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“Charming & freindly but overpriced for quality” 3 of 5 stars
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The Ndemi Place
Ndemi Close, off Ndemi Road | P.O. Box 76120, Nairobi 00508, Kenya   |  
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Ranked #22 of 125 Hotels in Nairobi
London, UK
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Charming & freindly but overpriced for quality”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very friendly and willing staff. Nice colonial-era house and garden. Great location...but expensive for quality:

Positives: staff; location; garden; service; great wifi coverage
Negatives: dated and basic; noisy staff waking guests; price; dim rooms

If they could updated the decor, bedding,lighting etc. would be great. Very good people.

Room Tip: get as far from kitchen as you can if you want a lie-in!
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  • Stayed May 2015, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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English first
New South Wales, Australia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My friend and I stayed here recently (for 9 nights) and had a wonderful experience. Everyone went out of their way to make our stay comfortable and enjoyable. We felt truly at home and were sad to leave. Thank you for great food, geat service, beautiful environment and lovely people. We will be telling everyone about Ndemi!

Room Tip: Room number three was great, in the main building but noise wasn't an issue for us.
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  • Stayed April 2015, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Guildford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

i stayed at NDEMI GUEST HOUSE for 2 nights at end of MARCH 2015. Wish i could have stayed a little longer. Location very peaceful in a secure neighbourhood.
The guest house is under 24hr surveillance by watchman. Property has Lovely gardens visited daily by comical troop of monkeys for 15 mins. Good location for regular bus to city centre. Only 20 minutes walk to Nakumatt Junction shopping center. Rooms are very nice and clean. House is ex-colonel period house. Breakfast very good.
AND... a word for Viola, the manageress, who is extremely pleasant and helpful.
She can arrange Safari trips or other day tours. Enjoy your stay.

Geoff -UK

  • Stayed March 2015, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Akron, Ohio
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

My dad and I stayed here for two nights during a two-week stay in Kenya and very much enjoyed it. It was clean and comfortable and felt very safe. We loved reading our books in the backyard and watching the monkeys! Plan ahead if you need an early breakfast though; they won't serve earlier than their listed hours, even under special circumstances, so make sure you stock up beforehand!

  • Stayed February 2015, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Washington
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

This cozy place has a good location with a quiet, garden setting. Modest but comfy rooms with en suite facilities at a very fair price, which includes breakfast. The service was great and they were happy to provide french press coffee in the afternoon. Convenient to Adams Place, Greenhouse and several restaurants.

  • Stayed December 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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New York, New York, United States
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Ndemi Place is very well located walking distance from Adams Arcade. I love the peaceful grounds. The rooms are comfortable and the staff is lovely. Highly recommend for a place that is a step-up from a hostile but still extremely reasonably priced.

Room Tip: I would just ask for one where the wireless signal is good if you need it. Mine was fine but I heard...
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  • Stayed January 2015, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Ottawa, Canada
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

After trying out a few different places in Nairobi, I find that Ndemi place provides the best value. They have great service, it's quiet and this is quite hard to find in the city at this price point and it's located in a nice part of Nairobi. I travel to Nairobi for work, this place meets all my needs, I don't need a pool or a gym, just a place to relax and focus on work.

Stayed February 2015, traveled on business
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Additional Information about The Ndemi Place

Address: Ndemi Close, off Ndemi Road | P.O. Box 76120, Nairobi 00508, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Nairobi
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#4 Best Value Hotel in Nairobi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Tucked away in a serene natural resort of Kenya’s capital city, The Ndemi Place is the ideal stop over for guests seeking peace and vintage charm in the city of Nairobi. Enjoy the warm and inviting touch of guest house hospitality combined with all contemporary comforts for the distinguished business or leisure traveler. ... more   less 
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