Stayed at the Shalom House prior to a Safari. The staff were all very pleasant and friendly.
The facility is surrounded by a tall fence and guarded entrance. We were with a reasonably large group that arrived all hours of the night - no one had significant issues with getting into their rooms. The rooms were definitely modest, generally clean. I had double room with two twin size beds and a balcony to sit out and look out at the court yard. I had a difficulty figuring out how to turn the hot water heater on - but once I did, the shower ran nice and hot. If you wanted bottled water, that was extra and did not come with the room. The breakfast was great. The hotel is about 1KM from the Junction mall in Nairobi. It was a quick walk during the day - but watch out for cars. It felt somewhat Darwinian walking along the street. At the junction is a grocery store (water was definitely cheaper) and the mall was pleasant with some nice art stores, bakery and places to get minutes on a pre-paid phone. Overall - it's a modest place with a modest price. Would stay here again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Shalom House offers African Hospitality for business, workshops, conferences, seminars and lectures. It also houses accommodation facilities that are pocket friendly. If you are looking to do a wedding, then our beautiful garden with a well-manicured lawn is the place for you. At a minimal fee, you will enjoy high speed wireless broadband internet (WIFI) be it in your room, in the conference halls or at our garden or restaurants. Located just 7km from Nairobi City Centre and only a 35 minutes drive from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, it is the ideal place to be away from the busy and noisy environment of the city centre. ... more less