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Malaga, Spain
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26 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2016 via mobile

I spent 1 week in these apartments. WIFI only worked the day I left. Pressure of the shower is totally insufficient, some days only drops of water. Curtains of the shower need a change when you see they are beggining to be not so clean. That is a cheap necessary expense. You miss a simple bottle of water in the... More 

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1 Thank David R
Ikweta-Safari, Owner at Lake View Studios, responded to this review

We appreciate and are grateful to have been able to host this guest for a week. However, it is unfortunate that his visit coincided with a period when we had serious challenges with our Internet service, and a number of other issues which we refer to below and for which we sincerely apologize for the inconvenience to the guest. Our... More 

Brighton, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2015

We stayed for ten days, and were glad we chose these studios on the basis of the quiet location and the reasonable prices. The room was smallish but not too small, with a small well-equipped kitchen area, plus a table and seats just outside in the luxuriant garden. The staff were always friendly and helpful. Parking was secure, and travelling... More 

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1 Thank Colin A
Ikweta-Safari, Owner at Lake View Studios, responded to this review

Your review highlights key features of our Lake View Studios which are situated in a safe and secure gated residential neighborhood of Nairobi. Our gardens are lush with vegetation and plants as is our neighbourhood. As you affirm, we are offering quality affordable accommodation and value for money. All our studios are fitted with fully equipped kitchenettes and guests like... More 

Milan, Italy
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43 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 June 2015

stayed almost a week and enjoyed my stay at Lake View Studios. The Naivasha is actually a one bedroom apartment, quaint and functional. The staff is friendly and available, and the position is close enough to Westlands through a road that doesn't experience ridiculous Nairobi traffic. Some indications: Naivasha is rather cold... because of its position it doesn't get too... More 

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1 Thank ImprimisTravelDesign
ikweta1, Owner at Lake View Studios, responded to this review

Appreciate your positive review and recommending Lake View Studios to other travelers. Each of our studios is designed with its own character and convenience. The pleasant outdoor seating area by Naivasha studio gets sun from morning until afternoon weather permitting. You happened to have stayed during a rainy period! In the cold season (June/July) we always have extra blankets available... More 

Victoria, Seychelles
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2015

I have stayed at Lake View Studios 4 times, and it is the best value for money and the most convenient Guest house for me. The staff of Lake View is always very helpful and nice, the room are in Excellent conditions and well equipped, the location is good, close to lake view Estate and not too far from town,... More 

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1 Thank Julien M
Ikweta-Safari, Owner at Lake View Studios, responded to this review

From one of our Loyal Guests, your review means a lot. You are spot on with your comments! Yes indeed, Lake View Studios provide affordable quality accommodation, value for money along with style and convenience. More 

Nairobi, Kenya
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3 reviews
Reviewed 5 March 2015

I would like to rate this property as good but there isn't a category for that. It's better than average - but not very good for our visitors! Some suggestions: Although basically good value for the money, there are lots of cats all over - meowing, fighting and quarrelling. This was distracting and not good for some of our visitors... More 

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Thank Rosemary K
Ikweta-Safari, Owner at Lake View Studios, responded to this review

Thanks for your review and suggestions. Lake View Studios are part of the iKWETA brand of tourism products and services promoting affordable safari luxury and value for money in environments noted for natural elegance, style and convenience. As you point out, there is a restaurant nearby which hosts certain social events from time to time, including weddings. While many of... More 

Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 February 2015

I have stayed at Lake View Studios this week and it was trully home away from home! The staff are friendly, the area is convenient and most importantly security is guaranteed. Beautiful gardens too making an excellent environment

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Thank Jim N
Ikweta-Safari, Owner at Lake View Studios, responded to this review

In a nutshell, you have captured the concept of Lake View Studios! Like home, welcoming, convenient, comfortable, safe and secure in a beautiful environment. More 

Cebu City Philippines
1 review
Reviewed 7 December 2014

The rooms are always clean, the staff friendly, reception well organized and security solid. Surely the best value accommodation on the edge of Nairobi with various transport options almost door-to-door to Sarit Centre and beyond. The Lake View gated village provides good exercise space on your doorstep. I have stayed with the Lake View team many times in the last... More 

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Thank RobertJohn456
Ikweta-Safari, Owner at Lake View Studios, responded to this review

Appreciate your frank comments and your many stays at Lake View Studios. Our studios are home-like indeed each with their own design and character especially intended for those who are tired of the high cost standard hotel rooms found in Nairobi. We are deliberately keeping our rates affordable for the quality of services we offer in keeping with our brand... More 

