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“Great base for a stay in Kenya” 5 of 5 stars
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Godial's Bed & Breakfast
Lenana Road | P.O.Box 76314, Nairobi 00508, Kenya   |  
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Ranked #13 of 154 Nairobi B&B and Inns
Hartford, CT
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“Great base for a stay in Kenya”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

My wife, two adult children and I just returned from a nine-day visit to Kenya to visit our daughter in Nairobi. We spent four nights at Godial's, before and following a safari and after a short trip to Mombasa. It is a safe and scenic place that quickly felt like our home away from home. The staff is very friendly and accommodating. The very engaging chef, Sanjay, implored us to try his home cooked dinners (we felt so bad that our daughter had plans for us every night we were in Nairobi). The rooms were not fancy but immaculate and an excellent value for the price. They stored our excess luggage during the safari and trip to Mombasa. If our daughter remains in Nairobi, we will definitely return to Godial's next time we visit her.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GODIALS, Owner at Godial's Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, January 17, 2014
Greetings from Sunny Nairobi! We are happy you found a base and a home away from yours! It was such a pleasure meeting you and your family and we are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to your return and I am sure Sonje will be glad to make you a welcome back meal! We appreciate your candid review which goes a long way in helping us serve you and others in the future. Thank you!
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Rating summary
  • 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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Victoria, Seychelles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

Thanks Nancy!!!!Your place are the best!!!!The cleanliness,hospitality and all!!!!At your Place i feel like Home!!!Again Thank to you and Team!!!!Keep up the good work!!!!! We will be back to see you Nancy!!

Room Tip: See Nancy for anything and Advise!
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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GODIALS, Owner at Godial's Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, January 17, 2014
Happy New Year! We are glad that you felt at home! It was really great chatting and getting to know you. We are glad your expectation were met and we look forward to hosting you again in the near future. Many thanks
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Windhoek
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

I checked in on 2nd August 2013 in the evening: Met by the usual FRIENDLY office staff. Betty was on duty. Being tired after a long journey, when reaching my room, the tiredness was overtaken by the breathtaking appearance of the room: Clinical clean, beautiful linen and a perfect prepared room as if it was done JUST FOR ME!!! It made me feel so special. Obviously I had a great night! One thing about this place is that one of the Directors, Nancy and her staff (Betty, Lucy, Pauline and the chef(cant remember his name) always make one feel so at home! Always friendly and helpful and go that extra mile for a client. And every time I arrive there, there is something new and better in the place! Oh why do I serenade them, go check this out for yourself!!!!This is African Hospitality at its BEST! Even the dogs are friendly and are like they are constantly smiling at one!!!Leave alone that little angle of a daughter of Nancy!!!

Room Tip: Rooms 5 upwards are the best as it is in a quite area. although room 4 is huge and very comfortable...
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  • Stayed August 2013, 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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GODIALS, Owner at Godial's Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, January 17, 2014
Dear Mimmie,

Happy New Year! What can I say other than to thank you for your kind comments, I am deeply humbled. It is always a pleasure hosting you and having you as part of the Godials Family. Thank you for keeping us motivated to continue sharing the true African hospitality.

Many thanks
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

We stayed for one night and we had an excellent stay at Godial's guest house .The room and bathroom was very clean and pleasant, there was a beautiful garden. The staff was friendly and accommodating . It's very cozy and safe. It's recommended.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

I had an excellent stay at Godial's guest house. The location was quiet and felt very safe. There is a cute little garden, and the room and bathroom was very clean and pleasant. The staff was friendly and accommodating -- even though I got back after the kitchen had closed, they offered to make me a pizza. I only stayed one night, but would really have liked to stay longer.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 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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tampa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

Stayed for 1 night and was glad to have a clean bed after an all day shuttle ride from Arusha. We were given a king size bed as they where expecting my daughter "Jamie" was a mans name! no big deal , they did offer other room possibilities. Our room was very clean and comfortable, did not care for the very high brown tub, there was a leak by the tub that could easily be fixed. Bed was a little hard for my personal taste. Overall, very nice, clean dining room for our breakfast, which had toast, eggs, sausage and various juices. We paid $95 for the night and extra for the airport shuttle. I would definitely stay here again as I like my trips as hassle free as possible. We had lost a bag the previous night and the receptionist did everything she could to help us find our bag, calling us even as we left the B&B,,, thank you so much,,, we did find our bag : )

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 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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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

It's quite difficult to find a location with a good balance between budget and quality in Nairobi. I still can't decide if this balance is ok at Godial's. The rooms are simple but clean and everything you need is available. We had the pleasure to ahve room number 5 for a couple of nights and I think this is a good room.

The breakfast is just a little bit poor for the money you pay for a B&B. Just some toasts, baked eggs which are made some time before and not so much fruit. This could have been better.

Please note that taxi drivers do find it hard to find the B&B. If you want to guide them in the right direction please send them to the Wood avenue junction with Lenana Road.

Conclusion; if you need an ok prized location in Nairobi, please choose this B&B.

Room Tip: Room number 5 is a good spacious room.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 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 ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 154 B&Bs / Inns in Nairobi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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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