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Whistling Thorns

Kiserian Isenya Pipeline Road | Kajiado, Nairobi 00206, Kenya
Whistling Thorns
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It is a shame I have to write such a negative review but our terrible experience has to be shared. The management and staff are just un-welcoming and make you feel like you should not have bothered coming. We were the only guests here and the staff made zero effort to make us feel welcome - in fact they did... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

Whistling Thorns is a very good, relaxing place to stay when in the Nairobi/Karen area of Kenya. We stayed in a cabin with a bathroom/shower, and our accommodations were very comfortable. Jacob, our driver for two days, was fantastic. He explained the history of the area, along with knowing exactly where to take us in the area on our free... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

Whistling thorns has always been a great gateway and i have been frequenting it since i was a child mostly for day trips on a self catering basis. Today i decided to order from the menu and down went the ratings. I go there at 12 and ordered for drinks which were served in a timely fashion then ordered for... More 

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Nairobi
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012

Stopped by Whistling Thorns en route from Namanga to Nairobi on Jamhuri day. It was a lovely stop on a very bumpy road! However was a bit disappointed with the service - there was only one women's toilet available to visitors - and it didn't have any toilet paper, even an hour after we informed the waiters. The food was... More 

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Uk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012

Only an hour away from JKIA I've stayed at this little slice of paradice on several occasions and have never been disappointed...............nice ammenities, really freindly staff, good food what more could one ask for

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Nairobi, Kenya
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

A small hotel 13Kms from Kiseriain on your way to Isinya. Alot of peace and quiet-good if you want to just have a sober conversation with your important other/ have a retreat or read books. The restaurant has no music. Went to this place with a few friends based on the reading on the website-A good place for families or... More 

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Nairobi, Nairobi Area, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

Went to Whistling Thorns for a quite afternoon with family. My son and sweet wife enjoyed their swimming to the fullest. The food was really tasty and like home made...an culinary experience I do remember till now. The entry to the facility is however bit hidden with poor signage to lead you. Especially, once you take the left turn at... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2012

Had heard of it but had never been. General location is superb and grounds perfect for big groups activities. The children enjoyed the swimming though I would suggest a baby pool too for small babies. We loved the nyama and accompaniments. I would recommend it to those who dont want to travel so far from city yet want to forget... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2012

I have not spent the night at WT, but have eaten there many times over the last few years. Food is marvelous, lovely outdoor dining. Next time, may try a cabin....rest rooms very clean! Great spot to sit back and chill! Kitty Watson

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2012

I booked my father to stay here when he came to visit me while I was living in Kenya. What a wonderful spot to stay! I was living up the road at the time, and the couple who owns it actually drove him to my house a couple times, since they didn't think he needed to walk. The pool was... More 

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