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South Africa
Reviewed 24 June 2015

This hotel has a beautiful garden. The rooms are spacious and the staff are really trying hard to be helpful and are. However, the food is abysmal and dinner is included in the daily rate. Also note that the Wi-Fi only works in the lobby and not the rooms.

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Nyeri, Kenya
Reviewed 9 May 2015

We decided to spend a night, having previously visited for food only. It was a Sunday night and the hotel was very quiet, so we were able to get a very good price on a double room (half board). The hotel has an old fashioned ambience, enhanced by the decor. It is certainly not a modern 'boutique' type hotel, so...

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3Thank Kileleshwa
Reviewed 17 February 2015

I lived and worked in Kenya for 5yrs, marrying a local girl from Nyeri. We held the wedding in the grounds of Outspan, really the only place suitable for 250 guest's. I have to say it was a fantastic experience. The troup of 25/30 dancers that the hotel provide for entertainment were coerced (bought) to dance at the wedding. Everything...

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1Thank Gordon Y
Reviewed 17 February 2015

I t has been sometime since I visited the Outspan. In the course of my work in Kenya, I stayed and visited the hotel many a time. It was great. Outspan is more than the hotel itself. Other than its history and Baden Powell's Paxtu, it links you to a great experience. If you visit the Outspan, visit all the...

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Thank Prof Gatara T
Kenya
Reviewed 3 January 2015

This is a very old establishment and in need of a dire face lift. Given the condition vs. the prices for the rooms charged, we did not stay here and only had lunch. There are nice grounds and view of Mt Kenya and those are the pros of staying here. The restaurant service was ok as was the food.

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1Thank ashah_008
Kenya
Reviewed 1 January 2015

A nice hotel with beautiful buildings, compound and view of MtKenya. Friendly staff, good food. Rooms are spacy, but need renovation especially the shower and bathroom. For budget price good value, but for currently overpriced.

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2Thank Cheeriop
Nairobi
Reviewed 31 December 2014 via mobile

Visited with my wife on 28th evening and 29th morning. The setting of the hotel is amazing however the facility seems poorly managed and hence not worth the asking price for double full accommodation of 15k for a standard room and 18k for an executive room. Am hoping the vibrance in wooing reservations can be reflected in the management levels...

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Thank Mwals86
Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 19 December 2014

Returning from Tafariya Castle we decided to have lunch at the OutSpan hotel. We decided to go for the buffet there and being a large party we asked them for different combinations. Did you know you can skip salad and dessert and ask for a lesser price? well we did and the food...well just average if you ask an indian...

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Thank NeerjaPandeTiwari
Nairoba, Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 10 November 2014 via mobile

It is a get away that will forever put on my plan when I need a place to relax with my family or friends just out of the crazyness of Nairobi . Especially on long weekends . With the cool atmosphere of the mountain around ever green surroundings it made me love life in its simplest way . Just relax...

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Thank Benson B
Horsham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 October 2014

In 2012 I Went to Outspan hotel for lunch, on our way to Tree Tops, a Safari lodge. The lunch was very good served by friendly and helpful staff. Whilst looking around the beautiful grounds of exotic plants and watching the colourful birds, I was approached by a member of staff whom asked if I would like to visit the...

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Amenities

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  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pool
  • Tennis Court
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
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  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
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  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Idyllically located in the Kenyan highlands 2 hours drive from Nairobi the capital city, Outspan provides a holistic business, leisure and adventure experience. A comfortable hotel set in well tended tropical gardens with rolling manicured lawns and breath taking views of Mt Kenya. Lord Baden Powell the founder of the Scouting movement spent the last three years of his life here in a cottage called Paxtu which is still preserved to date. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Outspan Hotel

Address: Aberdare National Park, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Central Province > Aberdare National Park
Price Range: $158 - $384 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Outspan Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 45
Also Known As:
Outspan Hotel Aberdare National Park
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“rooms on the same side as the restaurant have pleasant view.”
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“Good Views”
ericgG8421DN, 3 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Must spend a Night at Tree Top Lodge managed by Out span Hotel”
YathraTours, 4 Nov 2015 | Read review
“Wifi only works near the reception area”
915mikeu, 23 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Rooms bad need of renovation - Go for deluxe rooms only”
jarnek, 18 Aug 2015 | Read review
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