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Amani Gardens Inn

71 Church Road, Westlands, Nairobi, Kenya (Formerly Mennonite Guesthouse)
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Ranked #12 of 154 Nairobi B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014
Jason E Nairobi, Kenya
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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
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

Was this review helpful? Yes 6
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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23 reviews 23 reviews
22 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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
11 helpful votes 11 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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
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
2 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
11 helpful votes 11 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

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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

Sarasota, Florida
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

The grounds really are as beautiful as the pictures! The staff is friendly and one feels as though you are in someone's home, rather than an impersonal hotel. The very best part is hearing the stories of the other guests, at meals and tea time. Each day we met fascinating people, mostly missionaries and short term medical personnel, such as... More

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

Thank you for your kind review of our guest house. We strive to be welcoming to everyone who stays with us. As you have seen we have people from many different walks of life who stay with us and contribute to the stories around meals and tea times. We hope to see you again on your next visit to Kenya. More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014 via mobile

i love the garden, the new rooms looking to the garden. wonderfull nature. you cant imagine you are in a busy capital city. the service and friendlines is first class. we have ben here with our daughter. she injoyed playing with other children in garden and playground. the food is nice. dont miss the tee time at 4pm. and not... More

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

Thank you for your nice review. We've been working hard to keep our gardens beautiful and preserve a quiet respite in the middle of the city. Please come again when you're around Nairobi! More

Mwanza, Tanzania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

A really warm welcoming place to stay. The grounds are absolutely beautiful, not what we expected in the centre of Nairobi! The first time we stayed in an en-suite room in the 'new' block and the room was beautiful with a double balcony. When we returned after a few days away we stayed in a cheaper room with a shared... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
MennoGuest, General Manager at Amani Gardens Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for your nice review. We are happy you liked your stay here. We aim to be a retreat for people in the middle of a busy city. We have hard-working gardeners who try to preserve the beauty of our grounds. Come back anytime! More

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Address: 71 Church Road, Westlands, Nairobi, Kenya (Formerly Mennonite Guesthouse)
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Amani Gardens Inn, formerly the Mennonite Guest House has a 50-year reputation of warm hospitality and quiet gardens. Located in Westlands, our guest house is situated conveniently close to major shopping malls, banking centers, and restaurants, yet the place still retains the feel of a retreat in the countryside with our old English-style buildings and ancient trees. You can spend the morning quietly reading under a 100-year old jacaranda tree, or hop in a taxi and be exploring down town a few minutes later. Amani means peace in Swahili which is a distinctive of the Mennonites. We hope you will find our gardens a peaceful oasis in the middle of a bustling city. Amani means peace in Kiswahili. Spacious gardens, friendly staff, and traditional American food bring our guests back again and again. Amani Gardens is under the Mennonite Board of East Africa. ... more   less 
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