The Country Lodge is a quiet hotel in a quiet part of Nairobi where you can get very good value for your money. This is in fact the typical no-frills hotel that allows people to lodge in a clean, secure and reasonably comfortable hotel for around €100 each day, breakfast and internet included.
The staff of the Country Lodge is professional and friendly, ready to take care of your needs and attentive towards a guest's requests.
The room itself was quite unremarkable and small in size, with less than adequate closet space for me, since I was travelling with two large suitcases, one of which was in fact untouched during my 17 days stay. Breakfast provided all in all a good number of choices and started early in the morning, so even in case of early appointments/meetings you still have time to grab a bite and go. Internet was generally good, with reasonable speed and solid connection both in my room and the lobby area. The hotel experienced occasional but annoying blackouts during my stay. There is no restaurant in the Country Lodge, but the beautiful sister hotel Fairview, separated by a metal gate activated by the key-card, sports five of them that should satisfy all different requirements.
I think it is fair to say that the Country Lodge delivers, exactly as advertised, a comfortable accommodation for business travellers: if you are looking for more luxury, then this hotel is not the right choice for you and perhaps should try the Fairview, Panafric or Crowne Plaza, just to quote the ones I have noticed or visited nearby. I now live in a serviced apartment, but if I were to choose again a hotel in Nairobi, I'd probably go to the Fairview, which provides that nicer touch for €20-30 more each day, but the Country Lodge would also be the logical back up choice.
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Country Hotel Nairobi