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Outspan Hotel

P.O.Box 24 Nyeri, Aberdare National Park, Kenya
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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nairobi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you're looking for good food, great ambience and great service then this is the hotel for you. On a clear day it feels like Mt. Kenya is literally on the doorsteps of the hotel welcoming you to this hotel located in Nyeri Town 100 miles from Nairobi, Kenya's capital city. I regularly visit the hotel for a meal and... More 

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Nairobi
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Kenyan Legacy. Outspan still fighting to retain its former glory. Even though the hotel is in bad need of renovation, the food, grounds and service are totally worth it. The rooms (stay in the deluxe only) do need quite a bit of work but they serve their purpose. Whether for a quick stop-over, to catch up on your sleep... More 

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This hotel is utterly charming - like stepping into a different age. I came to the hotel after several months working in a nearby conflict zone, and really needed some peace and TLC. Got a good deal as it was low season and very quiet. The grounds are tranquil although the room walls are thin, so you will hear every... More 

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South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

This hotel has a beautiful garden. The rooms are spacious and the staff are really trying hard to be helpful and are. However, the food is abysmal and dinner is included in the daily rate. Also note that the Wi-Fi only works in the lobby and not the rooms.

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Naivasha, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We decided to spend a night, having previously visited for food only. It was a Sunday night and the hotel was very quiet, so we were able to get a very good price on a double room (half board). The hotel has an old fashioned ambience, enhanced by the decor. It is certainly not a modern 'boutique' type hotel, so... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

I lived and worked in Kenya for 5yrs, marrying a local girl from Nyeri. We held the wedding in the grounds of Outspan, really the only place suitable for 250 guest's. I have to say it was a fantastic experience. The troup of 25/30 dancers that the hotel provide for entertainment were coerced (bought) to dance at the wedding. Everything... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

I t has been sometime since I visited the Outspan. In the course of my work in Kenya, I stayed and visited the hotel many a time. It was great. Outspan is more than the hotel itself. Other than its history and Baden Powell's Paxtu, it links you to a great experience. If you visit the Outspan, visit all the... More 

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Kenya
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

This is a very old establishment and in need of a dire face lift. Given the condition vs. the prices for the rooms charged, we did not stay here and only had lunch. There are nice grounds and view of Mt Kenya and those are the pros of staying here. The restaurant service was ok as was the food.

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Kenya
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

A nice hotel with beautiful buildings, compound and view of MtKenya. Friendly staff, good food. Rooms are spacy, but need renovation especially the shower and bathroom. For budget price good value, but for currently overpriced.

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Nairobi
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Visited with my wife on 28th evening and 29th morning. The setting of the hotel is amazing however the facility seems poorly managed and hence not worth the asking price for double full accommodation of 15k for a standard room and 18k for an executive room. Am hoping the vibrance in wooing reservations can be reflected in the management levels... More 

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