About this listing
A beautiful ,comfortable one furnished en suite room in a 4 bedroom house very conveniently located at a walking distance to the major shopping malls as well as close to the main road.Secure and all inclusive(wi-fi,kitchen access,house keeper)
Anita Nelly’s Home Stay
We provide high quality accommodation for people from abroad such as university students, professionals & travelers with housing needs wishing to experience the Kenyan way of life at an affordable price.
This is a wonderful opportunity to live in a friendly home located in a safe and nice area as well as a chance to experience the Kenyan lifestyle and culture up close. The guests will feel safe in a family environment, which is just like staying in a second home.
I have hosted guests from Guatemala, Norway, Sweden Brunei, Copenhagen, Australia,China, Toronto, Haiti and Kenya.
Brookside drive,Westlands Nairobi-about 2 minutes drive to sarit center and ABC place where you can do grocery shopping and essentially buy whatever you need.
The house is situated close to the main road in case you want to use public transport alternatively we can arrange for a driver who i assure u will give u the most competitive rates
Accommodation: Nice, clean, furnished, spacious well lit en-suite rooms with a private bathroom.
The rooms can accommodate one up to three people.(one bed is present in each room but in case you want extra beds or futons in one room,we can add them)
Meals: You will have full access to kitchen at any time
The cooking amenities are available when you want a good home cooked meal.
Transportation: We use cabs, which are affordable and public means, ‘matatus’ which are commonly used and extremely affordable.
I can also arrange for a personal driver who I assure u will give u the most competitive rates.
Unlimited Internet: within the house as well as a couple of cafe’s nearby with WiFi. (ABC place & sarit center)
Cleaning Services: A full time house keeper available for cleaning of the rooms, dishes, and laundry (general housekeeping) Fresh clean towels and bed sheets to be provided.
Entertainment:Cable TV-multichoice and zuku with plenty of sports and movie channels
Security-Safe area with plenty of expats -Gated community with 24 hour security guard.
There are a couple of gyms and swimming pools near by.
Personal guidance and advisory to ensure our guests are comfortable and enjoy their stay in Kenya.
-full time house keeper
-a seperate lounge(In case you have some friends coming over)
Interaction with Guests
I am always available to offer guidance and advisory to my guests.
I love the way the house is centrally located,secure,close to the major shopping malls and easy to get around.
There is very convenient public transit.
The guests get a key to let themselves in and out of the house with (website hidden) smoking in the house(only at the lounge),dishes to be kept in the kitchen after use .we allow pets.
The host canceled this reservation the day before arrival. This is an automated posting.
I was two days on Nelly's house and the treatment was beautiful, we are a couple and we had a double bed with private bathroom, with WiFi that works very well. We had dinner one day with her family for only 500KES per person and the eat was really good, I highly recommend it. And Nelly recommended us some places and in a few times she call us a taxi. Good bed, good food and good company. The only problem is that you need to get a taxi Togo everywhere, but we know it before go. Obviously if we return to kenia we will repeat.
Unfortunately there were a couple of problems around this hosting arrangement which resulted in the end in a last-minute (more exactly, in front of the host's door) cancelation and, it seems, losing the amount I paid (although that was quite low).
The problems, as I see them, were:
1. Only a fraction of the price was published on AirBnb, which, I think, is misleading. (I am new to AirBnb, so I might be wrong about this.) When you need the cheapest lodging possible and reserve one, it's quite bad to find later on from a text that you need to pay more than 300% extra, especially if there is little time left to arrange another lodging. Although, to be fair, the original price was VERY VERY low. (However, not uniquely low, they were a coupe of similarly low prices in the city.)
I think the problem is that the price displayed does not grow as you increase the number of persons, so something is set up in a wrong way.
2. I asked the host if she can get transportation for us from airport/to bus station, and WHAT THE PRICE WOULD BE. She organized the transportation, without giving me the price and asking if that is okay for me or not. I find this quite annoying.
3. There was unfortunately some communication problem: one text message lost, some phones not heard due to extremely noisy airport.
I think a bit more attention to some details on the host's side would help t hings a lot. I was quite surprised having these problems given that all reviews for this host were really positive. If I misunderstand some details - given that I am brand new in AirBnb, sorry for that.
I got my first Bad review from Sandor...He booked for a room for $25 and they arrived 6 plus an extra local guy.And he still wanted to pay the same amount which is not possible.There are two issues
1.He told me to help him find a taxi to pick him up at the airport,i responded and told him i will.(according to him,he did not see my message ,when i asked him who will pay for the driver i sent,he said it is none of his business)
2.I was offering two rooms but he wanted to pay the price of one...he told me that when someone books a room,it doesnt matter how many people stay in it and yet i explained to him that there is an additional cost for extra guests...he told me to text him on his phone,which i did and the message was delivered a few days prior to his arrival...i clearly indicated how much he should pay on airbnb and he told me he didnt see my message,whereas i have proof on the date i sent it and time.I did my part but he still went ahead and left me this review..
Nelly was a gracious host and made sure I had everything I needed. She's a great cook and helped me figure out where to go in town. Also the Internet is fast
Where do I begin...Nelly was utterly fantastic!!! She arranged a driver for me at the airport as soon as I arrived I was welcomed by her family into the home. The home was immaculately clean and warm and inviting. Her family is private but very warm. She escorted me around the city one day which was awesome because it took the nervous edge off. She helped me with tips and my Swahili to not get swindled as much as possible by merchants. I wish I could of stayed longer...I truly enjoyed Nairobi because I stayed with Nelly and met amazing local Kenyans!
Nelly was great and she has a fantastic location. Very clean place and excellent host
Nelly was lovely and her family were also very pleasant. The place is a comfortable place to sleep and clean.met my needs. Close -2min- to public transport but nelly recommended a taxi guy- George who was brilliant and on time for pickups. Apartment is close to abc shopping centre so good coffee places and and places to eat. Also close to local shops and pubs and bars. Overall recommend stay at nelly's
About the Host, Nelly
I am an International Relations graduate with a passion for cooking and hosting.
I love meeting and sharing experiences and culture with different kinds of people hence my desire and joy to open the doors of my home for home stay.