The grounds really are as beautiful as the pictures! The staff is friendly and one feels as though you are in someone's home, rather than an impersonal hotel. The very best part is hearing the stories of the other guests, at meals and tea time. Each day we met fascinating people, mostly missionaries and short term medical personnel, such as surgeons, medical students, and nurses, spending a night or 2 in Nairobi on their way to or from hospitals and clinics further afield.
The beds and pillows are comfortable. The bathrooms are not the level of a Hilton, and you may lose electrical power now and then, but I still give the Mennonite Guest House 5 stars; my stay here was one of the highlights of my trip.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Amani Gardens Inn, formerly the Mennonite Guest House has a 50-year reputation of warm hospitality and quiet gardens. Located in Westlands, our guest house is situated conveniently close to major shopping malls, banking centers, and restaurants, yet the place still retains the feel of a retreat in the countryside with our old English-style buildings and ancient trees. You can spend the morning quietly reading under a 100-year old jacaranda tree, or hop in a taxi and be exploring down town a few minutes later. Amani means peace in Swahili which is a distinctive of the Mennonites. We hope you will find our gardens a peaceful oasis in the middle of a bustling city. Amani means peace in Kiswahili. Spacious gardens, friendly staff, and traditional American food bring our guests back again and again. Amani Gardens is under the Mennonite Board of East Africa. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Mennonite Guesthouse Hotel Nairobi