We stayed in a nice hotel near the Kenyatta Airport for 2 days, but Jupiter Guest Resort set a higher standard for just 500 KS more (5000 KS for 2 of us a night). It has big rooms, a 2’ x 4’ table to work on with my laptop, two mirrors and decent storage. The security is good! The bed and pillow are real good and the bug net excellent. They clean and change sheets and towels, etc. daily. The bathroom plumbing works well (I am comparing it to Uganda where we are staying for six months) (need to BARELY put on shower water to get it hot-if you turn it more, cold water is added.) The shower drains well and they have towel mats on the floor to help. They have thought of everything! We stayed 11 days. The included breakfast buffet is fast and especially good on Sundays. The location is a block off Longata Rd and very near the Carnavore Restaurant (Very expensive) Wilson Airport (busy with small planes that mostly take people on Safarri), Kibera slum (can see from hotel but NEVER go without local help as it is VERY dangerous), a big supermarket, and 30 minutes from town in non-rush hour traffic. There is a good pizza restaurant and a good chicken restaurant nearby on Longata Rd. The Matatu's (16 pax van taxi’s if you are a bit adventurous – when the guy taps you on the shoulder or looks at you, it is time to pay) are cheap (about $.50 US to downtown) and stop on Longata, you will need to ask someone where. Beware that different routes go different places so ask the staff before you go on a Matatu. The staff is very friendly and helpful and the food good (but takes a very long time, i.e 30 to 75 minutes). The Food Court at Galleria (about 3 miles farther away from downtown is excellent and service takes less than 15 minutes for all kinds of good food and ice cream). It only costs $.35 to get up to Galleria by Matatu (they call it gaLARia). I would definitely seek out this hotel if I come to Nairobi again. TIP: Always carry a little flashlight in case you get back in the dark. We walked between the hotel and Langata several times with no trouble but without light it is difficult. We were to leave on Aug 7 but due to the big fire at the airport stayed another day and took a bus back to Kampala. Gertrude the manager was EXREMELY helpful in setting up good seats for the bus!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated in a serene area. Maintains high standards of cleanliness. Near Carnivore Restaurant, Nairobi National Park, Giraffe center, David Sheldrick- Elephant Orphanage among other attractions.Have professional,warm and friendly staff. ... more less