I've stayed here before and it is one of my first choices for B&B in Nairobi. It is in a quiet neighborhood, within walking distance to basic shops and restaurants (Adams Arcade and beyond), on the same side of town as the airport, is very clean and has very friendly staff. The food is fine, nothing extra-ordinary, but fine. It's a converted private house, with garden, which gives a nice home-y feel. While I have never been bothered by noisy groups of guests, the set-up (private house) may mean that you may hear other guests talking or moving about (mostly in the morning or evenings), and the doors in Kenyan homes are not made to close and lock very quietly. Lucky for me, this was not a problem at all: my recent stay was the quietest night I have ever spent in Nairobi. Sandavy does tend to get groups of young people (students, volunteers) in the northern hemisphere summer time, and they do sometimes "take over". The owners could probably deal with this better, by either warning other guests at booking time, and/or alerting group leaders to the need for more consideration in a guest-house environment. If you are a prospective guest and want to avoid this scenario (but not all groups are especially noisy), you could ask to ensure that no group will be present at the same time as you. All in all, I do recommend Sandavy enthusiastically.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestled in the quiet Nairobi suburbs of Kilimani and the upmarket Lavington area with easy access to the city centre, Sandavy Guest Houses Bed and Breakfast are close to restaurants and shopping centres. For hospitality at its best, make Sandavy Guest Houses your Nairobi destination. Perfect for business and leisure travelers, families, groups and students... we offer a comfortable, secure and affordable home away from home. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Sandavy Guest House Hotel Nairobi
- Sandavy Guest House b&b