About this listing
Hob house would like to offer you a special place with great hospitality and the best breakfast in town! 3 bedrooms: - 2-double, 1-single (all en-suite). Nested in a secure neighborhood. You will definitely enjoy your stay at hob. Karibu!
Hob House is situated 15 minutes from the busy Nairobi centre. Hob is nestled in a quiet street with no through traffic, which also makes it very secure. This charming guest house is the perfect place to come to for relaxation after exploring the city’s shops and local parks. Every bedroom is individually designed to European standards, Peter's wife is British and has designed all the rooms in good taste combining her varied backgrounds, plus all rooms have en-suite bathrooms. The kitchen is staffed with cooks who are knowledgeable in European cooking as well as African dishes.
The guests will enjoy a home away from home, with a beautiful landscaped garden for relaxation and meditation. The surrounding area provides safe and quiet walking routes for those who like nature, as well as being only ten minutes drive to Karura Forest where you can hike for 5kms or 10kms. We are also 10 minutes drive from three major shopping centres (The Village Market, Westgate, Sarit Centre).
There are two houses in the compound one is a 5 bedroom fully self contained home which you could use as a self catered house. This price is different to the bed & breakfast price as it is the entire house. This price is 2000USD a month.
The other house is a B&B with individual pricing on the four rooms. Please feel free to ask.
Nairobi National park is 25 minutes drive away where the guests can enjoy watching the wildlife. There is mini-bus with a driver available to ensure the guests have transport at their convenience which has daily and weekly charges. We also have reliable Taxi drivers to call whenever necessary.
There is a daily laundry service (ironing and washing) with charges.
Hob House is an experience that one can never forget as they travel to this region. Hob in Arabic means love and this is what we hope you will feel when you step inside the house.
Kelly and Peter are a Kenyan/British couple who believe in capacity building for local youth and share 20% of rates charged to train and empower the four staff members working at Hob House.
We look forward to hosting you and bestowing on you our world class hospitality.
Karibu (welcome) Hob!!
Guests can have access to the kitchen and laundry facilities if they wish to do it themselves. However, the well-trained staff are on standby to make sure your stay with is one of its kind and truly memorable.
If you take the self catering division you can rent the entire 4 bedroom home, there will be cleaning services daily.
Interaction with Guests
We interact with guests if we feel they want to know us better or learn more about Afica in general and Kenya specifically. However, we always try our best to provide space for guests' privacy.
We overlook cornfields and hear the cock crow in the mornings,but we are 5 mins from central Nairobi.... Giving us the best of both worlds.
Taxis are available all the time at varying prices, Hob House has managed to secure two very good taxi operators at vastly reduced tariffs.
Other Things to Note
Our staff are trained to look after all our guests with the idea of creating a home away from home, we are not a hotel or a guest house, we are a luxury B&B with all the touches of home.
We also have on hand a trained geriatric carer for this who need to travel with elderly relatives.
No alcohol is served, however we have no problem for guests to bring their own.If the guests would like to have dinner, they should inform the staff in the morning, you will see from the reviews that we have an incredibly well trained cook!! Laundry is collected for washing every morning and returned the following day. If need to dry clean, it should be indicated to the staff allocated to your room and allow maximum four days. No smoking is allowed in the house.
Home away from home! Peter and Kelly are the wonderful hosts of this beautiful, quaint and cosy B&B in a safe and quiet area of Nairobi. Their help and feedback was unfailing as was their assistance in everything we needed. Amazing breakfast too: delicious French Toast and cinnamon oatmeal (Salome's own secret recipe). Once the road to the house from Peponi Rd. is tarmacked it will be hard to keep guests away. Highly recommended.
Hands down, up there with the best accommodation experiences I've ever had. Peter and Kelly were fabulous hosts and were so amazingly helpful throughout our stay -- before, during, and after. Their home was truly stunning. Honestly one of the warmest, most beautiful places I've ever had the fortune of setting foot in. I can't recommend this place enough if you're looking to stay in Nairobi!
I booked a two night stay for my daughters and their two boyfriends at Hob House. They found everything about the place to be perfect. They enjoyed a lovely breakfast and two evening meals, everyone was so kind no friendly. Peter reassured me of their safe arrival when I hadn't heard from them after their long flights to Nairobi. They had a great day out around Nairobi driven by a driver recommended by the hosts. Thank you Kelly and Peter for taking good care of them!
Peter was the best! He was incredibly helpful and communicative throughout the entire booking process. Even offered an airport transfer to make things easier. Next time we are in Nairobi, we will definitely stay with him :)
The Hob House was an amazing experience. Peter and his staff were extremely welcoming. They were helpful in every way. Everything from the room to the morning breakfast, was a delight. If we visit Kenya again, we would certainly stay in the Hob House again. Thanks Peter for everything! Tell everyone we said hello and we miss them.
Peter is easily one of the best hosts that I've ever encountered on airbnb. His home was incredibly well kept and his staff was very warm and welcoming. Peter went out of his way to ensure that we had proper directions, even after we arrived very late in the evening. He was alos available to answer questions and provide recommendations throughout our stay. The actual house was fantastic. There is plenty of room in each bedroom and the amenities are some of the best that I have seen in my travels. In addition to a great welcome and a very clean and well-decorated home, the Hob House also provides the option of breakfast, lunch, and dinner. We enjoyed a very flavorful breakfast each morning consisting of fresh eggs, bacon, sausage, and local fruits (the best mango you’ll ever have). We also enjoyed a wonderful dinner of chicken, rice, and salad—all crafted with local and fresh ingredients. All said, my group of six travelers together agreed that we would definitely stay at the Hob House again. Highly recommend!
Peter & Kelly are the epitome of hospitable hosts! Lovely house, warm staff, super clean & delicious food. They really know how to make you feel at home! Hob house is in a quite residential neighborhood, making it perfect for relaxing but not too far from the tourist attractions. The staff, Ruth & Salome, are so friendly and accommodating. Wish I could have stayed longer!
About the Host, Peter
Hey, my name is Peter and married to sweetheart Kelly. My wife and I, live in Nairobi and have a special passion to welcome and host people from different parts of the world at our home. We believe the world is one country and mankind its citizens. Our home is full of love and happiness, thank God to our extensive travels across the world where we have learned and interacted with many cultures. We love networking and creating new lasting friendships.
Our mantra is "Do not be content with showing friendship in words alone, let your heart burn with loving kindness for all who may cross your path."
Welcome to Hob House! Karibu (welcome in Swahili)!