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Whistling Thorns

  • Excellent12%
  • Very good35%
  • Average29%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible18%
  • 2 Jan 2016
    “Not worth your money”
  • 20 May 2015
    “Lovely food, idyllic location”
Kiserian Isenya Pipeline Road Kajiado, Nairobi 00206 Kenya See on map
Free Parking
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Reviewed 3 January 2016 via mobile

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...More

Date of stay: December 2015
5  Thank Lorena S
Reviewed 20 May 2015 via mobile

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...More

Date of stay: May 2015
1  Thank red_django
Reviewed 7 April 2015

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...More

Date of stay: April 2015
1  Thank ashah_008
Reviewed 28 March 2015

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...More

Date of stay: March 2015
7  Thank Sir_Mitul
Reviewed 6 November 2013

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...More

Date of stay: October 2013
1  Thank JIM_OHouston_TX
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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 More 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. Less
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Free Parking
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US$35 - US$65 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Whistling Thorns Hotel Nairobi
Kenya > Nairobi
Number of rooms
Price range
US$35 - US$65 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Whistling Thorns Hotel Nairobi
Kenya > Nairobi
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17 Oct 2011
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