Hob House is situated 15 minutes from the busy Nairobi centre. Our home is nestled in a quiet dead end 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 local.
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).
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!!
Lovely district of Nairobi, and location is good for getting onto northern bypass, village market, a 104 up country etc! Stayed on my way back from the Mara in this home stay just for one night. The house is beautiful and the hosts very warm and welcoming. They offered a nice dinner and breakfast for us during our stay, as well as a nice, much needed hot shower when we arrived! It is a clean, well appointed room with en suite bathroom.
We were very happy to stay for 10 days in this lovely Hob House in Nairobi, Kenya. It is very well located in a nice area, easy and fast to get to all prominent locations including Village Market, Junction mall, National Gallery etc. from the house.
The Hob house is comfortable, clean and very well decorated. Breakfast and dinner were very well organized. Kelly and Peter are perfect hosts, very helpful and friendly. We enjoyed very much their company, dinner parties and cinema nights!
I would definitively recommend this place to my friends or return here when I would visit Nairobi again.
I HIGHLY recommend that anyone seeking a calmer, more genuine refuge in Nairobi stay with Peter and Kelly! Hob House is a beautiful, tranquil gem nestled in a quiet, green neighborhood not far from downtown Nairobi. The space is open and inviting and filled with interesting objects from their world travels. There is a good energy that pervades the home as soon as you cross the threshold that is difficult to exactly pinpoint. The beds are comfortable and the food is delicious and the hosts are most hospitable. I personally cannot wait to return to Hob House when next passing through Nairobi!
Our family of four stayed with Peter and Kelly after arriving from India and leading into our 30 day African tour. They were outstanding hosts and their home is extraordinarily cosy and comfortable. They helped us graciously with all our needs and I would recommend their home in a heartbeat. Wayne and family.
Difficult to find, if you are driving on your own. But a beautiful house and rooms. The décor was very tasteful. Wonderful garden. Very peaceful neighbourhood.
We had a marvellous dinner and a first rate breakfast.
Our hosts were very sociable and very interesting to talk to.
Hob House is a nice and quiet place. Peter and Kelly are kind and professional. They ensure that the guest's comfort is maximized.
I enjoyed the arrangements they propose when the guest needs transport.
The food is plentiful and delicious. Waitresses always smile; they are very friendly.
A house of warmth and great hosts: Peter and Kelly are so warm and welcoming : my son and I felt at home and were well catered for. The house is tastefully furnished and still homy: Five star with lots of love :-)
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