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About this listing

Hob House offers you a beautiful home away from home with great hospitality and the best breakfast in town! (Highly rated on TripAdvisor) Bedrooms are en-suite. Nested in a secure neighbourhood, away from busy Nairobi. Fiber-optic internet connection is a plus. Karibu sana!


Amenities

Prices
Extra people: $35 / night after the first guest
Weekend Price: $135 / night

Description

The space

Hob House is situated 15 minutes from the busy Nairobi City centre. This charming home is the perfect place to come for relaxation after exploring the city's busy life. Each bedroom is individually designed to European standards, Peter's wife who is very keen on interior design has decorated all bedrooms with great taste combining her varied backgrounds, plus all bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms. The kitchen is staffed with Kenyan cooks who are knowledgeable in European cooking as well as many African dishes.

Our 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 including; The Village Market, Westgate Mall, Sarit Centre in Westlands. And opening soon, Two Rivers Mall!

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 you travel to East Africa. 'Hob' mean love on Arabic means and this is what we hope you will feel when you step inside the house.

Hob house owners Kelly and Peter believe in capacity building of local youth and share 20% of room rates charged to train and empower the four staff members at Hob House.

We look forward to hosting you and bestowing on you our world class hospitality.

Karibu sana (welcome) Hob!!

Guest access

Guest(s) 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.

Interaction with guests

We interact with guest(s) if we feel they want to know us better or learn more about Africa in general and Kenya specifically. However, we always try our best to provide space for guest(s) privacy.

The neighborhood

Hob house overlooks corn fields and you hear the cock crow at dawn, but we are just 15 minutes from Nairobi city centre....Giving us the best of both worlds that is city and country side!

Getting around

Taxis are available all the time at varying prices, Hob House has managed to secure two very reliable taxi drivers at negotiated rates.

Other things to note

Hob 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.


House Rules

At Hob House we don't serve alcohol, however, we don't mind guest(s) to bring their own. If guest(s) 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.


Cancellations

Flexible

Cancel up to 24 hours before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.


Safety features
Carbon monoxide detector
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher
Lock on bedroom door

Availability
1 night minimum stay

34 Reviews


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Annette User Profile
March 2017
Peter and Kelly's place is a heavenly garden retreat. The house is beautifully appointed and homey at the same time. Kelly and Peter are very personable and had great suggestions about what to see and where to eat off the beaten path in Nairobi. I will definitely stay again.

Angie User Profile
December 2016
Our stay at Hob House was perfect. Every detail from the ambience, the lush gardens, the styling of the rooms and warmth of the hosts and the staff were lovingly managed to ensure we were comfortable, well fed and that we enjoyed our stay in Nairobi. Highly recommended.

Marie User Profile
December 2016
Hob house is fantastic. An oasis in a busy city perfect for a base in Nairobi. Delicious food, relaxing atmosphere and fabulous hosts who make you feel at home. Thank you Kelly and Peter for an amazing experience. We are looking forward to seeing you again soon.

Sara User Profile
November 2016
The past 4 days at the Hob House was truly the best Airbnb experience I have ever had. It is hard to put down in words what a truly magical place the Hob House is. Kelly and Peter are the most welcoming, entertaining, accommodating hosts you could ever ask for. Between offering me rides, sharing meals with them and the great conversations, it was hard to leave Monday morning for my flight. They truly think of every detail and go above and beyond what you would expect out of an Airbnb stay. Though it may not be right in the city, I actually preferred it, as it was peaceful and serene. Don't even get me started on how incredible the food was. I tried every breakfast they offered and the Lebanese one was my favourite, by far. I also ate dinner every night there, because I was so impressed with the cooking. I thoroughly enjoyed my time at the Hob House and cannot wait to go back! I could write all day about the amazing things about this place, but I think you get the idea.

