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Naro-Moru Nanyuki Highway, Nanyuki Town, Nanyuki Municipality 10400 Kenya
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#1 of 30 B&Bs / Inns in Nanyuki Town
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Soames Hotel and Jacks Bar is a beautiful newly constructed hotel and restaurant, located 7km from Nanyuki town on the Nanyuki Naro-Moru highway. An out of town hotel, set within a 100 acre private property overlooking Mount Kenya. Its classic contemporary style with a clean cut modern look, simply and tastefully furnished, is a great place for a meal out or an overnight stay. In the heart of the main hotel lounge area is Jack's Bar, serving freshly brewed Ethiopia coffee, cocktails and drinks with a good selection of wines, and a tempting snack menu. The cuisine is excellent, serving favorite dishes from all over the world, using the best and most fresh ingredients available, and home-made as much as possible. The hotel has 12 double en-suit rooms, with a double or twin bed configuration, flat screen TV, modern bathroom facilities and a dressing room / work space. All rooms have tea and coffee facilities.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Bar / lounge
Darts
Airport transportation
Mosquito net
Outdoor furniture
Private check-in / check-out
Secured parking
Wifi
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Taxi service
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Desk
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Seating area
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Complimentary toiletries
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Mountain view
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Family
Modern
Languages Spoken
English, Swahili
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Richard H wrote a review Aug 2022
10 contributions2 helpful votes
We have eaten at Soames many times and it keeps getting better. Food is wonderful, especially the steaks, and very good value. Lovely location, with views of forest and Mt Kenya. Friendly and efficient staff. We have never stayed but the cottages look super comfortable.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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west1983 wrote a review Jul 2022
London, United Kingdom333 contributions280 helpful votes
A good choice on Nanyuki. Wide open spaces with great mountain views. The dozen rooms are a good size, very white, and with comfortable beds. The restaurant is fine, although it does close early. No room service. Eccentric note says if you try and come back after 10pm they won't let you in! Pleasent staff. The pricing is spot on. Good wifi too. Will return.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Weekday rates are lower.
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wanderlustciru wrote a review Jul 2022
Nairobi, Kenya135 contributions47 helpful votes
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Visited Soames for a night in November 2021. Booking was easy, through a TC. Had a hiccup in the room with the hot water and the swiftness with which the management sorted us out was amazing to say the least. Very impressive. We had dinner at the restaurant which was really nice, a steak and soup 👍🏽 Breakfast the morning we checked out was A1. Their staff is polite and willing to assist. Check in and check out was smooth. The room was clean and always a plus to have extra comforters for the chilly evening. I have stayed here more than once and the views of Mt Kenya from their rooms are gorgeous. Try catching the sunrise and sunset, you’ll not regret it
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Plenty of parking Warm clothing recommended Can get busy over the weekends, good to book early
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SB wrote a review May 2022
Nairobi, Kenya34 contributions11 helpful votes
We made a last minute booking at Soames and right from the beginning Ibrahim was so professional and quick to help us. His colleague (I think George?) was brilliant too. The cottages were lovely with a beautiful view and the dinner amazing. The team were very accommodating with our request to leave early with a packed breakfast. Overall- it was an excellent stay and I will definitely be back.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Hilda W wrote a review May 2022
Nairobi, Kenya18 contributions
Very, very beautiful and serene, clean and good food, Mt Kenya is a beautiful sight from the private patios and lush gardens. The kitchen and bar close too early though, 8 and 8.30 respectively, the staff could be a little more friendlier and accommodating with these timings. Nice place to stay, if looking to relax and turn in early,
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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montanan_traveler wrote a review Jan 2022
montana1706 contributions215 helpful votes
What a great setting for a casual lunch. Once we ordered we all went out back by the pond to enjoy the assorted birds drawn to the water and flowers. As soon as the food was ready we became engrossed in devouring the huge portions of scrumptious offerings.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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muzungu57 wrote a review Jan 2022
Kampala, Uganda239 contributions156 helpful votes
we spent several nights at Soames, before and after our trip to Point Lenana. the hotel is really very nice, the rooms are very big and leave you a lot of privacy. the food at the restaurant is delicious, we enjoyed manly the fish dishes. the wine card is big enough and the cocktail card has definitely something for everyone! the hotel is located outside of the town and is surrounded by a big garden, far enough away from the main road. definitely a place to go back to!!
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Response from Soames Hotel, Owner at Soames Hotel & Jack's Bar
Responded 26 Jan 2022
Thank you for your generous review - and so glad to hear that Soames Hotel was a good place to stay for your Mount Kenya expedition. We appreciate you kind remarks about our food and rooms too. Thank you very much.
