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Kingdom Gardens Guest House
Muthaiga Road No. 1 | P.O. Box 64553, Nairobi 00620, Kenya   |  
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Ranked #36 of 154 Nairobi B&B and Inns
Oakland, California
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“Surprisingly good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Amazing service; comfortable rooms; excellent value for Nairobi; good breakfasts (they even bought yogurt just for me); just across the street from a small mall with at least one good restaurant with repeat value; and near access roads to major areas of Nairobi (including north, south, and to downtown) making its location convenient. In case you are wondering: yes, this is one of those very Christian guesthouses complete with complimentary subscriptions of Christian Professional in every room. If that what you like, then you'll find kind and willing company. If it's not, don't worry, it's unobtrusive, except that you will be likely to be listening to Christian rock or Christian radio in any taxi ride you take booked by the hotel. Overall a really nice place to stay for really good value.

  • Stayed March 2014, 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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Hong Kong
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13 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

Kingdom Gardens is located on the fringe of the city and is particularly good because it has wifi in various part of the guest house. The rooms are clean and hot water was good. Opposite the hotel is a mall with a supermarket plus, importantly, a money changer which closes at 5 pm. One can stock up some snack etc where the selection is good but prices are international price level (which seems well patronised nevertheless). An important tip: One should get some Kenyan shillings as petty cash and for payment for drinks etc at hotel (as we are on a package tour and all else are paid for).

In mid-July 2013, the exchange rate was USD1=1,586 shillings, better than at the airport. But at the hotel at Lake Nakuru and Masai Mara, they round off to 1,500 and worse still at Amboseli: the Kibo Safari Camp charged us the rate of 1,300 or 1,350 (memory fades a bit) to the US dollar.

Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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Muthoni M, Manager at Kingdom Gardens Guest House, responded to this review, August 20, 2013
Dear Monarch,

Thank you for your kind review. It was our pleasure to host you.

We look forward to welcoming you next time you in Nairobi

Warm Regards,

Kingdom Gardens
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Oslo, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

Very nice staff that really want you to feel at home. Clean. Beautiful garden. I was on a work trip related to United Nations Environmnet Programme's Governing Council, en Kingdom Gardens is at a practical distance from the UNEP HQ, still need to take a taxi to get there - not walking distance.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Muthoni M, Manager at Kingdom Gardens Guest House, responded to this review, August 26, 2013
Dear Lise,

Thank you for your kind review. It was our great pleasure to host you.

We look forward to welcoming you next time you in Nairobi

Warm Regards,

Kingdom Gardens
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Yardley, Pennsylvania
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3 hotel reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

In my previous ( first) review on kingdom Garden Hotel in Nairobi, I was incorrectly asserted that there was a problem in newly installed hot water shower system in this hotel we stayed. The fact is that after my review published on December 13, 2012, my fellow tourist in the same travel group corrected me that they too initially had the same issue like I had. However, they went to the front desk. With the help of the staff, they found that the water system actually was working fine after they were shown how to turn on the knob. I was probably too tired to go to front desk. I therefore stand to correct it and offer my apology to the management of Kingdom Garden Hotel for the 'only' negative comment. Even though they had gracefully accepted my review and sought for improvements, it still says a lot about their dedication and caring of their customers.
Also there is some added convenience to stay in this lovely hotel which I failed to mention: cross the street, you will find a new, modern mini super market styled grocery which provided everything tourists need, from over counter medications, packaged convenient food, cleaning agent, to fresh fruits. All are available with reasonable prices. Kenya is noted for their delicious mangos and bananas, thus we were able to load us with packages of fresh, fully ripe mangos from this grocery into the vehicle and enjoyed them along the trip. When you are in Kenya, never miss the chance to enjoy their mangos. Of course, we were pleasantly surprised that every hotel or lodge we stay, we were always first greeted by smiling staff with a glass of freshly squeezed mango juice upon our arrival. It's refreshing, not just the juice itself, but the homely services in particular. And, kingdom Garden is certainly one of them!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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Muthoni M, Guest Relations Manager at Kingdom Gardens Guest House, responded to this review, February 22, 2013
Dear Edward,

Thank you for correcting your review and for the wonderful feedback.

We were delighted to host you and we do hope we will get the chance again in the near future.

Warm Regards,
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

I stayed overnight in this hotel the location is perfect and highly secured. Rooms are very clean and well furnished with amazing African theme.
The Hotel provides a warm and quiet atmosphere. The staffs are all very welcoming and professional. The food was very delicious Kudos to the chef .
If you are thinking of getting married then this the best place for weddings as they have a flowery compound .I felt in the kingdom and didn't expect such a perfect treat .I look forward to come back soon.

Last word KEEP UP THE GOOD STANDARD AND SERVICE THERE MORE ROOM FOR IMPROVEMENT..

Thanks to the Kingdom Gardens Managements n staff .

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Muthoni M, Director of Sales at Kingdom Gardens Guest House, responded to this review, November 28, 2012
Dear Col,

It was our pleasure to host you and are very glad your enjoyed your stay.

We look forward to hosting you again and again.

Best Wishes,
Kingdom Gardens
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

My husband and I spent 3 days in this boutique hotel. the rooms are very well decorated, spacious and comfortable. I was most impressed by the comfort of the mattress and pillows! The staff is very efficient and friendly. The food is fresh and well cooked.
Thank you to the whole staff for your beautiful reception!
Rose R.

Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
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Muthoni M, Director of Sales at Kingdom Gardens Guest House, responded to this review, November 24, 2012
Dear Rose R,

Thank you very much for your review.
It was such a pleasure to host you both!
We look forward to welcoming you again soon.

Best Wishes.
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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

The hotel is small, private & in a great location. The staff are very friendly, helpful & the food great! The chef is very flexible & was able to cater for my strict dietary needs. The rooms are large enough & décor is charming. This is lovely place to stay outside Nairobi's CBD & there is a shopping mall across. Location is ideal for a starting a safari heading North. Overall the property is wonderful & well maintained.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Muthoni M, Director of Sales at Kingdom Gardens Guest House, responded to this review, November 21, 2012
Dear Sush1977,

Thank you very much for your review. It was a delight to host you and we look forward to many more opportunities to do so in the future.

Till then, best wishes from Kingdom Gardens!
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Address: Muthaiga Road No. 1 | P.O. Box 64553, Nairobi 00620, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Nairobi
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #36 of 154 B&Bs / Inns in Nairobi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set amidst flowering gardens, Kingdom Gardens Guest House is an oasis of serenity ideally situated in the exclusive but quietly vibrant Muthaiga suburb of Nairobi. We provide peaceful accommodation in an atmosphere free from alcohol and loud music.The generously sized rooms exude an exquisite African chic style and the meals are fresh and made to your unique individual taste.Our boardroom and conference centre provide the perfect environment to meet, strategize and develop great ideas. While the gardens offer wonderful venue for intimate weddings, dinners and events, complete with the entertainment of chirping birds. Kingdom Gardens is located near the United Nations in Nairobi,The US and Canadian Embassy, Other major ambassador's residences, Gertrude children hospital, Ridge ways and the main thika super highway.Also, with prior arrangements our guests can go to the nearest golf clubs. ... more   less 
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