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The White Rhino Hotel
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Nyeri
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17 reviews
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“Lovely b n b”
Reviewed February 18, 2014 via mobile

Despite the renovations going on, it's very clear that once done it will be a lovelier place to stay. Staff are friendly and helpful. Rooms are very comfortable and well furnished. I hope the next time I visit there will be wireless in all the rooms, but all in all it was a delightful overnight stay.

Stayed February 2014, traveled on business
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Kenya
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Reviewed November 5, 2013

Finishing work late decided to stop over, get some rest rather than navigate the 2.5hrs back to Nairobi....first mistake/

Friendly and helpful reception staff. Off road secure parking.

11 Rooms (Informed) are comfortable and the bath / shower mixer eventually brought forward maji moto.

Some additional building underway at the rear

Centrally located in Nyeri town, reasonably priced…

Tuesday night - one would think that the empty ‘disco-bar’ would indicate that the mix of 70’s pop such as Cool and the Gangs; "Celebration" at maximum level was perhaps not the most inspired decision…..would have ordered dinner but could not make myself heard. Not planning to sample breakfast.

White Rhino? This one should be shot.

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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
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Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed August 19, 2013

Reasonably priced hotel in a nice location in Nyeri town. The rooms are adjacent to the bar/ night club which can be quite noisy. This wasn't a worry for us since we were at the bar for most of the night anyway.

The staff are very helpful and courteous, though a bit slow in the restaurant. Food is fresh and tasty.

By the standards set by even more expensive hotels in/ near Nyeri town, the White Rhino is a very good option.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 3, 2013

Just came to the restaurant. The food was great. The chef came out to talk to us and made us delicious pasta. The staff were friendly. The manager was jolly. And life was great until it ended and we had to go back to another central province town.

  • Stayed August 2013
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Nyeri, Kenya
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Reviewed December 9, 2012

The only reason why this place hasn't fallen into the terrible/ shoddy category is because the (old)rooms are nice and the meals including breakfast quite good.
The flip side though is the staff. Service is excrutiatingly slow, some can barely express themselves in proper English and the icing on the cake is the overall manager who shamelessly lambasts and orders these poor fellows all over.
The hotel setting, location, name & history is wonderful not to mention the massive investment that has gone into sprucing up the place lately. I wonder, why spend so much on physical infrustructure only to hire seemingly untrained/ very poorly trained personnel? It spoils the party for everyone.
But this is Nyeri- that's just how they do it perhaps.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Nairobi
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Reviewed August 14, 2012

I have been around Nyeri, stayed in other places and I have to say, the standards in the town are low. Based on that standard is the reason I give White Rhino a positive rating. We only stayed for one night which is not enough to give a conclusive review of the place but based on that night, here are some pros

1. The rooms are lovely, although they could use better housekeeping - I am a serious fun of the wood floors.
2.The water pressure in the bathroom is a plus especially at a time when most hotels are going the "instant" way.
3. Breakfast was ok for the price we paid for the hotel
4. Our room faced the road [and not the bar.... more on this below]
5. The manager seems sincere in his intentions to provide good and courteous customer service.

Cons
1. There is a bar/club in the premises so if you are looking for peace and quiet and you end up with a room near the bar, you will NOT be happy.
2. Do not expect smiles and assistance from the waiters at the restaurant. They did not happen until they saw the manager walking around.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Lafayette, Indiana
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed July 24, 2012

I've been living in Kenya for several months now for work and I have stayed in many different hotels. The White Rhino has the nicest rooms that I've seen so far. It's more expensive than most hotels (comparing to Kenya prices- not US prices) but the rooms are so much nicer. Everything is new and the staff was very welcoming. There is free wifi (which is RARE) and good meals at the bar. I also stayed in the Green Hills hotel in Nyeri and the rooms at the White Rhino are significantly nicer/newer even though the grounds at the Green Hills are nice. I will definitely be staying here again. The only downfall is if you get a room that is particularly close to the road or the kitchen- both can be a little loud but the staff will happily accomodate any changes.

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
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Property: The White Rhino Hotel
Address: Kenyatta Road | Nairobi-Nyeri-Nyahururu Highway, Nyeri 10100, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Central Province > Nyeri
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Nyeri
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 105
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Dating back over 100 years, The White Rhino Hotel has a long and fascinating history, originally being a popular meeting place for white settlers in 1913. The hotel's rich heritage has been complemented by a recent refurbishment and an impressive expansion. The White Rhino Hotel began with 25 rooms, but today, a total of 105 state-of-the-art rooms await guests, offering comfort throughout. There are 3 restaurants with a selection excellent cuisine as well as 3 bars and a nightclub where guests can unwind after busy day. Conference facilities are available for up to 180 delegates. The hotel also provides ample and secure parking and laundry facilities. The White Rhino Hotel is fully equipped to host magical weddings and impressive corporate events. There is an indoor playroom and and outdoors playground to keep the children entertained while their parents relax and enjoy the garden views and have some time to themselves. An excursion to the Aberdares is a 'must' while staying at The White Rhino Hotel. ... more   less 
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