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Outspan Hotel

P.O.Box 24 Nyeri, Aberdare National Park, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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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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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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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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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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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Returning from Tafariya Castle we decided to have lunch at the OutSpan hotel. We decided to go for the buffet there and being a large party we asked them for different combinations. Did you know you can skip salad and dessert and ask for a lesser price? well we did and the food...well just average if you ask an indian... More 

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Nairoba, Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014 via mobile

It is a get away that will forever put on my plan when I need a place to relax with my family or friends just out of the crazyness of Nairobi . Especially on long weekends . With the cool atmosphere of the mountain around ever green surroundings it made me love life in its simplest way . Just relax... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

In 2012 I Went to Outspan hotel for lunch, on our way to Tree Tops, a Safari lodge. The lunch was very good served by friendly and helpful staff. Whilst looking around the beautiful grounds of exotic plants and watching the colourful birds, I was approached by a member of staff whom asked if I would like to visit the... More 

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Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

I arrived at out span on Monday at 6:45 pm after driving in a torrential downpour from Nairobi. My booking could not be found so I was assigned a new room. They said they we're upgrading me to deluxe so I felt glad. The rooms are colonial, the ambience ancient. The curtains horrendously old. The bed! It was the worst... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I spent a weekend at the outspan with some of my family members in august. The hotel in general is good on an average level......it leaves a lot to be desired.....my first room didnt have a good heating system for water but the hotel staff transferred me to a different room...though it took a while before they took action....the selection... More 

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