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Lodge Overview

Imagine the perfect retreat for rest and relaxation - a retreat that offers all the comfort and convenience a weary traveler needs to recuperate. The Palacina Hotel is a peaceful oasis of beauty and sophistication set in the heart of the bustling city of Nairobi, tucked away from the noise and traffic in the serene gardens of the State House Valley.

The Palacina is conveniently located with easy access to major urban amenities such as airports and shopping. A family owned hotel with all the luxuries of a five star accommodation, the emphasis here is on making guests feel at home. Characterized by personalized service and airy, spacious living areas, the atmosphere is one of comfort and understated sophistication.

The Suites themselves are a brilliant retreat from the world - large and spacious, they encompass a full bedroom with private veranda, a large in-suite bathroom with Jacuzzi tub and shower, a walk-in closet, a living area with satellite television and DVD player, cookware, microwave, and a dining room table.   Whether you are just beginning your journey in Africa, you are transitioning to another adventure, or you are recuperating from your safari for the long flight home, these accommodations will offer you the space, tranquility and convenience you need to organize your personal belongings, catch up on communications back home, or just relax.

Complete with lounging sofas and reading nooks, a spacious veranda, a computer workstation for checking email, and a fully stocked bar, the main hotel lobby itself is much more than a hotel reception area - it is a living room away from home. Breakfast is served from an open farmhouse style kitchen in the Breakfast Room, lit with sunshine from ample windows and the open terrace outside. A swimming pool and a fitness center are also available, as well as massage and beauty services.

The Moonflower restaurant offers a variety of delicious foods, excellent service, elegant ambience and live music in the evenings. So relax.   Dine. Get a massage. Check your email or go for a swim. Crack open that book or read a newspaper at the Bar while sipping your espresso. With its understated elegance and warm hospitality, the Palacina is all about comfort and relaxation.  


The Palacina hotel is the perfect accommodation a relaxing stay in Nairobi. Centrally located, the Palacina provides easy access to all the urban conveniences of Nairobi, but is still safely tucked away in a pristine corner of the State House Valley gardens.   It is easy to get from the Palacina to downtown Nairobi, the Central Business District, Shopping centers, Nairobi National Park, the David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage, the Giraffe Center, and the Karen Blixen Museum.   The Palacina is located within a 5-10 minute drive of the Nairobi Wilson airport and within a 30 minute drive of Nairobi International Airport (NBO).  


The Palacina showcases 14 Luxury Suites, 2 of which are posh penthouse suites. Each Suite features its own living room, kitchen, dining room, bedroom, en suite bathroom, dresser, private furnished balcony, walk in closet, and private outdoor balcony complete with elegant furnishings. Each of the suites is over 140 square meters in size.  

Washed in quiet earth tones with teak wood trim, the Suites are gracefully decorated in contemporary style with every detail deliberately planned to rejuvenate or relax.   Modern facilities in the guests' common areas include a state of the art fitness center, swimming pool, lush gardens, lounge, breakfast room, restaurant, internet station, massage room, lobby, lounge, and outdoor veranda.


A stay at the Palacina Hotel is usually integrated into the beginning or end of a safari for guests flying into and/or out of Nairobi.   Located within a 5-10 minute drive of the Nairobi Wilson airport and within a 15-30 minute drive of the larger Nairobi International Airport, a stay at the Palacina is the perfect end to a safari extension into Kenya.   Furthermore, the Palacina is ideally located within easy access to downtown Nairobi, the Central Business District, Shopping centers, Nairobi National Park, the David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage, the Giraffe Center, the Karen Blixen Museum, hospitals and other urban amenities.   

Food and Drink

The Moonflower Restaurant has been rated near the top of all restaurant venues in Nairobi. The al la carte menu features fine cuisine with a variety of delicious choices of both Mediterranean and Kenyan flavors.   With contemporary elegance and fine music, this 5-star restaurant scores high on the ambience scale. The friendly and accommodating service simply adds to the warm feel of the overall tone. The bar is well stocked for your enjoyment, and you may just feel the urge to smoke a cigar while enjoying free conversation around the fireplace. The Breakfast Room includes indoor and outdoor seating, and serves a variety of your favorite breakfast choices from a farmhouse style kitchen.

Special Features

  • Walk in closets
  • Electronic safe box
  • 25" satellite televisions in each Suite / Penthouses have flat screen TV's
  • DVD Player
  • Necessary cutlery & crockery
  • Fully stocked wet bar
  • Microwave oven
  • Electric kettle
  • Hairdryers in room
  • Telephone
  • Front facing balconies
  • Both Jacuzzi tubs and showers
  • Fresh cut flowers
  • Choice of three Pillow densities
  • Housekeeping Daily
  • Morning Newspapers
  • Room service available
  • Complimentary Internet Services in the main Lobby
  • Computer usage and printing available
  • Local and international telephone calls
  • Local and international faxing service
  • Drop box for outgoing mail
  • Photocopying and collating service
  • DVD Library
  • Sophisticated décor throughout
  • Convenient access to local airports, shopping, and tourist destinations