The public rooms and immaculate gardens belie the horrors of the accomodation. There were six of us on our tour and we were in three freezing bungalows which hadn't been decorated since the 1950s and had an all pervading smell of damp. We stayed here just one night during the Kuoni Leopard safari and it was also used it as a start point for Treetops. Food is standard Kenya fare - tepid buffet and old fashioned puddings - and the bar prices are extortionate even by UK standards. If you have to stay here head for the 'pub' behind reception where the drink prices are reasonable. And take a hot water bottle.
I will write separately about Treetops, which is a dream.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Idyllically located in the Kenyan highlands 2 hours drive from Nairobi the capital city, Outspan provides a holistic business, leisure and adventure experience. A comfortable hotel set in well tended tropical gardens with rolling manicured lawns and breath taking views of Mt Kenya. Lord Baden Powell the founder of the Scouting movement spent the last three years of his life here in a cottage called Paxtu which is still preserved to date. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Outspan Hotel Aberdare National Park
- Outspan Hotel Kenya/Aberdare National Park