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Outspan Hotel

04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped here for a cup of coffee and the decor is quite outdated and there appears to have been very little maintenance done on the property. The coffee was good, service was average. At the moment, it is quite dry in Nyeri so the grounds are not as green and lush as they used to be.

2Thank No R
Reviewed 23 February 2017

The rooms are very big, typical old colonial style. However the rooms need to be upgraded. the bathrooms also need to be done up. The gardens have been kept exceptionally well. Also the view of the surroundings is beautiful, very pleasant view from the bedrooms. if the rooms are done up it will be a beautiful place to stay. the...

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Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

We were 2 families occupying 2 out of the 3 cottages. The bathroom had a nasty shower curtain that looked like it had been left in dirty water for too long, the bedrooms had a gaps in the doors and windows - I suspect they're the original windows - and that's. It a complement! The manager Wallace was by far...

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 19 December 2016

Everything in this old hotel screams colonial style, from the wood interiors to the chimney in the room that you can ask the staff to light up to keep warm at night. Decent breakfast and well kept grounds.

1Thank vitt71
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

One off the best hotel,the staff was amazing and very polite. The dinner was super and the room fantastic. The have Internet communications only in the lobby. Superb breakfast with amazing topical fruits ☺☺

Thank Alexandros F
Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

The founder of scouts movement worldwide his works and museums are here.The facility is ideal for all travel need and discover the history of Kenya.Together with the Treetops is a great chain you will love.

Thank Wachira44
Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 25 October 2016

What an amazing place with beautiful grounds, maintained lawns and stunning views. The staff were friendly and helpful. The Boy Scout founder Sir Baden Powell lived here the last years of his life and we wanted to see where he lived. The part of the cottage he lived with his wife Olave who was the World Chief Guide is a...

Thank josorb
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

The lady at the reception doesn't listen with interest. We told her the reason of visiting but we doubt she even heard... Because no action was taken. We headed for lunch, which was nothing to write home about really. The pan fried fish fillets were not fully cooked and soggy. Customer service at this facility is the worst we've experienced...

2Thank Tabitha A
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

We only stopped here for lunch so can only review the food. There was a great selection of food to pick off the menu and cooked to order. I had beef which was delicious! I had the fruits for pudding, I'd never had a tree tomato before it was amazing, just like a tropical fruit, don't eat the skin. The...

Thank Helen3385
Sevierville, Tennessee
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

My wife and I came to Out spandex to enjoy a day of fun and tennis. We walked into the tennis court to find the most run down tennis court we have ever seen. The court surface was very bad It has so many holes that the ball would go in any direction after hitting the pavement. I strongly recommend,...

Thank Tim H

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  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pool
  • Tennis Court
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Family Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Room Service
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Idyllically located in the Kenyan highlands 2 hours drive from Nairobi the capital city, Outspan provides a holistic business, leisure and adventure experience. A comfortable hotel set in well tended tropical gardens with rolling manicured lawns and breath taking views of Mt Kenya. Lord Baden Powell the founder of the Scouting movement spent the last three years of his life here in a cottage called Paxtu which is still preserved to date. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Outspan Hotel

Address: Aberdare National Park, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Central Province > Aberdare National Park
Price Range: ₹ 12,854 - ₹ 17,828 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Outspan Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 45
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“rooms on the same side as the restaurant have pleasant view.”
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“Good Views”
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“Wifi only works near the reception area”
915mikeu, 23 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Rooms bad need of renovation - Go for deluxe rooms only”
jarnek, 18 Aug 2015 | Read review
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