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Massapequa, New York
Reviewed September 5, 2013

After a long flight this place was just marvelous!!! We also decided to do the room with meals. Breakfast was just so nice, organic and they were just so eager to serve. Lunch we had outside, but dinner was fantastic. We even watched some Kenyan TV shows. Bedroom was very comfortable and bathrooms had everything we needed. The owners were...

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed September 5, 2013

It is in a funny location with the driveway over a bumpy field, but we found it a functional and safe (guarded gates) place to convene at the beginning and end of our Kenyan stay. Beds were comfortable and rooms spacious. My brother mentioned the heating turning on above his room as soon as people started having showers in the...

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Cape Town
Reviewed August 13, 2013

Overlooking the nightmare of getting to Margarita House and Victor unable to give the driver directions, ( the arranged driver was a no show), the neighbours' dogs barked the entire night. The light bulb dangled over the bed with no light shade and there was no mattress cover under the ill fitting sheet. A dirty ashtray and empty beer bottle...

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Cottesloe, Australia
Reviewed August 4, 2013

We recently stayed at this hotel as a large Family group of 12. Having spent the previous 4 days climbing Mt Kenya without showering and travelling since the early morning, after providing the name of our booking, my next question was have you got hot water? Victor assured us that all was ready and we were relieved that soon we...

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j_blaze123, General Manager at Margarita House, responded to this review

Dear Sir/Madam, We regret to learn of your recent experience at Margarita House. On behalf of the management, I would like to offer a formal apology and in addition provide a brief explanation to the circumstances that let do the failure of the hot water system. We have a Solar water heating system in place and it was unfortunately compromised...

Reviewed March 25, 2013

I really enjoyed my stay at the Margarita House in Karen. The staff was friendly and helpful and the breakfasts in the garden were delicious. The rooms were clean and comfortable. The only drawback is needing to take a taxi everywhere, but that seems unavoidable.

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Nairobi, kenya
Reviewed February 3, 2013

We live in Nairobi but we needed to stay in Karen due to a late night function on a Saturday. Since I didnt want to pay $250 to say at Karen Blixen etc, I decided, from the website and the reviews, that we would try the Margarita House. We rented the Master Suite, which was beautiful with an amazing giant...

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j_blaze123, General Manager at Margarita House, responded to this review

Dear Madam, Thank you for taking the time to stay at our facility and further still giving us your valuable feedback. We value your comments and we will take them on board and address every issue with the urgency required. Moving forward we will endeavor to continue improving our facility and we believe that our future guests will benefit from...

Sussex
Reviewed October 5, 2012

Potential. Its an often used word, but one that certainly applies to Margarita House. There are aspects of this place that are first class, but also things that let it down. With a little more work this place could be great. First the positives. The staff are great and simply can't do enough for you. It's in a quiet location...

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3Thank JJ_McClure
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed July 30, 2012

This was a great one night stop at the end of our holiday. Rooms were comfortable and staff was helpful. Taxis are required to go anywhere but the staff helped out with a reliable driver. Very close to lots of attractions, malls and good restaurants. A good choice in Nairobi!

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Mombasa, Kenya
Reviewed March 2, 2012

This was our first time at the Margarita House and we were not disappointed. The staff was exceptional - from reception to cook to housekeeper -- they were first rate and they made our stay so enjoyable. The food was very tasty. The rooms clean and beautiful. The pool side or garden tables to eat any of our meals at,...

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2Thank Caryn H
London
Reviewed February 19, 2012

Stayed at Margarita House for 2 days and overall, we found the experience quite disappointing. We were the only guests staying on the first night, and one other couple were also staying on the second, which created a very strange ambience. Despite this, we were positioned in the noisy room directly above reception. The room itself was large and clean,...

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j_blaze123, General Manager at Margarita House, responded to this review

Dear Madam, We regret to learn of your negative experiences during your recent visit to Margarita House. We would like to apologize for the slack service during both dinner and breakfast service. We at Margarita House pride ourselves in constantly delivering good quality service and deem these isolated incidents as totally unacceptable. We have since reprimanded the relevant staff members...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
One of Kenya’s best kept secrets, Margarita house is a budding boutique hotel fittingly situated on the periphery of Nairobi city, in the up-scale suburb of Karen. We are conveniently located within 5 minutes drive of major tourist attractions such as; Nairobi National Park, Karen Blixen Museum, giraffe center and the Nairobi safari walk. At Margarita House we offer professional personalized service delivered in a serene and relaxing environment. Try us today. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Margarita House

Address: Lower Plains Road | off Karen Rd, Nairobi 00100, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Nairobi
Price Range: $91 - $164 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Margarita House 3.5*
Number of rooms: 16
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  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“choose one facing the front entrance.”
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“They are a very friendly hotel for people with disabilities or special medical needs.”
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“Go for the honeymoon suite if you can, gorgeous room, fireplace on a rainy night was amazing.”
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“One of the suites”
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“The second floor suites have the best view out over the garden.”
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