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“Great stay in a tranquil environment” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Nyati Hill Cottages

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Nyati Hill Cottages
Masai Lodge Road | Mbagathi, Nairobi 00503, Kenya   |  
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Ranked #23 of 92 Specialty lodging in Nairobi
Groningen, The Netherlands
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Great stay in a tranquil environment”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

Our stay at Nyati Hill has been a spendid one. Really relaxed, friendly people who do their best to make your stay as pleasant as possible.
For young children (2-4 years old) it can be a bit boring, although the swimmingpool is excelent.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Aarhus, Denmark
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

We stayed at Nyati Hill for two weeks in October 2012. Just arrived at Nairobi Airport we were picked up by Bernard, a very friendly taxi driver. Driving on the highway and the roads to Nyati Hill we saw animals and people walking - wherever you go you will see people walking and wild animals running around.

When we arrived at Nyati Hill the staff welcomed us and showed us around. What a fabulous view – gazelles, zebras and buffalos grazing only a few hundred meters away! We stayed in the Giraffe, Lion & Elephant unit. The cottages were very authentic and with plenty of space.

Everything is very different in Kenya – the people are very friendly and easygoing (hakuna matata!), the landscape is different and it's impressive to watch and hear the wild animals in their right element.

After a couple of days we visited the Mbagati School. We had a guided tour around the school, we saw the boarding school, the garden and the class rooms. Our 3 children attended classes with pupils at their own age - they all had a great experience! With the words of our oldest son: "I attended class 7 at the Mbaghathi School for 3 days. I was supposed to attend a few lessons but I liked it so much that I stayed for 3 days. Some of the boys and I became friends. They helped me in the class and we played football in the breaks."

I attended the class with our sponsor child Sofia. Later we had lunch together with the teachers and pupils - so now we know what kigali with vegetables is like. For some of the children the daily lunch at school is the only hot meal they get. Leftovers were given to children who could eat more. We brought a football for the kids. When they had the ball they shouted with joy.

At Nyati Hill we enjoyed the peaceful surroundings, the pool and the view over the national park. We never got tired of watching the wild animals. One day a giraffe family came by to drink water from the river just below the cottages. Another day a group of curious baboons came very close - exiting and a bit scary at the same time. At night time we heard the hyenas and sometimes the lions. One night we could hear a lion roaring very close to the cottages.

Thank you for a great stay at Nyati Hill !

Best regards,
Brith & family
Aarhus, Denmark

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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Silkeborg, Denmark
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

24 hours was too short on this beautifull spot, complet service from pick up in airport, visit Mbagathi school and Karen Blixen museum. The rooms was the best we experienced on our 14 days trip in Kenya/Tanzania.

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Poulsen/Friborg, Denmark

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Skanderborg, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

We enjoyed 4 days in these very nice and spacefull cottages before and after our safaritour. Our family of 5 had 3 cottages to for sleeping and one for living/dining. The place have very nice gardens and swimmingpool and is situated just beside Nairobi National Park, and we saw animals from the terrace every day. The place is not a full scale hotel but yet very comfortable. They arrange transport for airport and Can aldo recommend a very good safaridriver (David).

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Kamloops, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013 via mobile

This is a great place to relax and unwind while gazing over the national park. Nighttime you can see the skyline of Nairobi. Staff are extremely accommodating and super friendly. Rose made our breakfast special by filling the fridge daily. All the comforts and so peaceful. The cottages are super clean and comfortable. We were a couple with two single lady friends and had two cottages and a main kitchen/ lounge area to share. Was a great set up.

Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Nyati Hill Cottages

Address: Masai Lodge Road | Mbagathi, Nairobi 00503, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Nairobi
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #23 of 92 Specialty lodging in Nairobi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Surrounded by peaceful nature and the wild life of Nairobi National Park the Nyati Hill Cottages are the perfect base for relaxation, authentic safari and unforgettable holidays. Only twenty kilometres from Nairobi you will find the charming Nyati Hill Cottages, as a self contained and perfect getaway for short or long term stays with family or friends. Enjoy your stay in the unique privacy and tranquillity offered in each of our seven cottages which supply all modern facilities and warm comfort. ... more   less 

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