We stayed here on our last night in Kenya so that we could be close to the airport for a next day flight. It truly is a unique place to stay and hard to believe that you are staying so close to the city! The views overlooking Nairobi National Park are terrific with a clear view of the infamous 4 knuckles on Ngong Hills ('Out of Africa' movie). The food was sumptuous, delicious and every meal felt like a special occasion. We had lunch when we arrived, which the staff especially prepared for us, as we hadn't pre-ordered, dinner was served at 630am, when proprietor Alan O'Donovan joined us and he entertained us with lovely stories about the house and surrounds. Only downside was that lights-out seemed to happen around 8pm, we would have loved a 'night cap'! While the double bed was also quite small, we had a great night's sleep in the most unusual bedroom we have ever stayed in. All in all, this is definitely a place to stay while in Nairobi, Alan also arranges a reputable taxi to collect and return guests to the airport ($20 fare).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The African Heritage House overlooking the Nairobi National Parkis described by the prestigious Architectural Digest as " a vision of usefulness informed by the African genius for decoration" Designed by American Alan Donovan, the house is a combination of architectural styles from across the continent. Tours of the house interior reveal the beauty of Africa's art and crafts. ... more less