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“For short or long stays: this is the place to stay if you come for UN” 5 of 5 stars
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The Cottage - Gigiri
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74 UN Crescent, Gigiri | PO Box 41915, Nairobi 00100, Kenya   |  
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Ranked #58 of 158 Nairobi B&B and Inns
Mexico City, Mexico
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28 hotel reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
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“For short or long stays: this is the place to stay if you come for UN”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

This is the perfect place if you are in Nairobi for business at UN or Swedish embassy. The staff is super friendly and helpful. You can choose between comfortable, big rooms, or self-catering studio and apartment. Prices are very reasonable. A freshly made breakfast is included. To get to the Swedish Embassy or IOM you just cross the street, to UN (where we work) you walk 5 - 10 minutes. Location is safe, quiet and around the corner (5 minute walk) from Village Market one of Nairobi's best malls with plenty of restaurants and shops. We stayed here twice, for a longer as well as a shorter period, when our house was under renovation and will certainly return if ever need be.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Located in a serene environment and close proximity to major social amenities is this exceptional abode, The Cottage -Gigiri. The facility offers pristine atmosphere for relaxing after a long trip or an eventful day. The ambience is complemented by warm and welcoming staff and excellent facility to make your stay memorable. The cottage is located near the UN Offices in Nairobi and the Village Market shopping complex, thus providing a safe and ideal location for international guest attending meetings at the UN offices and a convenient location for shoppers of both local and international brands. I highly recommend everybody visiting Nairobi to try this facility.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Calm, peaceful and untroubled; tranquil...a break away from the daily routine and the hustles & bustles of life,the warm welcome by the staff adds value to the quiet and relaxing environment, quite exquisite.Danke schoen the Cottage - Gigiri.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014 via mobile

Nice location, friendly staff, walking to main UN offices, also to village shopping center, staff very caring , perfect for work and relax, amazing atmosphere , you really feel at home once you check in, smiley organised management , I recommend it to all UN staff , very secured

Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

We arrived to a very warm welcome by the kind staff, who took good care of us from the first minute on. Situated in a quiet and safe neighbourhood of Nairobi, near Embassies and the likes, it made for a great home base on my first trip to the city.
Rooms were spacious and clean, also the bathrooms, the staff was warm and friendly, and we had a hearty breakfast each morning before heading out.
The Cottage has my warmest recommendations.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

The Cottage is a former Villa transformed into a Guest house, surrounded by a nice garden.
There are two different kind of rooms: en suite and to share.
Due to the limited amount of rooms, one can be assured to enjoy great service and a very warm welcome.
The house has a kitchen, which makes especially a longer stay more convenient: one can store food in the fridge and cook when desired.
Laundry machine at your disposal, TV in room or for the "homey" experience in the living room.
Located just behind one of Nairobi´s biggest and nicest malls - Village Market - it is easy to do something one hardly ever does there: walk.
Mattresses are a bit hard, which we loved!

I have to say my 5 points mainly go to The Cottage, because it fills a gap hardly found in Nairobi - if you do not want to choose between pricey 5 star hotels or shabby "3" star places, this is the perfect place to go!

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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled on business
    • 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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Innsbruck, Austria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

I stayed at the cottage for 3 nights and I must admit it gave me a feeling of home away from home, the service was great the rooms clean and the breakfast was delicious. Something that I also liked was how esy it was to get around from the cottage. If you are in Nairobi and looking for a place to stay this is definately the place to go.

Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about The Cottage - Gigiri

Address: 74 UN Crescent, Gigiri | PO Box 41915, Nairobi 00100, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Nairobi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #58 of 158 B&Bs / Inns in Nairobi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Cottage Guest House is an ultra modern B&B focused on providing international standards for the business, leisure and transit traveller. We pride ourselves in providing high quality, unrivaled value and superior comfort; elements that can be felt throughout our ambiance, amenities and services. Ideally located in the same vicinity as the UN offices, a host of international embassies & mall. ... more   less 

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