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Gracehouse Resort
Ranked #17 of 235 Nairobi B&B and Inns
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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118 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Awesome Experience!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2014

It has a very homely feeling. A sitting area for every 3-4 rooms. Offer good snacks throughout the day. Being a Jain I was specially offered eggless vegetarian food. The rooms were also clean and spacious. The washrooms were small but smartly built. Overall I would definitely recommend this!

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank virajgada
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Oakland, California
Level Contributor
79 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2013

I stayed at Gracehouse Resort during my most recent stay in Nairobi. It was a good place to be.

At first glance, it's not much to look at. It's certainly not fancy. The room was quite basic and the taps didn't all work in the bathroom, but that's not what was most important : the people. Mary, who was the "maid" introduced herself the first day, and made a point to thank me for coming to stay. She was always extremely nice - and very efficient at cleaning up the room.

The YaYa Shopping Center is next door - literally - and I was able to get a quick bite to eat there on nights when my business colleagues were busy. There's a short cut that makes it very convenient.

It was also very close to the place I was holding my meetings - 5 minutes by car (barring traffic which was horrid one day and nonexistent the next)

Room Tip: There is no lift, so if you are handicapped be sure to tell the staff before they give you a room.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank Marg050
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Tokyo, Japan
Level Contributor
42 reviews
42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2013 via mobile

This is one of the hotels where, the moment you are shown to your room by an unfriendly reception. you think, "Oh gosh, I want to get out of here", but then you are too tired to make a fuss or look for altrrnative.

My room was old, dark and damp, mosquito net didn't close properly, and it was too far away to get internet connection.

Aside from the unfriendly reception, other staff are nice and helpful, and that's one of the two things I can say positively about this place in addition to the location being close to Yaya shopping center.

It's a well located dump, but a dump nonetheless. I think you can find a better place nearby.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank DPrabo
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Khartoum
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25 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2013

Not a fancy hotel -- but the staff was helpful, the breakfast was comparable to the fancier hotels -- and needing to do some shopping at YaYa Center -- the location could not have been better. There is a nice little sitting area outside the sets of rooms -- which provides extra space if sharing a room.

Room Tip: Without an elevator and just a one night stay -- it was good to have a ground floor room
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Loki_21202
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Brooklyn, New York, United States
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 5, 2013

As an american professional who travels a lot internationally I have stayed in a lot of guest houses and hotels - and am pleased to say Gracehouse has the nicest staff out of anywhere I have EVER stayed. The reception and restaurant staff are incredibly kind and attentive - making me feel very much at home. There is a great breakfast buffet, clean rooms and fast internet. Its also right next door to the Yaya center with all the shops, grocery store and restaurants you could want. I will definitely stay here again and look forward to it!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Kellyb10026
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Level Contributor
9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here for 3 days from 15th April 2013. The hotel is serene. Cool. Plenty of plants and flowers all over. The rooms are extra spacious and very comfortable and equipped with hot showers, free fast wifi connection and TVs among other things. The entire staff is friendly and very welcoming and you really feel at home. I assumed the hotel does not sell alcohol as I didn't see any bar within the compound, though I was so occupied to even bother asking. I greatly enjoyed my stay here.

Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
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1 Thank iLaw O
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at sea
Level Contributor
180 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2013

we were booked into this hotel by our volunteer services organization and at first we thought that we had been booked into something that was above their normal standards...but we realized that the value of Gracehouse is its staff. The room we had was very large, with an ensuite, TV and a unique mozzie net installation. In our case, breakfast and dinner were included and we found the menu to be typically african. After our 30 day stay there, we did get tired of the same choices, but the food was consistent, plentiful and good. One thing we did love was the 4pm afternoon tea and coffee available for guests free. We did not need air con, due to the wonderful highland climate of Nairobi.
The staff are the best asset this property has. Everyone from the porter to the chefs to the front staff, to the waiters etc wanted to work with a smile. The day we asked about swimming, we were sent just down the road to their other hotel and upon arrival, we were shown our chaise and towels all ready for a dip in the pool.....this is good value for money and the proximity of the ya ya shopping centre right next door makes it an ideal spot to use as a base while you explore the capital of Kenya.

Room Tip: Ask for a room in the back building to be away from the busy road out front...but all rooms are good...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank Footsac
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Property: Gracehouse Resort
Address: Ring Road, next to Yaya Center | Kilimani, Nairobi 2010, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Nairobi > Nairobi Central Business District
Amenities:
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Ranked #17 of 235 B&Bs / Inns in Nairobi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 45
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