The Heron Portico

Address: Milimani Road, Opp. Provincial Police Headquarters, Nairobi, 00100, Kenya | 3 star hotel
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This 3 star hotel, located in the Kileleshwa area of Nairobi, is near Railway Museum, Nairobi Education Centre - Animal Orphanage, Snake Park, and Nairobi Arboretum.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsThe Heron Portico Nairobi

    Reviewed by susanlbeckett

    Heron Hotel

    Reviewed Aug 25, 2011
    by (1 review) , United States Flag of United States

    Nice bed but too noisy. Nice breakfast.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

    TripAdvisor Reviews The Heron Portico Nairobi

    4.00 of 5 stars Excellent

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