About this listing
Hob house offers you a special home away from home with great hospitality and the best breakfast in town! 3 bedrooms, all en-suite. Nested in a secure neighbourhood, away from busy Nairobi. You will definitely remember your stay at hob. Karibu sana!
Hob House is situated 15 minutes from the busy Nairobi centre. This charming house is the perfect place to come for relaxation after exploring the city’s shops and local parks. Every bedroom is individually designed to European standards, Peter's wife who is very keen on interior design has decorated all the rooms with great taste combining her varied backgrounds, plus all rooms have en-suite bathrooms. The kitchen is staffed with Kenyan cooks who are knowledgeable in European cooking as well as many African dishes.
The guest(s) 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. Hob is 10 minutes drive from three major shopping centres (The Village Market, Westgate Mall, Sarit Centre).
There are two houses in the compound one is a 5 bedroom fully self contained which you let as a self-catered house. The price is different/negotiable as it is the entire house.
Nairobi National Park is 25 minutes drive away where the guest(s) 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 East Africa. 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 sana (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 is one of its kind and truly memorable.
If you take the self catering house you can rent the entire 4 bedroom, there will be cleaning services daily and clean linen & towels.
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 guest(s) 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 reliable taxi drivers negotiated rates.
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 guest(s0 to bring their own. If the guest(s0 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.