We paid $130 for an overnight, including the airport transfers. Not a good value at all. This is a bedroom in a smelly (from cooking) old house, located in a fairly scary looking slum. We did not feel very safe (not that we are particularly risk averse - we have walked around stonetown, kampala, arusha, johannesburg etc). The room was roomy, but very old, hot and full of mosquitoes. Bathroom was ancient as well, with a precariously rigged up shower heater. Breakfast was basic to say the least...
The owner charges $40 for the roundtrip drive from the airport (about 10 mins each way) - outrageous! For the same price, we got an airport taxi to Kampala - a drive of nearly 2 hours (and gas is even more expensive in Uganada). She pays about half as much to the taxi driver. And to top it all, the driver was late picking us up at the airport - leaving us to try to scramble for alternatives (note - nobody will know where this place is).
For the money, would strongly recommend staying elsewhere.
- 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