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Whistling Thorns

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Whistling Thorns is one hour from Nairobi overlooking the Ngong Hills in an untouristy part of the country. It is a peaceful quiet place with swimming pool and splendid views and bar/restaurant with home cooked meals. There is a golf driving range, and you can go horse riding or walking. There are plenty of birds and you may see zebras and gazelles. It is a lovely place to relax before or after your safari.
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Kiserian Isenya Pipeline Road Kajiado, Nairobi 00206 Kenya
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Wilson Airport13 mi
Jomo Kenyatta Intl Airport17 mi
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The service was poor, strike that, the service was terrible. Waited for breakfast for more than an hour, I had ordered tea and omelette, surely how much time do you need to prepare that. The manager and owner were also very rude when these issues were raised. Very dissapointing.
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We visited Whistling Thorns one weekday late in the afternoon with five of our children. I found the staff very accommodating and friendly. There was a long wait for the food which was cooked fresh but the kids were having such a good time in the well kept swimming pool that it
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That's the equivalent of a round trip from Nairobi to Whistling Thorns! We were very surprised at the overall lack of service at the place as well as the nonchalance by the staff and management. It was unfortunately very frustrating to have to complain a number of times to get
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It is a shame I have to write such a negative review but our terrible experience has to be shared. The management and staff are just un-welcoming and make you feel like you should not have bothered coming. We were the only guests here and the staff made zero effort to make us
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Whistling Thorns is a very good, relaxing place to stay when in the Nairobi/Karen area of Kenya. We stayed in a cabin with a bathroom/shower, and our accommodations were very comfortable. Jacob, our driver for two days, was fantastic. He explained the history of the area, along
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When exactly did you go to this venue? Best regards,
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"Bring your shower supplies in something that can hang from a hook. You can hook it over the shower curtain rod since there are no shelves or table tops in the bathroom. It was worth the stay for the cleanliness, quietness and friendly staff."
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