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Nyati Hill Cottages

Masai Lodge Road Mbagathi, Nairobi 00503 Kenya
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Surrounded by peaceful nature and the wild life of Nairobi National Park the Nyati Hill Cottages are the perfect base for relaxation, authentic safari and unforgettable holidays. Only twenty kilometres from Nairobi you will find the charming Nyati Hill Cottages, as a self contained and perfect getaway for short or long term stays with family or friends. Enjoy your stay in the unique privacy and tranquillity offered in each of our seven cottages which supply all modern facilities and warm comfort.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Hiking
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Airport transportation
Baggage storage
Secured parking
Wifi
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Shallow end in pool
Breakfast available
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Shuttle bus service
Mosquito net
Outdoor furniture
Shared kitchen
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Allergy-free room
Housekeeping
Room service
Seating area
VIP room facilities
Coffee / tea maker
Kitchenette
Bath / shower
Bottled water
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Refrigerator
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Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Romantic
Quaint
Languages Spoken
English, Danish, Swahili
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Make Them All Trips of a Lifetime wrote a review Jun 2023
Toronto, Canada7 contributions30 helpful votes
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We stayed at Nyati Hill Cottages for 4 nights in June 2023. We arrived late in the evening and were given the Cheetah/Impala cottages, which have a lovely sitting area between them. One cottage is the living area, with large bed with mosquito netting, separate bathroom and shower/sink areas. The other cottage is the large kitchen/dining areas, fully equipped with everything you could need. Breakfast foods were also supplied, eggs, bread, fruit, juice, yogurt, cheese, butter and coffee/tea. It was more than enough and when requested, they supplied whatever we needed. It so happened that we were the only guests during our stay, which made it extra relaxing. The grounds are beautiful and well kept with lush greenery and flowers. There is a wonderful view of the national park, where we often saw zebra, buffalo, ostrich, impala and even a lion. There is also a look out platform at the back of the resort where you can climb up a ladder for a birds eye view of the park and grounds. Everyone was friendly and attentive. We ordered lunches and dinners, which were made by the house chef and served in our kitchen. Food was delicious and inexpensive. The best part of our stay was the resident kitty whom we met on day one. A young male, he is friendly and very affectionate. He quickly followed us, kept us company and slept soundly on our laps. He waited for us in the mornings, sleeping on the chairs in the patio area. Not everyone loves cats, but if you do, this is a huge bonus. We asked the staff and they said he did not have a name, so we named him Swahili. The chef said she sometimes calls him Thomas. We were missing our pets back home and having Swahili around made our stay exceptional. I urge the staff to keep allowing him to live on the grounds, he is an asset and an ambassador for your cottages. Any animal lover will quickly fall in love with him. For us that were going on safari in both Kenya and Tanzania, Nyati Hills was the perfect transition. The short stay allowed us to acclimatize to the time zone and weather, fully relaxing. For those who do not wish or cannot go on safari deep in the bush, staying at Nyati Hills is a great option. It is close to Nairobi with easy access to a national park where game drives are available, while still providing the space and creature comforts you want.
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Date of stay: June 2023
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bryndlewindle wrote a review Jan 2023
London, United Kingdom62 contributions8 helpful votes
Lovely peaceful getaway from the city. Amazing views of the national park, well equipped and spacious, rustic cottages. Helpful, welcoming staff. Quick tip - Uber will get you there but if planning to get there in a hire car be prepared for a very bumpy road. Otherwise the team at the cottages are very happy to arrange transport with a local taxi company (advised).
