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“A good option for transit and stopover.” 4 of 5 stars
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Nairobi Airport Stop Over House
Oluvimu Road | P.O Box 16173, Nairobi, Kenya   |  
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Ranked #49 of 154 Nairobi B&B and Inns
Khartoum, Sudan
Senior Contributor
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“A good option for transit and stopover.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Before deciding to stay in this stopover house, we (group of 6 adults and 3 kids) were contemplating to either sleeping in Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta airport or to choose this house. It is because we will arrive at Nairobi airport around 2 am and will start our safari trip at 8 am the same day.
However, after discussing further among ourselves, we decided to stay at this house, and IT WAS A GOOD DECISION as there are no proper place to sleep at the Nairobi airport.
Ms. Zipporah, the reservation manager, was very helpful and always respond to my numerous e-mail. If not instantly, her reply will not be later than 24 hours from the time e-mail was sent to her.
Upon arriving, we were greeted by one Ms. Grace who was very helpful and tried her best to accommodate our need. She even gave us a wake-up call at 6 am, even though I would assume she had her sleep after 3 am (after we have settled in).
In my earlier e-mail I have also requested Ms. Zipporah if she could provide us with halal food since our entourage are all Muslim. She surprised us by preparing us with halal sausages (which I've checked are available in Nairobi, but one have to search and ask around) which we've finished as as soon as we can to know about this. (Initially we thought that it was non-halal, but Ms.Zipporah assured us that she have requested the shop to provide her with halal sausages).
Even though our stop was a short one, we were truly grateful of their good service and their effort in catering with our needs.
The only setback that we have is the low water pressure (Ms. Zipporah said that the water pump was malfunction, hence the water cannot fill the roof tank. She said she will get the thing fixed). The surrounding is quite noisy in the morning due to its location near the main road, but not to the extent that it would wake you up from your precious sleep.
Other than that, it is a good option for transit and stopover purpose.
Just make sure you give your taxi driver the full address of the house, if you did not arrange beforehand for an airport transfer with the house.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Khartoum, Sudan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

On our way to Safari trip in Kenya we transit at this place as we arrived early in the morning so thought of take a nap and refresh ourselves before continue our long hours journey. with 6 adults and 3 kids we decided to take up the dormitory by paying approx USD26/pax including breakfast.
They suggested the family with kids to take separate rooms to avoid congested. the room are quite ok it just that the water pressure for that day was not ok due to water pump problem.
they served simple breakfast i.e: toast bread, jam, butter, omelette, and halal sausage as per our request, coffee, tea and juices.
Overall it's a nice place for the price you pay and if you plan for a transit in Nairobi. the only setback is the location as it located in the middle hometown area, guarded and gated so you have to ensure the driver knows the area and road name because no signboard from outside guard house.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Dresden, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

We stayed at Nairobi Airport Stop Over House for two nights in Nov. 2013. The pick-up and drop-off worked well and the hosts were very kind. The rooms we had were tidy and clean. It fullfilled all our good expectations and we look forward in coming back again.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Parksville, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

We were booked for 3 stays at this "HOSTEL" and after giving it a second chance, cancelled the 3rd. stay. Rooms are bad...bathrooms are worse!!! Only consolation was some of the staff were helpful. It is situated in a pretty rough part of Nairobi, hense the gated area and compound. Also not as close to the airport as we were lead to believe..
Avoid if you can!!!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Karlovac, Croatia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

We found them on internet, and initial contact was made by e-mail pretty fast. It was good and we managed to arange several safaris and they planed us hole trip for 3 weeks, even booked us a bus to Tanzania. Friendly and really helpful staff. Postition is pretty near the airport, and if you want to go to down town Nairobi it will take you 30 min of walking or few min by bus(if it's not jammed, and always is). There is great mall 300m from house so it's really easy to buy anything you need. If you are not accustomed trafic could be small problem for sleeping because you are 20 m from the main road to town but it's not that big issue.
After everything we've seen I think this is typical African over night(or few) accommodation with really friendly staff and great terrace on 1st floor(excelente for few beers). If you need anything arranged just ask the staff and they'll organize it for you. Do not expect european standards in anything in Africa(from accomodation to internet, eletricity, showers, etc.), if you are OK with that than this is really good place for couple of nights.

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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Oak Harbor, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

Located in a gated neighborhood and a gated compound, saftey is not a concern. I was greeted by a lady who was very nice. My room was large, 2 double beds, with a private bath that was actually an enclosed porch but the room and bath were clean. I arrived about 6 PM and it was like an oven in the room and there was no fan nor did the staff have a portable fan. I had a 3 am flight out of Nairobi and had to be up at 12:30 am so I needed to get some sleep but that was almost impossible with the noisy street out the window and the highway noise just a block away. My stay was part of a package so I don't know what it cost but I would try to find a more quiet place with at least a fan the next time I need a temporary place in Nairobi.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Breda, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

The Nairobi stopover hotel is a place close to the international airport where your tip can start or end. The booking went well, email response took place within a day. They already booked my bustrip to Moshi in Tanzania!
When I arrived, the lady of the house was very friendly. The room I got in the back was clean, with a mosquito net. The bathroom was very simple.
Had a great night of sleep. But the best was yet to come, the breakfast! Enough to say no to your lunch.
When I left and took the bus to Moshi, a realy nice guy from the hostel brought me to the right busstop (James, thanks!).
Liz from Holland

Room Tip: Room in the back of the house with the bathroom
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Oluvimu Road | P.O Box 16173, Nairobi, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Nairobi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #49 of 154 B&Bs / Inns in Nairobi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are a mid range Bed and breakfast guest house located very near the Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta airport and Wilson airport. We are less than 10minutes from any of the airport. Our guest house guarantees personal attention for it is small with a capacity of 20 guests per night. Our 5 bedrooms are either in single, double, triple and we have a family room with 1 big bed and 2 small beds. Some rooms are with private bathrooms and others in shared bathrooms. Cleanliness, security, serenity and affordability have made our guests come back again and again. With the ideal location, visitors arriving or departing late in the night or early morning have always found our place very ideal. It is also a great location for guests on transit to Tanzania since the shuttle buses to Tanzania pick guests from our house on the way without having to go to the city center to board. We have business connections with shuttle buses like Davanu shuttle, Marangu shuttles Jamii shuttle, Riverside shuttle, Impala shuttle, Destination and rainbow among others. For those on long hours of waiting to connect a flight, we offer great deals on day room either as a package with pick up and drop off the airport and lunch or just on accommodation only. We are a great place to meet other young travelers and the "young at heart", backpackers and mid range travelers. ... more   less 
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