Firslty I have stayed here several times in the past 10 years and this is the 3rd owner Ive met.
This lady is making a real go of it and not drinking the profits away!! However it does mean that this place has changed alot. I guess it depends what you like....
Its busy constantly. Its difficult to get a room so book in advance
There are taxis coming and going at all hours - great if you want to get out!!
They organise many trips, safaris and taxis so thats helpful
Its a short walk into town - try it and dont be scared just careful
Security are helpful
Expensive washing service - $10 for one load, or depending who you pay....one lady wanted $1 per item!!
Internet is $1 per day....but they rarely change the password so it lasts days!!
The restaurant is slow but reasonably priced and they sell good food. Get your name on the breakfast list early. Its lovely to sit around the fire in the cooler evenings
They have built extra cabins - single and twin rooms, they have a a large tented dorm in the back garden, and several dorms inside. Inside was noisy throughout the night. i like the outside tented dorm with 12 beds in.
They have 4 showers - warm water is available. Toilets pretty clean
They have lots of staff working now so the place is cleaned regularly
Lounge area with tv and films
Ill be back!
My main bug bear was the amazing amount of signs with rules around the place. I think one with all the rules would be sufficient, maybe give a copy to each guest. I particuarly liked the one about not doing "local lady business" at this venue!!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We provide budget oriented, sociable accommodation for guests; Travel and Tourism related services & a Location for hosting events. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Milimani Backpackers And Safari Centre
- Milimani Backpackers & Safari Centre Hotel Nairobi