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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KentStu wrote a review Aug 2022
Canterbury, Kent36 contributions15 helpful votes
Fantastic 4 day stay which the whole family all loved. We were the only people staying and had the family cottages and separate kitchen cottage, which were huge, clean and had plenty of space and facilities. The included breakfast provided was lovely and more than adequate. The setting is amazing, with great views over the National Park with absolute peace and quiet only disturbed by the noise of animals at night. Chalo was very helpful organising everything we wanted to do and the cottages are very close to Sheldricks Elephant orphanage and the Giraffe Centre. We also used Bernard as our taxi driver and he was reliable and good company. We all loved our stay and would definitely return ... its a perfect place to relax and see Nairobi. Thanks 👍
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Anna W wrote a review Oct 2019
7 contributions2 helpful votes
My boyfriend and I stayed in "Lion" hut here for a couple of nights between other trips. It was so peaceful and beautiful we mostly just stayed in the compound, having drinks on our patio overlooking Nairobi national park and basking in the quiet so close to the hecticness of central Nairobi. The staff were amazing and helped us with all our questions including sorting laundry (free!) and we went for a lovely evening walk in the lane outside the hotel, which runs alongside the national park (even saw a gazelle grazing by the path!). The only downside was nothing to do with the property - we ordered in food from a restaurant nearby which delivers for free and twice got slight food poisoning so I question the hygiene standards! - I'd recommend going to the nearby Masai lodge instead which had great food!
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Date of stay: September 2019
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jos d wrote a review Jul 2019
66 contributions31 helpful votes
We had an amazing time working with Peer to organise our trip to Nairobi! little did we know this place that was recommended was going to be a little oasis in a bustling and overwhelming city! we were right on the edge of the Safari park and could see animals from the watch towere and from the beautifully landscaped gardens. On entering through the beautiful gates we were struck by how beautiful and colourful the landscaped gardens were. So peaceful. We would have breakfast and evening drinks at a little table in a serene setting looking across the pool to the animals wondering in the park. There were often monkeys in the tress near us! peer was amazing in organizing our time and so accommodating! we were met by Chalo who responded with our every need with sure! It is so comforting to have someone who knows everything and can plan everything we needed from organizing drivers to safari to helping us from our lost credit card in town! What can we say about our driver Bernard! I have never met someone who is so joyful and friendly! he truly knows everyone in Nairobi and because of this we felt completely safe!! He took us everywhere and was so cheerful no matter how long we were out and no matter how bumpy the roads were! such a treasure! David our safari guide needs to write a book or produce some youtube videos as his knowledge and passion for the wild life was phenomenal!! I cannot believe how much i have learnt and how patient he was with all my questions! Katherine cooked us a delicious meal one night! Our littel thatched roof cottage was very comfortable and we had use of our own kitchen. we also had adaptors we could use for charging! nice touch!I cannot recommend this place enough!
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Date of stay: July 2019
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JAHayward wrote a review May 2019
Llandysul, United Kingdom111 contributions9 helpful votes
Hired all the little cottages with lovely wooden name plaques of various wildlife, for a family with 2 children and friends it was lovely to have the pool to ourselves overlooking the National Park, hearing the roar of the lions and seeing the giraffe walking about, own individual sleeping rooms and a shared kitchen/dining room worked very well for us, beautiful gardens and grounds
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Date of stay: June 2018
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Elin N wrote a review Feb 2019
Oslo, Norway296 contributions63 helpful votes
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This a really special place, for Nairobi. The place and the cottages, looking like Italian Trolley houses, is quite a charming place.  A pleasant place to stay for a night or two. You can easily enjoy the pool, the garden and the nice cottages. The place has a good cock and she can shop fresh food and make a dinner at your choice. At your own expense, ofcourse!  Self service rooms/cottages with a full kitchen for you to use. From the deck and the swimmingpool  you enjoy the view of Nairobi Park, and watch quite a lot of different of animals. Ie. buffalos, antilopes, sometimes Rhinos, zebras and several other wild animals. The cottages are comfortly with moscito n4ets by the bed and large bathroom; at least the one we had. A nice retreat close to Nairobi airport. Approx  45 min from the airport, regarding traffic of course. Pleasant Danish owners taking good care of the place !
