We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 101 Nairobi hotels

The Ndemi Place

Ndemi Close, off Ndemi Road | P.O. Box 76120, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
Hotel amenities
Save Saved
You added The Ndemi Place to your Saves list
The Ndemi Place
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
Ranked #23 of 101 hotels in Nairobi
A recent review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013
cissie f nairobi
  • Overview
  • Reviews (72)
  • Photos (39)
  • Similar Hotels
  • Amenities
  • Q&A
  • Room tips (6)
  • Location
  • More
Write a Review

72 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
See reviews for
Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (6)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
There are newer reviews for The Ndemi Place
See the most recent reviews
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

Ndemi Place is a lovely and affordable place to stay while in Nairobi. The staff are remarkably friendly and helpful. The house itself is set in a lush garden and the area is peaceful and quiet. The rooms at Ndemi are simple but very comfortable. (Although sound travels in the house and can get noisy with many people) Moses, was... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Phoenix, Arizona
Top Contributor
102 reviews 102 reviews
43 hotel reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

Arrived late in the night on a Sunday. The place is located in a quiet residential area. Expect a fairly long commute from the airport to the hotel. The traffic can be very bad. The good - the setting is actually quite nice, the area is quiet, and the staff is friendly. The transportation they connect you with, Lazarus, is... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Dallas, Texas
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

We stayed here for one night and absolutely loved it. Had family visiting Kenya or the first time from the US. The staff was overly friendly, accomodating and all around nice people. The chef was awesome and made us an awesome meal. We also enjoyed the mandazis and samosas with the high tea. I would recommend this to staying at... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Portland, OR
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

The 11/3/12 review has it right. This is a once elegant colonial villa, now somewhat down at the heels. It could use a major re-wiring and re-plumbing, but then it would cost four times as much to stay here. The staff at Ndemi Place was very friendly and responsive to our needs. We made email reservations (for 5/1/13 to 9/1/13)... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
16 reviews 16 reviews
15 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

It is what you expect. We didn't expect too much and were well aware that other hotels in Nairobi charge double or more (here 60USD per single / 100USD double). So with this in mind we found a beautiful and peaceful garden villa. We really enjoyed our stay there.

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
New York City, New York
20 reviews 20 reviews
5 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

We truly enjoyed our experience at Ndemi Place. During our stay we learned that it is the home of a former Kenyan ambassador. The house is quaint, comfortable and very peaceful. Staying there you will feel as though you are a guest in someone's home -- because you are. There is a small but very accommodating staff led by Ms.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Brighton, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
11 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2012

This is a basic, possibly overpriced (at $100 per night), hotel very far from the impression given by many reviews. It is, indeed, wonderfully situated in pleasant gardens and the house has some sense of the colonial past, but it is now looking rather tired. The rooms vary a lot and don't all match the pictures. We rejected the first... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2012

I feel very betrayed by tripadvisor reviews. this place is below poor standards. I guess the reviews were biased because of the service from staff which was very efficient but not even that can move this hotel from zero star to one. 1. NO TV in the rooms, only one room which is deemed executive has a TV, the rest... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 7
Bungoma, Kenya
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2012

Our group of eight from up-country was given a very warm welcome. The place is peaceful and the staff very friendly. Cosmos's breakfasts were amazing! Nairobi suffered a major power outage on our second night and the generator was sufficient for our needs.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Dakar, Senegal
16 reviews 16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2012

Charming, friendly, quiet place set in a lovely walled garden. I stayed at Ndemi Place for three nights – Saturday before a week in the Rift Valley, and the following Friday and Saturday nights before I left for home. The overall feel of this place was cool, green, quiet and safe - totally different from the surrounding dusty streets filled... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Owners: What's your side of the story?
If you own or manage The Ndemi Place, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.
Manage your listing

Been to The Ndemi Place? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about The Ndemi Place

Address: Ndemi Close, off Ndemi Road | P.O. Box 76120, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Nairobi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Agoda so you can book your The Ndemi Place reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
The Ndemi Place Hotel Nairobi

39 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

All traveler photos (26)
Dining (3)
View from room (3)
Room/suite (4)
Bathroom (2)
Hotel & grounds (6)
Other (8)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All management photos (14)
View from room (2)
Pool/beach area (1)
Hotel & grounds (1)
Room/suite (6)
Other (4)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay
Select tags to find the hotel that's right for you.
hotels in
any neighborhood
in Nairobi with
any amenities


Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style
#3 Best Value Hotel in Nairobi
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Tucked away in a serene natural resort of Kenya’s capital city, The Ndemi Place is the ideal stop over for guests seeking peace and vintage charm in the city of Nairobi. Enjoy the warm and inviting touch of guest house hospitality combined with all contemporary comforts for the distinguished business or leisure traveler. ... more   less 
Number of rooms

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from The Ndemi Place staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travelers prefer