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“Tree houses are to die for”
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Ngong House
Ranked #16 of 230 Speciality Lodging in Nairobi
Reviewed 29 August 2016

Ngong house was a rare experience. Spent a day at the place and was quite impressed with the tree houses and lunch on the grounds. They have very friendly dogs (I'm a dog lover). The food was nice but the ambiance of the place has to be its best feature.
The only rude shock was when we went to pay and they said they don't take cards! That was a rude shock considering the location of the place. Luckily we had enough cash among us to foot the bill - whew!

  • Stayed: September 2015, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 9 March 2016

This is individualized and professional services at its best. This place caters to your every need. There is a chef on staff that will wait for your arrival from the airport. It is a wonderful place to get a little out of the city. Comfortable all around, wonderful hosts, amazing food if any of my friends were visiting Nairobi, I would highly suggest staying here. It is definitely a unique first class experience. If you have a larger group or family- try getting the lodge. It has plenty of space and a family room.

  • Stayed: April 2015, travelled with family
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Reviewed 19 October 2015

We stayed again with visitors after a day in Nairobi National Park and we were not disappointed. Great staff, good food, beautiful surroundings and a really unique experience staying in a treehouse. Highly recommended!

Room Tip: Room 2 has the best views and not overlooked by anything or anyone
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  • Stayed: October 2015, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 October 2015 via mobile

I was going to give this establishment a better review based on its price point of $200 per night as quoted. Only at checkout when we received the bill did it transpire to be $200 PER PERSON per night! Is the Ngong House worth this money? Absolutely not! For $200 per night I would say the food is nice, the staff friendly and the the cabins rustic and quirky, well worth the money for a different experience. At double this $400 per night I would say go to Hemmingways every time- its $25 per night more per couple and is 5* fantastic in every way, had we known we would be stung for such and enormous bill we would have gone back there instead without hesitation.

There are no facilities here, the pool is dirty, the cushions in the room are faded, lampshades ripped, bed uncomfortable and sinks in the middle, the water is cold for morning showers if you don't get in early enough to beat the rush ... I fail to see how this guest house is pricing themselves at 5* hotel prices when the facilities and conditions are far below this. Given the vast amounts of money the owner must be pocketing from this enterprise a serious sum of it needs to be reinvested into bringing the accommodation and grounds into the 21st century. Bitterly disappointed.

Stayed: August 2015, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 October 2015

We spent three nights here and it was magical. We were greeted with dinner by the fire when we arrived, even though it was after 11:00 pm! The treehouse was ingenious and beautiful--we saw others more recently built that were even more creative. Everything very comfortable. (Would have been nice to have in-room tea-making capabilities; even though they are happy to bring it out to you, we drink a LOT of tea, and didn't want to bother them that often.) The food and wine and service were great (mind you if you eat all your meals there you will start to detect a pattern/sameness, but always beautifully prepared.) They were great to arrange transportation to anywhere we wanted to go, including an attendant walking us the back way to the very nearby Giraffe Center. Sheldrick Trust is very close by--I went twice one day--as is the Karen Blixen museum and other Karen attractions. Staff friendly and professional. We lucked out when the lovely owner Paul was able to take us on a walk in the beautiful Ngong Hills. Sundowners with the other guests around the fire was a treat. The rest of our safari group was there for our third night and we had a group dinner in a beautiful special outbuilding. All in all a warm, memorable welcome to our first ever trip to Africa.

Room Tip: The houses are spread out and many involve spiral staircases, so if walking or stairs are an issue...
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  • Stayed: October 2015, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Ngong House

Address: Ngong Rd | P.O. Box 24963, Nairobi, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Nairobi
Hotel Style:
Ranked #16 of 230 Speciality Lodging in Nairobi
Price Range: €327 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Ngong House 4.5*
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ngong House is a private, serene and luxurious homestay 20 minutes away from the city centre. The lodge overlooks the Ngong Hills, only a few minutes away from what used to be Karen Blixen Coffee Farm. Secluded in 10 acres of private land, it is very close to Nairobi National Park, 40 minutes away from Nairobi International Airport and 15 minutes away from Wilson Airport, from where all air safaris take off. Accommodation is mainly in luxurious Tree-Houses. ... more   less 
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