Twain Harte Valley, California, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2014

This is a very good deal! Beautiful gated community, friendly staff, and fully equipped studio with complete kitchen, cable TV. This is a lovely well landscaped and beautiful community with 24 hour security. It is conveniently located for those working with UN (Girigii area) or in the Westlands. The cost is also about one-third of what you would pay for... More 

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Thank Mark B
Ikweta-Safari, Owner at Lake View Studios, responded to this review

Welcome your remark that Lake View Studios are a "very good deal" especially since you stayed with us on two occasions recently! Our goal is to offer value for money in an environment noted for natural elegance, style and convenience... Your candid review highlights the concept of Lake View Studios and what makes them appealing visitors like yourself on short... More 

Tarawa Atoll, Republic of Kiribati
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2014

I have now stayed at Lake View Studios four different times. I am going back, its a lovely location, only KShs 500 from Westlands by Taxi, regular local buses for 40 bob. Staff are very friendly, very helpful, doing their best to make your stay comfortable. Very clean and tidy accommodation. Michael Savins

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Thank Michael S
Ikweta-Safari, Owner at Lake View Studios, responded to this review

We welcome this feedback from one of our regular guests! Yes indeed, Lake View Studios are located in one of the most beautiful, safe and secure residential neighbourhoods of Nairobi. Just as you are many other visitors coming to Nairobi are looking for affordability, high standards, convenience and security - just what we are offering at Lake View Studios. See... More 

Oslo, Oslo, Norway
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2014

A very good value set of 6 studio apartments. I recommend Magadi (all rooms are named after Kenyan lakes), @ KShs 4000/day. Intermittent Internet, but all rooms come with self-contained kitchen. No prepared food available, but the Lake View Studios are literally behind the Zen Garden Restaurant. The gated Lake View neighbourhood provides a green safe running location, which is... More 

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3 Thank AndrewPinney
ikweta1, Owner at Lake View Studios, responded to this review

We appreciate your many stays at Lake View. Your objective review means a lot. Access to our fiber optic Internet is sometimes disrupted when fiber cables are interfered with or cut during civil works around the City or in the Westlands area. To maintain serene surroundings and especially a quiet and sleep-conducive environment, Lake View Studios has a zero tolerance... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Lake View Studios are self-catering boutique-style studio-apartments situated in one of the most beautiful, safe and secure residential neighbourhoods of Nairobi. The Studios are beautifully-furnished, fully equipped and fully-serviced. They are ideal for visitors on short stays in Nairobi for leisure, business or other purpose. Lake View Studios are located near major popular amenities and shopping malls - just 5 km from Westlands and Village Market shopping centres and only 10 km from downtown Nairobi and near UN offices. Our different Lake View Studios are named after some of Kenya's lakes, as are some of the main roads and streets of Lake View Estate - in recognition of the beauty and serenity of the residential neighbourhood where we are located. ********************* Smoke-free interior Daily housekeeping service Laundry and pressing service Garden and outdoor sitting areas FREE WiFi (Fiber Optic Internet) DSTV (Cable TV) On-site parking Neighborhood Taxi service Safe and secure residential neighborhood, 24/7 security Standby generator in case of power outage *********************** Lake View Studios are part of the IKWETA brand of tourism products and services promoting affordable safari luxury and value for money in environments noted for natural elegance, style and convenience. The other properties are Ikweta Safari Camp, Meru National Park, Murera Gate, and Ikweta Country Inn, Maua town, Meru County. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Lake View Studios

Address: 58 Lake View Drive | Lake View Estate, Nairobi 00621, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Nairobi
Price Range: €30 - €56 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Choose one of the rooms facing the front of the property. The bigger room, facing the back, is quite cramped with a very small bathroom, strange little entrance, etc. But the rooms in the front are very nice.”
 of 5 bubbles rosemaryk735, 4 Mar 2015 | Read review
“not sure but I think all the rooms should be good.”
 of 5 bubbles J7555ZOmarkb, 24 Nov 2014 | Read review
“All rooms are very nice”
 of 5 bubbles I2302TCmichaels, 18 Nov 2014 | Read review
“The smaller rooms are cramped, so worth paying the extra KShs 1000-2000 for a larger room. Magadi is my favourite, and suffers less from noise from adjacent guests, which can be a problem as it is not a purpose-built hotel with soundproofing, but an adapted private residence.”
 of 5 bubbles AndrewPinney, 4 Nov 2014 | Read review
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