Returning to the Methodist Guest House in Nairobi City Kenya was like going back to meet old friends.
From the warm welcome at the check in to the friendliness of the restaurant staff we knew we would have a comfortable and relaxed stay.
Along with 5 colleagues we were using the MGH as our base for a working tour of the Nairobi area.
The rooms (while not Holiday Inn standard) are great value - and the Bed, Breakfast and Evening Meal option meant we were assured of plenty of good food at the start and finish of each day.
The buffet style meals offered a good selection of food. Breakfast is much the same every day but the evening meal is varied.
We had one vegetarian in our party and there were always god options for a non meat eater.
The rooms were cleaned daily and new towels provided. As we spent the second half of our 10-day trip visit rural areas it was particularly nice to return home for a hot shower - and there was always copious amounts of piping hot water at all times of the day.
In order to keep our friends at home updated via our daily blog we made use of the wireless internet facility.
Speeds are not bad but the coverage is not extensive and you sometimes have to search around for a decent 'hot spot'.
I brought a 10 hour pass which lasted for virtually the whole week.
The swimming pool was a real bonus and we enjoyed relaxing by it when time permitted.
Situated out of town the hotel is in a fairly quiet location (apart from barking dogs!).
The downside to this is that without transport you are a distance away from any shopping areas.
The hotel would be a good base for anyone visiting the area - but it is especially suitable for church groups such as ours.
I very much look forward to returning again and can heartily recommend the MGH as a good value place to stay.