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“Good hotel for a conference”
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Lukenya Getaway
Ranked #1 of 6 Athi River B&B and Inns
Cotonou, Benin
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“Good hotel for a conference”
Reviewed October 11, 2011

I stayed in the hotel for a few days for a workshop. The hotel is located rather isolated. The conference facilites are good, though internet was rather slow (but it worked). There is no alcohol served in this place and for that you need to walk to a nice bar, some 10 mins away from the hotel. I wouldn't recommend it for tourism purposes, but for a conference it's rather good. The great advantage is that straight from the airport you do not need to get into the horrible traffic of Nairobi.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled on business
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Reviewed November 15, 2010

I was excited about my first trip to Africa. I had planned it months in advance. But upon arriving at this hotel, I was horrified. The rooms looked liked a scene from " Dracula ", and with all the mosquitoes there, it may as well have been. This hotel advertises having airconditioning, and a bar, and its supposed to be 10 miles from the airport. No such luck, you will be lucky if its 80 miles from the airport. No internet, no phones, even if you have a cell phone, it won't work, because you in the jungle. This hotel is only good if you have no where else to go, but personally, I'd rather sleep in the airport, than sleep there. I like trip advisor because, perhaps you can save someone having a ruined trip, like you did. People, please save yourself a headache, stay somewhere in town.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled solo
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Reviewed December 3, 2009

I was in Kenya attending a business conference at this resort about 30 minutes drive from Kenyatta Airport, on the way to Mombasa. Nestled at the foot of Lukenya Hills, right at the Athi River plain..

The hotel has a large estate with a few blocks and some cottages in the shape of Maasai tent. Check in was swift. The room was very spacious, though the bathroom was a bit small and washbasin tended to overflow. The rooms has TV, balcony that overlooks nice garden and the plain beyond. It was comfortable.

The hotel swimming pool that overlook the Athi Plains. It was possible to see giraffes roaming the wlderness from the swimming pool or from the conference rooms. At the back of hotel, there were some lookup towers and a nice garden. One can see different types of birds such as the sacred iblis, storks, lesser kestrels etc. A good time to do so is early in the morning.

I spent a few afternoon roaming around the Athi plains-- the hotel provided a free guide. There are plenty of giraffes, wildebeest, and antelopes to see, 10 minutes walk away from the hotel.

There is a resaturant and a poolside bar. However, I was not delighted with the food. The hotel did arrange for us a BBQ dinner way out in the plain accompanied by logfire and the Maasai dance -- that was memorable.

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled on business
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Property: Lukenya Getaway
Address: Athi River 00202, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Eastern Province > Athi River
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #1 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Athi River
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Lukenya Getaway 2*
Number of rooms: 74
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