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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 #18 of 105 Hotels in Nairobi
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“Safe, secure, clean”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2009

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.

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Countrylodge, Owner at Country Lodge, responded to this review, December 22, 2009
Thank you very much for you feedback.

Clarification regarding the taxis: They are labeled as "hotel based taxi drivers" and not "hotel taxis". This is clearly indicated on every communication during reservations to our guests. Yes they are owner driven taxis but they work from within the hotel premises after careful vetting and with the authority of the hotel management.

Daniel
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Country Lodge
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  • Sleep Quality
    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
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2009

Country lodge is a well secured and comfortable hotel with an excellent hospitality services. I liked the secured environment both in rooms and outside the hotel. The rooms are very good, comfortable with high security. I enjoyed DSTV channels with a varieties of programs including movies, sports, local and international news. Also the wireless internet service is very fast and you can download as much as you can. I liked the place also because there are nearby local pubs and resteurants - 5min walking distance where you can have affordable "nyama choma", beers, etc.... I recommend the place interms of security and general hospitality services!

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Accra,
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2009

I wasn't sure what to expect before getting to country lodge, especially considering their low rates. But I was blown away with the secured and quite setting; and very clean environment with spacious room. Breakfast was great!

The reception was very warm. I did enjoy my stay at country lodge and will continually stay there when I am in Nairobi. I have really fallen in love with Country lodge

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2009

I stayed at the Country Lodge for 18 days on business. The Lodge is in a quite location next to a park and another great hotel. It is in a very secure location and has easy access to Nairobi. Rooms have free wi-fi, a small gym and great breakfast. In addition, the rooms are very modern and secure. The price was very affordable. I will stay there again the next time I go to Nairobi on business or pleasure.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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East Sussex
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2009

We used the lodge as a stopover on our way to the Masai Mara

The booking service from the UK was impeccable - including pick up and restaurant bookings

The Lodge reception was excellent - the rooms comfortable and very clean and the smiling faces made it an overall very good experience - and the value was good in relation to much more expensive alternatives - and the breakfast was fresh and delicious

A safe choice

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Amsterdam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2009

I make reservations as much in advance as possible as Country Lodge is almost always booked to capacity. I have been travelling to Nairobi on business and for pleasure since the mid 1990s and for the last 2+ years the Country Lodge is the hotel of my first preference. These days the price for a room is 100 USD, and the hotel offers excellent value for money: all staff are incredibly friendly and helpful, the rooms are spacious enough, exceptionally clean, and well equipped. The free-of-charge wireless internet service is among the best and most reliable that I have encountered in Nairobi. Breakfast is the only meal served in the hotel, but the nearby Fairview (3 min. walk) has 5 excellent restaurants. The hotel is located in a very safe area of the town, and its immediate surroundings are quiet and beautiful. The hotel also has a lovely small garden. I would recommend the Country Lodge to anyone travelling on business and for pleasure to Nairobi.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2009

The hotel was recommended to me as good for a stop over before a flight back to the UK.
The hotel is bed and breakfast, pitched mainly at business travellers.
It is in the same compound as the Fairview hotel which has a choice of restaurants 2 minutes away.
Fairly new build and seems very security conscious.
Bedroom clean, bed warm and shower luxury after a fortnight in the bush.
Transfer taxi to the airport was 1350KSh ~ £12

  • Stayed September 2009
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 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:
#4 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:
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