Before deciding to stay in this stopover house, we (group of 6 adults and 3 kids) were contemplating to either sleeping in Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta airport or to choose this house. It is because we will arrive at Nairobi airport around 2 am and will start our safari trip at 8 am the same day.
However, after discussing further among ourselves, we decided to stay at this house, and IT WAS A GOOD DECISION as there are no proper place to sleep at the Nairobi airport.
Ms. Zipporah, the reservation manager, was very helpful and always respond to my numerous e-mail. If not instantly, her reply will not be later than 24 hours from the time e-mail was sent to her.
Upon arriving, we were greeted by one Ms. Grace who was very helpful and tried her best to accommodate our need. She even gave us a wake-up call at 6 am, even though I would assume she had her sleep after 3 am (after we have settled in).
In my earlier e-mail I have also requested Ms. Zipporah if she could provide us with halal food since our entourage are all Muslim. She surprised us by preparing us with halal sausages (which I've checked are available in Nairobi, but one have to search and ask around) which we've finished as as soon as we can to know about this. (Initially we thought that it was non-halal, but Ms.Zipporah assured us that she have requested the shop to provide her with halal sausages).
Even though our stop was a short one, we were truly grateful of their good service and their effort in catering with our needs.
The only setback that we have is the low water pressure (Ms. Zipporah said that the water pump was malfunction, hence the water cannot fill the roof tank. She said she will get the thing fixed). The surrounding is quite noisy in the morning due to its location near the main road, but not to the extent that it would wake you up from your precious sleep.
Other than that, it is a good option for transit and stopover purpose.
Just make sure you give your taxi driver the full address of the house, if you did not arrange beforehand for an airport transfer with the house.
- 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