I stayed for three very relaxing days in June in the Country Lodge Hotel before beginning a 5 week Overland trip through Africa.
It is a really nice, modern hotel with nice spacious rooms and a good bathroom. I can't believe some of the reviews here complaining about the size of the rooms or the spartan decor, i mean really, who cares as long as it is clean and comfortable... which it is. I also don't understand those moaning about the lack of restaurant - it tells you clearly on more than one occasion prior to booking that you have to go next door. There are four great places to eat at the Fairview and a nice pool, all of which is at your disposal if you stay in the Country Lodge.
The location in Upper Hills is very safe. it is about a 20 minute walk to the city centre. The staff assured it it was safe by day so I trusted them... and I had no problems. Wouldn't do it at night though!I feel the hotel is a little expensive though and it REALLY annoyed me when my phone battery died and I was told I had to pay extra to use the computers in the paltry business centre. This is a disgrace seeing as I was paying over €100 a night, absolute meanness in my opinion.
Still, that's my only complaint. It is a really nice place, very safe and a very good option in Nairobi.
- 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