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“Location is the main selling point, but don't go if you want working wifi”
Review of Gardens Apartments

Gardens Apartments
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Gardens Apartments
Ranked #73 of 230 Speciality Lodging in Nairobi
Reviewed 14 January 2017

The location is really amazing - the apartments are within walking distance from WestGate Mall and Sarit Center (both 5 min) and close to many good clubs and restaurants. Overall, it is a decent place. The staff is very friendly and helpful (especially the maintenance person, Peter). The venue seems overstaffed, especially the cleaning services, and yet I wouldn't really say the apartments are meticulously clean. Most apartments are spacious, but the interior design is outdated and tacky (with golden curtains, pink walls and plastering on the walls). Apartments on the lower floors, especially blocks B and C are very dark, with almost no sun light. Apartments on the top floors have more light, but are smaller. Some apartments smell on sewage. There is complimentary breakfast on the terrace, which is decent, but gets boring after a while, since the food is mostly the same. There are no elevators, with up to 15 flight of stairs to get to the top floor. The most annoying thing about the venue is absence of working wifi. There are several wifi networks, none of which actually work. Wifi is so bad that it is impossible to send an e-mail or even a Whatsapp message. Even after several complaints the management didn't do anything about it. Considering that similar venues in the proximity of Gardens for the same price offer state of the art apartments and functioning wifi, I would opt for those.

  • Stayed: November 2016, travelled on business
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Reviewed 4 December 2016

I spent two weeks in Nairobi in July staying at or working out of several hotels. I don't usually have the opportunity to explore so many in a short period of time. I'm going to use the same criteria in reviewing all of them

- Rooms/Food/Overall Ambiance-Grounds/Taxi service/Security/Service.

Hopefully the comparison of five hotels by the same person is helpful for someone.

If you are looking for a long stay place, Garden Apartments is a great option

Rooms -Fully functional kitchen, nice rooms, big bathrooms,
Food - Breakfast served in the morning
Ambiance - Small but nice pool, parking under the apartments
Taxi's - will need to call/arrange for a taxi
Security - Good security - car and id checked before entering the grounds, large walls and razor/electric wire.
Service - helpful smiling service

  • Stayed: July 2016, travelled on business
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Thank thewilsonswanderings
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Reviewed 25 November 2016

Good alternative choice to hotels if you have to spend more time in Nairobi. Located walking distance from Westgate mall and Sarit center. Serviced apartments, most apartments pretty spacious. The only issue is a bad internet connection. Breakfast is included in the price and is served in a small restaurant near outdoor pool.

  • Stayed: July 2016, travelled on business
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Thank Dinko P
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Reviewed 4 August 2016

After looking into serviced apartments in Nairobi we opted for Garden Apartments and booked initially a 2 BR for one month. Booking was confirmed. Two weeks later we were informed that they had in the meantime become fully booked and therefore had shifted us to another location which did not have the same facilities or location. Really disappointed! Seems confirmations are not reliable here! By this time it is too late to find an other serviced apartment so am stuck.

  • Stayed: July 2016, travelled with family
    • Service
Thank mjs347
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Additional Information about Gardens Apartments

Address: Lower Kabete Rd, Nairobi, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Nairobi
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #73 of 230 Speciality Lodging in Nairobi
Price Range: $124 - $249 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
'A home away from home' in Nairobi. Quite simply, a better alternative to hotels, our luxury apartments offer you the comforts of private residential living. Fully furnished and serviced, with a host of amenities, striking a perfect blend of hospitality and style. Our ready to live in apartments come fitted with all the modern conveniences and are maintained to the highest standards. ... more   less 

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