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Nairobi Airport Stop Over House
Ranked #98 of 284 Nairobi B&B and Inns
Reviewed September 10, 2013

As described previously, the rooms here are nothing spectacular but have good mosquito nets and are clean. However it is the safety and helpfulness of the staff which mean it gets a 5 star rating.

I would definitely stay here again and it is particularly good if you are doing multiple trips and using Nairobi as your base. The stop over house is located in a guarded compound that also contains a school and a hospital. I don't believe this security is because the area around is necessarily more dangerous than anywhere else in Nairobi. Just with Nairobi's reputation in general this makes the stop over house a reassuringly safe place to stay. The owner Zipporah is very helpful in arranging whatever transport or trip you want to plan, and she runs the guest house with a small but very reiliable and friendly staff. For example it never seemed any bother to them to accompany us if we needed to go to the shop or cash machine after dark (5 mins away at the gas station).

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 9, 2013

I used this place for like 6 hours and I must say the Stop Over House is a much better place for anyone transiting through Nairobi than any other joint in the hood. The staffs are amazing and very friendly. Makes you feel very much welcomed. And the environment is much better hygienically than one other place I visited.. Overall it's a much better for anyone who use Nairobi airport as a transit point.

  • Stayed: April 2013
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Thank Enoch J
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Reviewed August 16, 2013

We were on a budget, we stayed 1 night in Dorms, it is a room of 6. The beds were very comfy with good mosquito nets. Great location, 10min drive to the airport and a short bus drive to Nairobi Center, very close shopping mall and restaurants (inc a very good African one - ask staff). Hot showers.
The staff were friendly and easy to approach, very willing to help with directions and advice. Good quality breakfast was included in the price.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank josie1992
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Reviewed August 12, 2013

We stayed here for one night at first, having flown into Nairobi, before taking the bus to Moshi the next day to climb Kilimanjaro. The staff were very kind and helpful. Zipporah was in very regular contact and we were collected from the airport promptly and had help boarding the bus to Moshi from just outside the hotel.

The hotel is situated in a very safe compound with guards at the exterior and a locked gate and guard at the front of the hotel. We were escorted by James and Grace if ever we needed to pop out in the evening and they helped us to use the local transport and to visit the Masai market. The staff were so good that we decided to spend another night here before our safari and booked our safari through them. We had very spacious double rooms on both occasions and had a small covered shower and toilet attached to our room. The rooms had excellent mosquito nets and some were being redecorated when we were there. We spent another night here following our safari, before catching the night train to Mombasa (booked again by the stopover house). We spent our final night here having returned to Nairobi, before flying out of Nairobi.

This is a very reasonably priced guest house, which will enable you to access Nairobi itself and the rest of Kenya. The staff are exceptionally helpful and were happy to do our washing for us after we had climbed Kilimanjaro, allowed us to store our belongings while we were away on safari and were happy to cook breakfast at any time you requested it before departing.

There is not much to do in the immediate area and few places to eat but we walked over to the South C garage where there is a fast food place and the garage sells sandwiches and groceries. There is a large supermarket and a couple of coffee shops where the Masai market is, around 5 minutes walk away, selling everything you could want.

I would recommend this B & B if you are using the airport or the train station in Nairobi as a reasonably priced place which will help you to plan the rest of your trip. They will endeavour to keep you safe and to make your trip as pleasant as they can.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank EmSandy2111
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Reviewed August 3, 2013

I slept one night in this place. Although the staff was very friendly and kind I will never go back. We could not sleep because of the traffic on the highway Mombasa/Nairobi. This road is only a few meters from the hotel. The place really could use some paint. In the neighbourhood is nothing to do except a shopping mall on the other side of the highway. We did not sleep and left very early to catch our plane. I paid for a room for my family (4 pax) USD 75. But next time I will pay a little more for a better place. Because there are better places in Nairobi for about USD 100 for a night.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Mello L
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Reviewed May 16, 2013

I stayed here 1 night with 2 others. My overall comment is that it was very cheap and safe, and ok if you're just passing through. We had a twin room in the main building and one friend stayed in an annex at the rear if the building, with its own bathroom, which i didn't see. The toilet in the main building wasn't flushing...the staff brought a bucket of water to throw into the cistern. The water stopped in the main bathroom the next morning. The bathroom was quite old and just a bit mouldy. The rooms were simple but clean and comfortable enough. Zipporah, the lady that handled the booking and organised transfers, was very helpful. It actually is some distance from the airport, but they were very good at finding us, and got us there and back to the airport in the morning in a very timely fashion. Accommodation with breakfast and transfers included for all 3 of us came to just 100USD, so overall it was good value.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank renschainafrica
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Reviewed April 22, 2013

I was coming from Masai Mara Safari and had to pick my flight in the morning and wanted a cheap place only to sleep and have breakfast before going to the airport. I could not have chosen a better place for it.
I paid Kshs 3000 for a room with private bathroom which is very cheap actually compared to other hotels nearby.
The people working there (very young but very professional) were always smiling and were always ready to help and they even took me out for dinner in a nearby place (again very cheap there as well)
Concerning mosquitoes, yes we do have a lot of them but you are in Kenya and need to have to have some mosquito repellents and believe me I had no mosquito problems at all after putting on the mosquito repellent cream. well I used the mosquito nets as well and they worked wonders as I slept like a baby without any problems since morning..
Well the setting of the place is not a five star one of course for the price you are paying but you feel really secured and the amenities (bed, towels, bathroom, etc) are really very good
I also had a great breakfast with everything you need to start a good morning..
It was really a great experience for me and I will surely go there again and will highly recommend this place to travellers going for a short stay or going to or coming from a safari..
Thank you Nancy and everyone there for making this a superb stay for me

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled solo
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Additional Information about Nairobi Airport Stop Over House

Address: Oluvimu Road | P.O Box 16173, Nairobi, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Nairobi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
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Ranked #98 of 284 B&Bs / Inns in Nairobi
Price Range: $12 - $35 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are a mid range Bed and breakfast guest house located very near the Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta airport and Wilson airport. We are less than 10minutes from any of the airport. Our guest house guarantees personal attention for it is small with a capacity of 20 guests per night. Our 5 bedrooms are either in single, double, triple and we have a family room with 1 big bed and 2 small beds. Some rooms are with private bathrooms and others in shared bathrooms. Cleanliness, security, serenity and affordability have made our guests come back again and again. With the ideal location, visitors arriving or departing late in the night or early morning have always found our place very ideal. It is also a great location for guests on transit to Tanzania since the shuttle buses to Tanzania pick guests from our house on the way without having to go to the city center to board. We have business connections with shuttle buses like Davanu shuttle, Marangu shuttles Jamii shuttle, Riverside shuttle, Impala shuttle, Destination and rainbow among others. For those on long hours of waiting to connect a flight, we offer great deals on day room either as a package with pick up and drop off the airport and lunch or just on accommodation only. We are a great place to meet other young travelers and the "young at heart", backpackers and mid range travelers. ... more   less 

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