About this listing
This master Queen double bedroom ($ 95/night; SLEEPS TWO) with hot bath tub Jaccuzzi is the premier of the 6 listed private rooms that if booked together take 11 PERSONS at $ 506/night. It shares a kitchen, living room and garden with two others.
NEW !!! installed free WIFI : speeds up to 65 mbps
At Kiloranhouse Cottage, we offer a relaxed comfortable and cozy stay in a secure, homely and natural environment away from the daily din and bustle;
•DISCOUNTED rates for extended stay
•FREE laundry (for a reasonable load); Guest handle UNDER PANTS) and
SPECIAL continental breakfast that includes fruit and cereals.
•chance to see one of SEVEN WONDERS OF WORLD – a wildlife MARATHON
Kiloranhouse has two units: a COTTAGE and an APARTMENT-both as lovely, with a total of 2 double and 6 single beds. The cottage is for peace and tranquillity and the apartment for the business inclined, including facility for business meetings.
RATES – SUBJECT TO VARIATION – are in US dollars/room/night, paid up front.
The COTTAGE which has a private garden with two mahogany garden settees, has 3 bedrooms:
•master ensuite with a queen bed and a PRIVATE bathroom with toilet and whirlpool hot tub jaccuzzi - SLEEPS TWO;
•twin bedroom with two single beds - SLEEPS TWO;
•single loft bedroom with a single bed and toilet - SLEEPS ONE;
•OPTIONAL Sofa bed - SLEEPS TWO – when in a party;
The loft and twin bedrooms share one bathroom.
They all share a living room, kitchen and the garden that has two MAHOGANY SETTEES.
The APARTMENT with stunning balcony garden view, has 3 bedrooms:
•a very spacious self-contained Prime bedroom with king DOUBLE BED and bay window, has private bathroom with overhead shower - SLEEPS TWO;
• a twin with TWO STANDARD BEDS – SLEEPS TWO; has additional OPTIONAL bed (SLEEPS ONE).
• and single double bed bedroom - SLEEPS ONE;
The twin and the single bedroom share a bathroom and toilet. They all share a kitchen, living room and balcony.
•A SQUEEZE - Extra person above stated number/room - is charged $ 30.
•An EXTRA bed in a room costs USD 30.
•Infant (0-3 yrs) staying with parents USD 20
•ROOMS : 7+ day stay – 5%; month stay – 10%
•UNITS : 1+ day stay -5 % ; 7+day stay - 15%; month stay – 30%
The RATES above are PAYABLE UPFRONT in US $ or KShs They cover BED AND SPECIAL CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST- fruit, cereals, bread, tea /coffee for those staying for less than a month . We provide foodstuffs and you make breakfast to your taste. Other meals can be cooked on site or taken at the restaurants around.
DETAILS FOR FACILITIES, SERVICES AND TERMS.
Kiloranhouse Cottage is only a few minutes’ walk from the City centre in a leafy Nairobi suburb, but it is so uncharacteristically out of town that one is momentarily transported into the wild, complete with trees and flowers. It is a convenient location for many place events in Nairobi and launching point while in Kenya, to see one of the SEVEN WONDERS OF THE WORLD - game migration in the Mara and other Kenya wildlife and nature treasures .
The COTTAGE, about 100 years old, is a under a forest canopy with a private garden surrounded by a hedge. It has cedar wood floors and ceramic tiles on kitchen top and bathrooms. The shared hot bathtub bathroom is adjacent to a kitchen with a mahogany top central island. Further on is a landing with a toilet on the left. Natural wood railings adorn staircase leading to a Loft bed with own toilet and a lovely view above the greenery.
To the right of landing the living room has doors leading into the garden on the right and two bedrooms on the left. Of the two the master ensuite has Jacuzzi while the twin has two single beds.
A door directly opposite twin entrance leads to the private garden which has in addition to the lawn, two mahogany garden settees.
In keeping with the need for quietness, no television set is provided.
The APARTMENT, also as old, is accessed through a cedar wood staircase to a living room with curved ceiling. This leads to cedar wood balcony with a stunning view of the garden. The long table there can be used for dining, work table or for meetings. Silhouetted lights at balcony corners give the place a romantic effect in the evening.
The spacious Prime bedroom as a king bed. It has two windows one of which is a bay with a beautiful view of the garden. The bay can be used as a desk. It is se-contained with toilet and an overhead shower, The second bedroom has two double beds while the third has a single double bed but can also be used as a study. The last two bedrooms share one bathroom and a toilet. The three share kitchen, fridge, living room and balcony.
These terms commence on the date of the communication notifying me your acceptance of the accommodation.
Since the accommodation is a shared facility your private bedrooms should be securely locked and keys kept on you. We accept no liability for valuables lost or damaged in the premises.
We usually block for you all the rooms requested for the dates requested so that they are not automatically filled up by my internet booking system. If there is no response from you within the next 36 hours, they get unblocked to have them available for others to book.
To secure the booking, if the TOTAL BILL has not been paid to the BOOKING AGENT, a deposit of 25% stay cost is paid. This will be included in offsetting the final bill but will be non-refundable on cancellation of the booking. In addition there is USD 200 property deposit that is refunded at the end of stay if there is no damage.
