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“Hidden Gem in a town notrious for bad expensive lodgings” 4 of 5 stars
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Hibiscus Guest House
Ranked #18 of 217 Nairobi B&B and Inns
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“Hidden Gem in a town notrious for bad expensive lodgings”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2011

We recently stayed at the Hibiscus prior to a safari in Kenya. We arrived late at night from the airport with transport provided by the Guest House at a reasonable price. Despite the late hour we were greeted by a smiling, cheerful and welcome gent named James. Our bags were placed in our room while we registered. Our room was immaculate with clean sheets, firm bed, and ensuite bath for $55 per night. We awoke to an included hearty breakfast of cereal, toast, eggs, sausage, tea and fresh mango juice. While the eggs were cooked to death, the spicy sauce brought them back to life. The guest house is a quiet oasis that is not the most convenient location but the hotel will arrange a taxi but depending on your negotiating skills you can find a taxi in the street much cheaper. The only down side was a group of noisy young kids coming in late that made me somewhat ashamed of my American compatriots.

We had booked the room for three nights but due to a flight cancellation missed our first night. Despite this we were not charged for three nights; only the two we actually stayed. I did email them to inform them we would be a day late but they were most gracious.

They seem to be religious based but aside from a bible scripture on our door there were no other trappings of religion.

At this price point I don't believe you could do any better in Nairobi.

Room Tip: They have some rooms that are not in the main building but are more expensive.
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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2010

My friend I stayed at Hibiscus Guest House for 2 weeks while in Nairobi on missions work. It was a wonderful, relaxing retreat. We felt very safe, the staff were very attentive, the food was excellent. I have been to 5 star hotels that did not treat me, or feed me this well. I will stay here again, and I hope it is soon!

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled on business
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Property: Hibiscus Guest House
Address: 195 Kirichwa Road | P.O. Box 47663, Nairobi 00100, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Nairobi
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #18 of 217 B&Bs / Inns in Nairobi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hibiscus Guest House 2.5*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hibiscus Guest House is a comfortable and refreshing place offering the business,leisure and family traveler all contemporary comforts at an affordable rate. We are located in a serene neighborhood near Yaya Centre, Prestige Plaza, Junction Mall, Java House and many more. Rooms are clean, fresh and comfortable with unique aesthetic appeal specifically designed for guest comfort. We have family room with connecting door. We have 24hr security, electronic safes in the rooms. There is one large beautiful room that can host a group of between 4-6 traveling together at a discounted rate and with shared bath. The place is ideal for guests looking for a quiet environment. ... more   less 
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