The courtyard by your bedroomsitting room
"The Constant Gardener" cosy sngle
"The Constant Gardener" cosy sngle

Private room

1 guest

1 bedroom

1 bed
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Built in 1919, Rosslyn is one of Nairobi's oldest and most special surviving homes. Set in 2 acres of private gardens we are close to UN, Village Market and Westlands. We have 2 singles, 1 double & 1 bathroom with separate listings on airbnb

The space

Rosslyn is one of the oldest character homes in Nairobi and it has been our family home for more than 50 years.

We offer bed and breakfast in a small but cosy single bedroom, 'Amanda's Room', in our historic home.

Across the pretty courtyard with water feature is shared bathroom (only if we have other guests or family) with original claw foot bath and hand held shower and toilet and basin.

Full English breakfast is a house specialty, fresh fruit, tea or freshly brewed fine Kenya coffee, cooked breakfast with our own free range eggs, toast, marmalades, muesli/oats/porridge are all available. If you have any dietary requirements please let us know at time of booking.

Rosslyn was used as the home and garden of 'The Constant Gardener' 2005 drama thriller film starring Ralph Fiennes and Rachel Weisz who won an Oscar for her role.

Guest access

You have access to and use of the living areas of the house, sitting room, dining room, front or side verandahs, kitchen, courtyard, bathroom, secure parking and 2 acres of English style garden with expansive lawns.

Interaction with guests

You can chose your level of interaction; keep your privacy or join whoever of the family are in our home at the time.

The space
Accommodates: 1
Bathrooms: 1 (Shared bathroom)
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 2PM
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Room type: Private room


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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 single bed

House Rules
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 2PM

We prefer that you don't smoke in your bedroom or in the living areas of our home, but outside on our 2 spacious verandahs is fine.



Cancel up to 24 hours before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 24 hours of your trip and the first night is non-refundable.

Safety features
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher
Lock on bedroom door

1 night minimum stay

65 Reviews

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Silas User Profile
August 2017
I felt immediately welcomed by this family, and they went out of their way to make me feel at home. Family as well as guests came and went while I was there and it was a pleasure to get to know everyone. The gardens are peaceful and great for a morning walk, and I recommend you stay for at least a couple of days to enjoy their endless book collection. Hoping to have reason to return in the next three months .

Mathias User Profile
July 2017
What a great place!!! I had the feeling of being in the middle of "town" and it was so peaceful... a great property, very nice team. Thanks for treating me well... All the best, Mathias

Magda User Profile
July 2017
Absolutely lovely house and hosts! An amazing find in Nairobi - will definitely come again!

Andrew Trasa User Profile
April 2017
Bruce and family are the soul of hospitality. They live a life less ordinary on the side of a gorgeous Nairobi hill. Its a few minutes to the UN, few minutes into the city. Simply perfect! Andrew

Kim User Profile
March 2017
Beautiful, quiet place to stay! Nice people who take such good care.

Alfred User Profile
February 2017
Second time around still feels like home away from home. Comfortable home surrounded by beautifully manicured gardens makes you forget you're in the middle of a huge city. Bernard spoils you with a lovely breakfast on the veranda, and Sonia, Amanda, and Elizabeth are wonderful hosts. I'll keep visiting as long as they'll have me.

Alex User Profile
February 2017
Excellent old colonial house. Gardens are delightful. Be prepared to share washroom facilities.

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Nairobi, KenyaJoined in February 2014
Bruce User ProfileBruce is a superhost.

Hi! I'm Bruce, Kenyan British, born and grew up in this beautiful country, educated in England before moving to New Zealand for 20 years where I was in business.

I'm married with 2 adult daughters and have lived in Kenya, England, France and New Zealand.

I love traveling, walking, keeping fit, tennis, red wine and good food, cycling & motorbiking, music, renovating old houses. I do yoga and meditate.

It's a real pleasure having people who appreciate the history and character of our homes choose to come and stay with us. We look forward to your visit.

Languages: English, Français
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
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