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Town Lodge Upper Hill Nairobi
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Second Ngong Avenue. Upper Hill Nairobi, Nairobi 00100, Kenya (Formerly Country Lodge)   |  
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Ranked #25 of 122 Hotels in Nairobi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
1 review
“First stay in Nairobi”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Comfortable, good value hotel located next door to the Fairview Hotel, with direct and secure access to all that hotel's restaurants and facilities. Felt very safe and secure and great central location.

  • Stayed March 2015, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Thank you for the positive review! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your overall stay with us and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a solid hotel with all the amenities necessary. Very safe ( suitcases are scanned before entering). Price is very reasonable at about $130 a night depending on the going exchange rate. It includes an English breakfast with fresh fruit and eggs. Good Kenyan coffee in a mug and friendly people to help.
The rooms are simple with a good shower a large basin with space to put your toiletries. Bottled water is provided every day. No aircon needed as you have a fan and it always cools down in the evenings.
The best thing is that you can go through a gate to the adjacent hotel the Fairview and make use of 4 restaurants and charge it to your hotel bill. Two of the restaurants are outside, either in the garden or around the pool. The burgers as well as the Pasta are very good. So you don't have to leave the premises to enjoy the outdoors.
Safety is very well taken care of. Vetted taxi drivers are available outside. Enjoy your stay! I stay here all the time! The hotel has recently been taken over by a South African group, Citylodge and now is under their management.

Stayed April 2015, traveled on business
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Angus M, Public Relations Manager at Town Lodge Upper Hill Nairobi, responded to this review, 1 week ago
Thanks for the positive review and for your continuous support Mark! We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay and that we are able to consistently meet your needs and requirements again and again. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon...
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Lusaka
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

This Town Lodge is perfect for the business traveller. The rooms are simple, small but certainly ideal for those few hours you will only spend there while in Nairobi on business. The shower had great pressure and temperature.The easy and secure access to Fairview Hotel to enable you to get your meals is great especially as you are limited to food if to remain at the Town Lodge which is only a bed and breakfast with a limited, expensive and somewhat uninspiring room service menu.
That said though the breakfast on offer was great and certainly more than enough to take you through the day. All staff I encountered were so helpful and friendly. The other great thing about this hotel is the location- quiet and very secure.

  • Stayed February 2015, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Angus M, Public Relations Manager at Town Lodge Upper Hill Nairobi, responded to this review, March 9, 2015
Hi Louisa, Thank you for the constructive review and we are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We can't wait to have you stay with us again soon!
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

This hotel is well located close to the business district of Nairobi. The staff are really friendly and reception and check is efficient. The rooms are neet and tidy. Not over luxurious but have all the amenities that a traveller needs. There is free wireless which works most of the time. This is a huge advantage. As this is not a full service hotel it feels a bit deserted at times. The great thing is that guests are allowed to use the facilities of the adjacent Citylodge Fairview Hotel. This hotel has great restaurants, beautiful gardens and a great swimming pool which guests of the Country Lodge can use. The breakfast served is good. The staff are very friendly and accommodating.

What also amazed me about this hotel is that they actually take the time to listen to your suggestions and comments and they do make a point of remembering frequent guests. This adds to the customer service.

Room Tip: The rooms above the breakfast area , 628, 629, 630 are very noise and hot. Avoid them if you can.
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  • Stayed December 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Angus M, Public Relations Manager at Town Lodge Upper Hill Nairobi, responded to this review, January 27, 2015
We thank you for the great review. We're really pleased to hear that you experienced friendly service from our staff and that your check-in was efficient. It's also good that you found the rooms to be well equipped and and comfortable. We're happy you found us perfect for a business traveller and we look forward to having you stay with us again soon.
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Hampshire, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Clean, modern and excellent quality of service. Safe and peaceful. Adjoins Fairview Hotel with excellent resteraunts and pool. Good small gym. Excellent value for money. No aircon so thin duvet needed at hot times with ceiling fan on.

Room Tip: 1st floor as no lift over part of hotel
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  • Stayed January 2015, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Angus M, Public Relations Manager at Town Lodge Upper Hill Nairobi, responded to this review, January 23, 2015
Thank you for the excellent review. It's fantastic to find that you enjoyed your stay and felt safe and peaceful. We're pleased you found us to be good value for money and that you enjoyed the facilities like the pool and restaurant. We can't wait to have you stay with us again soon.
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Geneva, Switzerland
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21 hotel reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Country Lodge is situated in a quiet and peaceful part of Nairobi. There is access to the delightful Fairview Hotel next door. If you have budgetary issues, it is cheaper than the Fairview but you can still take your meals at the Fairview as there is offstreet access. The rooms are clean and functional, but not very big. The breakfast area is above reception The breakfast is good. Both these hotels are difficult to get to in the evening rush hour because of the horrendous traffic. The view out of the window is not great.

  • Stayed December 2014, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Angus M, Public Relations Manager at Town Lodge Upper Hill Nairobi, responded to this review, January 23, 2015
Thank you for the excellent review. We're happy to hear that you found your stay to be great value for money, and that you enjoyed the breakfast options available. We look forward to having you stay again soon.
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Kaiserslautern, Germany
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52 reviews 52 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

2 brisk days in Nairobi on business development and contacting, and the least you want is hassle and naging concerns.

Thus I am happy to have been advised to check into the Lodge. Clean, safe, quiet and secluded.

My meetings were held in other locations, the adjacent Hotel Gardens, which are just lovely! Other than that, the Interconti was the venue for the conference that we followed and all is in reach even considering the heavy traffic.

All at a very reasonable price, thank you, and, Yes, I will be back.

Room Tip: Upper floors even give you a bit of a view.
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  • Stayed November 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Angus M, Public Relations Manager at Town Lodge Upper Hill Nairobi, responded to this review, November 28, 2014
We thank you for the great review. It's great to hear that you found your stay to be quiet and enjoyable, and that you found the price to be reasonable. We look forward to having you stay with us again soon.
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Additional Information about Town Lodge Upper Hill Nairobi

Address: Second Ngong Avenue. Upper Hill Nairobi, Nairobi 00100, Kenya (Formerly Country Lodge)
Location: Kenya > Nairobi
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Nairobi
#16 Business Hotel in Nairobi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Town Lodge Upper Hill Nairobi 3.5*
Number of rooms: 84
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Town 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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