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“Excellent Place for a break” 4 of 5 stars
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Mvuli House
2.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   Lang'ata Road | PO Box 12181, Nairobi 00100, Kenya   |  
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Ranked #41 of 163 Nairobi B&B and Inns
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“Excellent Place for a break”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

The rooms are small but other facilities are very good. The quality of staff is very high. The chefs were creative in preparing vegetarian food once the tips were given. The location is excellent. Facility for a safe morning walk due to the proximity to Nyayo Stadium.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

It was a great stay for us. Reasonably priced, good staff n pls try spicy chicken wings served at the breakfast Buffet as well as in their dining menu. We loved everything there. The room was good and staff was very responsive as well.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

If you are only staying overnight in Nairobi, this hotel is not a bad option. The restaurant is good and the service was fine. The rooms are very small and the bathroom needed painting, but we felt safe. The area around the hotel was not the greatest so we chose to come and go by taxi and did not walk in the area. There is a guard at the front gate and the staff at the front desk was helpful. Bargain for your taxi fare from the airport as we did get the price down. I looked and looked for a place close to the airport and moderately priced and this worked out fine. It can take 2 hours to get to the central business area so I do not recommend staying there.

Room Tip: Noise wasn't too bad, but it is on a busy corner.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rock Hall
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

We used this hotel when we had to spend the night in Nairobi after arriving one evening and leaving the next morning. The traffic in Nairobi (as we learned when we spent time in town later) can be bumper to bumper forever. This hotel is not the closest to the airport but it was the first one I found that was reasonably priced, nice, and not all the way in town. The rooms were clean and small, the staff very friendly. I had uncharacteristically left my raincoat in the cab when we checked in and Margaret, the lovely woman at the desk, was able to locate the taxi driver and get my coat back for me. We had used the hotel airport pick up service which was the same price as the universal taxi fee from the local Nairobi cab company. By the way, we felt quite safe walking around Nairobi when we spent time in the city later on.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Nanyuki, Kenya
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

After my last visit to the Guest House I thought I would give it another chance. It must have new management and some new staff what a transformation. Worth the visti especially prior to going to airport. Food good, staff excellent rooms good.

Room Tip: As for room away from main road.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Kyiv, Kyyivs'ka Oblast', Ukraine
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

I stayed at Mvuli House because the place I had booked earlier turned out to be a con (Jupiter Guest House). I nonetheless stayed at Mvuli for a while before moving on to a residential apartment.

The problem with Mvuli is one that plagues a lot of hotels in Nairobi that are at 3-star and below - poor service. It almost seems like one is doing the staff a favor by being there, they lack the capability to follow up on issues raised and the don't understand how to resolve problems once and for all and avoid repetitions.

The food is bland - two star - so look for alternatives of which there are many.

The beds are ok for a low-rated place and the showers work.

The location is very convenient but gets bad in the mornings and evenings as Langata Road is a major thoroughfare and gets clogged at peak traffic hours - so plan your trips wisely.

With internet access so ubiquitous in Nairobi these days, it's surprising that they can't get theirs to work most of the time. This can be a major drag more so since they also do not have a business cafe that would allow one to use say, desktops to find information, directions or send email.

Finally, Mvuli works as a short term stay 1-2 days and no longer due to inconsistent service levels and the lack of surrounding amenities such as good restaurants.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

I chose the Mvuli House for my first time in Nairobi because it was near the Airport and I knew I would be tired upon arrival. It has a very pleasant atmosphere, beautiful garden, excellent restaurant and delicious breakfast. The staff was very friendly and helpful and the room was clean and spacious. The bed was very comfortable and there was a nice hot shower. I felt very safe here also as a woman traveling alone. I'd highly recommend both the hotel and the restaurant.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
    • 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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Additional Information about Mvuli House

Address: Lang'ata Road | PO Box 12181, Nairobi 00100, Kenya
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Location: Kenya > Nairobi
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #41 of 163 B&Bs / Inns in Nairobi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Mvuli House 2*
Number of rooms: 49
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Mvuli House a place that embraces you in its serenity. Centrally located 5 minutes away from the Wilson Airport, it is a perfect stopover for guests transiting to Lamu, Malindi, Maasai Mara and other parts of Eastern Africa. Approximately 15 minutes away from the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, we are uniquely suited to meet the needs of business or leisure travelers on transit or layovers. Guests will find that Mvuli House is a relaxing getaway and an oasis of calm and ease. Mvuli has 46 lovely and well-appointed standard and twin bed rooms designed with your comfort in mind. Each room has a hot water shower, satellite TV connection, free wireless internet access (WI-FI), reading desk and a direct dial telephone. For your convenience and comfort, we offer room service, laundry service and a safety deposit box for valuables.The Mvuli House Restaurant is a tantalizingly perfect blend of both African and Western cuisines. The classic Mvuli Continental breakfast* consists of a tempting array of fresh seasonal fruits from around the country, refreshing natural juices, delectable pastries and scrumptious hot dishes, just what you need before a long work day. For lunch and dinner, our guests have the option of a 6-course buffet with an assortment of meats and mouthwatering desserts or ordering a meal off our appetizing a la carte menu. Our award-winning chef delights in creating a delicious cuisine for our guests. If you do fall in love with a Kenyan dish, maybe a word with the chef might result in you getting the recipe to take home * Breakfast is served between 6.00am and 11.00 am but on special request, we can prepare an early breakfast for guests with early flights or meetings.Need to work on the go? Mvuli House provides free Wi-Fi (wireless connectivity) 24 hours a day for our hotel guests. We make it easy for you to meet your deadlines and stay in touch with the world whether you are in Nairobi for business or pleasure.Our dedicated staff will assist if you are in need of photocopying, phone, printing or other business centre services. We are happy to help however way we can. In addition to the traditional hotel services, Mvuli House is a cozy location for conferences and events. We cater for meetings of up to 40 delegates in our conference room and events of up to 100 attendees in our garden. Our dedicated team of conference coordinators will give you personalized service throughout your event. Get in touch with us on if you would like to have a meeting or hold an event at Mvuli House. ... more   less 
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