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The Cottage

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#16 of 84 guest houses in Nairobi
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The Cottage Guest House is an ultra modern B&B focused on providing international standards for the business, leisure and transit traveller. We pride ourselves in providing high quality, unrivaled value and superior comfort; elements that can be felt throughout our ambiance, amenities and services. Ideally located in the same vicinity as the UN offices, a host of international embassies & mall.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Free breakfast
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Mosquito net
Self-serve laundry
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marticolley wrote a review Jun 2023
Panama City, Panama5 contributions
Comfortable airbnb walkable distance from the UN and the Village Market. Large rooms and helpful and friendly staff. Best to book directly with them to avoid overpaying. Breakfast is simple but freshly prepared. Can also walk 10 minutes to the Village Market for delicious almond, chocolate and raisin croissants and other fresh bakeries.
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Date of stay: June 2023
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Trip type: Travelled with family
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Caroline A wrote a review May 2023
Kampala, Uganda3 contributions2 helpful votes
It is exactly as you see online. The staff are warm and receptive. If you are an outdoor person and on a budget, choose this place. I stayed a whole eleven nights and not once did I think of shifting. Will definitely return.
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Date of stay: May 2023
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Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: There's a pool at your disposal
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Husein Hassanali wrote a review Jan 2021
Kenya2 contributions
This is one horrible places to visit with extremely uncouth Ms. Winnie from Reception, Extremely foul-mouthed and rude (we were chased out by being told GET OUT). No business ethics whatsoever. No water on property and you will also be told to pay for water. No lights on property. No working power sockets almost everywhere on property. Individual Rating: Property *** Staff (Winnie) - Staff (Francine) ** Basic Amenities (Water, Power, Utensils) * NOT RECOMMENDED!!!
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Halbchen wrote a review Mar 2020
Bischofsheim, Germany89 contributions59 helpful votes
A nice and cozy place situated in the diplomat area of Nairobi and a walking distance to the Village Mall. The security in this area is excellent and one can walk around without any fear. The staff were friendly and service was good. But a little more maintenance on the hot water aspect would be good.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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seedsedit wrote a review Jun 2019
New York City, New York157 contributions130 helpful votes
Booked for 2 days to decompress from flight; have a swim and be near Village Market etc.Allowed an early check-in. Nice grounds/Secure. Friend joined my 2nd day/same reason. Good news: people, especially chef, are helpful/fetched meds for me;; selection of western t.v.; not far from UN or Village Market. Negatives: my room was behind the kitchen/worst property location (no patio; view etc)/''amenities' were fictional (kitchen/no dishes--even drinking glasses; electric tea kettle w/out adapter required to operated etc. These are management issues. View and negotiate your room on property (too jet lagged to bother).
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Date of stay: May 2019
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Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Thomas D wrote a review Mar 2019
43 contributions36 helpful votes
The Cottage is a well organized, simply run and charming guesthouse. Some rooms are much less comfortable than others so you might want to ask which ones have been reserved for you. Situated in Gigiri, it is in a very calm neighborhood. Personnel is very amicable and the breakfast buffet is nice.
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Date of stay: March 2019
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Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Valerie R, Director of Sales at The Cottage
Responded 25 Mar 2019
Dear Thomas, We thank you very much for your feedback and for choosing to stay with us. We are happy to learn that your stay with us was simple but comfortable. We very much look forward to hosting you again in the future when you visit Nairobi again. Best Regards, The Cottage Team
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PurpleTuraco wrote a review Jun 2018
Durban, South Africa74 contributions11 helpful votes
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The Cottage was a perfect stop for me, within walking distance of the UN compound, where I was attending a conference. The staff were very friendly and helpful, the room was clean and neat, and the food was always fresh and delicious. I didn’t make use of the pool as it was cold and raining, but the grounds look well kept and clean. It was also nice to be away from the bustle of the city centre, but the nearby mall was only a 10min walk away so access to shops and restaurants was easy. Please keep up the high standards!!
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Date of stay: June 2018Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Valerie R, Owner at The Cottage
Responded 10 Aug 2018
Thank you very much for your positive review! We eandeavour to continue with our high standards and look forward to hosting you again during your next visit!
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Tesfaye H wrote a review May 2018
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia32 contributions5 helpful votes
The cottage house has a kind of homely feeling and the staff adds to this feeling. Its a bit difficult to find on google maps but once you are there, you will be welcomed into a home. The whole neighbour hood is very safe, used to walk all the way upto the UN compound with no issues. Great place for a short business visit.
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Date of stay: April 2018Trip type: Travelled on business
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SuzanaA wrote a review Dec 2017
55 contributions3 helpful votes
Convenient for business travelers visiting Nairobi for the UN conference purposes.Walking distance to the UN compound (10-13 min) Clean and comfortable room. They gave me a bigger room than the standard single room for which I have initially made a reservation. Very polite staff. The hotel arranged for me late (2am) shuttle from the airport to the hotel.(payed 30US$) The breakfast could be improved. All in all, a pleasant experience.
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Date of stay: December 2017
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Trip type: Travelled on business
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Dina S wrote a review Apr 2017
Cairo Governorate, Egypt12 contributions1 helpful vote
After getting conformation from Booking.com and even calling them by phone long distance from Egypt to choose the room, I arrive there and they tell me They have no room for me because one of the guests extended his stay for one day. They move me to the annex of another guest house in the vicinity. I spend one night out of my suitcase unsettled of course, then I have to work. They promise that my suitcase will be moved to my reserved room during the day. I come back at 7:30pm and my suitcase is at is standing in the annex. I had also reserved another room to a work colleague and he suffers the same fate. They apologised and promised this will be resolved the second day, but the same happened again and finally I told them to forget it and wrote to booking.com expressing my dissatisfaction and continued my stay at the other guest house. The ultimate was that they still wanted to charge me the same price while the place where they moved me actually had lower rates!!!! Will never go there again.
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Date of stay: April 2017Trip type: Travelled on business
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R 673 - R 1,345 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
KenyaNairobiNairobi Central Business District
NUMBER OF ROOMS
21
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Cottage
Which popular attractions are close to The Cottage?
Nearby attractions include Nairobi Railway Museum (0.3 km), Cathedral Basilica of the Holy Family (0.5 km), and Safari Bar (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Cottage?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at The Cottage?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a desk, and a mosquito net.
What food & drink options are available at The Cottage?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Cottage?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Cottage?
Conveniently located restaurants include Mama Rocks Gourmet Burgers - Mega Mall, Bhandini Restaurant, and Tin Tin Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Cottage?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does The Cottage have airport transportation?
Yes, The Cottage offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are there any historical sites close to The Cottage?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Dedan Kimathi Statue (1.0 km) and The Galton-fenzi Memorial (0.7 km).