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Sandai Homestay & Cottages

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P.O. Box 1518 | 10100 Nyeri, Nyeri 10100, Kenya
Sandai Homestay & Cottages
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Nairobi, Kenya
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We stayed 2 nights at the Sandai Farm and it was absolutely brilliant. Some did horse riding through the wild with view on Mount Kenya, even my grandmother did a nature walk which we all enjoyed. Petra and her daughter were so warm and welcoming, you feel immediately like home. The food was excellent and the picnic we enjoyed during... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Sandai Homestay & Cottages is conveniently located just a few short hours drive from Nairobi, as well as in close proximity to the Aberdares, Mt. Kenya, and neighbouring Solio Ranch. Many activities and day trips are easily organized once on site via Petra and the staff. Activities around Sandai include horse riding, bush walks, and bird viewing - painting classes... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Petra treated us like family from the moment we arrived. My husband and I and 3 kids (ages 8,11, 14) loved our stay in the beautiful, Eco-friendly Chui cottage. Her guests were from all over the world and we ate amazing meals together and played games by the fire afterwards. She arranged personal tours of Aberderes and Solio ranch with... More 

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Braunston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Following a recommendation we stayed for 2 nights in one of the self-catering cottages with views of Mount Kenya in the front and the Aberdares behind. The circular banda was beautifully constructed and furnished inside, with a nice veranda to watch the comings and goings on the farm. Petra was a lovely host and we wished we could have stayed... More 

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Middlebury, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

My husband daughter and I only had one night at Sandai, but wish we had planned for a longer stay. We were the only guests, had a lovely cottage and had our meals with Petra, which made it even more special. Peaceful, beautiful, nice staff and great dogs.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

My partner and I went to Sandai for a weekend away from Nairobi. It was incredibly calm, peaceful and beautiful. We stayed in the Zawadi self-catering cottage (but arranged dinner at the lodge one night - convenient to have both options). We woke up each morning with a perfect view of the peaks of Mt Kenya just outside our window.... More 

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Seattle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

Every few years I spend several weeks in Nyeri and always try to spend a week-end or 2 at Sandai. Being there is perfect bliss. I always stay in one of the original rooms and spend hours sitting on my little porch enjoying the peace and beauty and, in the mornings, drinking coffee and nibbling on biscuits. The food is... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

We lived in Kenya and loved this place. Petra is amazing and the place is amazing. Her advice is truly valuable and she knows where and when to be here or there. Although we knew what we wanted to do we listened and learned a lot from her years of living there. The food and accommodations were amazing. Her son... More 

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Luyksgestel, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

We stayed here 2 nights. It was like you was family to them. Eating all together that's what you don't expect but was so nice. The lunch was not what I like so they made me a separate one and asked me what I wanted at the dinner and that for both days. So friendly. When we came home from... More 

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Moerlenbach, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

Relax, enjoy and feel at home! I can highly recommand an excursion to Solio to watch both Black and White Rhino in an amazing landscape. Experience a guided horseback safari meeting Zebras, giraffes and antelopes. Don't forget to have a look in the gift shop.

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