This is a lovely, small and charming place to stay at whilst in NBO. The location is very convenient, just a stone’s throw away from IOM, and other UN offices, as well as Village Market. To complete the homely ambience, the staff are warm, caring and welcoming, a relief in these difficult COVID-19 times. I was up-graded to a lovely attic room-large and airy, and was very happy during my 6-days stay with them. It was very calm and peaceful and gave me the opportunity to repose after hectic travels out of South Sudan. It is just as nice as its sister property, opposite, The Cottage. Cannot recommend it enough.
We booked into the Orchid Homes as a team for a book writing workshop. It was just perfect, the place is serene- beautiful and peaceful, it provided us with the headspace to think and conceptualize. Susan was awesome from the preparation and booking stage she was very patient with us and she was hands on the whole time :) Above all, the staff is really friendly- Maggy and Agnes remembered our names from day one and they went out of their way to make sure we were always comfortable. The food is amazing, it was consistent throughout our stay :) I would definitely recommend the place, particularly for travelers looking for a break from the busy city life.
Spent a great couple of days here on a writing workshop. Slept very well, had a very comfortable room on first floor with big windows overlooking trees and garden with my own bathroom. The wonderful hospitality from the whole team made us feel very much at home and the reliable wifi made work easy. Loved the healthy and delicious home cooking with plenty of veg! Many thanks
Two friends from South Africa surprised us with a visit. Our house was full with other visitors, so we booked them into one of the nearby B & Bs, Orchid Homes, that seemed to have good reviews. They were booked for three nights, but they have fled this morning after the first night to another establishment. Here's what they texted to us just now: "Our bathroom toilet fell apart- the seat and top were unhooked... there were a pair of [someone else's] shoes under the bed... the mozi net was falling down over our heads, and the window didn’t open... It was a comedy of errors! The shower didn’t function... for a place that charges $120 per room that’s interesting to say the least..."
very nice location, immaculate garden, friendly staff, very clean. Having said that, I was housed in a very small room made out of what looked like the former garage, ground floor looking over parked cars. Bathroom across a public hallway, no mirror for shaving. The block included another bedroom, separated by a thin plywood partition, every sound coming through. To get to the room you need to traverse the kitchen, laundry room and back courtyard. The sliding door to the bedroom jammed every time. The rooms in the main building may be charming, but I can only judge mine, which was quite sub-standard. Clearly these are some extra rooms that have been tacked on, but they damage the image of the whole property.
This is a Guesthouse with spacious rooms. The rates very expensive for a guesthouse. Lacked amenities like Telephone in the room, no tea/coffee making facility. Very quiet area. Staff very good and helpful.
This is an excellent B&B - good value for money in Gigiri. I spent many weeks here for my work and felt like I was at home. The experience was enhanced by Maggie's home cooking (and maternal oversight) and Christine's kindness. All the staff were friendly, respectful, and extremely helpful. Location - close to UN and Village Markets Internet - excellent speed Pool - clean and nice Food - basic breakfast with additional home cooked meals
Just a few minutes from all the embassies, UN and NGO compounds, Orchid Homes is a better bet for you if you're sticking to a budget in this part of town than the more traditional hotels in the area. You get a super friendly welcome and my room was very spacious. It isn't a hotel, so don't expect hotel amenities and services, and there are the usual quirks that seem to be a feature of affordable places to stay in Kenya, but that's a small downside in my view.