Booking deposits to be paid in USD, either in my Paypal a/c or KSh equivalent by M-PESA n(phone number hidden). The balance shall be paid in full on check-in in either USD or KSH.
•CHECK-IN is 10 am. Earlier Check-In incurs previous night’s full charge.
•CHECK OUT is 12 noon.
As a courtesy to guests (many flights leave in the evening) use of room up to 6 pm is offered but is charged at half daily rate. Thereafter the full rate is charged.
•SMOKING: Allowed only in the garden or balcony
INTERNET: There is Free WIFI with peak link speed of up to 54 mbps (apartment) or 65 mbps (cottage).
When there is no power there is back up 3G modem but guests pay for airtime.
SERVICES & AMENITIES
1. HOUSEKEEPING: Because of security, rooms are serviced daily on request. Bedding and towels provided.
2. LAUNDRY: Free for a reasonable quantity. GUESTS Handle their underpants.
3. SECURITY: Property is in World Bank approved security safe area. The presence of several embassies and proximity to State House ensures adequate police security coverage. Your private bedrooms should be securely locked and keys kept on you.
4. ACCESSIBILITY: The cottage can be reached from the City centre by taxi (about $ 6)
Jomo Kenyatta Int'l airport transfer $ 35 - 45 car load depending on the hour.
a) In Nairobi David Sheldrick Baby Elephants, Nairobi Park , Kazuri Beadworks etc for about US $ 140 + fees;
b) Day Hiking Safari at Hell’s Gate National Park for $ 100 + park fees.
It shares a kitchen, living room and garden with two others and other Kiloranhouse listings.
Interaction with Guests
All the time but I give them space
We are next to Palacina Hotel (Kitale lane, international cuisine) and Roadside Grill (Dennis Pritt road, local "Nyama Choma"). Cedars (Lebanese) and Osteria (Italian) are on Lenana rd a block away.
Don't miss to visit baby Elephant orphanage (11-12 am) on Magadi rd opposite Multimedia University.rt available at Yaya Centre, 10 minutes walk away..
There is public transport at Yaya Centre 10 minutes’ walk away.
Check with us for which reliable taxis to use.
1. There is a charge of US $ 30 for an extra guest in the bedroom above the stated number for the room.
2. The wooden floor is furnished with polyurethane vanish. To avoid scratching:
a) Lift! DON'T drag furniture;
b) Don't USE shoes inside
3. Floor Boards upstairs are noisy to people below. Walk GENTLY
4. Please smoke in the GARDEN in the cottage and on BALCONY in Apartment
4. WASHINGS should be hung on HANGING WIRES outside to dry.
5. Please do give space to other guests
As a courtesy, guests may keep their room up to 6 pm on check out day but pay half the daily charge
Adriel and his daughter were very welcoming and Adriel took the time and care to explain the house and utilities properly. They were delightful and the house was absolutely charming! They have put in a good amount of personal touch to make it so.
We were 3 of us coming over to Nairobi to do some filming so in need of a space where we could work and relax. Kiloranhouse cottage was a dream of a place. Simple but very cute and comfortable. The cottage is surrounded by lovely gardens - making it a peaceful heaven of foliage, privacy and quietness. But above all we had WIFI with strong connection which allowed us to work at any time across time zones.
Our host was extremely attentive, always making sure that we had what we needed. We were welcomed with basket of exotic food and breakfast. A cleaner came in regularly to make sure the house was kept clean. A guard, at main gate, kept that area safe.
The neighbourhood was very leafy and pleasant - vegetable/fruit street market nearby as well excellent cheap eateries. (just avoid the Palacio hotel/restaurant - a cup of coffee there is the equivalent of a meal elsewhere!).
We had a great time in Nairobi and loved our contact with Kenyans - the only dark spot is the traffic and police looking for bribes!
Kiloranhouse is a little green oasis in a busy part of town. It's not ideal for a business-oriented stay (no wifi, desk, other occupants to share space with) but great for a leasurely trip. Adriel is a most gracious and helpful host who took excellent care of me!
Gracious hosts. Wonderful Nairobi experience. Best hand-drawn map I've seen in years. (They even offered to mail me some old reading glasses that I left behind. What service!)
I very much enjoy the peace and quiet of this tree-filled, serene little cottage, in the midst of bustling Nairobi. The hosts are very kind, well-informed, and helpful. The location is perfect for me to be able to walk to my office and to Yaya shopping center. The cottage would also be fabulous for a family, and I hope to bring at least one of my daughters next time!
Mr. Njogu and his daughter were so welcoming and kind... they even drew us a map by hand with important places to go and taxi drivers we could trust. The cottage was really spacious and they provided us with all the food we would need to make our own breakfast! Every now and then Mr. Njogu would pop in just to make sure we were comfortable and relaxed. Really great stay.
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About the Host, Adriel
Human & animal health consultant who is well travelled. I have been fortunate enough to visit all the continents, and to experience and appreciate different cultures.
Having stayed in all types of accommodation, I can empathize with fellow travellers on their disappointments over unfulfilled desires and I strive to do my best as a host in satisfying you.
KARIBU KWETU! We trust that you will feel at home, in your "home away from home".