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“cosy hotel with very good service” 4 of 5 stars
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Lavington Hill House
Lavington Estate, Ole Nguruone Avenue | Off James Gichuru, Lavington, Nairobi 13625-00800, Kenya   |  
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Ranked #7 of 156 Nairobi B&B and Inns
Nairobi, Kenya
1 review
“cosy hotel with very good service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our family moved to Nairobi in August and while we were waiting for our container with our furniture and other stuff, we stayed at Lavington Hill House for almost two weeks. In these two weeks all staff members made us feel very welcome and they made our stay very pleasant. The cook, Alex, always made breakfast and dinner something to look forward to. We've very much enjoyed our stay and we can recommend this hotel to anyone.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Moscow, Russia
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24 hotel reviews
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We chose Lavington Hill House for a short stop over in Nairobi on the way to South Africa in July 2014. All worked out perfectly, we were picked up from the airport as agreed (costs extra but is worth it as we arrived at night and you do not want to go about yourself at night).

The room was cosy, bathroom had hot water and we had a nice view into the garden int he morning from the terrace. Water in the bathroom was hot and as we experienced unlimited, some rooms are apartment style and very large, or with extra rooms for kids/additional travellers. The breakfast is really a feast, full English and also generous portion of fruits, pancakes, etc. and was (for us) included in the quoted room price. Free drinking water is also provided, the place also has wifi, though the signal might be in some rooms a bit weak.

Matthew and his father (the owners) and their team are very friendly and hospitable, they also organized a driver for us who showed us around for one day in Nairobi.

We really enjoyed our stay and plan to come back.

Room Tip: Rooftop apartment is quite large and cosy, also there is a large room for family with 2 kids on the...
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Lavington H, Owner at Lavington Hill House, responded to this review, 4 weeks ago
Hi Evy

Thanks for taking the time to review us!

You were a pleasure to host during your stay. We were glad you were able to soak some of the Nairobi culture, sights and sounds from Lavington Hill House.

We aim to provide a warm comfortable stay and we are glad you had that experience.

Thanks

Matthew
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Marco Island, Florida
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Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

The Lavington HIll House was an outstanding accommodation experience! From the making of online reservations to our Welcome by the Owner and family the first evening of our 6 night stay. We reserved 3 rooms, and each room was clean and spacious! We were in Kenya on a missionary trip, and while our daily routines took us to some remote and out of touch places, it was a great comfort knowing where we were spending the night. Comfortable, clean and the food was amazing. Service was second to none. We will definitely be staying at the Lavington Hill House in our return visits, and also recommending it to our friends.

  • Stayed June 2014, 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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Lavington H, Owner at Lavington Hill House, responded to this review, 4 weeks ago
Dear Mrs Matthews

Thank you for taking the time to share such kind words.

It was such a pleasure to host your family. The boys were uber cool and your husband had very fascinating stories to share.

I think you are doing amazing missionary work and impacting the lives of rural Maasai and other marginalised groups here in Kenya.

We would be happy to host you again and again.

Warm regards

Matthew on behalf of Management
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Geneva, Switzerland
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

I have stayed in many guest houses and hotels, and Lavington Hill House is second to none. The grounds are well maintained, the house is very beautiful, as they have managed to retain its character through time. That means some might find the decor outdated, but everything is spotless and well kept, which is in line with the spirit of the place. The rooms are very comfortable, clean, everything you need is there, and if you were to need something extra, you can ask for it and will be be supplied in no time. Service wise, it is excellent. Staff are friendly, very professional and very well trained. Attention to detail is amazing. They would remember anything you order or asked for and add it to your next order by default. Room service was extremely quick. Breakfast is a la carte, you can order 20min before you go down they even call your room when it is served. I had a beautiful welcome bouquet of fresh flowers in my room on the first day, and room is tended to twice a day. It reminds me of what hotel service was like 20 or 30 years ago, and is a perfect example of kenyan hospitality. I wish Lavington Hill House all the best for the future and hope I will get a chance to stay here again.

Room Tip: Some of the rooms on the first floor have nice little terraces where you can relax and even eat.
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  • Stayed June 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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Lavington H, Owner at Lavington Hill House, responded to this review, 4 weeks ago
Dear MM

Thank you so much for your kind words.

We enjoyed you staying with us as you prepared to settle in Kenya with your family. We hope everything is going well and you are enjoying your new posting.

We value our guests feedback and are always glad to know that they had a wonderful experience. Its our raison d'être.

Merci beaucoup

Matthew on behalf of Management
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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

The staff at Lavington Hill House really go out of their way to give you a very warm welcome in Nairobi -- it truly feels like you're being taken care of like family. I'm frequently in Nairobi for business and prefer staying in quieter Lavington than the center. A beautiful house, comfortable rooms, carefully prepared meals, and most of all, individual attention to guests and their needs. The staff have been kind enough to recommend great restaurants, print work documents when all copy stores were closed, and find the best deal on a local driver for us. It's the only place I'll stay in Nairobi!

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Lavington H, Manager at Lavington Hill House, responded to this review, 4 weeks ago
Thank you so much for your review.

It is always a pleasure to see you work through our front door when you are in Nairobi.

We appreciate your continued stay with us and how you are always open to explore our food menu and chef's specials for interesting dishes.

Looking forward to seeing you again.

LHH Management
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Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

I travel to Nairobi very often for work and I feel so privileged to stay in such a beautiful house where everybody makes me feel at home. This makes my recurrent trips to Kenya much much more enjoyable. Bedrooms are very spacious and tastefully furnished. I also enjoy their balconies where I can relax after a long day of work. Alternatively I like reading in the house's lush garden! Food is great too; From the earthy Ugali with their delicious meat sauce to the chef's succulent pancakes that I recently tried for breakfast! Knowing that I am going to get there gives me a lot of comfort when boarding the plane in Paris!

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Middlebury, Vermont
2 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Lavington Hill House is a wonderful place to stay in Nairobi. A beautiful home, with lovely large bedrooms and bathrooms in a quiet safe neighborhood. Owners and staff are so friendly and accomodating. A terrific alternative to hotels. More than a bed and breakfast, meals and drinks are available and the food is very good.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Address: Lavington Estate, Ole Nguruone Avenue | Off James Gichuru, Lavington, Nairobi 13625-00800, Kenya
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Location: Kenya > Nairobi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #7 of 156 B&Bs / Inns in Nairobi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Lavington Hill House features premier suites with private terraces offering breathtaking views of the landscape. Furnished with superior hardwoods, the suites combine antique pieces with modern facilities in a relaxing home setting. ... more   less 
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