I really enjoyed my three nights at Cold Springs Karen. First off, the staff is amazing. Super friendly and accommodating. They went out of their way to make me feel comfortable and happy. They really catered to me.
The grounds are beautiful and private. The pool was super clean and very inviting even though I didn't have the opportunity to use it.
The room was huge! The bed was really comfortable and you had plenty of space to stretch out. I can honestly say that the food I ate at the restaurant was fantastic! I was there in low season so I was basically the only one at the restaurant and the chef made me delicious breakfasts and dinners. He went out of his way to prepare my breakfast way early because I had to travel to downtown Nairobi very early in the mornings. Given the location (more on that below) of the hotel, I was really happy to find that the food was so delicious and the restaurant so relaxing.
As for the location .... well, if you are heading to downtown Nairobi this hotel will be a challenge for you. The reason I stayed here was that we were supposed to hold a workshop in the area but it was shifted at last minute to downtown. This hotel is VERY far traffic wise from downtown. For an 8am meeting you need to get out the door at 5:30-6:00am.
So I probably won't stay at this hotel again, but it was a fantastic stay and I would recommend it to anyone who wants to have a totally relaxing and private stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Cold Springs Hotel – Karen is a 9 bedroom property. The hotel offers a unique blend of comfort and relaxation. Set in 1 acre of lush green gardens, it’s a great getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city center. The hotel is located approximately 30 km from the airport and approximately 20km from the city center. ... more less
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