The staff of the Southhood Guest House were great - very accommodating and friendly! The place itself was clean, with good mosquito nets, a comfy bed, and full-running kitchen. Breakfast in the mornings was filling, as were other meals if you chose to pay for them (very reasonably priced). The house itself is well-maintained, and there is even an optional laundry service. Having free Wifi was amazing! The neighborhood is safe, with a convenient grocery store and restaurant right next door. It is easy to take a matatu (minibus) into town, but a bit more challenging to take a bus back from town to the guest house. Taxis to-from town cost 700 ksh ($8.4), which can be a bit costly if you don't want to take the bus. That is the only downside I can think of, is its distance from the downtown area. But honestly, the bus was very convenient to take in the mornings. The place has a living room with TV and plenty of outlets for your computer. The internet worked great! This place is used a lot by college-age volunteers from all over the world, which makes for good conversation with others. I would highly recommend this place for either a short stay or longer stay!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Southhood Villa is a modern facility located along the busy Nairobi-Mombasa highway. We have five tastefully furnished rooms with a harmonizing luxury and comfort. The ambiance at the Southhood Villa evokes a sense of serenity and tranquility. All rooms are competitively priced with 24hr check in/out, free WIFI, Free Cable and local TV, Laundry services, 24hr airport transfers, ironing, ample and secure parking ... more less