This Hotel is a about a hundred yards up a dirt track off the main road. It's 12 km away from the centre of Nairobi and this must be the reason why the prices are so much cheaper. The whole hotel was spotlessly clean and the room was very comfortable. The food was reasonable. Certainly plenty to eat at the breakfast buffet. Eggs were cooked how you wanted by a member of staff who waited for your order.
Evening meal was either a three course buffet or "something and chips" type stuff in the outside club area.
From my room (in the Northern wing, which is the most modern wing) I looked down on herons making a nest in the tree just outside my window.
Mosquito nets were in the rooms but I never saw any. Probably because rooms were sprayed each night just about sunset. For those wanting comfort without an exhorbitant price, this hotel has to be worth considering. According to a friend who travelled with me, this was better than other far more expensive hotels he had stayed at in Nairobi
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Sportsview Hotel established in 1986 is conveniently located and reasonably priced. Its central location and access to major transport hubs makes it an excellent choice for a base for a holiday in Kenya.Situated 12 km north of Nairobi, the "City in the Sun", Sportsview Hotel is strategically placed along the ultra-modern Thika Superhighway and approximately 30 minutes drive from the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, it has the unique blend of the tranquility of a Country Inn and all the modern amenities of an international city hotel.Set out in flowery, well-manicured, spacious gardens, it is an especially enticing venue for business firms and professional organizations who wish to host seminars, workshops, conferences and even tour groups seeking unique accommodation with a different but tranquil atmosphere. ... more less
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