We stayed at Karura House for one whole month in August 2012, while looking for a house in Nairobi. We absolutely loved the place and the family, and could well have stayed on for even longer. At that time the family rented out two rooms, one with a private entrance and one in the main part of the house itself. We stayed in the latter room, which was cosy and quite spacious with a view of the garden and the swimming pool. Apart from our own room, we could also freely use other parts of the big and nicely furnished house: the TV room, living room with fire place, office, kitchen and of course the amazing garden and swiming pool.
The breakfast was always big and delicious, and coffee/tea and cake/snacks were served throughout the day whenever we wished so. In the evenings we could cook our own dinner in the kitchen, and could invite friends over for drinks on the patio. Staying at the Karura House really felt like being at home, not the least because of the extremely warm and welcoming atmosphere created by all the family members and staff. We greatly enjoyed the many shared moments with them and also received plenty of good advice regarding Nairobi and life in Kenya.
Overall, if you are looking for a friendly, comfortable and affordable homestay close to the UN and other Gigiri offices, this could well be the best option.
Pia & Matts
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Karura House is located on the hilltops of the Karura Forest with sprawling views. It is set amidst blooming gardens and is located only 5 minutes away from the UN headquarters,Village Market and numerous embassies. We have double, en-suite rooms. Breakfast is tailored to your tastes with the option of a full English breakfast or continental Breakfast. There is also unlimited access to wireless internet and access to the swimming pool facility and gardens. ... more less