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Godial's Bed & Breakfast
Lenana Road | P.O.Box 76314, Nairobi 00508, Kenya   |  
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Ranked #15 of 157 Nairobi B&B and Inns
Nanyuki
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“Excellent accommodation”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

My experience of mid and low priced bed and breakfasts here in Nairobi have been disappointing due to neglected decor or broken items within the rooms. This lovely mid priced bed and breakfast pleasantly surprised me. Clean, well kept, excellent taste decor and lovely helpful staff. I had a single en suite which, although small, was plenty big enough. All electric so let's working and in good order. Bathroom and bed were clean and fresh. Their courtyard is amazing and welcoming. They even have a little cafe/pizzeria which had tasty items for a really good price.

The only downside for me (and I have told the manager so it can improve) was that the wifi was slow in the room (not in the cafe area) and that there was no decaf coffee at breakfast even though it was on the menu as an option. The management took this on board without fuss and thanked me for the input which I thought was a good sign.

Parking is secure but tight. Just be aware of this when you arrive. Don't let it spoil an otherwise pleasant stay.

Anyone visiting Hurlingham area of Nairobi, this is a good place to stay.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 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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Istanbul, Turkey
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66 reviews 66 reviews
22 hotel reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

The guesthouse is small, clean, amazing staffs. I spend only one night over there.
Location is not so good cause is far from Nairobi and far from airport, but the can pick up of and drop you off at airport if you need.
My room was very small and basic, just a bed, little fan and simple shelves. The shower was outside but I haven't to wait to take shower ou use the bathroom anytime. Very new and clean bathroom. Good shower and hot, very hot water.
Breakfast was pretty good! fruits, bread, yogurt, eggs.... very nice!

Room Tip: Maybe on with private bathrom. I had no option cause the place was full when a booked, but they have...
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Plovdiv, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

We had a reservation for two nights, however we stayed only one night. No matter we gave them very short notice and no matter hotel's policy, Godial's charged us only for one night. The hotel is located 30 minutes by taxi from the city center in a relatively safe area. It is close to some embassies and shopping centers. We were in a room for three which was spacious and clean. The bathroom was also very clean. The hotel has its own bar and restaurant. The food there is delicious and they always have cold beer. It has free wifi. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The breakfast compared to the breakfast offered in all other African hotels we stayed was abundant and diverse.
If you have to go from the hotel to the airport bear in mind that between 12- 4 p.m. the traffic is hectic and a taxi ride can take up to 2 hours. The hotel asks for a 50% advance payment and sometime the transfer can take a long time.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Monrovia, Liberia
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

We were pleasantly surprised upon arrival at Godials after a 7 day safari...clean, comfortable, and cozy :) Staff was friendly and accommodating, food simple but delicious...free internet stations were also wonderful after being out-of-touch for so many days. Convenient, safe location (just under 30 minutes from JKA airport) with restaurants and shopping center 2 blocks walking distance away. Great quality for the price. Only problem was the lack of hot water in the shower...but, it would not stop me from staying here again (it was only a temporary problem). Also for some reason, children were running up and down, making all sorts of noise and it was not stopped for nearly 2 hours!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

My wife and I spent 5 nights at Godials as we had to pass through Nirobe on three seperate occasions during a ten week vacation in east Africa and Madegascar. The staff are nothing less than amazing and all greet you with a smile. They accomodated last minute email requests for pick up at the air port or bus station. They even stored souveniers for us while we traveled so we would not have to carry everything from country to country. The food is very taste, the atmospher is low key and comfortable. There are several very good restaurants (Etheopian, Italian, Japanese) within walking distance should one prefer to dine out. I highly recommend Godials for those looking for very secure low key accomodations at an establishment that spares nothing when it comes to customer service at a cost contious rate.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012 via mobile

I had a wonderful stay attending a workshop in lower kabete. Transport was always on time, after having a well prepared breakfast. The free wifi makes it even more convinient for professionals.

I remember that fresh pizza that is prepared as you watch!!!

Maseru, Lesotho!!

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Nairobi, Kenya
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

My husband and I spent a night at the godials. It was nothing short of amazing.
Every one was helpful and gracious till we cheched out.
Their prices are also pocket friendly plus its very convenient to travel to Nairobi CBD from there.
I recommend it to anyone especially couples.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Godial's Bed & Breakfast

Address: Lenana Road | P.O.Box 76314, Nairobi 00508, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Nairobi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #15 of 157 B&Bs / Inns in Nairobi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Formerly the family home of the Godials, this Bed & Breakfast situated in the Kilimani area has combined the character of its history with all the modern comforts, creating tranquility and luxury in home comfort, which is the core emphasis of our family business. GBB was completely renovated in 2009, but has kept its old charm. The lounge hosts a chic bar. The lush green gardens are refreshing for a stroll. There is a Business centre where you can surf the internet, make photocopies and print. Complimentary English breakfast is served in the dining room along with your morning newspaper. ... more   less 
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