Gigiri Homestead in Nairobi City Kenya is like staying in someones well-kept and nicely decorated house. It is comfortable and you are well looked after.
The breakfast is lovely (especially the fruit pancakes that they're happy to make for you) and the dinner certainly looked and smelled delicious even though i didn't have a chance to try it.
The garden is large and peaceful - a great place to sit and work or relax after a long day. Only down-side is that the wireless internet signal is quite weak and in the communal areas and garden there is no reception.
The house is walking distance from Village Market, most UN offices and a bunch of lovely restaurants like the Cafe des Arts.
The staff are all really friendly and make you feel right at home. I would definitely stay there again.
Very nice residence in a very quite area Staff are service oriented but the rule led by the manager does not leave much room for extra service.
Nothing is included in the price, no even a bottle of water (but the day of arrival) Cash payment in USD is accepted.
I use this as my base when working in Nairobi. It's in the north of the city so handy for the UN HQ, embassies, etc, but not if you want the national parks as most of the close ones are south, east or west and traffic congestion can be very bad here.
There are only a few rooms, most have shared bathrooms but are very comfortable.
Breakfast is very good, lunch and dinner can be arranged if requested in advance (although snacks can be had easily enough).
The Village Market Mall is close by which has plenty of food outlets serving foods to suit most tastes and a couple of very good restaurants.
There are no TV's in the rooms but a communal TV area downstairs, doesn't suit everyone but in my case gives me the incentive to do any work I have pending in the peace and quiet of my room.
Staff are very pleasant and attentive, my thanks to the ladies for all their work!