We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Sandai Homestay & Cottages

Travelers' Choice award winner
P.O. Box 1518 | 10100 Nyeri, Nyeri 10100, Kenya
Hotel amenities
Book on
TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Prices from our online travel partners are not available
We can't find prices for this hotel
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Nyeri
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Management photos
Sandai Homestay & Cottages
View Map
Add Photo Write a Review

37 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Munich, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

We were spoilt for a week at Sandai Farm during Christmas time. This is more than just an accommodation. Petra, the owner, makes you feel part of a large family, the the family also includes the staff. There are many environmental solutions from saving water to solar hot water, solar electricity and several types of solar cookers. Congratulations for that!... More 

Helpful?
Thank KrisztinaAndre
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
55 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Sandai Farm offers a broad choice of rooms and self contained units. It's off the beaten track and surrounded by a very scenic and romantic environment. It's located perfectly to visit Solio reserve and the Aberdares without having to stay inside the parks (for far more money) We enjoyed the company of the animals especially the very friendly dogs very... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank TiedoS
Nairobi, Kenia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

No matter which overnight arrangement you book at Sandai, be it camping, self catering cottages or full board, it is always great to stay at this place. One of the best places around Mt. Kenya. Don't miss that while in Kenya

Helpful?
Thank Markus D
Nairobi, Kenya
Level Contributor
12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 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 

Helpful?
Thank Corinna L
Nairobi, Kenya
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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 

Helpful?
1 Thank brocksaglio
Wilmington, North Carolina
Level Contributor
12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 via mobile

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 

Helpful?
2 Thank Elizabeth_QGL
Braunston, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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 

Helpful?
1 Thank Louis P
Middlebury, Vermont
2 reviews
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.

Helpful?
Thank bcm802
Nairobi, Kenya
Level Contributor
15 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 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 

Helpful?
1 Thank nairobijoy
Seattle
Level Contributor
55 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
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 

Helpful?
2 Thank Orfea
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

64 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (30)
Viewed
Room/suite (7)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (4)
Viewed
Dining (3)
Viewed
View from room (3)
Viewed
Family/play areas (1)
Viewed
Other (12)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (34)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (25)
Viewed
Dining (3)
Viewed
Business center/function rooms (2)
Viewed
Room/suite (1)
Viewed
Other (3)
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Nyeri
32.1 mi away
Green HIlls Hotel
Green HIlls Hotel
#1 of 4 in Nyeri
3.5 of 5 stars 36 reviews
0.0 mi away
Alba Hotel Meru
Alba Hotel Meru
#1 of 5 in Meru Town
4.5 of 5 stars 66 reviews
0.0 mi away
Sarova Shaba Game Lodge
Sarova Shaba Game Lodge
#1 of 1 in Shaba National Reserve
4.5 of 5 stars 258 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
38.6 mi away
Rhino Watch Safari Lodge
31.3 mi away
Family Guest House at Hopewell
46.9 mi away
Giraffe Ark Game Lodge
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities