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Ndovu Road, Karen located close to Hardy, Nairobi 00509 Kenya
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#96 of 501 B&Bs / Inns in Nairobi
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A memorable home-stay opportunity, only 40 minutes from the centre of Nairobi, yet a world apart from the hustle and bustle of the city. In tune with our name, Rock House has been modeled by a local artist/architect to reflect our origins on the slopes of Mt Kenya and the owner's passion for nature's captivating sceneries.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
Meeting rooms
Mosquito net
Non-smoking hotel
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast in the room
24-hour front desk
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English, Swahili
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Natalie M wrote a review Dec 2017
19 contributions5 helpful votes
I visited the rock house with a party of 8. The establishment in itself is in easily accessible and very nice and relaxing. However the staff could be do better. There was only one overwhelmed waitress who was doubling up as kitchen staff and we waited over 40 minutes for just the drinks order. Their payment methods and reconciliation is also very wanting, they advise you to pay by M-pesa yet cannot access the phone to which payments are made and refuse to let you check out yet it is their responsibility to confirm payments.
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Date of stay: December 2017
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Wesley N wrote a review Nov 2016
Kingswinford, United Kingdom334 contributions142 helpful votes
Lovely friendly place, staff very kind & abliging, plenty of food at mealtimes all cooked lovely, hot cold or alcohol drinks served anytime, on an evening staff even asked if we wanted the open fire set up in the lounge area. You can order exactly what breakfast you would like at any time. A great stay, recommended. Fantastic affordable prices.
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Date of stay: November 2016Trip type: Travelled with family
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Rosie Y wrote a review Jul 2016
Mildenhall, United Kingdom6 contributions3 helpful votes
I am sure that rock house was once a lovely place but sadly no more. We asked to move rooms due to having lose wires and a toilet that did not work. Our second room wasn't much better. The shower was a trickle and from the outside balcony we had a view of the back of the property full of rubbish. The rooms were cramped and although clean very dated and in serious need of updating. The one saving grace was the one member if staff we met who was welcoming and pleasant. We were supposed to stay 2 nights but left after 1 as I could not stand it.
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Date of stay: July 2016Trip type: Travelled with family
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Mano G wrote a review Jul 2016
London, United Kingdom37 contributions38 helpful votes
We stayed here two nights in a triple room (one double bed & 2 single beds) and we were very comfortable. Rooms are bathroom are basic and whilst the water in the bathroom never got above tepid, the shower here had the best pressure of any guest house we stayed in in Kenya (massive bonus points!!) The hotel has a quirky style to it which was sweet and had some lovely art pieces throughout. What makes this a great property were the staff. Extremely friendly and helpful. Went out of their way to accommodate our needs. Would be happy to return to Rock House.
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Date of stay: July 2016Trip type: Travelled with family
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transitphil wrote a review Nov 2015
seychelles12 contributions12 helpful votes
The second time I've stayed with Patrick and his staff at the Rock House and this time was just as good as the last. Went to Kenya with IntoAfrica again and stayed here on the first and last nights. Super friendly and helpful staff, great venue, pool, bedroom etc, and the food was also top class. I thoroughly recommend it to you.
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Date of stay: October 2015
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Janet Z wrote a review Oct 2015
19 contributions8 helpful votes
A great place, great food and amazing staff. Very quite and close to all the nice places in Karen. Slept like a baby! Great Value for money. Loved the art work. Hot shower available 24/7 and you can help yourself to hot drinks anytime of the day.
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Date of stay: October 2015
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Trip type: Travelled with family
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ColvilleB4 wrote a review Jul 2015
Lacey, Washington79 contributions42 helpful votes
The people here are great and we felt SO SAFE! They are associated with IntoAfrica and we stayed there before, after and in between our two safaris. They will serve up to 3 meals per day for a modest charge and the decor is delightful! It is totally made of rocks! The staff are so considerate and helpful. They have plenty of vehicles and were able to take us to several spots nearby, saving the effort of making our own arrangements. They are adding more rooms. While we were there we were delighted to witness a graduation party and a children's birthday party. We stored luggage there for a week - so many ways they helped us out!
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Date of stay: July 2015
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Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Note: They have rooms that open to the outside and also rooms that open to the inside of the...
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Idah W wrote a review May 2015
4 contributions4 helpful votes
The place is just so homey! We went here for Easter and despite it being a rainy weekend we felt very warm. The 1st thing that gets you is the gate, so creatively done! You immediately want to know what's inside. And it doesn't disappoint. The entire place is made out of well done bolders. Sooo creative! It's not on large grounds but this just serves to make it more personal and quaint. The rooms are quite big and clean, spacious beds and a huge bathroom. The food felt very home-made, not your typical hotel food. And it came in generous servings. Beautiful pool area as well. Please remember to carry your own toothpaste though as they don't stock or sell it. Overall, i loved it!
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Date of stay: April 2015
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Michael H wrote a review May 2015
Glos29 contributions19 helpful votes
We stayed two nights on arrival in East Africa and had a day-stay on leaving. This place will be hard to beat for the price and the friendliness. It is FAR more personal than a city-centre hotel as well as being in a safer and less polluted area. On previous visits to Kenya, I've stayed in the city centre - but no more. It is located in Karen (with Ms Blixen's place and other attractions nearby) and, though further from the airport than the city centre, the traffic to the airport is less a problem - and the hotel collected us and delivered us. The rooms are very clean with excellent showers, good mozzie nets, kettle and other items. The dining room has tv with free Internet in an alcove. Meals are more than plentiful, good quality, and cooked to order. The friendliness of the owners and staff are the making of this place. (They also arranged our transport across Kenya to the Tanzanian border and to and from the Maasai Mara Game Park - such a good service.) On our last day, we had the use of a room on arrival in the afternoon and a meal before continuing to the airport for our night flight - excellent service!
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Date of stay: May 2015
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Room Tip: The original building is of unusual design on the outside but the rooms are standard size with...
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planetmooney wrote a review Mar 2015
Vancouver, Canada77 contributions14 helpful votes
I stayed at Rock House twice in February 2015, before and after going on a week long tour of Kenya. The hotel is very comfortable, with clean rooms, a beautiful front patio, a great pool area and onsite dining. We ate breakfast here every morning and dinner twice, the meals were all delicious with plenty of food. I usually don’t like staying in the suburbs when I travel but the location of Rock House is very good because there are so many activities in the surrounding area. The best part of this hotel was the staff, hands down! I was travelling with my husband and another couple and when we all returned for our 2nd stay it felt like coming home. I would like to thank Samuel for driving us to all the sights, Lydia and Hosea for their amazing food and company, Marianne for being so sweet, George for walking us to the Giraffe centre and Patrick and his wife for being such gracious hosts!
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Date of stay: February 2015
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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$72 - $115 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Rock House
Which popular attractions are close to Rock House?
Nearby attractions include Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (2.6 km), Giraffe Centre (1.3 km), and Nairobi National Park (4.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Rock House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Rock House?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a desk, and a mosquito net.
What food & drink options are available at Rock House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Rock House?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Rock House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Tamarind Restaurant, The Talisman Restaurant, and The Carnivore Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Rock House?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Rock House have airport transportation?
Yes, Rock House offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Rock House?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Swahili.
Are there any historical sites close to Rock House?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Karen Blixen Coffee Garden and Cottages (4.8 km).
Is Rock House accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.