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“A safe, clean hotel...” 3 of 5 stars
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Country Lodge
2nd Ngong Avenue | Upper Hill, PO Box 40842, Nairobi 00100, Kenya   |  
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Ranked #16 of 96 hotels in Nairobi
New York, New York, United States
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“A safe, clean hotel...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

This is a simple, clean hotel with sparing amenities. There is no restaurant, although they do serve breakfast. The room was nice, but nothing remarkable. The location is great - in a very safe area.

The reason I can't give it 4 or 5 stars is mostly because the hotel is cheap in ways that are surprising. There is no tissue box in the room. There is no hair dryer in the room. There is no shower gel, just a tiny bar of soap presumably meant to be used both for the sink and the shower. I had to go down to the front desk for more soap, and to borrow the hair dryer. Also, even though there were two of us staying, they only gave us one key card, so I had to ask for another. If they just fixed these things, this hotel would get my 4 star rating.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012

I recently spent three separate one-night stays at the Country Lodge and was very happy with the accomodations. The rooms and decor are basic, with clean lines and blond wood. The showers are excellent with hot water and plentiful pressure. My rooms were all on courtyard side so it was quiet even with the windows wide open for ventilation. Cleanliness is excellent. The breakfast is plentiful and served in a very nice dining area. Having the Fairview's restaurants right next door is very convenient. Service was kind, though perhaps not as outgoing as it could be. Returning for my second and third stays I was offered a warm welcome back, however. And I was thoroughly surprised on my third stay, which happened to be my birthday, to be presented with cake and a card. This was a very unexpected and thoughtful touch and really made my day.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012

Modern, clean, comfortable hotel. No air con so if you are travelling in the summer, might be a little uncomfortable but perfect for travelling in August. While not as cheap as it once was, well priced by Nairobi standards and neighbouring Fairview hotel provides good eateries for lunch and dinner.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2012

The stay was a stop over for safari.
Good clean arrangements .
Very vacation hotel, no locals , only people on holiday.
Lovely kind people, gracious and helpful.
No place to eat had to leave the hotel for dinner, nice breakfast.
Nice air flow, I was there after the rainy season, and it was a cooler season, probably gets too hot during summer with no air conditioning.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

Location: The location seemed to be okay, however it was near government offices and a prison was down the road I believe. Because of this security was very tight and you always felt safe and taken cafe of. You were always checked up on to make sure everything was alright.

Breakfast: There was a lot of fruit to choose from, omelet options, cereal, yogurt, bacon, and many choices to start the day off well. This was the only meal included in the price of the hotel but you could always walk to the other hotels nearby for lunch/dinner which were very close and security was tight there also.

Rooms: Our room was clean, rubbish emptied every day, beds made, and was kept clean without any problems. There was a reliable safe and the room temperature was comfortable. We did use the fan on the ceiling often and that cooled us down if we were too hot.

There was reliable and reasonable internet and the hotel staff was very helpful in setting up a taxi service for us for the day to get to various attractions we wanted to do, and they were always looking out for us to help us however they can.

Room Tip: The hotel seemed to be quiet no matter what room you have in there.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2012

Given the price, the hotel was mediocre. Rooms were OK, but lacked ventilation. They were hot. It was also noisy. We did like the breakfast with lots of options and plenty of fresh fruit. No dinner options so you must taxi to another location.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2012

We could not recommend this highly enough. Very clean, great service, safe and totally reliable. If you are feeling extravagant you can eat superbly at the next door Fairview Hotel. We stayed twice a week apart and they looked after our luggage in our absence.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Country Lodge

Address: 2nd Ngong Avenue | Upper Hill, PO Box 40842, Nairobi 00100, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Nairobi
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Best Value Hotel in Nairobi
#10 Business Hotel in Nairobi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Country lodge- Nairobi's most popular limited service hotel(bed and breakfast). It has eighty four rooms designed for the business traveller with unbeatable rates that offers true value for money without compromising on service delivery and comfort. Our room rates include bed, breakfast, wifi and all taxes. Located in Nairobi's upper hill, the hotel provides a peaceful, quiet and safe environment. ... more   less 
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Country Hotel Nairobi

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