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Meru Road, Nanyuki Town, Nanyuki Municipality 10400 Kenya
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 21/03/05 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Penguin House
Updated 21/03/05 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#3 of 30 B&Bs / Inns in Nanyuki Town
A modern and comfortable Ecco Guest House 200mtr from the Highway in the foothills of Mt. Kenya. 1 Km from Town. We offer Organic produce from the Surrounding fields and farms prepared by Contemporary Chefs in the Restaurant with an open fire and cosy atmosphere. Special requests and diets are welcome, as well as room service if desired. We are 40mtr from a river with fishing available, and can offer advice on or arrange Tours of Mt Kenya and the Parks by road or air. Privacy is guaranteed.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Horseback riding
Books, DVDs, music for children
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Car park
Paid internet
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Happy hour
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Squash offsite
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Children's television networks
Indoor play area for children
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Car hire
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Photo copier / fax In business centre
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Makeup services
Massage chair
Waxing services
24-hour security
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Executive lounge access
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Clothes dryer
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Additional bathroom
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Extra long beds
Walk-in shower
Soundproof rooms
Air purifier
Dining area
Private balcony
Room service
Seating area
Separate dining area
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
iPod docking station
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
Languages Spoken
English, German, Swahili
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Popular mentions
Tabby N wrote a review Aug 2021
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I stayed at Penguin House for three nights on a solo vacation and loved it! The place is serene, clean with a tranquil garden. The staff is professional, friendly and helpful and the food was amazing. I found my new home away from home and will definitely be back.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Sidney Ng'aru wrote a review May 2021
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Penguin House is the ultimate tucked away lil place to relax,sleep, rejuvenate, reenergize....Big in serenity, tranquility... tasteful decor.. wow ...excellent dining experience and to cap it all...fantastic personalized service. Keep it up!
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Bodo T wrote a review May 2021
3 contributions
I have a beautifull time in kenya and even the littel corona-restriktions are no problem at all. I liked to relax at Penguin House and I love the food there. I checked 4 Houses but at the moment no better then this place here. Relaxed livingroom- athmosphere in the Restaurant!
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
Elizabeth G wrote a review Feb 2021
3 contributions
Excellent place! Excellent ambiance the staff are professional, clean rooms, wonderful food , I am lost for words , I will definitely be and I recommend anyone who is looking for a nice , private warm place .
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
Response from Will Stephens, Owner at Penguin House
Responded 04 Mar 2021
Thank you so much for your stay. We took pleasure in serving you. See you again in the future.
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Marius wrote a review Mar 2020
2 contributions
We stayed at the Penguin House for 4 nights and had an amazing time here. Not only are the rooms clean and the wifi great, but the staff is great and helpful, the food was amazing and the owner is really nice! We will definitely come back! Also you are away from the street and right next to a river!
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Response from Will Stephens, Owner at Penguin House
Responded 07 Jan 2021
Thanks Guys We enjoyed your company and great sense of adventure. We lost our account for a while and couldn't reply. Good luck with 2021 and future adventures
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US$73 - US$106 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
KenyaRift Valley ProvinceLaikipia CountyNanyuki MunicipalityNanyuki Town
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Frequently Asked Questions about Penguin House
Which popular attractions are close to Penguin House?
Nearby attractions include Mount Kenya Wildlife Conservancy (7.3 km), Equator Marker (3.4 km), and Lewa Downs Primary School (3.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Penguin House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Penguin House?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, an additional bathroom, and blackout curtains.
What food & drink options are available at Penguin House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Penguin House?
Yes, free parking, a parking garage, and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Penguin House?
Conveniently located restaurants include LE RUSTIQUE LTD, Kongoni Camp, and Urban Smoke.
Does Penguin House have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Penguin House offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Penguin House have airport transportation?
Yes, Penguin House offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Penguin House?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Penguin House?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Penguin House offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.