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Geneva, Switzerland
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221 reviews
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Reviewed 21 February 2013

Owner Paul has created a wonderful peaceful retreat from the Nairobi hurly-burly, with its romantic and luxurious tree houses, all different and widely separated for total privacy. The lodge is set in 10 acres of private land in the Karen suburb of Nairobi, near what used to be Karen "Out of Africa" Blixen's coffee farm and Nairobi National Park. We... More 

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Centurion, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2013

If you want to stay in the Karen area (a suburb southwest of the city centre with much to recommend it), this is the one place to choose for unique accommodation and superb service. Each of the handful of rooms is different, many built into the trees themselves. The location is so private that it’s actually hard to find the... More 

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LeadingLodges, Public Relations Manager at Ngong House, responded to this review

Dear Phil, Thank you so much for you review. We really appreciate it when our guests take the time to leave their thoughts on Ngong House here on TripAdvisor. We hope to welcome you back soon at with us. Kind Regards from Nairobi. More 

Washington, Ct, USA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 January 2013

Loved it! My son & I stayed there for three nights. The owner Paul was delightful as was the staff and drivers. We ate in different locations each meal, when cool always by a fire. Highly recommend it. Convenient to Nairobi yet a beautiful remote feel in Karen. Paul has created a unique and interesting experience for visitors to Kenya... More 

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LeadingLodges, Public Relations Manager at Ngong House, responded to this review

Dear Peter, Thank you so much for you great review on our Ngong House. We are always delighted to read about the good times our guests had with us and we are very happy that you took the time to share this on TripAdvisor. Kind Regards, Ngong House More 

New York City, New York
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37 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 21 January 2013

Having never been to Nairobi, Kenya, and Out of Africa being one of my favourite books and movies, to have the opportunity to stay on Karen Blixens's former coffee farm...well....it's hard to define the feeling....as the author did this best. The owner/brilliant designer of Ngong House, Paul has created a unique, individual and personal (and very romantic) hideaway. You will... More 

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LeadingLodges, Public Relations Manager at Ngong House, responded to this review

Dear Guest, we would like to thank you for your great review on our Ngong House. It has been a pleasure having you with us! We are very happy to see that you have enjoyed the unique view over the Ngong Hills from your tree house, that is what they are all about. Hoping to welcome you back soon, kindest... More 

Nairobi
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 16 January 2013 via mobile

I was astonished to read a dismal review of this magical place!! Being based in Nairobi on business I booked a long weekend at Ngong House for a visit from my fiancé,at the recommendation of a colleague. Our whole stay was a relevation to me,being more used to bland international business accomodation and the curt efficiency of hotel chain staff,... More 

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LeadingLodges, Public Relations Manager at Ngong House, responded to this review

Dear Sir, Thank you so much for your kind review on our Ngong House. It is really great to see that our guests take time to go on TripAdvisor and leave such beautiful words behind on our establishment. We really hope to welcome you back soon. Kindest Regards, the Ngong House Team More 

Hampton, Virginia
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225 reviews
49 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 7 January 2013

What a great place. I can't say enough good things about it. From the moment you arrive in Nairobi, Ngong House has arranged to meet you at the airport, expedite you through immigration and customs, help you with your luggage and drive you the short but treacherous journey from the airport to the hotel. When we arrived, it was already... More 

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LeadingLodges, Public Relations Manager at Ngong House, responded to this review

Dear, thank you very much for your review, we really appreciate it when our guests like to share there experience here. All the best for the new year and we hope to welcome you back one day at Ngong House. Kindest Regards from the Ngong House Team. More 

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2012

Recently stayed at ngong, fantastic hotel, we travelled with 2 boys and the family tree house was perfect, if travelling with another couple would recommend the log cabin. Amazing place, beautiful gardens will definately be going back

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london
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31 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2012

I arrived from Nairobi airport by car which took 3 hours ! We were greeted by smiling staff and 2 lovely dogs. My treehouse hideaway was deep in the gardens and was truly amazing. The whole room was like a scene from disney with a canoe for a bath. The bed was comfortable and the shower hot. The service was... More 

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San Francisco Bay Area
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104 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2012

It is not easy to find a personal experience when traveling, especially in Nairobi. We were lucky to be directed to Ngong House because this is actually the home of the charming and quirky owner Paul. We were immediately welcomed like family, and were delighted by the warmth of the staff and comfortable, safe and secure setting in a lovely... More 

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Danville, California
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Reviewed 21 November 2012

We just completed what I hope is our first of many trips to Kenya. Not knowing where to stay for a few days before we started our safari, we were so fortunate to receive a recommendation to stay at the Ngong House. We landed at the airport and were greeted by David, the driver from Ngong House. He quickly collected... More 

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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 

Additional Information about Ngong House

Address: Ngong Rd | P.O. Box 24963, Nairobi, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Nairobi
Price Range: $536 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Ngong House 4.5*
Number of rooms: 19
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“Room 2 has the best views and not overlooked by anything or anyone”
 of 5 bubbles 874harrieth, 19 Oct 2015 | Read review
“The houses are spread out and many involve spiral staircases, so if walking or stairs are an issue, let them know.”
 of 5 bubbles GedyeSeattle, 5 Oct 2015 | Read review
“The high tree house(stairs) facing NGong hills but we did enjoy staying in other rooms too!”
 of 5 bubbles Gandhavati, 27 Sep 2015 | Read review
“I'm you're a small family of 4 or 5 ask for the Log Cabin.. super fun!”
 of 5 bubbles AtelierAfrica, 13 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Treehouses are unique and interesting. Older travelers might inquire about stairs.”
 of 5 bubbles MarilynDianeO, 30 Jul 2015 | Read review
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