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No 70 Gigiri Court, Nairobi 00502 Kenya
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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Updated 27/05/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 27/05/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#67 of 501 B&Bs / Inns in Nairobi
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If you’re looking for a guest house in Nairobi, look no further than Orchid Homes. Nearby landmarks such as Shri Swaminarayan Mandir (2.6 mi) and Fairview Coffee Estate (2.6 mi) make Orchid Homes a great place to stay when visiting Nairobi. Rooms at Orchid Homes provides a desk, and guests can stay connected with free Wi-Fi. In addition, while staying at Orchid Homes guests have access to a 24 hour front desk, room service, and beach chairs. You can also enjoy a pool and an on-site restaurant. Need a place to park? Free parking is available at Orchid Homes. While in Nairobi, you may want to check out some of the restaurants that are a short walk away from Orchid Homes, including Asian Gardens (0.5 mi), The River Cafe - Karura (1.1 mi), and Village Market (0.1 mi). Plus, during your trip, don’t forget to check out some of the popular gardens, such as Nairobi Arboretum, American Embassy Memorial Garden, and Jeevanjee Gardens. The staff at Orchid Homes look forward to serving you during your upcoming visit.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Restaurant
Airport transportation
24-hour security
BBQ facilities
24-hour front desk
Secured parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Car hire
Baggage storage
Mosquito net
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Room service
Seating area
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
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Room types
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English

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Grade: 63 out of 100
18Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
2Attractionswithin 0.5 km
10Reviews1Q+A2Room tips
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Poo Lin S wrote a review Nov 2020
Bangkok, Thailand195 contributions33 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: November 2020
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Room Tip: The spacious attic room gives privacy and calm.
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LINDA S K wrote a review Nov 2019
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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.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Susan M, Owner at Orchid Homes
Responded 6 Nov 2019
Thank you Linda for the great feedback , We are so glad that you enjoyed , yourselves and felt right at home .In Orchid Homes our guest's comfort and peace of mind is our utmost goal. It was great hosting your team and you were awesome guests. We look forward to hosting you again when you are in Nairobi next. Regards Orchid Homes Team
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nagapie_eh wrote a review Nov 2019
London, United Kingdom73 contributions35 helpful votes
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
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled on business
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Harvey C wrote a review Feb 2018
Nairobi49 contributions60 helpful votes
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..."
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Date of stay: February 2018
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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omegendorph wrote a review Dec 2017
Rome, Italy78 contributions49 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: December 2017Trip type: Travelled on business
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Goolzaar R wrote a review Jan 2017
Mombasa, Kenya24 contributions24 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: January 2017
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Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Family room is spacious and has garden view.
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Geordan S wrote a review Nov 2016
Katherine, Northern Territory, Australia1 contribution
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
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Date of stay: October 2016
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Martin D wrote a review Jul 2016
Sheffield, United Kingdom308 contributions96 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: June 2016
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PRICE RANGE
$46 - $67 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
KenyaNairobiHighridge
NUMBER OF ROOMS
17
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Frequently Asked Questions about Orchid Homes
Which popular attractions are close to Orchid Homes?
Nearby attractions include Traustine Adventure Safaris (0.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Orchid Homes?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Orchid Homes?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and blackout curtains.
What food & drink options are available at Orchid Homes?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, breakfast, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Orchid Homes?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Orchid Homes?
Conveniently located restaurants include Harvest Restaurant, Hero Restaurant, and Artcaffe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Orchid Homes?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Orchid Homes have airport transportation?
Yes, Orchid Homes offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are there any historical sites close to Orchid Homes?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Dedan Kimathi Statue (5.6 km) and The Galton-fenzi Memorial (5.9 km).