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“Great service, Lovely garden and Awesome Bed!”
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Gigiri Homestead
Ranked #23 of 262 Nairobi B&B and Inns
Melbourne
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great service, Lovely garden and Awesome Bed!”
Reviewed January 8, 2008

After spending two months travelling around East Africa for work, a couple of nights in the posh Gigiri Homestead was just what I needed before I flu back home. The staff are just so friendly, the gardens are lovely and the best thing is that they have these massive African beds with real mattresses!

I definitely recommend it as a safe, secure and relaxing place. Plus they have free internet and it is just around the corner from the UN Head Quarters and Village Market.

Check out the photos I submitted, it gives you a feel for the place.

  • Liked — Customer service
  • Stayed January 2008, traveled on business
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3 Thank JFE_Melbourne
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New York, NY
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Reviewed October 17, 2007

I arrived in Nairobi completely overwhelmed by the crazy bustling streets, people and cars. Driving up the street to arrive at Gigiri Homestead, the scenery changed to beautifully manicured homes and lawns and a sense of serenity. Martha and her staff greeted me at the door and showed me into a comfortably furnished room. I enjoyed a
home cooked warm meal, good conversation with the others staying at the hotel and as an added bonus.. free wireless internet! Overall,
my stay was lovely. The staff were courteous and helpful, and I felt as comfortable at Gigiri Homestead as I would in my own home. The property is located in a great neighborhood, close to the UN and the village market. I felt safe throughout my stay. The homestead also helped me get around the city by helping me negotiate to have a great
cab driver show me around for half of the day. All in all, I whole heartedly recommend this homestead. Nairobi's an intimidating place, even for the most seasoned traveler and it's great to have a little oasis to escape to.

  • Liked — The cozy feeling of being home away from home
  • Stayed September 2007, traveled solo
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3 Thank ckinnyc
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Arusha
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed October 16, 2007

I arrived at the Gigiri Homestead to the warm greeting of Martha who was kind and welcoming for my one night stay in Nairobi. The homestead is beautifully decorated and has an African charm with handcrafted furnishings and incredible food! The beds are comfortable, it is very clean and just delightful for a short or long term stay.

Stayed September 2007
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1 Thank ArushaKimmyb
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Brooklyn, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed October 16, 2007

I was referred here by a friend and will definitely be coming back.

Gigiri Homestead has an excellent location right next to the United Nations, a stone's throw from major shopping centers, good restaurants, etc.

Also loved the free wi-fi, tasteful and comfy furnishings, and the attentiveness of the staff.

The place is perfect for stays of a week or more - you quickly feel right at home.

My advice: book soon. It's going to be hard to get a room here once more people learn about Nairobi's "best-kept secret."

  • Liked — service and location
  • Disliked — having to leave
  • Stayed September 2007, traveled on business
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Additional Information about Gigiri Homestead

Property: Gigiri Homestead
Address: Un Close | Off UN Cresent Road, HSE No. 287 Last house in the close., Nairobi, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Nairobi > Highridge
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #23 of 262 B&Bs / Inns in Nairobi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Gigiri Homestead is a beautiful residence that provides comfortable, convenient and quality accommodation. It is situated within the lovely suburb of Gigiri and is within walking distance of the Village Market shopping centre, UN Head Quarters and US Embassy. The house is nicely furnished and has experienced staff that are committed to making your stay in Kenya a wonderful experience. The nightly rate includes unlimited wireless internet access and a delicious complimentary buffet breakfast. Discounts are provided to guests who stay longer than 1 week. ... more   less 
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