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Reviewed December 18, 2019

This is probably a 4 star place but lowered down to 1 star due to the racist staff.
The food was great and good place generally, however the attitude just waters down everything.
It's really unfair and sad at this time and age to experience this especially in your own country.

Date of stay: December 2019
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
1  Thank SafaribugM
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Reviewed November 4, 2019

You feel welcome the moment you arrive, even before being greeted by the helpful staff. You can sit in the comforting dining room or on the terrace overlooking the garden that heads in the direction of Mt Kenya. Food is really good: fresh, local and well cooked. Wine list is above average. Service is very good too. Impressive.

Date of stay: November 2019
Thank petersinclairis
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Reviewed November 2, 2019

I was there for two nights and they were the best.
My check-in experience was somewhat subpar though. I assume because i checked in at 7pm and the reception staff had already finished their shift.
As i entered, i was unattended to until i went to the bar and that is when the barman checked me in and then directed me to the rooms whose path was poorly lit.

But overall my stay ended up better in the consequent days. The rest of the staff were super friendly, the waiters are very attentive and the service was fast and food delicious to say the least.
And Vincent, the hotel manager.... Oh my, he was the best. He was Super friendly, helpful and so pleasant to be around; Our banter never ended.

The hotel is also very beautiful with art & artefacts well displayed around the main hotel and the majestic view of Mt. Kenya was a sight to behold and wakeup to!

Date of stay: November 2019
Trip type: Traveled solo
Thank Krisprimp
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Reviewed October 8, 2019

We only went for lunch, but we were shown around and saw the cottages. The hotel is just idyllic with a lovely verandah that has a view of the mountain. The food and service was excellent. The art in and around the reception area is very interesting too.

Room tip: All rooms face Mt. Kenya
Date of stay: October 2019
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Thank _shivona_tavares
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Reviewed October 7, 2019

We stayed a night at the Soames again this year after our Wildmedix Mountain Medicine trip on Mt Kenya with African Ascents. After nearly two weeks on the mountain camping it was such a good way to finish up the trip with comfy beds, hot showers, and great food at the Soames.

Somehow they always welcome us with a smile despite our arrival from the mountain in muddy boots and dirty hiking gear! This year we arrived a bit earlier and so were able to enjoy a delicious lunch and glass of wine while lounging in the sun enjoying the views of the mountain. Their restaurant is always good, and the bar service is excellent.

They kindly put aside a private room for our group for dinner in the evening so that we could give out awards and screen a short film we'd made. The dinner was a really good 3 course meal, and the bar staff kept us well stocked with white caps, wine and G&Ts!

Despite our early start the next morning the kitchen staff managed to make us all cappucinos and cooked breakfasts before the group headed back to the airport in Nairobi.

Thanks again to all the staff at the Soames for your hospitality and warm welcome. We look forward to coming back again next year!

Room tip: All rooms have lovely views out to Mt Kenya. A really peaceful spot to spend a few nights.
Date of stay: September 2019
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Thank Robyn J
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