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Purdy Arms

61 Marula Lane | Karen, Nairobi 00502, Kenya
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Ranked #10 of 156 Nairobi B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
Francois C Nice, France
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Nice, France
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

With beautiful views of the Ngong Hills and acres of mature garden, the Purdy Arms has friendly staff and good service but the rooms have seen better days and some bathrooms are poky. Overpriced and noisy on Friday night.

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Knebel, Denmark
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A home away from home, with a very friendly and relaxed atmosphaere. Service in top and located in a tranquil and peaceful setting. Rooms very charming and unique and far from standard (boring) hotel rooms.

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Arusha
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's a nice place but a bit disorganized ... We were in a business trip and our friends suggested we chose a hotel not far from the place the stay... Unfortunately our business meetings been quite far from the are of the hotel and we had to spent a lot for cabs.. But that's was not a problem..the main issue... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Staying at Purdy Arms makes you forget all the traffic jams of Nairobi. The vast and beautiful park that surrounds the guesthouse is just stunning. Rooms are very comfortable, the restaurant and pub are also a great place to relax and meet people. Food is nice and the breakfast delicious. The staff is extremely friendly and helpful. It is also... More

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Niamey, Niger
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The room was very clean and comfortable, the staff was very helpful, food/drinks were good, and the grounds were relaxing. Overall, the stay was great and when you have staff that are attentive and warm it makes you feel at ease. The only downside is that sound can travel pretty easily from the hallway into the room, and we noticed... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Purdy Arms is a beautiful little guest house with a cozy restaurant , and a massive garden full of wonderful tropical plants. The restaurant has a great atmosphere , and very good food , and the fresh passion fruit juice is delicious beyond measure ! Rooms are cozy and well sized . Staff are extremely friendly and always ready to... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

The place is quiet n calm with an easy chill out ambiance. Was there for easy chill out n some jioni tea. It seemed nice place to take your kids too.Very nice service and will be going back there soon.This time for dine with the family.

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Shanghai, China
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for 2 nights during our honeymoon travel in Kenya. The suit room was so fantastic, and food as well,especially the English breakfast. and we were lucky to get 2 pizza at the price for 1 because it was Wednesday. We just want to say thank you to Jules and all the staff for our excellent experience at... More

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Somerset West, South Africa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Have eaten a good number of lunches at Purdy Arms and can find no fault whatsoever with the food or service -- portions are large and well presented --- no fish pie any more unfortunately -- Lunch each time we pass thro NBO with Heather from Salon next door and her mum and dad and will look forward to lunching... More

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San Francisco, California
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Purdy Arms is attuned to travelers from U.S. and Europe. Restaurant prepares good, reliable and tasty food. Full bar, good choice in wines. Very comfortable beds and spacious rooms with all the accommodations, friendly & gracious staff. Downside for a good night's sleep (if you are sensitive to noise) is that Purdy is a popular weekend gathering spot, loud folks... More

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Address: 61 Marula Lane | Karen, Nairobi 00502, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Nairobi
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