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Soames Hotel & Jack's Bar

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Naro-Moru Nanyuki Highway, Nanyuki Town, Nanyuki Municipality 10400 Kenya
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Soames Hotel and Jacks Bar is a beautiful newly constructed hotel and restaurant, located 7km from Nanyuki town on the Nanyuki Naro-Moru highway. An out of town hotel, set within a 100 acre private property overlooking Mount Kenya. Its classic contemporary style with a clean cut modern look, simply and tastefully furnished, is a great place for a meal out or an overnight stay. In the heart of the main hotel lounge area is Jack's Bar, serving freshly brewed Ethiopia coffee, cocktails and drinks with a good selection of wines, and a tempting snack menu. The cuisine is excellent, serving favorite dishes from all over the world, using the best and most fresh ingredients available, and home-made as much as possible. The hotel has 12 double en-suit rooms, with a double or twin bed configuration, flat screen TV, modern bathroom facilities and a dressing room / work space. All rooms have tea and coffee facilities.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Darts
Airport transportation
Banquet room
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Secured parking
Free internet
Wifi
Public wifi
Internet
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Kids' meals
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Shuttle bus service
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Desk
Housekeeping
Seating area
Bottled water
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
HOTEL STYLE
Great View
Modern
Languages Spoken
English, Swahili
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First there was no one at the reception when we arrived and we were referred to the barman for the check in. Unlike any other hotel in Kenya, no one helped us with the luggage, and the barman (and who seemed to be also the manager) gave us the keys with very rude manners. At dinner time is when the worst began. First, we had pre-paid the dinner through the travel agency, and we had to discuss this three times until they confirmed it. Second, we ordered two starters and two main dishes (for two people included in the prepaid menu) and it wasn't until they brought one of the mains that the waiter told us the other dish was not available... so we had to order a different one and wait for another 30min. Third, the wine. We order a red wine. The waiter brought a sparkling wine
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Response from Phillipa B, Owner at Soames Hotel & Jack's Bar
Responded Sep 2, 2019
Many thanks for your review. We appreciate you taking the time to give us this feedback. I couldn't locate the photos that you mention, but would like to see them if possible. In the meantime I will look into the situation and get back to you.
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The food was DELICIOUS!!!! I ordered a plate of green salad which was one of theeeee best I have eaten. The phrase farm to fork befits everything they served us from virgin toddy to the bed of pork ribs and freshly made vinaigrette. Slurp slurp; forget their staff's exemplary customer service, and ambience which is a mix of contemp and soul; their food was hands down the ish!!
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Lunchtime meal for a family of seven All agreed it was a lovely setting, good menu choice and excellent food but took a long time for the meal to be served despite not being too busy. Luckily we were not in a hurry.
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The cottages are spacious, private. They all face Mt.Kenya, so if lucky you can catch a glimpse of the tip early morning. The staff especially the Bar Man are very friendly. Fantastic food. Breakfast closes quite early & they have no room service. So a down side for those who enjoy sleeping in on weekends. Will definitely be back !!
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Bungalows are perfectly situated with the most spectacular view possible. Well equipped (although bizarrely the powdered milk for coffee was unusable) and very comfortable accommodation. Main restaurant is cosy with attentive service and good food - and the breakfast out on the balcony overlooking Mt Kenya makes the stay completely worthwhile.
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PRICE RANGE
$114 - $184 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
KenyaRift Valley ProvinceNanyuki MunicipalityNanyuki Town
NUMBER OF ROOMS
12
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Frequently Asked Questions about Soames Hotel & Jack's Bar
Which popular attractions are close to Soames Hotel & Jack's Bar?
Nearby attractions include Equator Marker (3.8 miles) and Lewa Downs Primary School (4.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Soames Hotel & Jack's Bar?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Soames Hotel & Jack's Bar?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a desk, and a seating area.
What food & drink options are available at Soames Hotel & Jack's Bar?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Soames Hotel & Jack's Bar?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Soames Hotel & Jack's Bar?
Conveniently located restaurants include Trout Tree, Cape Chestnut Laikipia Sip & Dine Nanyuki, and Carol's Cafe.
Does Soames Hotel & Jack's Bar have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Soames Hotel & Jack's Bar offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Soames Hotel & Jack's Bar?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Swahili.
Is Soames Hotel & Jack's Bar accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.