The Country Lodge is exactly what it says it is.....a simple, partial-service hotel for business travellers. I was not traveling for business, but I appreciated the free wi-fi and full breakfast buffet. They also had a small workout room and a place to do ironing. The room was large and clean with coffee/tea making supplies. However, the furniture - although attractive - was not the most comfortable. They say the street is the safest in Nairobi and I would probably agree. Guards are posted at regular intervals, cars have to pass through blockades, and it is located in a maze of streets near embassies.
The staff was helpful and friendly. The breakfast, which was advertised as "continental", had an egg station, hot dishes, cereals, breads, etc.... The hotel does not serve other meals, but you can go next door to their partner hotel - The Fairview - for excellent choices. In fact, the Fairview was an oasis in Nairobi. Their grounds are lovely, their restaurants are good, and the atmosphere is relaxed. I wish they had rooms available when I was booking. But, if you can't get into the Fairview, Country Lodge is a good choice. The only thing that would make the Country Lodge better would be access to the Fairview's pool. I would have been happy to pay a fee to use this facility, but was told it wasn't possible. Since both hotels are owned by the same people and share staff, it seems like it is very much possible.
- 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