I've said it before but I'll say it again. The staff and the grounds (trees are awesome) just make this an oasis of calm not far from the Wayaki Way maddness. Its so great to be able to walk to Java even late in evening for a hot chocolate or in the Day to wander to ABC without need of a cab. Sarit Center and Westlands are walkable but short ride. And downtown is a walk over the pedestrian overpass and jump on a bus to CBD.
For those of you old enough to remember the TV show "Cheers" and its theme song. This is the Amani Gardens to a "T" (sans Alcohol of course).
I have tried other guesthouses when Amani is full and they pale in comparison both on an amenities and value for money basis.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Amani Gardens Inn, formerly the Mennonite Guest House has a 50-year reputation of warm hospitality and quiet gardens. Located in Westlands, our guest house is situated conveniently close to major shopping malls, banking centers, and restaurants, yet the place still retains the feel of a retreat in the countryside with our old English-style buildings and ancient trees. You can spend the morning quietly reading under a 100-year old jacaranda tree, or hop in a taxi and be exploring down town a few minutes later. Amani means peace in Swahili which is a distinctive of the Mennonites. We hope you will find our gardens a peaceful oasis in the middle of a bustling city. Amani means peace in Kiswahili. Spacious gardens, friendly staff, and traditional American food bring our guests back again and again. Amani Gardens is under the Mennonite Board of East Africa. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Mennonite Guesthouse Hotel Nairobi