We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“The first Bride in Eden”
Review of Eden Gardens

Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 1 more site!
Eden Gardens
Ranked #120 of 269 Nairobi B&B and Inns
Oslo, Norway
1 review
“The first Bride in Eden”
Reviewed August 15, 2012

Eden Gardens was more than expected. It has an amazing garden that is perfect for functions. The rooms are very nice and cosy, and the staff is very service minded and hard working. Me and my husband stayed in Eden for totally 2 weeks and for one of the weeks we had company from friends and family from Norway. I am very happy I found Eden Gardens when me and my husband where looking for a venue. We really had a beautiful wedding, and we would definitly stay in Eden again.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Mona_Nilsen
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

49 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    17
    16
    4
    6
    6
See reviews for
3
17
5
12
Rating summary
  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (13)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Nairobi-KE
2 reviews
Reviewed August 9, 2012

Eden Gardens is totally out of this world....from the warm reception at the entrance, to the friendly staff who were all smiles throughout this experience,i most certainly recommend this amazing heaven to friends who wish to have a quiet get-away without having to leave the city. The ambiance is just fantastic;room colours set to match your mood of the day, breathtaking natural scenery, fantastic pool experience....so much to say i could write all day!

Thanks so much for this magical experience right in the heart of this extremely busy city :-)
We'll definitely be back for more! 7 star service worked out just perfect....

Room Tip: Purple-coloured room;superb for a romantic getaway :-) 100% sound-proof
See more room tips
  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank valerie_ramona
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Lagos, Nigeria
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed June 10, 2012

Enre (the owner), organized for me to be picked up from the airport at 1 am! Even though he was not in town, he made sure everything was awesome.

The price is VERY affordable and it is located in ht posh part of town but not far away from places I wanted to visit.

In summary, when next I or any friends of mine will be visiting Nairobi, this is where they will be staying.

Room Tip: I stayed in a single room that had a shared bathroom. But The other room was vacant so I did not nee...
See more room tips
Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
Helpful?
1 Thank OoTheNigerian
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Kenya
1 review
Reviewed May 1, 2012

Eden Gardens was a refferal through a common friend of myself and Endre, I was not the least bit dissapointed and could not believe my luck to discover Eden gardens, a beautiful, intimate, exquisite and cosy guest house with lots of greenery, a river flowing through the compound and a swimming pool all in an upmarket and tranquil location.

Our host Endre was extremely hospitable, very patient as he waited up for us when we arrived late (at 9pm) and was quick to respond to calls and texts. He showed us around the cottage and was quick to attend to our needs.

We loved the interior design in the cottage as everything from wall paint to furniture was well thought out. It is cosily furnished and we actually felt like we were at home! It has a big screen TV (a plus for all men:-)) cable, DVD home theatre, a collection of movies, Internet. Swimming pool is a big plus and was therapeutic to watch the river flowing by.

The cook made great food as we had an opportunity to sample her breakfast and lunch.

I am definately going back to Eden gardens in the next few weeks for another relaxing weekend getaway. Perfect location at an unbeatable price!

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank aseka
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Level 5 Contributor
61 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed April 23, 2012

Eden Gardens is run by an enthusiastic staff who are both easy-going and flexible. This is by far the value add of this homey, informal little place.

The accommodation is of a good quality for this price range. It's in a good area and it's centrally located (equidistant to everywhere, but out of the hustle and bustle of the city centre.) I would recommend it as a jumping off spot in Nairobi or for longer term travellers looking for a reasonably priced place to stay.

I have been ripped off before by B&Bs in Nairobi (the no-natural-light, sub-divided houses, tiny rooms, boudoir decor, sorry about the WIFI but that'll still be USD100 variety) and I was pleasantly surprised on all fronts by this one.