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Date of stay: January 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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KimSVanderwall wrote a review Jan 2019
Roseville, Minnesota27 contributions14 helpful votes
This beautiful B&B looks out over Nairobi National Park. It is picturesque, welcoming and small (5 cottages) - so we got very personalized service. Animals! From our terrace we could see black rhinos, buffalo, hartebeests, impalas, warthogs, monkeys, ostriches, zebras, lizards and lots of cool birds. We heard hyenas calling at night. Food! We had a well-stocked kitchen including a nice bottle of wine), and the driver helped get what we lacked. We had Katherine Cook for us every night, which ended our days perfectly. Attention! Chalo saw to all our needs. In our 5 days here, we got laundry done 3 times. Bernard drove us on shorter outings, and David (very knowledgeable) took us on a game drive and to Lake Naivasha. Highly recommend!
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Date of stay: January 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Peer J, Ejer at Nyati Hill Cottages
Responded 31 Jan 2019
Dear Kim. We were happy to have you here and enjoid our talks very much. We also believe this is the place for staying more nights as you did to enjoy the nature and view of the Nairobi National Park. Cathryn was very happy as she understoud that you were happy with her food. She is proud of her job - and she has the right to be proud we believe. Hope to see you again.
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BillVander wrote a review Jan 2019
Saint Paul, Minnesota28 contributions3 helpful votes
Four of us recently stayed at Nyati Hill Cottages over the last 5 days. We love this place! The staff were so attentive to everything we asked for, they arranged excursions and transportation, and we really loved the backyard view of Nairobi National Park, and saw many Impalas, Buffalo, Warthogs, Hartebeest, and too many birds to count. And the pool was always ready to jump in after a dusty day on the safari drive. Also, they provide a wonderful cook as needed to ensure you can relax here and enjoy the place.
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Date of stay: January 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 31 Jan 2019
Dear guests. Thank you for visiting Nyati Hill, We were happy to have you here. And we are especially happy that you had good days and also were happy with our staff and cooperators. We believe that Nyati Hill is for guests who will enjoy some days enjoing this wonderfull place with view of the Nairobi National Park and stay for more than just one night. Asante sana/Thank you so much.
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ronnealle90 wrote a review Mar 2018
Silkeborg, Denmark1 contribution
Stay exclusive and with view to wild nature. For 2 weeks we had base at Nyati Hill Cottages. It is a little pearl with 7 African huts with modern devices, placed in beautiful, calm and quiet surroundings and with Nairobi National Park as neighbor. Here we could sit under the sunshade and look at the wild animals as antelopes, giraffes, warthogs and buffaloes. We enjoyed to swim in the charming pool, to investigate the local area or relax under the huge sunshades. Wonderful that there were no television (but good working Wi-Fi). That made it possible for us to be present in the moment and meet us into the local sounds and moods. The kind and helpful staff members had arranged us to be picked up in the airport. They helped us to get in contact with David, the experienced safari man, who arranged trips for us to Amboseli and Lake Nakuru, catching us at Nyati Hill and was our pleasant tour leader who with great skills found the exciting wild animals. We only have praise for Nyati Hill. Arne E. Joergensen.
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Date of stay: January 2018
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Frequently Asked Questions about Nyati Hill Cottages
Which popular attractions are close to Nyati Hill Cottages?
Nearby attractions include Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (2.0 miles), Giraffe Centre (3.8 miles), and Nairobi National Park (4.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Nyati Hill Cottages?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Nyati Hill Cottages?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a refrigerator, and a mosquito net.
What food & drink options are available at Nyati Hill Cottages?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and a snack bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Nyati Hill Cottages?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Nyati Hill Cottages?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Carnivore Restaurant, Cultiva Farm Kenya, and Matbronze Cafe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Nyati Hill Cottages?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Nyati Hill Cottages have airport transportation?
Yes, Nyati Hill Cottages offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Nyati Hill Cottages?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Danish, and Swahili.
Are there any historical sites close to Nyati Hill Cottages?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Dedan Kimathi Statue (7.6 miles) and The Galton-fenzi Memorial (7.3 miles).
Is Nyati Hill Cottages accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.