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“Minimal more than affordable 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 #15 of 96 hotels in Nairobi
vaglio basilicata
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“Minimal more than affordable hotel”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

During a business trip to Nairobi I have been in this hotel. I think that the tripadvisor reviews for this hotel are exagerated and are giving a very high evaluation for it considering the cost. 130US$ per night is not worth for what you get!
It could also be that we are in Africa and the prices are different than in Middle East and Asia, but the price per night is still very expensive for a 10m2 room and a very essential bathroom with just one soap and shampoo, it is too much. The furnitures are nice, no air-con, no frigo bar.
The common space is just reduced to the reception area. The corridor to access to the rooms is very narrow. Overall it seems to be a prison.
They only serve breakfast. For dinner you must move to Fairview hotel, 100m under the eyes of the security people, belonging to the same ownership. It could be good for business people leaving at 8.00am and coming back at 10.00pm, just for sleeping. Anyway the concept of minimal and environment friendly in this case it is only an excuse to make very good money!!

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012

Great place for a few nights business trip. In Upper Hill so near the World Bank and DFID. Clean and simple rooms and staff were very sweet and helpful. Rate was reasonable for Nairobi and for the facilities. The hotel has no restaurant but have a delivery service and the sister hotel The Fairview is a 2 minute walk. Last time I was in Nairobi I was car jacked and robbed of all possessions on my way to airport so don't travel with all your goodies in one place! Enjoy.

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 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 November 6, 2012

This hotel is pretty decent for business travellers. The wi-fi is a little spotty at times but overall it's fine.

Keep in mind you're not in London or Seoul, and can't expect things to be quite the same. (My review is relative to other hotels in Africa, not relative to similar properties in Europe or North America.)

The CL is cheaper than the Fairview next door, so you can stay at CL and enjoy the dining at Fairview while saving a bit of money. Rooms are clean and the property is safe.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

The Country lodge is the small sister-hotel of the excellent Fairview Hotel in Nairobi. Since the latter of often fully booked, Country Lodge provides a cheaper, good value-for-money alternative. Rooms are comofrtable and clean, although occasional power problems happened a few times during my one-week stay. Wi-fi quality is quite alright. Breakfast is small but sufficient, fresh fruit is provided. The best things about the Country Lodge are its gym (very well equipped!) and its immediate proximity to Fairview, with its different restaurants and serene atmosphere.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

This is the partner hotel to the Fairview, which is often completely booked up. It's perfectly good - pleasant breakfast, reliable WiFi, clean and airy with friendly and helpful staff. It doesn't have a restaurant on site but you can use the Fairview restaurants (fabulous) 100 metres away. It's also very secure.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 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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Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

Plus Points:

1. Very Secure
2. Behind Fair View Hotel so all kinds of food available and also great location
3. very good clean rooms, good breakfast, wifi
4. Value for money
5. Bet option for business travellers and those looking for few days acco.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

Accommodation is spacious, built to a high standard and very clean.
WiFi internet available in rooms and large desk also in room.
Very pleasant place to stay with ultra-high security.
Walked 100m down road to a wonderful restuarant overlooking a huge pool.
Had one of the best meals of the trip there and the cost was very reasonable.
Quiet area and safe, so highly recommended

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  • Stayed October 2012, 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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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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