This is a very good hotel for an overnight stay. It has a nice garden, with pool, nice terrace restaurant with very good food and service and also a pizza bar (which we haven't tried out). The terrace is very quiet so you can relax having a drink near the pool, or in the garden.
You have all you need in the hotel or next to it (shops, food, drink, exchange).
The rooms are large and we had a king size bad which was very comfortable.
The location of the hotel is very good if you are going for the Masai Mara game reserve, but very poor for all other destinations, including airport, the day trips or for the safari in other parks (like Amboseli). The transfer form the airport to the hotel will take usually over 1 hour, and this is because you have to go from one part of Nairobi into the other right through the centre of the city which is a nightmare from the traffic point of view. The same happens if you want to go into a half day trip (like elephant orphanage or giraffe centre), you will spend most of the day in traffic.
Regarding the half day trip, we booked it right there, and we choose the Giraffe centre. The giraffe centre it self does not worth the effort of going there, but there is the Mamba village, which can be visited if you go to the giraffe centre which make the day complete. We also, on our way back visited Nairobi, so in the end it was a very nice half day spent.
Other that its location, the hotel is very good.
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