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Kiarie wrote a review Dec 2021
Nairobi, Kenya1 contribution
For the price point they are just selling a view. I came to the place expecting a bit of quality but have I been shocked. Room is regular Bathroom after a shower is a puddle. Service is not great. Breakfast is bare minimum. They don’t even have fresh juice or brown bread. Don’t come with kids. There’s absolutely nothing to do for them. As a couple you would be okay. New Years they had nothing planned. Even a bonfire. The view though is excellent both at Dawn and Dusk.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Excellent AirBnB around the area. Unless Soames improves it a No no.
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Response from Soames Hotel, Owner at Soames Hotel & Jack's Bar
Responded 26 Jan 2022
Thank you very much for taking the time to review us, and comment. We do appreciate this, and we are striving to improve all the time. I am sorry it was disappointing and did not meet your expectations. You are right to say that Kids activities are not available - and we always make sure we inform families about this. There are plenty of options near us and in Nanyuki, but so far we haven't managed to develop a pool / play area. A bonfire for NY eve would have been great - and we should have done this for sure. We definitely have the capacity. Since your review we have introduced fresh juices at breakfast. Our bread is homemade and a mix of white and whole wheat flour - and we do offer French Croissants. Unfortunately there is not a professional bakery in Nanyuki . Thank you again for helping us to improve and we greatly appreciate the time you took to give us some essential ideas. All the best.
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Kish wrote a review Dec 2021
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Soames has some of the best views I’ve seen of Mt. Kenya however, that’s about it. The room we stayed at had a leakage,they haven’t thought through some details and it was a really mediocre experience to be honest. Even the service at the restaurant is super slow. I would recommend it only if you’re looking for great views not if you want a nice hotel to stay at this is not it.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Soames Hotel, Owner at Soames Hotel & Jack's Bar
Responded 26 Jan 2022
Thank you for your review and taking the time to give us your feedback. We are a mid-range hotel, and are priced appropriately. We do try hard to deliver high end service and food, and I am sorry to hear it was not good for you. We invest quite a bit in staff training, and buy high quality produce with no short cuts made. I feel that your experience may have been impacted by the busy new year period. I hope you don't write-us off completely, and will consider visiting again. Thanks again for your comments - we take it to heart and positively. All the best.
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Becky Kwanga wrote a review Dec 2021
Nairobi, Kenya15 contributions
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My family and I stayed for 2 nights. Our experience was nothing short of luxury, rest and recuperation. This is a boutique hotel but it's not stuffy (negatively posh). The decor is on point! The rooms are beautifully designed, exceptionally clean (I have severe dust allergies and didn't suffer here), the shower...aaaaaamaazing, the beds were super comfortable, loved the work station, the service is EXCELLENT! - and what I liked about the service is that the staff were fair to all guests (I've been in many hotels where staff favoured foreign guests over Kenyan guests). Wi-fi works perfectly, the food is DELICIOUS! Views of Mount Kenya were wonderful. It was a much needed breath of fresh air and rest. Will definitely be back!
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Soames Hotel, Owner at Soames Hotel & Jack's Bar
Responded 26 Jan 2022
Wow - Hi Becky - thank you for your amazing review. So wonderful to hear your feedback. It's a great place to relax so we hope you will come back again sometime for another escape. We really appreciate your kind words. Thank you!
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PRICE RANGE
$159 - $160 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
KenyaRift Valley ProvinceLaikipia CountyNanyuki MunicipalityNanyuki Town
NUMBER OF ROOMS
12
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Frequently Asked Questions about Soames Hotel & Jack's Bar
Which popular attractions are close to Soames Hotel & Jack's Bar?
Nearby attractions include Equator Marker (6.0 km) and Lewa Downs Primary School (7.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Soames Hotel & Jack's Bar?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Soames Hotel & Jack's Bar?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a desk, and a mosquito net.
What food & drink options are available at Soames Hotel & Jack's Bar?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Soames Hotel & Jack's Bar?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Soames Hotel & Jack's Bar?
Conveniently located restaurants include Trout Tree, Cape Chestnut Laikipia Sip & Dine Nanyuki, and Carol's Cafe.
Does Soames Hotel & Jack's Bar have airport transportation?
Yes, Soames Hotel & Jack's Bar offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Soames Hotel & Jack's Bar?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Swahili.
Is Soames Hotel & Jack's Bar accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.