I was surprised to see only 1 review for Mimosa Court hence this post.
I used to travel a lot to Nairobi on business between 2009 and 2011- so this post is dated but could be helpful to someone looking for cost effective accommodation on a long term basis.
Eventually the high cost of Nairobi's mainstay hotels became prohibitive and I needed an alternative when it became clear that I was going to need to stay there for a month or more at a time.
Mimosa Court had everything I was looking for. A big, fully furnished, spacious apartment that consisted of 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, kitchen, lounge and dining room that overlooked the beautiful garden and sparkling pool. The apartment is serviced daily and the security provided is of a high standard.
Tasty, "home" cooked meals can be had on the small verandah next to the pool at very reasonable prices at certain times of the day, If you would like to enjoy an alchoholic beverage with the meal you will need to provide this yourself.
Being an apartment you will need to provide everything yourself (towels are however provided). Everything you need can be bought at the local Nakumat and Uchumi stores that are situated around the corner in Ngong Rd, about a 5 minute drive (I dont recommend walking in the area especially at night) so hook up with one of the many friendly taxi drivers to take you around. If you are not familiar with Nairobi traffic, you definitely should not try driving around yourself.
During my stays at Mimosa I often went to restaurants for dinner to be in a more "busy" environment (Mimosa as a whole is a very quiet, tranquil place). My favourites were Osteria Del Chianti in Kilimani and Mediterraneo at the Junction shopping center. The time to drive to either of these restaurants is entirely dependent on traffic conditions which can be bad in Nairobi - so while it might take 10 or so minutes on some days, on other days it can take half an hour or more...
All in all I had a very comfortable stay at Mimosa Court and would happily recommend it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Mimosa Court is Nairobi's premier executive apartments Located just two kilometers from the city centre, Mimosa Court offers a distinctly tranquil environment amidst all the luxuries and privacy of contemporary home away from home living with fully furnished and serviced apartments. Services available: 1. Lift 2. Borehole 3. Generator 4. Security 5. Sheltered car park 6. Beautiful gardens and lawns 7. Free Wifi 8. DSTV 9. Free Daily housekeeping / linen 10.Free Health club / pool 11.Complimentary breakfast for short stays 12.Free Shoe shine 13.Shuttle service at a fee 14.Shopping services at a fee 15.Nanny on arrangement 16.24Hrs management service ... more less
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