Chris User Profile
October 2016
We stayed for 4 nights as a couple. Hob House is the most wonderfully warm, cosy, peaceful and homely place you could wish to stay in. Peter, Kelly, Lydia, Angeline, Salome, David, and all the staff were incredibly generous, thoughtful, and welcoming. It is a gorgeous home to be in, from the amazing collection of books and beautiful furniture, to the hand made table serviette holders. The house is so calm and quiet -you'll be woken by birds singing and roosters crowing - but is accessible by car to the main Nairobi attractions. We took day trips to the National Park, giraffe sanctuary, elephant orphanage, museums, Karura Forest, and Lake Naivasha, and it was a pleasure to come home each evening, kick our boots off, and relax in our room. We loved sitting with the other guests at breakfast and dinner too, chatting & swapping stories. Infact we ended up eating at the house every night because the food that Salome prepared was so hearty and delicious. She took such care to prepare vegan meals for us and nothing was too much trouble. She even sang when she was cooking:) All the staff infact showed such genuine kindness and hospitality. We arrived with a smile and a positive feeling, and we got it it back tenfold. We felt so looked after during our time at Hob House and were sorry we only stayed 4 nights. If you're visiting Nairobi, Hob House is definitely recommended!
Peter User Profile
Response from Peter:
Chris thank you so much for your genuine and heartfelt review, we are very touched by your kind words. Your presence is genuinely missed in Hob House. We look forward to welcome you again. Warmest regards from Kelly & myself and our entire team.
October 2016

Nasar User Profile
September 2016
Staying at the Hob House was an experience like no other. It does actually feel like staying with family or close friends, courtesy the warmth that Kelly brings to the place. The house itself is beautiful, immaculately decorated, with great taste and verve, and is comfortable and convenient. The staff is efficient and helpful. Salome is a great cook and very helfpful with anything that you may want. I got clothes ironed, the guy at the gate packed the Masai I had bought for me. Taxi services offered by Humpryies are reliable and reasonably priced. The beds are comfortable, food is delicious, the location albeit a little outside is not tol far away and Westlands is a 10 minute or so drive. I would not be staying anywhere else in Nairobi in the future. Give it a try; you wont regret it a single bit.

Ahalya User Profile
September 2016
Peter and Kelly (his wife) were really great and welcoming. They made sure to answer all of our questions, and were very accessible on the phone, via email before the trip, and on . The chefs cooked some amazing breakfasts for us - we were really happy with the food, especially the Lebanese breakfast! The house is beautiful with a really nice garden/backyard, and exactly as specified in the listing. Hot water was an issue on our first two nights, but this was fixed for our third when we informed Peter. The house is located in a safe area, but is a little difficult/ confusing to find on Maps or relay to taxi drivers as it isn't near a well-known landmark and is in a suburb that is a bit of a distance away from the city center. The area is also not very well-lit at night. We found it tough to explore the nightlife in the city as a result, but it was also nice to hang out as a group (since we were 6) in the house since it was large enough and had comfortable and cozy furniture / a fireplace.
Peter User Profile
Response from Peter:
Hi Ahalya, Thank you very much for your positive feedback about Hob House. We strive to make sure our guests have a unique and memorable experience, of with an understanding, there is always room for improvement! Yes, our garden is full of beautiful plants and great for resting or reading a book in a peaceful surrounding. Our kitchen is transforming every day with new ideas to serve the best breakfast and meals to all our guests. Hob House is located in a very secure and quiet neighborhood 'Kitisuru" away from the busy city life for those who want to truly enjoy 'home away from home'! Hob House is 10-minutes drive to Village Market, Westgate and Sarit Malls in Westlands, Gigiri, Karura Forest, Two Rivers (opening soon) and accessible to many areas through different routes to avoid heavy traffic experienced in Nairobi every day. Our land mark is always 'International School of Kenya (ISK)' which is easy to find on Maps. We are sorry for your bad experience with Hot water, which was addressed and the Solar systems heating up again properly! We also noted your concern regarding the location, we have printed Maps for all bedrooms for our guests. We have two reliable Taxi drivers - Mr. Charles and Mr. Humprey who are ready 24/7 to assist our guests. It is unfortunate that power cut for street lights affected our area when you stayed with us, it was repaired and now full of lights when driving to Hob House! We hope to welcome you again to Hob House. All the best!
September 2016

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Peter User Profile

Hey there, we're Kelly & Peter with a special passion to welcome and host people from different parts of the world at our beautiful home - Hob House. 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 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)!

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