Kingdom Gardens is located on the fringe of the city and is particularly good because it has wifi in various part of the guest house. The rooms are clean and hot water was good. Opposite the hotel is a mall with a supermarket plus, importantly, a money changer which closes at 5 pm. One can stock up some snack etc where the selection is good but prices are international price level (which seems well patronised nevertheless). An important tip: One should get some Kenyan shillings as petty cash and for payment for drinks etc at hotel (as we are on a package tour and all else are paid for).
In mid-July 2013, the exchange rate was USD1=1,586 shillings, better than at the airport. But at the hotel at Lake Nakuru and Masai Mara, they round off to 1,500 and worse still at Amboseli: the Kibo Safari Camp charged us the rate of 1,300 or 1,350 (memory fades a bit) to the US dollar.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set amidst flowering gardens, Kingdom Gardens Guest House is an oasis of serenity ideally situated in the exclusive but quietly vibrant Muthaiga suburb of Nairobi. We provide peaceful accommodation in an atmosphere free from alcohol and loud music.The generously sized rooms exude an exquisite African chic style and the meals are fresh and made to your unique individual taste.Our boardroom and conference centre provide the perfect environment to meet, strategize and develop great ideas. While the gardens offer wonderful venue for intimate weddings, dinners and events, complete with the entertainment of chirping birds. Kingdom Gardens is located near the United Nations in Nairobi,The US and Canadian Embassy, Other major ambassador's residences, Gertrude children hospital, Ridge ways and the main Thika super highway.Also, with prior arrangements our guests can go to the nearest golf clubs. ... more less