Country Lodge is an above average property. Very safe with guards everywhere and tightly controlled security within the hotel (via passcards to get into every new area). USD 4-5 taxi ride to city center nearby, but still far enough away to be very quiet. Breakfast was excellent, both in content and presentation and the breakfast area was bright and airy. No fridge in the room and a tiny TV (circa 1985).Wifi was adequate, but on the slow side. The double room was spacious. Weird bathroom (sliding door, not great nor soundproof if you're travelling with someone else!) with large shower only. My one pet peeve was the taxis outside the hotel. The hotel (and sister hotel, Fairview) label them as "hotel taxis" when in fact they are independent contractors. So, to arrange for a halfday taxi, you had to speak to the taxi drivers individually. Quotes ranged from 5,000 to 8,000 shillings for the same itinerary. To see the baby elephants and the giraffe center is about a 30 minute ride. Then 45 minutes to the city center and 10 minutes back to the hotel.
- 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