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“Perfect. Huge rooms. Amazing grounds.” 5 of 5 stars
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Purdy Arms
61 Marula Lane | Karen, Nairobi 00502, Kenya   |  
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Ranked #5 of 153 Nairobi B&B and Inns
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“Perfect. Huge rooms. Amazing grounds.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013 via mobile

Fabulous place to stay in the beautiful Karen district if Nairobi. I couldn't believe how huge my suite was, the balcony looks onto the amazing grounds, nice touches, comfy bed and the biggest bathroom I've seen! Great value for money. There's a lovely outside area of the bar and restaurant, great food, lovely staff and incredible service - especially the room staff - just loved finding my bed had been warmed with a hot water bottle!
Will definitely be back whether it's business or pleasure and will be sure to recommend too.
Thanks.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Barcelona, Spain
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

Beautiful place!
Homelike service, very warm and comfy. Amazing garden with such a playground for kids!
Do not miss sundays buffet. Perfect for a family day..
I've heard there's new menu coming up soon

Definetly highly recomended!

Room Tip: Chui Suit was so comfy and charmmy!
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013 via mobile

Wonderful friendly staff, clean rooms, poplar restaurant and bar - definitely worth visiting. Children's playground area in the lawns within view of the restaurant verandah, and a popular Sunday gathering place.

Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

For the best welcome and convivial company don't miss the Purdy Arms.

Untold acres with huge views of the Ngong Hills, the Purdy offers you great meals and company on one of the largest plots in all of Karen, great for business and private stays.

And never pass up the samozas, the tomato and brie are the best in town.

Room Tip: Twiga all the way, the bath is amazing!
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

Beautiful surroundings, attentive florescent staff and the food is good. Most importantly the Tusker is always cold! Frequented by locals and visitors alike, the atmosphere ranges from chilled to dancing on tables. the duke box is great (if the owner will let you get there first) and the guest art work is never disappointing.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Purdy Arms

Address: 61 Marula Lane | Karen, Nairobi 00502, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Nairobi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 153 B&Bs / Inns in Nairobi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set in 23 acres of Karen, a leafy suburb twenty kilometers Southwest of Nairobi, lies the Purdy Arms. With a view of the famed knuckled ridge of the Ngong Hills ("I had a farm in Africa, at the foot of the Ngong Hills" – Karen Blixen, Out of Africa), it is a relaxing place to stay. ... more   less 
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