I've stayed at Hartebeest 4 or 5 times now, alone and with my boyfriend, and I will definitely go back again! I mostly stay in the dorm room (it's typically empty), though I've also camped out in my tent a couple times. Despite being on a very quiet street, it's incredibly convenient: close enough to walk downtown if you like walking, and close to Yaya, Prestige, and the restaurants that I frequent. The food is quite good (breakfast is included), though I agree with the previous reviewer that calling ahead is a good idea. I don't eat much meat, but they make a mean veggie curry with ugali (not on the menu). The rooms are clean, the bathrooms flush, and the garden is great for yoga. The staff is incredibly friendly and helpful. If you are on any sort of budget, GO HERE!
That said, a few small things could make this place so much better. The toilet seat was broken on 3 consecutive visits, the bedspreads are incredibly ugly, they only have white bread, when I ask for breakfast at 6am it is invariably a half hour late, they've let the landscaping and outdoor bar deteriorate since taking over the property, etc. Small complaints for the price, however.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Experience real African adventure. There is a reason that a stroll into the nature filled Hartebeest Camp and Guest House brings to a leisure and business traveler, romantic pairs, friends and families looking for the best place for a holiday in Nairobi. A quiet moment off-town city life reflection creates such a profound sense of well-being: nature is the great comforter. Embracing this philosophy, we have infused the aesthetics of our old town house with graceful, gentle sensibilities inspired by our very own Conservatory & Botanical Gardens. Featuring an ultramodern cottages and tended luxury tents, and stone house accommodation facilities in our guest house. We offer affordable accommodation that exceeds your expectations. At this half an acre piece of land in suburbs of the Nairobi city, our lavish rooms have been completed with modern technologies and conveniences, and the result is an immersion in luxurious, plush comfort naturally. We are simply the Hartebeest Camp. Located on Kibera Rd, Off Ngong Rd, about 5 km from the CBD and 5 minutes drive on a free flowing traffic from the city center. The camp is located about 23km from the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and 8km from the Wilson Airport. ... more less
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