As it is in the photos.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank ZimKait
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Kokemaki, Finland
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed March 11, 2012

We were the first quest of this beutiful and homey questhouse! Our trip in Kenya was full of suprising and new experiences and our hoast Endre was one of those who made it possible! He has a skill to fix all the problems and create a nice and relaxing atmosphere with his personality. The place was still in progress, but we could enjoy already the green and peaceful environment. Neighborhood is nice for walks and you can easily get a taxi to the nearest shopping center. We definitely come back to Eden Gardens on our next Kenya trip!

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank ElinaTorma
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
New York, NY
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed March 7, 2012

After searching for days and days for a place to stay at the right price, I was constantly given "bait and switch" and 3 day-delays on emails from numerous affordable places in Nairobi. HOWEVER, as I was flying out from the States I emailed Endre, the owner of Eden Gardens, and he responded within an hour! And his rates were better than most in the upscale Lavington area.

I am a frequent traveller to East Africa and I must say this was everything I had hoped for at the right price.

Airport Arrival: Endre was available by text and email even when I landed at an hour late at 3am ensuring me that my ride was waiting for me, and it was! Very nice gentleman eager to help me and wait for me to get cash at the exchange bureau.

Guest house arrival: Endre was there to greet me with a warmhearted welcome at 4am, showing me around and answering any question I had...even staying up with me for an hour to chat since my body was thinking it was 8pm in the USA.

Staff: All the staff was very friendly, and their new manager Maureen is splendid to work with when Endre is not around. The cooks and security are all very friendly and helpful. The cook made to-order omelets, fruit, and basically anything I wanted to eat.

Cleanliness: You know, for the price, I wasn't expecting it to be as immaculate as it was kept - I felt extremely comfortable in the living room, bedroom, shower, etc... One of the staff even perfectly ironed a shirt for me :) The toilet and hot water work very well in the shower.

Location: OMG, this is the best...I slept very soundly due to the quiet, serene location, and taxis to a nearby shopping area are around US$3 to US$6. MY FAVORITE, however, is its proximity to Jaffrey's Sports club where there is Yoga on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, a free to use running track where you can feel awesome running faster than the average Kenyan office worker, and a gym to workout it you want to pay a bit.

As an experienced East African former resident and now visitor, this was the best deal for the price.

Room Tip: If you are lucky, you may have your own bathroom...there are two rooms that share a bathroom, and En...
See more room tips
  • Stayed March 2012, traveled on business
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Robert M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Eva O, Manager at Eden Gardens, responded to this review, March 10, 2012
Hello Robert! Thanks for your very nice review. We are happy that you enjoyed the time with us here at Eden Gardens.

We just wanted to clarify that most of our rooms have their own bathroom. There are only two rooms that share one bathroom.

Anyways, thanks again, and you are always welcome back!
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Nairobi hotels
Nairobi Central Business District
Best Western Plus Meridian Hotel
The Heron Portico
#5 of 164 in Nairobi
484 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Hotel Troy Nairobi
#9 of 269 in Nairobi
87 reviews
Fairview Hotel
#3 of 164 in Nairobi
1,274 reviews
67 Airport Hotel
#39 of 164 in Nairobi
223 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Eden Gardens? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Eden Gardens

Property: Eden Gardens
Address: 26 Convent Drive, Nairobi 00603, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Nairobi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #120 of 269 B&Bs / Inns in Nairobi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Eden Gardens 3*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Eden Gardens is situated in a homely lush garden in the heart of Lavington just 6km from the centre of one of Africa’s most vibrant capital cities, Nairobi. Eden Gardens is a small haven of peace, intimacy and tranquility. With only 5 rooms, it is more than a home away from home.Whether you’re in Nairobi for a night or a month, Eden Gardens has something to suit your needs.Try us. If you like the sound of birds, wind in the trees, and green lawns with a river running by, yet you need to be close to the action, then Eden Gardens is for you. Conveniently located in the Lavington suburb of Nairobi, Eden Gardens has easy access to the major highways and is less than 2 minutes from James Gichuru Road. What's more, the Lavington Shopping Centre is within walking distance where there is access to banks, hairdressers and a supermarket. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with HostelWorld, TripOnline SA and Hotwire so you can book your Eden Gardens reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing