I spent a week on a job for the UN in Gigiri and chose to stay in the vicinity - having earlier experienced the horrors of a hotel in town: the traffic just kills you! Tara was a good formula. I had a nice, spacious and comfortable room (and the manager added a desk so I could work at ease). The staff are delightful - and Edward the cook is a real chef in the old East-African way. The UN compound is 15 minutes away on foot, and The Village mall is just round the corner. The hotel doesn't push you to consume (in fact, it would be good if they had a menu available for guests in the rooms -- some colleagues hadn't realized that you could eat in the establishment) and can arrange for your transportation needs. Internet is at times iffy -- but what isn't in Nairobi? Overall, a very good stay -- I would go back again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- "Traveling is not always a luxurious vacation but rather a necessity. Realizing the simplicities are overlooked and taken for granted, the inspiration for Tara Suites was born. Tara Suites is not a franchise, but rather your home away from home where you can feel safe and connected. It's a property of boutique suites set in a captivating oasis on United Nations Crescent, Gigiri. In a deciduous vegetated garden amongst a sanctuary of beautiful East African birds you will forget that you are within walking distance from the United Nations and conveniently close to cafes, restaurants, and modern shopping facilities. Safety, reliability, comfort, and connectivity are necessities we will provide. We might just be that luxurious vacation you've been seeking after all. Thanks for visiting." ... more less