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“Fun and friendly place to live with everything on site” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Serene Valley Apartments & Spa

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Serene Valley Apartments & Spa
31 Kiambere Road, Upper Hill, Nairobi 00202 KNH, Kenya   |  
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Nairobi, Kenya
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“Fun and friendly place to live with everything on site”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

We choose to live at Serene Valley mainly for its location but also to the professional and friendly staff they employ. The apartments are very modern and they've really provided everything one could need, with a shop, restaurant and even spa on site (alongside the usual gym, pool, sauna and steam room). They really take care of you and have maintenance staff on site if anything needs a tweak. With a choice of three and two bedroom apartments of varying styles this is a lovely place to live.
They even encourage you to use the communal BBQs. The spa is wonderful - what bliss to be able to have regular massages and facials and not trek across town.
We can't recommend this place highly enough.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 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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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

If you are coming to Nairobi for work and you are working in the vicinity of Upper Hill- I highly recommend Serene Valley. It is really the most modern apartments you'll find. All the furniture, kitchen fixing, etc, were new and in excellent condition. bathrooms are modern. One of the only places with 3 bedroom apartments. The staff are very courteous and friendly. Whenever we needed help with the internet, dstv, etc, they always came promptly to help. We stayed there with my 3 children for a month. We were new to Nairobi and wanted something with a very flexible lease so that when we found a perm place, there were no hassles. Serene valley offers this. They also have a decent gym and pool as well as a very nice spa. Impeccable maid service 3x week. The manager is very kind and helpful. And to top it all off, it was very reasonably priced compared to other serviced apartments in Nairobi- I looked for 3 days for a place and saw enough. Lovely evening view of the city from my apartment. The only issue is that you need to carefully consider location- this is true for anywhere in Nairobi-- if you are not in upper hill or the vicinity, don't stay there. It's close to many offices- world bank, Jica, etc.

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  • Stayed February 2013, 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

Having read the review of the business traveller from Virginia, concerning the Serene Valley Apartments & Spa, I felt compelled to recount my experiences, so different were they! My husband and I (both in our 60s) visited this apartment complex while we were in Nairobi for a few days. Although we did not stay in the apartments, we spent a day there and had treatments in the newly opened Spa centre - I had a body scrub, while my husband had a pedicure. The staff were most friendly and engaging, as were other staff we encountered i.e. receptionists, apartment manager, pool attendant etc. We were shown around both furnished and unfurnished apartments, which are finished to a very high standard indeed! We also had lunch in the cafe at the entrance (where again the staff were charming) and were invited to use the delightful pool, which was most welcome in the heat of the afternoon! The building is very well laid out and spotless, and the setting is excellent, given the proximity to Upper Hills, where most large businesses are located. Since traffic in Nairobi is a huge issue, this must be a bonus for the business traveller! As we were there for only a day, I cannot comment on value, sleep quality or room service, but based on what we saw, I would have no hesitation in recommending these apartments.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2012

My wife and 3 kids stayed at Serene Valley apartments from Aug 27,2012 to 1 Sept 2012. The quality of the apartment is ok for Nairobi standards (except for more than a few plumbing issues). The biggest issue for us was the poor treatment in the last few days of our stay. They disconnected the TV dish 72 hours prior to check out and do not care when you complain that you cannot watch even KTN or KBC news... Then it gets uglier when the apartment manager starts to explain that there is a " stained towel" that you may have to pay for ( monthly rent furnished is Ksh 280,000 and they do house keeping and laundry every 2-3 days- so why did they not clean the hand towel properly? you may wonder.. We found the apartment with loose and broken shelves in the closet and signed the check-in review check list, but guess what..on check out the manager told us that "the shelves are broken.. you will have to pay..."
When you challenge him, he says.. " I will do what I need to do and charge you..!"...
CONCLUSION- AVOID THIS APARTMENT LIKE A PLAGUE..

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Serene Valley Apartments & Spa

Address: 31 Kiambere Road, Upper Hill, Nairobi 00202 KNH, Kenya
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Location: Kenya > Nairobi
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 88 Specialty lodging in Nairobi
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Serene Valley Apartments & Spa combines the comforts of home with the personalized services of a modern apartment hotel. Featuring 2 & 3 bedroom apartments and penthouses, we offer furnished for the modern family. Situated in the quiet suburb of Upper Hill - Nairobi's business district - we are conveniently located close to the city center and major shopping malls. ... more   less 

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