Hi there folks. So I stayed in this place just for the one night whilst staying in the city of Nairobi. I picked this place because it had good reviews and the price seemed quite fair compared to other places in Nairobi. The pictures also looked very nice.
I was welcomed nicely and the check in was very fast. A nice lad carried my bag upstairs for me and he was very talkative. A small tip and he was away.
Overall, the place is really nice. I stayed in a studio apartment and it was ok. The main room was nicely decorated with a fantastic window which was massive. The views were really good.
There was free wifi which was quite fast. There was also a flat screen sony Tv which had quite a lot of channels to watch. The bed was comfortable and overall, not too bad. So far, so good eh?
I went into the kitchen and noticed that there wasn't a fridge. This kind of irritated me as I had no where to put my drinks. There wasn't a cork screw either or any wine glasses in the cupboards. So I went to ask a member of staff about the cork screw and glasses and she took my room number and promised me she'd get on it.
Five minutes later she returned with a cork screw and no glasses. I thanked her gladly and she just stood there expecting a tip. she didn't get one and I shut the door! I thought no problem, I'll drink my wine out of a mug. I can handle that!
So next, thought I need a shower after a long journey. No hot water at all in the apartment. I'm looking around and I see two switches for the hot water. They're turned off, so I turn them on. I keep them on for the next 24 hours and they don't make any difference. I have to have cold showers and even then the cold water merely drips out of the shower head. The boiler makes a lot of noise but I'm not sure what it's doing. Cold showers, no problem, I can handle that too. I'm a tough British Guy from the Midlands. No Problem, what do you expect for £90 quid?
There is an ironing board in the cupboard, but no Iron. This amuses me too. It's no problem, I can go out with creased clothes. It's all good, I can handle that.
Now I notice there quite a few Mosquito's sitting around on the walls watching me with interest. I can't stand this so I go around the apartment checking the windows and making sure the apartment is Mossie proof. I now get my paper and go around the apartment for a bout half a hour splatting the Mosquito's all over the nice white walls.
I reckon I must have killed about thirty of them. I now rest with my mug of red wine safe in the knowledge that I will be able to sleep in peace. As the sun goes down and the skies become dark, I notice Mosquito's buzzing around the room circling like vultures.
I must have missed some. I get up with my paper and exterminate them one by one. The thing is though, all through the evening they keep coming. I keep killing them, but they just keep coming. I go around the apartment again checking windows and doors, all sealed.
I just can't understand where the little bar stools are coming from. I go to bed and as soon as I turn the light off, I can hear them buzzing around me ears. I quickly turn the bed lights on and see two or three of them right by my head. I kill them, turn light off and minutes later, buzzing around my head. I turn the lights on again and more mosquito's. I kill them and pretty much go through this process until 4am in the morning. I seriously killed over 50 mosquito's and they just keep coming.
At 4am in the morning I am exhausted and my skin is now crawling. I've been bit about 20 times on hands, feet, ankles and head. It's a good job I've been taking Malaria tablets for the past 8 weeks.
In the end, I simply had to put the entire sheet over me. I was covered head to toe in the sheet. I was sweating like mad and it didn't help that the apartment didn't have air con or even a fan. Eventually though, I managed to fall asleep and get a few hours sleep.
This place should have been ok but it's been let down by the fact that the apartment didn't have a fridge, hot water and they seem to have let the mosquito's get out of control.
Surely they should fumigate the apartments or at least supply spray and plug ins. Plus, I killed loads of them and they kept getting into my apartment. I think that massive window must have been broken somewhere as they just kept coming.
When I actually woke up in the morning still under my sheet, I couldn't believe what I saw. There were masses of Mosquito's in the apartment. They were flying around in broad day light brazenly saying look at me, I've had a good chomp on you last night.
I got my paper back out and I spent another 20 minutes getting pay back. If you stay in A16, you will see blood marks all over the walls. This was me getting my pay back for them little critters making my night a complete nightmare.
Should have been a decent hotel, but ended turning into a very frustrating night. I'm now writing this a day after and I look like I've got Chicken pox.
Stay away is what I say. I get the impression that I was unlucky and this place is probably ok, but the Mosquito's killed it me for me.
What a nightmare.
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