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Silanga Road, Off Langata Road Karen, Nairobi 00509 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
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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Updated 01/03/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 01/03/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#28 of 501 B&Bs / Inns in Nairobi
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Enjoy great hospitality and service to affordable prices at Hotel Rudi. Feel home and relax in our garden or getting a massage. Our hotel is located in the secure and quiet area of Karen, close to some tourist attractions like Giraffe Center, Bomas of Kenya, David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, Karen Blixen Museum, Kazuri Beads Factory and Nairobi National Park. To Wilson Airport it's just 9.5 km and even to JKIA you can be in less than 30 minutes. Airport transfers and city tours as well as safaris can be organised by us to fair prices.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Airport transportation
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
Spa
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
24-hour security
Concierge
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Room service
Seating area
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Refrigerator
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Non-smoking rooms
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Smoking rooms available
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Languages Spoken
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Will Stephens wrote a review May 2021
Nanyuki Town, Kenya36 contributions4 helpful votes
We enjoyed our stay a lot. Friendly service,good food,awesome breakfast. The whole Hotel is super clean. Ideal in these times. The location is perfect for what we planned with everything being on point. Thanks to the great staff for making our stay easy and safe.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled on business
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claudia wrote a review Mar 2020
San Bruno, California410 contributions109 helpful votes
We found this lovely hotel through our Mara lodge (Amani Mara). What a lovely place to land after long flights. Our airport transfer was waiting for us - even at 4am! And a beautiful breakfast with rose petals on the table. On our return trip out, we were able to enjoy a delicious dinner on the patio. We’ll be back and Rudi’s is now our Nairobi stop! Thank you for the hospitality and friendly service!
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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SAROJA R wrote a review Dec 2019
Hamilton, New Jersey157 contributions83 helpful votes
We had booked our safari trip thru Henke the destination expert who is also a manager at Hotel Rudi. The staff were very warm and welcoming and the whole experience was a delight. The rooms were clean, spacious and well maintained. The only upgrade I would recommend would be better lighting and wifi connectivity. Would definitely revisit.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Tina D / Ohmtina wrote a review Nov 2019
New York City, New York83 contributions31 helpful votes
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A nice and clean hotel with an amazing crew. Everyone was super accommodating and friendly. Loved all the little details! 🤗 Close to all the highlights in the area (Giraffe Center, Elefant Orphanage, Nairobi National Park, etc.)
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
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Diani Sea Management wrote a review Oct 2019
Diani Beach, Kenya1 contribution
We had such a lovely stay as a family. Traveling with two high-energy children can be taxing at times but this was not the case at Hotel Rudi. The children had enough room to run around in the gardens without disturbing other guests. The staff and management is extremely helpful and kind. Thanks again for a wonderful stay!
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Date of stay: October 2019
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jazzybird79 wrote a review Sep 2019
Warrington, United Kingdom97 contributions48 helpful votes
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We arrived at hotel Rudi tired and dusty from our safari drive. We received a fantastically warm welcome with singing and were offered hot towels to freshen up immediately. Out room was lovely and spacious and the shower was the perfect temperature ( amazing after 6 nights of safari camps!) We went down to dinner where the table was beautifully set and as the sun went down they lit a fire to keep us warm. The food was really good too. After a good nights sleep we went down for breakfast again the food and attention to detail was amazing! Having said all of this I've still not mentioned the best thing about this hotel, the people....what an amazing bunch! Helpful, polite and friendly nothing was ever any trouble to them and they really contribute so much to the hotel and my memories of Africa. Next time I am in Africa I shall definitely return.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Heike H, Inhaber at Hotel Rudi
Responded 1 Oct 2019
Good evening from Hotel Rudi! We thank you very much for your positive review and say humbly "asante sana". Welcome back again and be sure we will keep the service you have experienced. All the best for you - happy time Heike Director & Team Hotel Rudi
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alitt7688 wrote a review Jul 2019
Atlanta, Georgia61 contributions13 helpful votes
The grounds and hotel are lovely. We were greeted warmly even though we arrived from an overnight flight at 2am! Rooms are spacious with closet, bathroom and sitting area. The room we stayed in ahd a small refrigerator. Hot water with good pressure was a luxury. Breakfast was abundant and beautiful. The fresh juice was delicious and they made omelettes to order. We only stayed 1 night, and were disappointed we could not return. We were supposed to return later for 4 nights but the owner had to move us due to an event. She took care of us and made sure our change went smoothly.
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Date of stay: June 2019
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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An S wrote a review Feb 2019
Bredene, Belgium329 contributions31 helpful votes
This is a very nice small hotel in Karen area! The hotel was taken over by new management only last month. They are currently busy doing some renovations, not everything is finished yet (spa area still to be done) but the refurbished rooms are very nice and there is a lovely breakfast area outside. The breakfast quality was good and - important - all the staff we met are friendly. Heike and her team certainly made us feel at home. Another nice thing is that the room was very quiet, no outside noise from traffic or other during the night. Although not all areas have been re-done yet, I am giving it a maximum score because this place is too good to only rate 4 out of 5. Seeing what has been accomplished already in a few weeks, we are positive that the spa area will get a fresh touch also soon. They also have an appartment for long-term stay. This was our first stay inhotel Rudi but certainly not the last one!
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Date of stay: February 2019
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Heike H, Inhaber at Hotel Rudi
Responded 28 Feb 2019
Thank you so much for your comments! We apriciate your booking with us and really looking forward to ,welcome you again here in Karen! Your team at Hotel Rudi
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4EverTraveler66 wrote a review Jan 2019
NYC581 contributions96 helpful votes
My stay at Hotel Rudi was wonderful. It's a lovely property with charming rooms, a great al fresco restaurant and bar area, nice outdoor seating area, good spa services, excellent food and very friendly and helpful staff. I would recommend Hotel Rudi to anyone coming to Nairobi.
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Date of stay: December 2018
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Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Heike H, Owner at Hotel Rudi
Responded 23 Jan 2019
Thank you very much for your lovely feedback, which we appreciate a lot! You are most welcome whenever you come to Nairobi.
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Joy wrote a review Oct 2018
Athi River, Kenya40 contributions13 helpful votes
We stayed here for a few days with my team. The rooms were good enough and clean. The food was however not as expected. It was soggy and really really bad. The Tiramisu by Rudi was however great! I am not sure we will be visiting the establishment again.
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Date of stay: September 2018
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Rudi
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Rudi?
Nearby attractions include Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (5.0 km), Giraffe Centre (3.6 km), and Nairobi National Park (4.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Rudi?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Rudi?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a refrigerator, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Rudi?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Rudi?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Rudi?
Conveniently located restaurants include Jakoni, Mama Rocks Gourmet Burgers - Kilimani, and Tamarind Restaurant.
Does Hotel Rudi have airport transportation?
Yes, Hotel Rudi offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel Rudi?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Hotel Rudi offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and conference facilities during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Rudi?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Karen Blixen Coffee Garden and Cottages (3.2 km).