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P.O.Box 24 Nyeri, Aberdare National Park, Kenya
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Outspan Hotel
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
Dave T Horsham, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    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
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Horsham, United Kingdom
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64 reviews 64 reviews
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Stratford, Canada
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7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

The reason to go to out span is to visit the final resting place of the founder of girl guides / scouts. A very special place for the worlds largest women's movement/ scouts. Enjoyed every minute. Great staff, lovely gardens, I will return, hopefully on November 2015

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AberdareSafariHotels, Public Relations Manager at Outspan Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your experience on trip advisor and good to know you enjoyed your stay at Outspan. We are glad to be associated with Founders of World Scout Movement and Paxtu that has been gazetted as a National Monument in Kenya. We look forward to hosting you In November 2015 Regards E.Nguraru More

Poole, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We decided to stay here because it was a historic lodge, however it really is in a sorry state. The staff were really friendly and it is in a lovely place. We stayed in Room 11, a wonderful size looking over the garden. Very happy with the old furniture, but the sheet on the bed was too small and the... More

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AberdareSafariHotels, Public Relations Manager at Outspan Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Sarah H, Thank you for staying in this historic hotel and we are glad that you took time to share your experience with us on Tripadviosor. We have taken note of your suggestions and have engaged the chef regarding food quality. We look forward to hosting you soon. Regards E. Nguraru More

Nairobi, Kenya
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

Stayed here for a week for work. Front of house staff were great; in particular they sent someone into town to a pharmacy for me at no cost and arranged to have stuff I'd left behind forwarded to Nairobi really efficiently. Grounds really beautiful too and my room had veranda, shower and bath-tub, as well as the fire you can... More

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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

I have been avoiding this hotel like the plague, instead opting to stay at relatives' houses over the years. But for Christmas, we had 15 people going back home so I thought, Iet's try again. At least during this check in, the staff were better than the last time I was here. When I saw the room (see below) and... More

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AberdareSafariHotels, Public Relations Manager at Outspan Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Your feedback regarding your stay at Outspan is appreciated. In regards to product improvement, management started with Treetops refurbishment in 2012. Outspan is next and shall advise our customers once all plans are in place. However we did upgrade 9 standard rooms to deluxe status in 2009. When next in Nyeri, I recommend you book the deluxe wing... More

Nairobi, Kenya
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013 via mobile

The hotel has a country feel. The green grass, many trees, great climate and the sound of the river from afar are extremely relaxing. In the evening, a fire can be lit in the fireplace, on request. The food was ok, but on one day, not fresh. The staff are helpful but don't seem to enjoy their work as much.... More

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Sandhurst, United Kingdom
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89 reviews 89 reviews
21 hotel reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

We stopped at this hotel for lunch on the way to the Treetops Hotel. It is also where one can leave large pieces of luggage as there is very little storage space in the cosy rooms at the Treetops Hotel. The Outspan hotel used to be the home of Robert Baden-Powell who was the founder of the Scouts movement. The... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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8 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

Their rooms were nice and the building has great history, loved the furniture in the room. Real wood that one cannot find easily these days. Breakfast was great in the balcony, pity we were not able to see the mountain due to overhanging clouds. Dinner staff at the restaurant could use a bit of improvement. Otherwise, after a whole day... More

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Address: P.O.Box 24 Nyeri, Aberdare National Park, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Central Province > Aberdare National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 45
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