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The Cottage - Gigiri
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The Cottage - Gigiri
Ranked #111 of 290 Nairobi B&B and Inns
Reviewed January 29, 2014

We arrived to a very warm welcome by the kind staff, who took good care of us from the first minute on. Situated in a quiet and safe neighbourhood of Nairobi, near Embassies and the likes, it made for a great home base on my first trip to the city.
Rooms were spacious and clean, also the bathrooms, the staff was warm and friendly, and we had a hearty breakfast each morning before heading out.
The Cottage has my warmest recommendations.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled with friends
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1  Thank Charlotte Z
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Reviewed January 29, 2014

The Cottage is a former Villa transformed into a Guest house, surrounded by a nice garden.
There are two different kind of rooms: en suite and to share.
Due to the limited amount of rooms, one can be assured to enjoy great service and a very warm welcome.
The house has a kitchen, which makes especially a longer stay more convenient: one can store food in the fridge and cook when desired.
Laundry machine at your disposal, TV in room or for the "homey" experience in the living room.
Located just behind one of Nairobi´s biggest and nicest malls - Village Market - it is easy to do something one hardly ever does there: walk.
Mattresses are a bit hard, which we loved!

I have to say my 5 points mainly go to The Cottage, because it fills a gap hardly found in Nairobi - if you do not want to choose between pricey 5 star hotels or shabby "3" star places, this is the perfect place to go!

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  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled on business
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3  Thank Pakatika
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Reviewed January 26, 2014

I stayed at the cottage for 3 nights and I must admit it gave me a feeling of home away from home, the service was great the rooms clean and the breakfast was delicious. Something that I also liked was how esy it was to get around from the cottage. If you are in Nairobi and looking for a place to stay this is definately the place to go.

Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
5  Thank Rugene
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Reviewed January 23, 2014

Stayed at the cottage for two weeks, its a beautiful place, loved the food, the staff were friendly WiFi enabled me to continue with work while away from the office.

I would recommend The Cottage, if you are in Kenya for business or leisure

Keep up the good work

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled on business
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3  Thank Alice K
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Additional Information about The Cottage - Gigiri

Address: 74 UN Crescent, Gigiri | 42 Gigiri Court, Nairobi 00100, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Nairobi > Highridge
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #111 of 290 B&Bs / Inns in Nairobi
Price Range: $78 - $96 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Cottage - Gigiri 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Cottage Guest House is an ultra modern B&B focused on providing international standards for the business, leisure and transit traveller. We pride ourselves in providing high quality, unrivaled value and superior comfort; elements that can be felt throughout our ambiance, amenities and services. Ideally located in the same vicinity as the UN offices, a host of international embassies & mall. ... more   less 
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