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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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#1 of 28 B&Bs / Inns in Nanyuki Town
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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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Free parking
Free internet
Bar / lounge
Darts
Airport transportation
Mosquito net
Outdoor furniture
Private check-in / check-out
Secured parking
Wifi
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Taxi service
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
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Desk
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Seating area
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Flatscreen TV
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Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Complimentary toiletries
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Mountain view
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Great View
Romantic
Languages Spoken
English, Swahili
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Robyn J wrote a review Oct 2019
Cape Town19 contributions3 helpful votes
We stayed a night at the Soames again this year after our Wildmedix Mountain Medicine trip on Mt Kenya with African Ascents. After nearly two weeks on the mountain camping it was such a good way to finish up the trip with comfy beds, hot showers, and great food at the Soames. Somehow they always welcome us with a smile despite our arrival from the mountain in muddy boots and dirty hiking gear! This year we arrived a bit earlier and so were able to enjoy a delicious lunch and glass of wine while lounging in the sun enjoying the views of the mountain. Their restaurant is always good, and the bar service is excellent. They kindly put aside a private room for our group for dinner in the evening so that we could give out awards and screen a short film we'd made. The dinner
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Date of stay: September 2019
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MarkIII wrote a review Sep 2019
23 contributions1 helpful vote
Close to Nanyuki town and airport. Very nice relaxed bijou hotel with fantastic view of Mount Kenya. Looking for off beat place to stay in peaceful surrounds look no further. Rooms tastefully decorated and comfortable. Food very good with great breakfasts. Cold tusker available! Say no more... Enjoy
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Date of stay: September 2019
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PabloJGT wrote a review Aug 2019
5 contributions1 helpful vote
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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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Date of stay: August 2019
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Response from Phillipa B, Owner at Soames Hotel & Jack's Bar
Responded Sep 3, 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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R_Sammie wrote a review Aug 2019
Nairobi, Kenya261 contributions67 helpful votes
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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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Date of stay: July 2019
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manxbill wrote a review Aug 2019
norwich19 contributions7 helpful votes
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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Date of stay: August 2019
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PRICE RANGE
$115 - $175 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
KenyaRift Valley ProvinceLaikipia CountyNanyuki MunicipalityNanyuki Town
NUMBER OF ROOMS
12
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