The Heron Portico Hotel - Nairobi  3 stars

Milimani Road, Nairobi, Kenya  show mapSave
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The 3-star Heron Portico offers fine accommodation in Nairobi. This hotel dates from 1972 and was refurbished in 2009.

This hotel is situated 1.9km away from David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, Kenyatta International Conference Center and Tom Mboya Statue. Just 20 minutes from the center of Nairobi.

Fast access to Wilson airport within 5km is provided.


All individual rooms at Heron Portico are fitted with a closet, a work desk, satellite TV, a minibar and individual climate control. They are fitted with complimentary toiletries, a hairdryer and free toiletries in the en-suite bathrooms.


At the restaurant international dishes are served.


A barber shop, a beauty salon and free parking for general use and a photocopier, a business center and internet access for work can be found on-site.


Guests will enjoy shiatsu massage, a wellness center and a sauna on-site.


Wireless internet is available in public areas and is free of charge.

Guest Parking

Free Private hotel parking is possible on site.

Year renovated   2009.  Number of rooms   109.

City Center Nairobi - 4300 ft
Airports Wilson (WIL) - 2.4 mi, Jomo Kenyatta International (NBO) - 8.5 mi
Restaurants Nyama Choma Place - 600 ft, Gazebo Grill (cuisine: African) - 900 ft
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  • Parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • Car rental
  • Currency exchange
  • Elevator
  • Bus parking
  • Concierge desk
  • Shoe shine stand
  • Storage space
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Front desk
  • VIP room facilities
  • Newspapers/magazines
  • Barber/beauty Shop
  • Trouser Press
  • Tour desk
  • Designated smoking area
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Bell staff/porter
  • Valet parking
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
Dining facilities
  • Bar/lounge
  • Restaurant
  • In-room breakfast
Business facilities
  • Business center
  • Fax/photocopying
Meeting facilities
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
Facilities for people with disabilities
  • Rooms/facilities for people with disabilities
Leisure and relaxation facilities
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Sauna
  • Fitness center
  • Golf
  • Sun terrace
  • Shiatsu massage
  • Library
  • Hammam
  • BBQ facilities
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Room service
  • Heating
  • Ironing facilities
  • Mini bar
  • Terrace
Living Area
  • Sitting area
  • Bathtub
  • Washing Machine
  • Cable TV
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Internet access
Room decor
  • Soundproofed windows



from  2 pm


until  12 pm

Children and extra beds
  • One child may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • One child may stay at the price of USD 25 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of USD 25 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of 100 % of the room stay per person per night in an extra bed. 

Pets are not allowed.

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Bed type: Double or Twin beds
Size: 220 sq. feet
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    Bed type: 1 Super-King Size bed or King Size bed
    Size: 335 sq. feet
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        Bed type: Double Bed or Queen Size bed
        Size: 260 sq. feet
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          What's nearby

          Popular areas
          • City Center
            4000 ft
          • masia mara national park
            1.1 mi

          Local Attractions

          • Nairobi National Museum
            5200 ft
            Museum Hill, Nairobi
          • Snake Park
            1.1 mi
            Museum Hill, Nairobi
          • American Embassy Memorial Garden
            1.1 mi
            Moi Ave, Nairobi
          • National Archives
            1.2 mi
            Moi Avenue, Nairobi
          • David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
            1.5 mi
            Mbagathi Road, Nairobi

          Near the hotel

          • Nairobi Arboretum
            2700 ft
            State House Road, Nairobi
          • Central Park
            3900 ft
            Kenyatta Avenue, Nairobi
          • Karura Forest Reserve
            4100 ft
            Limuru Road, Nairobi
          • Jamia Mosque
            4100 ft
            Banda Street, Nairobi
          • Uhuru Gardens Memorial Park
            4300 ft

          Restaurants Nearby

          • Nyama Choma Place

            68% likes this, based on 9 reviews

            600 ft
            Sagret Hotel, Milimani Rd, Milimani

            Phone: 272 0933

          • Gazebo Grill

            55% likes this, based on 11 reviews
            Cuisine: African

            900 ft
            Kenya Road
          • Oro Restaurant and Lounge

            69% likes this, based on 51 reviews
            Cuisine: Mediterranean, Continental

            1200 ft
            Statehouse Crescent

            Phone: +254-202635556

          • Mukutan Garden Cafe

            61% likes this, based on 22 reviews
            Cuisine: Contemporary

            1400 ft
            Biship Road
          • Mitende Atrium

            76% likes this, based on 22 reviews

            1400 ft
            Bishops Road

            Phone: (254-20) 2881000

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