Stopped by Whistling Thorns en route from Namanga to Nairobi on Jamhuri day. It was a lovely stop on a very bumpy road! However was a bit disappointed with the service - there was only one women's toilet available to visitors - and it didn't have any toilet paper, even an hour after we informed the waiters. The food was ok, but one of my pet peeves for a decent hotel is serving that weird-coloured tomato ketchup they have here in Kenya. For the price we paid, I would have expected heinz ketchup or something higher quality than the fluorescent stuff.
Other than that, was a lovely spot and obviously a lot of work and thought has gone into making the place welcoming and a nice change from Nairobi.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Whistling Thorns is one hour from Nairobi overlooking the Ngong Hills in an untouristy part of the country. It is a peaceful quiet place with swimming pool and splendid views and bar/restaurant with home cooked meals. There is a golf driving range, and you can go horse riding or walking. There are plenty of birds and you may see zebras and gazelles. It is a lovely place to relax before or after your safari. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Whistling Thorns Hotel Nairobi