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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is an amazing place. We loved the house, the view in the morning and the hosts. It is an ideal place to stay for vacation or to stay if planning a visit to the parks in Nyeri. The room upstairs provides the best view.

Thank Marge M
Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is very Eco Friendly!! Loved it !! The cottages and rooms are decorated beautifully. The owner Petra and her 3 dogs were amazing and make you feel so welcome. Though am not a dog lover, loved these dogs. The view of Mt Kenya is amazing. We went horse riding and loved it. Will definately visit again.

Thank BejuS
Almere, The Netherlads
Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

We were welcomed to join for lunch once we arrived. Then set off for a safaria through Solio, arranged by Sandai. It was not to be missed. In the evening we had a drink with the other guests- cosy by the fire. And then dinner all together. Good food. We had to set of early in the morning- would have...

Thank topnosh
Charlottesville, Virginia
Reviewed 29 May 2016

We stayed in the self-catering cottages at Sandai for four days in May 2016. The owner, Petra, really makes this place stand out in our trip. She was very welcoming and enthusiastic; it was clear that she put an amazing amount of effort into building this lovely property and making guests feel welcome. We had a great communal dinner with...

Thank Nic K
Reviewed 24 May 2016

I stayed at Sandai for 3 nights and really enjoyed it. Petra, the owner, makes you feel like part of the Sandai family upon arrival. There are several options for staying there as I had friends at one of the self-catering houses on the property. There is comfortable seating everywhere and her three sweet and very well-behaved dogs made me...

Thank Sheila H
Munich, Germany
Reviewed 1 January 2016

We were spoilt for a week at Sandai Farm during Christmas time. This is more than just an accommodation. Petra, the owner, makes you feel part of a large family, the the family also includes the staff. There are many environmental solutions from saving water to solar hot water, solar electricity and several types of solar cookers. Congratulations for that!...

Thank KrisztinaAndre
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 June 2015

Sandai Farm offers a broad choice of rooms and self contained units. It's off the beaten track and surrounded by a very scenic and romantic environment. It's located perfectly to visit Solio reserve and the Aberdares without having to stay inside the parks (for far more money) We enjoyed the company of the animals especially the very friendly dogs very...

1Thank TiedoS
Nairobi, Kenia
Reviewed 28 May 2015

No matter which overnight arrangement you book at Sandai, be it camping, self catering cottages or full board, it is always great to stay at this place. One of the best places around Mt. Kenya. Don't miss that while in Kenya

Thank Markus D
Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 25 March 2015

We stayed 2 nights at the Sandai Farm and it was absolutely brilliant. Some did horse riding through the wild with view on Mount Kenya, even my grandmother did a nature walk which we all enjoyed. Petra and her daughter were so warm and welcoming, you feel immediately like home. The food was excellent and the picnic we enjoyed during...

Thank Corinna L
Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 25 February 2015

Sandai Homestay & Cottages is conveniently located just a few short hours drive from Nairobi, as well as in close proximity to the Aberdares, Mt. Kenya, and neighbouring Solio Ranch. Many activities and day trips are easily organized once on site via Petra and the staff. Activities around Sandai include horse riding, bush walks, and bird viewing - painting classes...

1Thank brocksaglio

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
From time immemorial, Africa has inspired in travelers deep feelings of recognition and an inexplicable longing to return because Africa still has what the rest of the world has lost: roots, traditions, beauty, untouched nature, rare animals and extraordinary people! And it is this side of Africa that will always attract those who are able to dream. Sandai Homestay and Cottages is located in the heart of Kenya close to Aberdares National Park, and here you can live and experience the real Africa in the midst of the beautiful native flora that frames my comfortable farm house and guest cottages. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sandai Homestay & Cottages

Address: P.O. Box 1518 | 10100 Nyeri, Nyeri 10100, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Central Province > Nyeri
Price Range: £16 - £81 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
Also Known As:
Sandai Homestay & Cottages Kenya/Nyeri
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“newer built units are better equipped - they have a good range of choices depending on what you are looking for and willing to pay”
 of 5 bubbles TiedoS, 4 Jun 2015 | Read review
“We stayed in Zawadi which is next to the self catering kitchen and only a short walk from the main house, which is also beautiful!”
 of 5 bubbles LouisP879, 15 Sep 2014 | Read review
“There isn't a bad place to stay there!”
 of 5 bubbles JaneM899, 1 Jan 2014 | Read review
“rooms confatable”
 of 5 bubbles gachurud6, 25 Nov 2012 | Read review
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