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“Nice no-frills place to stay” 4 of 5 stars
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Bush House & Camp
1 Silanga Close | Fair Acres Rd., Nairobi 00100, Kenya   |  
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Ranked #50 of 92 Specialty lodging in Nairobi
Bristol, United Kingdom
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13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Nice no-frills place to stay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

Even though it's more of a hostel with its dorm rooms, my wife and I had a room to ourselves in the house. The staff were always friendly and helpful, arranging a taxi to take us to see the giraffes, elephant orphanage and Karen Blixen museum for 6000 shillings (plus entry) and arranged a sandwich and beer even though it was about 9pm when we arrived. Airport transfers were US$30 each way, payable with the bill on their card machine. Nice gardens, comfy bed, ok shower, a bit out of the way but great value - what more can I say? Recommended.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Bogota, Colombia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

Very nice place to stay at, staff is above all expectations... however, make sure you get a room inside the house and not in the back house as those rooms are smaller and darker. In the beginning when going towards the back house it seemed a little 'dodgy' but it turned out to be ok (considering how difficult it is to find a friendly, neat and cheap hotel in this city). Food is amazing, John (the cook) is a very warm person, buses go very near the hotel and you can go have quick a excursion through the outskirts of Nairobi and is walking distance form the Giraffe sanctuary. No hot water both days I stayed at an internet only in the big house (not in the back one).

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

We stayed in the Bush House before and after our Safari. We really loved this place. The staff is super friendly and welcoming and made us feel at home. The guest house is in a very quiet (and posh) neighbourhood of Nairobi and surrounded by a beautiful garden. We enjoyed the delicious breakfast on the veranda looking at the blossomed trees in the garden. We also liked that it's familiy run and decorated in what we believe is African style with thick carpets and dark wooden furniture pieces. A nice contrast to soul-less international hotel chains. I also recommend this place for single travelers, because of the inviting living-room like common area and the super nice staff.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Durham, North Carolina
1 review
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012

i loved the fact the transportation was arranged,the staff were very friendly and superbe, The food was deliciousi also enjoyed the privacy in my room although had access to business center and conference hall.Having wifi access was great and the security made me fell very safe

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
    • 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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Nairobi, Kenya
2 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2011

bush house is the best b&b i have visited in Nairobi Kenya, clean,affordable rates,accessible and wonderful staff.

  • Stayed November 2011, 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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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2011

hi there my stay was very good and i would recommend any body wanting to visit kenya .i would say stay at bush house &camp very good choice staff very good clean and very nice people

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  • Stayed September 2011, 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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Additional Information about Bush House & Camp

Address: 1 Silanga Close | Fair Acres Rd., Nairobi 00100, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Nairobi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #50 of 92 Specialty lodging in Nairobi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Leading guest house in serene suburb of Karen, Nairobi, serving guests on budget hotel accommodation with an airport transfer Nairobi, travel safaris Kenya Tanzania desk and Arusha shuttle service. Beautiful gardens to relax and key amenities like WiFi internet, clean rooms, relaxing lounges, Satellite TV and great cuisine, and friendly staff. ... more   less 
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