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“Standards are really slipping - no longer a place for working people” 2 of 5 stars
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Wildebeest Eco Camp
151 Mokoyeti Road West | Langata, Nairobi 00100, Kenya   |  
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Ranked #7 of 180 Nairobi B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Nairobi, Kenya
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Standards are really slipping - no longer a place for working people”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014 via mobile

We have stayed at wildebeest many times over the last 12 months and have even written them a good review but things have really gone down hill. There did not seem to be any staff around as they all seemed to be preparing for safaris leaving the very uncustomer focused owner to manage on his own. Breakfast was late and he was really rude about it, the internet no longer works in the tents - owner couldn't care less, and when we got back to our tent late at night we found the zips had been removed and when we asked for them to be replaced we were treated both by the reception and the owner as announces. And the price has gone up. If you are a back packer with no time or internet needs then it's fine but to use it if you are working it is now becoming untenable. A bit of common politeness would not go amiss.

  • Stayed January 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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wildinafrica, Owner at Wildebeest Eco Camp, responded to this review, January 27, 2014
I am sorry that you feel that things at our camp have gone downhill. To the contrary, we believe that we have made many improvements. In particular, we are continually investing in our camp and staff to try to ensure that guests have the most positive experience possible. I am sorry that you stayed with us over a period which was quite difficult for us and our staff. Due to public transport issues, many of our staff were having difficulty getting to work on time, and this left us very short staffed on occasion (particularly at breakfast). We have since made some amends to shift times to curb this issue. Mornings are always a very busy period with all guests having urgent request and things to do – leaving for the airport, safaris, etc. This is very much a balancing act for us, and we are sorry if you felt neglected.

The internet was problematic for around 2 weeks over the festive period, and we have now had the providers in to look at it, and believe that this is also resolved. We understand that many people need internet access (which is why we provide it free of charge) and of course we also need it to operate our business. Yes you are right, prices of some of our accommodation has increased. While we would have liked to have kept it the same as 3 years ago, prices around us are going up, our electricity bill is triple, and our staff want to be paid more year on year to be able to provide for their families – and we oblige! We have had to pass this on. I hope you can see though your one bad experience and come and stay with us again. We are putting in a swimming pool : )
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Melbourne, Australia
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68 reviews 68 reviews
19 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014 via mobile

Came back to Wildebeest again, and it was just as good this time.

Helpful and obliging staff. Great atmosphere. Terrific opportunity to mix over meals and in the gardens with other travellers. Very safe.

Christmas Eve dinner was outstanding and other meals were great.

Range of accommodation is good. A little remote from anywhere, so you have to take a taxi everywhere. Highly recommended.

Stayed December 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013 via mobile

I stayed here in December 2013 in one of the deluxe tents which was amazing. It was so nice to have the outdoors feel with the luxury of a hotel.The grounds are well kept & this place offers a tranquil alternative to the city centre.
The food I had was very good- although I had to wait 60 mins for soup!!
The terrace area is a nice idea & makes it very easy for solo travellers to meet people.
Unfortunately the reception man was very rude & untrustworthy- I strongly advise to arrange your own taxis as his were considerably more expensive- presumably so that he can take his cut!!
Overall, I had a lovely stay & would definitely recommend it.

  • Stayed December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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San Diego, California
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21 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

This place is a great value and provides a laid back and mellow atmosphere. Unfortunately I had horrible food poisoning (not from this place, I got sick before I arrived).. So I spent a lot of time in the bed. I can say that tents are really comfortable, having spent a lot of time in one! I would definitely stay here again (hopefully in better health! Haha). Owners and staff were very nice and friendly.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Heathfield, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

We stay here two/three times a year on our way in or out of Nairobi. The owners have worked hard to make the whole place homely and comfortable. The staff are fantastic and are very accommodating. Although a way out of Nairobi centre, that is fine as it is tranquil and less noise. Food is good here and it is not far from restaurants if you want something different...the best of both worlds.
This is a home from home, the beds are comfortable, and the ensuites are well maintained. A wonderful place and beautiful grounds. Very relaxing place.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Valledupar, Colombia
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66 reviews 66 reviews
14 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

We just Loved our stay at Wildebeest. The place is so beautiful, very relaxing atmosphere, away from the constant rush in Nairobi.
The food is delicious, we liked very much everything that we ordered. The tents and the bathrooms were clean and well maintained at all times.
The staff couldn't be more friendly. The guys at the lounge and the reception are very nice always! They arrange a day tour to the elephant orphanage and giraffe center, and also airport transfers.
I strongly recommend it!!

Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

Positives: 1) Recommend using the transfer from the airport to this accommodation. 2) staff are friendly and helpful with all requests. 3) tents and amenities are clean and close. Breakfast is included. 4) can access wifi easily.
Negatives: 1) far away from central Nairobi. 2) due to location mainly limited to only eating at animation. Food however over all taste good.

Overall would recommend accommodation to others. Rank as A-

Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Address: 151 Mokoyeti Road West | Langata, Nairobi 00100, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Nairobi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 180 B&Bs / Inns in Nairobi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Wildebeest Camp is the perfect place to relax during your African migration! The friendly 'home-like' atmosphere is a great place to meet other travelers, or to just relax and enjoy the amazing gardens. The well-established tropical gardens are home to hundreds of varieties of plants and birds - and we even have a vegetable garden, as well as a variety of fruit trees. There are many accommodation options to suit any budget. We pride ourselves on offering the best value accommodation in Nairobi. All rates include breakfast. We have our own vehicles running airport transfers, day tours and safaris. Accommodation is suitable for singles, couples, families and groups. The large deck overlooking the water feature and camp is a great place to meet other travellers. For those who are watching the pennies, but do not want a rock bottom experience - you will appreciate the attention to detail in the rooms and camp grounds. ... more   less 
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