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“Tranquillity in Westlands for a good price!”
Review of Amani Gardens Inn

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Amani Gardens Inn
Ranked #4 of 287 Nairobi B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amani Gardens Inn is set in a large, beautiful garden with big trees - it is a peaceful place for work or after a stressful day in town. The rooms are nicely kept, however a bit dark. These electric showers are a bit outdated I would think, but they work. On the positive side, the lower room numbers offer really good mattresses! There is also a conference room for workshops and a pizza restaurant. Breakfast is standard but nothing to write home about. The restaurant is pretty good. Service is o.k. but could be a bit more customer oriented. The high score for me is due to the garden setting, the tranquillity, and the exceptionally nice atmosphere of the place. It is also conveniently located close to Rhapta Rd. Wi-fi is accessible from most rooms.

Room Tip: my favourite room is Nr. 15
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Stayed: October 2017, travelled on business
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Reviewed 13 October 2017

Amani Gardens never fails to impress me--whether it is the gorgeous gardens which provide an oasis of serenity amidst the busy Nairobi city, or the kindness of its people, or the good food and fine gifts to purchase with a worthy cause, or the generosity and smiles of everyone. It seems like you absolutely cannot find a more soothing place for the soul, and a welcome value as well! I am grateful and looking forward to my next visit! They certainly know how to make a weary traveler feel at home.

Stayed: October 2017, travelled on business
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Reviewed 6 October 2017

A little but superb place. Its amazing many people have not discovered the place. Its excellent for a night out or even several nights. We loved the corner room upstairs. The place never disappointed.

Room Tip: Upstairs, last room. I cant remember the room number but it was great and I heard it is the favourit...
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  • Stayed: March 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 11 August 2017

Very well manicured grounds, peaceful. Rooms are clean, neat, hot water from on demand electric heater - just remember to turn it on! This facility has been here for about 100 years, originally a Mennonite Church run place for missionaries going to and from various locations in East Africa. Still church owned, but run and managed by nationals, an enchanting place to stay. No TV in rooms, which is great.

Room Tip: All very quite
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  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 7 August 2017

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.

Stayed: August 2017, travelled with family
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Address: 71 Church Road, Westlands, Nairobi 00800, Kenya (Formerly Mennonite Guesthouse)
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Region: Kenya > Nairobi
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
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Ranked #4 of 287 B&Bs / Inns in Nairobi
Number of rooms: 24
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 
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Mennonite Guesthouse Hotel Nairobi

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