynamic, cosmopolitan city. Palacina features stylish spaces celebrating the spirit of Kenya. The country breakfast is served daily and the Bistro restaurant offers full service in a tranquil and beautiful setting.

Palacina is a family business based in Nairobi with a professional background in hospitality and design. As world travellers and hoteliers, the owners work with a set of principles which they firmly believe the guests recognize and appreciate:

  • Maintain international hotel standards of quality, health and safety.
  • Showcase beautiful design which reflects the destination.
  • Ensure clients that the facility is here to take care of them from the moment they arrive.
  • Include attention to detail.
  • Create a “home away from home” for the discerning traveller.
  • Provide warm hospitality and personalized service.

With properties in the USA and Germany, the family is proud to have been involved in East African Hospitality for over 40 years and are honoured to be considered the benchmark for service and standards in the region.

More about Palacina, from their website:


Palacina Suite features eight luxury hotel suites including two Penthouse suites. Each suite is over 70 square meters in size and the Penthouses Suite are a very spacious 150 square meters.

Executive apartments

Stay in the region’s most exclusive and most beautiful hotel apartments featuring all the luxury, comforts and convenience of Palacina Hotel. It is a perfectly tranquil yet central place for the business and leisure traveller in Nairobi-true home away from home.


Featuring fully furnished and serviced one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments, “The Residence” is Nairobi’s premier address for guests anticipating a long term stay.


Palacina features seven Studio Kitchenette rooms; each at over 50 square meters in size.


These include Nairobi’s largest heated indoor swimming pool. The fitness room is located just behind the outdoor swimming pool and features aerobic and anaerobic fitness equipment available free of charge exclusively to the residents and guests of Palacina.

Outdoor swimming pool

The pool is open only to residents and guests therefore you are assured of peaceful enjoyment.

Guest laundry room

Palacina offers hotel laundry service. However, if you would like to do your own laundry, Palacina has two separate laundry rooms each with washing machines and dryers at no extra cost to you. Eash suite and apartment is also equipped with an iron and ironing board.

Business center

The business centre is open 24 hours a day and Palacina is only happy to assist you with any secretarial needs you may have. Guests can enjoy complimentary WIFI throughout the property.

Private meeting room

Palacina offers a variety of private meeting room venues including a full conference centre, an executive lounge with a private bar, board room as well as a private dining room.

Conferencing packages

Palacina is the perfect place to encourage productive thinking, away from the office. Here you can enjoy a beautiful setting that will stimulate creativity and inspire ideas. The conference packages are both comprehensive and competitively priced and Palacina is always on hand to discuss all the different options available. The package includes:

  • Chef’s selection lunch or dinner depending on the hours booked
  • Free Wi-Fi and selected audio-visual aids
  • Pens, pads, white board and flip chart
  • The Conference Venue
  • Welcome hot beverage and mineral water,
  • AM and PM breaks with beverage and snacks.

The fireside

The Palacina fireside, which hosts up to 25 people, is a special venue for outdoor entertaining on a smaller scale where nature meets the city. Discuss and network at this perfect cocktail venue, with a huge fireplace under the stars.

The executive lounge

Palacina’s Executive Lounge with its own private bar, is the perfect exclusive venue. Wow your guests by hosting your meetings, cocktail events and private dining experiences in elegance and style, showcasing the best of the Palacina Bistro menu. The lounge can accommodate up to 12 guests for meetings and private dining and up to 30 guests for a private cocktail event.

The boardroom

Seating up to 15 people for smaller private meetings, this dedicated room has a small bar and seating area, as well as a terrace for tea and coffee breaks.

Out of 451 reviews by Travellers’ choice, Palacina earned a general review of Excellent in location (9.3) cleanliness (9.7) service (9.6) and value for money (9.2), with a score of 4.5 out of 5.0 and the rating the number 1 of the 329 hotels in Nairobi-99% better than the other Nairobi 1,134 properties.

According to the review, ‘For weary travelers who have seen many a hotel room, Palacina is a breath of fresh air. Offering all the luxuries of a five-star hotel, with special personalized service, a relaxed atmosphere and great attention to detail. As a family owned and run hotel the core emphasis is on making guests feel at home during their stay in Nairobi in an atmosphere of understated elegance and warm hospitality…Welcome to Nairobi’s most relaxing address!

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details. All children are welcome. Children 3-12 year(s) stay for free if using existing bedding. If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge. Guests 13 years and older are considered as adults.

Most recent renovation was done in 2015. Indeed, according one of the latest customer, Palacina is described as, ‘Amazing property – we had a massive room complete with a lounge, kitchen and bedroom (way bigger than you’d expect from a 5 star property like this).

It’s lush and green with all the amenities you’d expect from a top hotel but has amazing thoughtful touches – really good (well curated and not over done) breakfast, complimentary afternoon tea, reasonably priced restaurant on site, great staff,’ in a review dated October 05, 2019.

Oher reviews sampled randomly include:

  • The rooms are spacious and super clean. Great location in Nairobi. Reviewed October 17, 2020.
  • Palacina is an ‘Oasis of Calm’-Reviewed February 28, 2017.
  • The staff have immaculate attention to details. Every square foot of the property is in pristine condition and well maintained. I highly recommend for business travel. Reviewed October 23, 2020.


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Dr. Hanningtone Gaya

Dr. Hanningtone Gaya

Kenya’s Dr Hanningtone Gaya, holds a PhD in Commerce in Business Management from Nelson Mandela University (NMU), is viewed as an authority in country branding and is the founder chairman of the Brand Kenya Board.

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