I stayed at King's Post for three weeks (on a long-term business assignment in Nairobi and my long-term apartment wasn't quite ready when I arrived) in early November, and would highly recommend it to other travelers. The rooms are beautifully decorated (I would say quasi-Indian/Middle Eastern decor) and extremely clean - the maid/cleaning service comes in almost everyday and kept my room immaculate. The amenities/components in the room were in good working condition (fridge, stovetop, oven, toaster, microwave, TV.), and it was stocked with all kinds of dishes, cookware and kitchen utensils. The area King's Post is in is relatively quiet; I think there are some private residences right next to King's Post - for the most part, they were also quiet, except for some yard/house construction that took place one weekend but that was not the norm.
Karima was so friendly and caring - she really made me feel at home in a new place/culture. I am highly confident she would bend over backwards to make someone's stay at King's Post as pleasant as possible. The only issue I brought up to her was the poor Internet access from my building (and I think it was free access) - she acknowledged that my building has some difficulty obtaining a strong signal, and offered to move me into another building that was closer to the router. I declined to move since my stay was short, but I appreciate her willingness to solve the problem. I didn't mention that I thought the bed was a bit hard, as that seems more like a traveler preference than anything wrong with the room, but I'm sure if I would've brought it up, Karima would've been quick to offer up some solutions to solve it.
The rest of the staff I interacted with is very friendly and seemingly competent. I was really impressed with Patrick, one of the security guards, with the assistance he gave me - when I arrived late in the evening on my first night, I wasn't yet set up for Internet access or phone to let my family know I arrived safely. So Patrick ran down to the local store (there was another guard on duty) to get a cell phone calling card, and allowed me to use his cell phone to call my family.
Overall, I was very happy with my stay at King's Post - I would stay there again and would recommend it to others.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The King Post offers fully furnished and serviced Studio, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments available on daily basis and long-term. It reflects the timeless beauty of Swahili Architecture, the mystic coastal warmth and intimacy, with the charismatic entrance and gateway inviting you to a Swahili village! Narrow alleyways lead you to the tranquillity of your apartment. The intricate Swahili craftsmanship within the apartment brings alive the romance of a long forgotten era. ... more less
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