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Nanyuki Town

Soames Hotel & Jack's Bar

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
Airport transportation
Banquet room
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Secured parking
Free internet
Public wifi
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
Seating area
Bottled water
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
Great View
Languages Spoken
English, Swahili
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I was there for two nights and they were the best. My check-in experience was somewhat subpar though. I assume because i checked in at 7pm and the reception staff had already finished their shift. As i entered, i was unattended to until i went to the bar and that is when the barman checked me in and then directed me to the rooms whose path was poorly lit. But overall my stay ended up better in the consequent days. The rest of the staff were super friendly, the waiters are very attentive and the service was fast and food delicious to say the least. And Vincent, the hotel manager.... Oh my, he was the best. He was Super friendly, helpful and so pleasant to be around; Our banter never ended. The hotel is also very beautiful with art & artefacts well displayed around the
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We only went for lunch, but we were shown around and saw the cottages. The hotel is just idyllic with a lovely verandah that has a view of the mountain. The food and service was excellent. The art in and around the reception area is very interesting too.
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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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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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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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$121 - $193 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
KenyaRift Valley ProvinceNanyuki MunicipalityNanyuki Town
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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.