I booked this because my regular guesthouse was full tonight and so I am sitting at Hartebeest writing this review. At $35 through booking.com for a private room (higher rate than other hotels) I had arrived at Hartebeest and at 4pm waited for one hour for my room to be 'cleaned' (WHAT A JOKE). When you first arrive, you notice the large I guess it would be victorianish style house which was quite impressive, so they then led me to my room which I was thinking was upstairs but it was around the back of the house. They opened the door and there it was, a CLOSET space with JUST enough room for a bed and a couch in front of it (whats the point to the couch, no tv or anything). Literally was thinking I might be in Tokyo. Wifi didn't work, so I had asked for another room.
Now I'm in the Dorm room with 10 other beds on the top of the house, which, I have to admit is much nicer. However they wouldn't give me back any money ($35 for private and $20 for dorms) as their reasoning was no one else was staying here. The one shower is shared and the one toilet (could only imagine if this place was full)!
The garden is nice, the bar/restaurant looks good and it is in close proximity to a few shopping areas, the wifi is also decent. However for quality of sleep, for room size, value it is not adequate. Look for other similar hotels such as Khweza that offer the same rates for your own bathroom and privacy.
Oh well some more rip offs in Nairobi go figure!
- 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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