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Methodist Guest House

Oloitokitok Road, | Box 25086, Nairobi 00603, Kenya
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Ranked #90 of 179 Nairobi B&B and Inns
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Sandy Ridge, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

I stayed here for 6 nights in March. My room did not have air condition, but the bellman brought a fan which I got to keep for my entire stay. Please note that you will sleep under a mosquito net, which didn't cause me any problems once I learned to use it. The wifi usually worked well, although slowly. It... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

MGH is nothing special - rooms are fine, though dated along with decor. It is somewhat of a labyrinth, so easy to get lost. Internet is ok, but don't expect to Skype on it. It's strictly no smoking (even in the car park) which seemed overkill. Breakfast is varied and plentiful and does the job, but inside and lacking in... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

I took some time to be with family this past weekend and went to for a swim at this pool following a friend's recommendation. The pool was full and seemed not to have been cleaned that day. They don't have attendants to attend to young children.As a parent, you have to jump into the pool and watch over your children.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Staying at the Methodist Guest House was a wonderful way to begin our visit in Kenya. We arrived late at night, exhausted after 24+ hours of travel. Our room was small and welcoming. After a refreshingly cool shower, we opened the window to let the cool nighttime air in our room, and settled quickly into our comfortable beds under mosquito... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Arriving at 2:00 in the morning after a long wait for luggage at the airport, we were greeted and promptly shown our rooms. Rooms are relatively spartan, but serviceable for this economical hotel. The hotel offers a good location in a safe and well-traveled area of Nairobi and is a good way station after flying into Nairobi before traveling throughout... More 

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Houston, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

The Methodist Guest House is located in a nicer part of Nairobi and is located securely in a walled enclosure. We had a mosquito net and the breakfast buffet was good. Why the poor rating then? Because after 20 hours of flights and standing in line forever at Nairobi airport I needed sleep. After a couple of hours of sleep... More 

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Somerset, Kentucky
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

I have stayed at the Guest House many times over about 12 years. It is simple, it is not elaborate, but the staff are wonderful. Many of them have been there ever since we started going years ago. The food is good, and buffets are plentiful, but you have to realize it is not an American style buffet. The security... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

I was looking forward to staying at the Guest House. I had heard good things from a couple people about the accommodations and a friend lives in Lavington, so I'd be close to her. The nightmare began with the on-line deposit. I debated long before I decided to go ahead and use what I was told was a secure link.... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

I stayed there for a few nights earlier this year (2013). It is in a good location with plenty of places to eat nearby. The rooms were simple but ok. Hot water worked fine. No Mosquito net in my room. The internet was not really working that well when i was there, so this could be an inconvenience. Good service... More 

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Maun, Botswana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

We stayed for two nights at the MGH!in Nairobi. We found it a very comfortable venue with very good service. We booked a Dbl. Room but changed to a twin as the Dbl is all Bed at difficult to move around. The water was plentiful and very,very Hot. Seems to be common experience of all reviewers. The location is good... More 

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