Alan is a sweetheart! We had a food basket waiting for us and the apartment had just been cleaned! The cleaning staff was still there and she offered to wash our clothes immediately which was included in our fee. Alan helped us secure a reliable taxi driver from the train station to his place. So getting to his place was easy thanks to him. He also invited us to a rugby game which we SO wish we could have gone to but didn't have enough time.
The apartment is walking distance (about 15 min door to door) to a mall which has a great grocery store and a few restaurants (though they are on the pricier end of the spectrum). Also, public transport is easily accessed at the nearest big intersection outside of the complex. We took both a collective taxi (matatu) and city bus from that corner and it was easy to get back as well. It took about 15-20 min to get to the city center.
We were only there two nights as we were basically in transit from Mombasa to Uganda. But, it we had a good night's rest and enjoyed our time with Alan!