Hotel recommendation in Nairobi

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Dec 19th, 2011, 05:44 PM
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Hotel recommendation in Nairobi

Can anyone recommend a hotel in Nairobi, in the $100.00 range, that is still clean, and safe, and preferably not too far from the airport? We are travelling in early May, 2012.
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Dec 19th, 2011, 06:47 PM
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I stayed at Macushla House in the suburb of Karen for about $135 B&B.

Loved it so much I could have moved in!

It's right next to the Giraffe Centre and close to Sheldricks & Karen Blixen's house.

It's not close to the airport but a real gem of a place in Nairobi.
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Dec 19th, 2011, 06:53 PM
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I always stay at Macushla, excellent value.
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Dec 20th, 2011, 02:24 AM
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Macushla House is a very cool and relaxed. The rate is about USD 130 on BB.
If you need to be next to the airport then Panari Hotel can also do. I am not so sure about their rate.
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Dec 20th, 2011, 02:40 AM
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I really woudn't use Panari - overblown, fake kind of place with no soul and little in the way of service. It'd really had its day. Redcourt is better in every way, and I think somewhat cheaper.

If you don't mind a much longe transfer time, Macushla is definitely the way to go - very nice.

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Dec 20th, 2011, 03:08 AM
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super nice with more homey BB type vibe nowhere near
airport.

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Dec 20th, 2011, 03:12 AM
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Dec 20th, 2011, 03:39 AM
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I am an American married to a Kenyan and I have stayed at the Kahama Hotel in Nairobi(also in Mombasa) which is safe and clean. Its not five star but you will be happy with the price. It's less than 60$ a night and the local food in the resturant is good as well. I hope you enjoy your trip.

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Dec 20th, 2011, 07:09 AM
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Macushla House in Karen, definitely. Though small with only 6/rooms. Rates range between $130-$150/ppnt depending on whether shared or solo.

As Macushla is small, many opt for Fairview in the City, larger, with lovely grounds, restaurants, competitive rate. They also have their lower-cost Country Lodge, on the same grounds, where you can save a few $$s.
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Dec 20th, 2011, 03:52 PM
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I haven't had the opportunity to stay at Macushla House (sounds lovely) but have stayed at the Fairview several times. It is safe and very comfortable.
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Dec 20th, 2011, 10:45 PM
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LOVED Macushla. We were lucky enough to stay in the separate two-bedroom cottage.
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Dec 25th, 2011, 08:00 PM
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Mvuli house just 15mins drive from the airport. Small but very clean
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Dec 26th, 2011, 06:52 AM
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We just stayed in Macushla House last night and it's very comfortable, clean is definitely not an issue and the staff is very nice. If you like cats, a bonus is that there is a very friendly cat named Mow who roams the sitting room and the pool area. She's a sweetie! You can order meals throughout the day and the food is excellent.

Safety didn't feel like a concern at all. It's in a nice area of Karen plus there's a gate at the entrance and a wall/fence around the outside. There are 6 rooms in the main building and a 2 bedroom guesthouse in the back.

When you say not to far from the airport, which do you mean? Wilson or JKIA? If you're arriving from/departing to another country it'll be JKIA, if you're going to fly to Masai Mara or similar then it'll likely be Wilson. Wilson is about 5-15 minutes from Macushla House. JKIA is a bit further (about 30 minutes I'd guess, but that's a complete guess).
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