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Amani Gardens Inn

71 Church Road, Westlands, Nairobi, Kenya (Formerly Mennonite Guesthouse)
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Ranked #18 of 162 Nairobi B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Nairobi, Kenya
2 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

I was pleasantly surprised of how lovely this place was. Normally at a hotel you mostly stay in your room and walk through the lobby. Here we spent almost our entire time in some of the most beautiful gardens I have ever seen. I saw birds that I didn't know existed. I didn't expect to see such a beautiful park... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 13
MennoGuest, General Manager at Amani Gardens Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. We have been working hard to preserve the beauty of our gardens and our one hundred year old trees. We are also glad you like our newly remodeled room. We are remodeling our rooms to match the beauty you find in our gardens. Our staff works hard and takes pride in their work. Thanks... More 

Nairobi, Kenya
2 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

We recommend the Mennonite Guest House to all of our visitors, both business and personal, who visit Nairobi. The location, in Westlands, makes it a convenient location to getting to other parts of the city. We love dropping in for tea at 10 & 4; the baked goods are great; the staff knowledgeable and kind in helping you navigate the... More 

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MennoGuest, General Manager at Amani Gardens Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for your nice review. We take pride in being a respite from the busyness of a major city and being a home-away from home... Also thank you for contributing to the crowd of "interesting people" you mention. We are unique here that people from many different nationalities and work sectors can meet each other over coffee or even a... More 

Nairobi, Kenya
1 review
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

I recently coordinated transportation for a conference involving hundreds of delegates from all over the world. All who stayed at the guest house gave glowing reviews. I was especially impressed by MGH's prompt email responses, confirming availability and responding to guest requests.

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MennoGuest, General Manager at Amani Gardens Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your very nice review. We are happy your delegates had a pleasant experience with us. Our reception staff are very good at orchestrating many moving parts of comings and goings as well as the needs of guests. Please pass along our appreciations to your delegates and feel free to come by anytime. Karibu tena... Welcome again! More 

Nairobi, Kenya
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

I have just completed a 3-month stay at the guest house and was really surprised to see some of the recent reviews regarding safety and problems with their priorities so I felt compelled to share my experience. In my months there, I had the opportunity to get to know many of the staff, including the management, guest services, and security... More 

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MennoGuest, General Manager at Amani Gardens Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your nice review and kind words about the professionalism of our staff. Like you mentioned most of the staff has been with us for many years and take pride in going out of their way to assist our guests in any way they can. Please come by again when you need a place to stay. Asante! More 

Colorado Springs, Colorado
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29 reviews 29 reviews
26 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

I stopped here for one night before going to Kijabe for a conference. I was picked up at airport by a taxi arranged by the mennonite house. It cost me 1700 K schilling. I arrived at the guesthouse around 7pm and was shown to my room. The room was clean and simple, but also comfortable. The bathroom was also very... More 

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MennoGuest, General Manager at Amani Gardens Inn, responded to this review

We appreciate your nice review. We love to be that stopping off rest point in Nairobi for people coming and going from from their work. We are working hard to serve our guests whether they are here serving the people of Kenya or on holiday. Please visit us again when you are in Nairobi. Karibu sana More 

Cape Town
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

I've spent time at the MGH on numerous occasions. It's really a perfect place to stay. The garden is unbelievably relaxing and peaceful - the perfect place to rest or plow through a bunch of email. The rooms vary from new and self contained to older and shared facilities, but are also priced accordingly. There is ongoing improvements in the... More 

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MennoGuest, General Manager at Amani Gardens Inn, responded to this review

Thanks you for being an on-going guest with us. We love serving you and your family. We want to be a place for families and where children are able to run and explore. Kenya is a beautiful place and we are happy to share our little space with you. Please consider us your family when you're around Nairobi. Karibu Sana! More 

Nairobi
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 via mobile

Before I explain the title of my review, let me say that I have stayed at the guesthouse several times over the last two years and have always had a pleasant experience. The staff are superb and the grounds are beautiful. However, on my latest trip, I have had the most disturbing of experiences. Last night, I awoke to what... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 5
MennoGuest, Manager at Amani Gardens Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us and your review. We are happy that you have stayed with us several times in the last couple years. There was certainly not a gun fight at the guest house. The shots you heard were by the police on a nearby street. The guest house was never in danger. We take our security very... More 

Nairobi, Kenya
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

As a long time guest of the guest house, I am saddened to see the management going awry. Instead of investing in the wonderful local staff, the prices have been raised to support unnecessary investment in bizarre ways for the facility. The location is still beautiful, but as a foreigner myself, I would like to see the locals supported rather... More 

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MennoGuest, Guest Relations Manager at Amani Gardens Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review as well as being a long-time guest. We would like to assure you that we invest heavily in our staff. They are paid better rates that you would find at other establishments like ours in Kenya. This past year the staff was also given year-end bonuses and loan forgiveness as well as other benefits. As... More 

Paris, Texas
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

a great location with huge, beautiful gardens... the staff was pleasant, and the rooms in which we stayed during the first half of our stay were beautiful. But avoid at all cost the rooms ( 9-10-11) that are not next to the tennis court : they are dark, a bit shabby, and most of all there is a very noisy... More 

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MennoGuest, General Manager at Amani Gardens Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback and your stay with us. We are happy you loved our gardens and staff. You caught us at the beginnings of some major changes to our services and room accommodations. We have been going through our rooms in the older block and updating them to a much higher standard. The rooms you specifically mentioned are... More 

Musoma, Tanzania
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Mennonite Guesthouse is a wonderfully relaxing place to stay. It's where my wife and I always go when passing through Nairobi. The grounds are beautiful and well maintained. I have never been disappointed with the meals and you can meet lots of interesting people around the dinner table. The reception staff are always helpful when it comes to planning for... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 8
MennoGuest, General Manager at Amani Gardens Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for your stay with us and your great review. We want to be your comfortable home while you are in Nairobi. As for the rooms in the older wing, we are currently remodeling these rooms and bringing them to a higher standard. We hope you will be pleasantly surprised the next time you are with us. More 

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Address: 71 Church Road, Westlands, Nairobi, Kenya (Formerly Mennonite Guesthouse)
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Location: Kenya > Nairobi
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Number of rooms: 24
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