I was very disappointed with South hood guest house, which we chose on the basis of the very positive reviews on Trip Adviser. I can't believe that it is ranked so highly - at the time of booking it was number 4 out of over 100 in Nairobi. If this is number 4 I dread to think what the rest are like!
Despite what other reviewers have said, it is located in a poor area that is not pleasant at all.
Our room was very small with a window that looked into an inner court yard. The bed was uncomfortable with a hollow in middle - just as well my husband and I like being close as we rolled into each other all night. The furnishings are shabby and I did not like the feel of the place at all.
The owner Gladys was attentive, however her helpfulness verged on being over controlling to the extent of telling us where and when we were to be picked up by the taxi driver for our return from a trip into the city - she did not want us to negotiate this ourselves with the driver - which was a bit irritating to say the least.
We had an early flight the following morning and breakfast consisted of toast and margarine - we had to ask for some jam, and hot water mixed with milk to make tea - it was pretty disgusting really.
All in all I think this place is very over rated as a guest house, it's ok as backpacker type accommodation and fine possibly for an overnight stay as it is close to the airport, but I would not chose to stay here again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Southhood Villa is a modern facility located along the busy Nairobi-Mombasa highway. We have five tastefully furnished rooms with a harmonizing luxury and comfort. The ambiance at the Southhood Villa evokes a sense of serenity and tranquility. All rooms are competitively priced with 24hr check in/out, free WIFI, Free Cable and local TV, Laundry services, 24hr airport transfers, ironing, ample and secure parking ... more less