I was born in South Africa, have a Canadian Passport and currently live in Kenya.
Enjoy spending time with my family.
This is a fabulous apartment. Situated on green, open grounds of a univeristy, it is a few blocks off the Thika Superhighway. The apartment has a spacious living room/dining room combination with walls of windows on three sides. There is a fully equipped kitchen and three good-sized bedrooms. Two bathrooms take it off the charts in terms of space and ease of use. The floors are terrazo; the counters are stone; and the furniture is tasteful and sturdy. The decor is very pleasant, with contemporary colors and styles. The master bedoom, which has a large private bath, has a Masai theme. The apartment is very quiet and comforable. The light is what makes it feel so wonderful. The new Thika mall, complete with Nakumatt and a Java House restaurant, is five minues away. You can arrange to have a taxi driver take you out to dinner or the host will arrange for a cook. You also can eat at the university cafeteria, where we enjoyed a fresh, good meal. Marina is a wonderful host....we kept in touch via text and she stopped by several times. She also had a refrigerator fairly well stocked with the basics. After dealing with the high rates of Nairobi hotels, finding this place is a gem. One more thing---it was spotless. Everything, even the floors, was very clean. I will be going back on all my trips to Nairobi.
The guesthouse is an excellent place to stay. It's really spacious and Marina was a very gracious hostess, going out of her way to make sure everything was in order.
What blew me away was the fact that she had stocked the fridge for my arrival - with milk, bread, eggs, juice, snacks, fruit, etc. - all for free! When you arrive in a new country, the last thing you want to worry about is going out to find groceries, so that was a brilliant gesture which was much appreciated.
The only downside I would say is that the shower is temperamental and the wi-fi is patchy.
Apart from that everyone on the PAC campus is really friendly.
The same can't be said for Nairobi, however, as the country is hyper-sensitive following the Westgate tragedy. So all I can say is: don't interact with the local community, don't show an interest in their lives, and whatever you do, don't take any photos (especially of a church). You might just end up in the back of a police van under suspicion of being a terrorist. Seriously.
However, if you are going to Nairobi, I would highly recommend Nairobi Christian Guesthouse and Marina in particular.
hallo,my name is caolyne from germany,recently i was in my homeland kenya,and i was looking for a nice,queit,homely like place to stay and i deed find it at marinas place in pac university,the apartment was beautiful,queit and with a really taste of kenya.the sarrounding was fantastik with a lot of birds singing and abundant of fresh air,my family lives in githurai 44 soo it was really a plesure to stay at pac university couz it was just less than 30 min drive and i was at theire place and it was also the same for my family to come and visit me.the apartment had enough place for my big family soo we could cook and eat and talk, and had really fun staying at pac university.marina is very nice and helpfull person.i really liked her and iam thankfull for the help she did provide.iwould really recommend for anybody who is looking for a place to stay in nairibi out of busy city a fantastik place to be is at marinas plce at pac (website hidden) and my husband and two kids we are looking forward to go and stay there again next time we visit beautifull home land kenya.if u really wanna get a true taste of kenya please check in at marinas place at pac university,i can surely garantee you.you wont regret it.
Great guests, absolutely no issues. Hope you come back soon! Shelley, Squirrel & Vine, Stellenbosch
Marina and Karin were very pleasant guests and were very very busy and wanted a lot of information about the city and where they should go as they wanted to pack everything into a short period. It is therefore fortunate that I (email hidden) as I could advise them. I hope that the huge amount of information they sought and got was sufficient to ensure they had a great holiday both here and when they moved on.