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“Clean, comfortable hotel” 5 of 5 stars
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3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   2nd Ngong Avenue | Upper Hill, PO Box 40842, Nairobi 00100, Kenya   |  
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Ranked #17 of 103 Hotels in Nairobi
Hanover, New Hampshire
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“Clean, comfortable hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

I stayed at Country Lodge for over two weeks and was very happy with the hotel. The rooms are simply decorated and very clean. The security is great (cameras in the halls and a different key for each hall). The multi-use outlets are also very convenient. Breakfast is good and after 10am the breakfast area is no longer used so you can relax there and even borrow wine glasses and plates if you'd like. There are also tables in the garden area. The staff was very friendly and helpful. There is a bank with an ATM a two minute walk away.

The amenities at the Fairview are very convenient and we ate most of our meals at one of their four restaurants. They don't offer wine by the glass, but have a great bottle selection and allow you to take away an unfinished bottle. We also used the travel company at the Fairview. Note that you have to pay to use the pool or lounge chairs, but can relax and do work at the poolside restaurant.

The only drawbacks were that there was no fridge in the room (though there is a common one downstairs) and you have to borrow the hair dryer from the front desk and return it every morning.

Room Tip: Rooms next to the gym can be loud.
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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    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
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

A nice, clean hotel in the centre of Nairobi. A lot of security outside with securitymen, cameras and big bars before you can come in. Small rooms with a good shower and toilet. Big beautifull gardens outside with serveral restaurants, another hotel and a pool. The Country Lodge itself is not very cosy but okay for a businesstrip.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

Simple, uncomplicated hotel. With basic, clean and practical needs taken care off. its in a great area, with great restuarants nearby at the Fairview hotel next door. especially practical is the interlinking corridor to the Fairview hotel pool area. Staff are helpful and approachable.

Room Tip: dont choose one facing the parking lot, the taxi drivers will keep you up with talking through the n...
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

I stayed here for two weeks while teaching at Strathmore University. So much positive about the place – impeccably clean, surprisingly quiet, simple attractive rooms with all the amenities I needed to both work and sleep, comprehensive complimentary breakfast, exceptionally approachable staff willing to help immediately with any problems, access to a forested rabbit’s warren of five restaurants associated with the Fairview Hotel, good TV access, good if not super fast internet access – all for a very reasonable rate. I recommend the Country Lodge without hesitation.

  • Stayed November 2013, 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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Kingston, Jamaica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

The Country Lodge is a great spot for a business conference in Nairobi. The location is very safe, the grounds are spotless and the staff is excellent - very helpful and friendly, always anticipating your needs. We used the mini conference room for seven days and it's ideal for a meeting of ten or under. However there are other, larger conference rooms with the capacity to accommodate larger numbers. The hotel only serves breakfast (first-class breakfast) but don't worry about your other meals because guests have direct access to four upscale and (very satisfying) dining experiences at the adjoining Fairview Hotel. But if you want room service, there's a fair range of offerings at good prices.

The decor is modern eclectic art -doesn't look like a country lodge actually-very clean, comfortable rooms with TV, wi-fi, hot water and coffee/tea facilities. There's also a chill-out space in the cute gardens and two moderately equipped gyms. Nice space to be....and it helps that guests have full access to the fabulous Fairview just next door.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

Having stayed before, the Country Lodge is still a place I would recommend to friends as a stop over. Booking by e mail was easy and when I arrived check in only took 5 minutes.
The beds are comfy, room is clean and plenty large enough for a couple so huge for me as a single. Even at 23:00 there was hot water in the shower after setting off from Edinburgh at 04:00. The breakfast area was also nicely set out and the food very acceptable, with a selection for all.
The only issue that some travellers may have is that there is no lift to the upper floors so if not so fit may have to request a ground floor room though I do not know if that is an option.
There are taxi's inside the hotel compound, it cost 800 KS to go to Wilson Airport.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

We stayed there twice, one week apart. Registration and checking-out could not have been more efficient. Staff are friendly and caring. Rooms are spacious with no superfluous luxury. Everything was very clean and in good working order. Breakfast had a good variety, including fresh fruits and sushis.

Room Tip: No lifts, so lower floor is best
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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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 ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Best Value Hotel in Nairobi
#11 Business Hotel in Nairobi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Country Lodge 3.5*
Number of rooms: 84
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

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