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Eldon Villas Limited
Ranked #15 of 236 Speciality Lodging in Nairobi
Reviewed 24 August 2012

I have been staying in Eldon Villas for well over a year now. The staff are all very nice and helpful. The location is perfect. Located on Ngong Rd, it's about 10-15 minutes to Karen and about 20-30 minutes to the CBD. The Junction shopping mall is just minutes away and would take longer to drive than to walk. Brew Bistro is just next door as well so there is plenty of entertainment and eating options within walking distance. This however is also a downside to the property. Between the Matatus honking thier horns and the Brew Bistro there is a little bit of noise but it's manageable.

The facilities are well taken care of and there is free WiFi. The apartments are clean and the grounds kept up very nice. Housekeeping comes everyday except Sundays and public holidays. The property has a generator as electricity is a bit flakey. The price is a little on the high side, but compared to a hotel, Eldon Villas is still a bargain.

Room Tip: Try to get an apartment that does not face Ngong Rd.
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  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 18 July 2012

I have stayed at Eldon Villas a number of times and our company use it for other guests. The location is great for us and it isn't too far out of the centre. The Junction Mall is a great asset being 5 mins away. Being apartments there is no reataurant, but the junction is close and you get a whole apartment to yourself. So good value for money. Staff are friendly, rooms are clean. Great discounts for longer stays.

  • Stayed: July 2012
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1  Thank Marcus-wattam
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Reviewed 22 June 2012

We stayed at The Eldon Villas in Dec 2011 and were a party of four. The critical thing to know about The Eldon Villas is that it is made up of two very different levels of facility. One section is classed as economy and the other is described as luxury. Ultimately we ended up staying in both facilities and so I can comment on both. The economy can only accomodate three people as it has a singe bed in a tiny room and a barely double bed in a slightly larger room. We were therefore very cramped. The hotel was fully aware we would be uncomfortable but accepted the booking knowing there was no possibility it could suit us. The apartment was filthy, the showers only dribbled water and the WC was cramped. Taps and other fittings were loose. Furniture was dirty and greasy and bedding smelled of the the history of previous occupants. The apartment had been so poorly cleaned I even found money and valuables from previous guests. The management were quick to relieve me of this. I complained persistently. This was our holiday and was being ruined. The management offered a move to the better luxury apartments which you see on their website. We were given no discount or other reparation. We accepted the opportunity to move although as we had to pay the extra it cut deep into our finances and forced us to cut our holiday short. The delux apartments are signifantly larger and cleaner but again had major problems. Throughout our stay there was building work in place. Loud banging commenced every morning. Cement and sand was being carried through the building all the time. We were on the top floor which is the sixth floor and the lifts have not yet been installed so it was quite an effort managing the stairs and negotiating our way past the builders. The apartment had large windows which rattled and shook. Some were broken and cracked and if I had had a child with me I would have been in absolute fear of this hazard as the remaining pieces were only hanging on. Wiring stuck out of walls and door handles came off in your hand. Some aspects of repair were truly hazardous. One night we were aware that armed police were called to the building due to some sort of incident. Don’t waste your time and money. Go elsewhere. Three of us were born and raised in Nairobi so we understand how services can be but this was truly appalling and we felt very dissatisfied and ripped off. By the way dont be fooled by the pool and gym. The pool was filthy and no one every used the gym...

Room Tip: Higher floors are quieter but check that the lift is installed and working! Be sure you know if you...
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  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled with family
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8  Thank Absomagic
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Reviewed 4 May 2012

I have been staying @ Eldon Villas for 9 months in 2011 and was genuinely satisfied. Their furnished apartments offer comfortable and affordable accomodation for shorter or longer stays in Nairobi. My company ended up renting 2-3 apartments most of the time and the amenities ensure that most guest profiles are catered for: Good gym, nice pool area, housekeeping with laundry and next door to best shopping mall in Nairobi.
I would recommend Eldon Villas to anyone visiting Nairobi for more than a week, as it's just like home, away from home.

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled on business
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1  Thank Galsgaard
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Reviewed 24 April 2012

we were here December with my sister and her family at the beginning all was good but on the same night we checked our apartment was broken into while we were out for dinner. the door was in bits our clothes and belongings all over the place suitcase broken money stolen and other things.the children became hysterical so we checked out that very night to follow up the matter the next day since it was late in the night
The worst part is that the management offered no help at all in fact she was completely out of reach Sherine she was called i believe.we tried to get back our money over 180000Kes since we dint spend the night but they just disappeared leaving us to deal with the receptionist who was in her turn utterly clueless....

its looks pretty and all that but trust me that place is not all that......there are thieves in there

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled with family
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13  Thank Shaz F
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Reviewed 19 March 2012

Stayed here in February 2012 and really enjoyed my stay there. Staff very friendly and helpful. Apartment was very clean and well mainitained with everything you need for an enjoyable stay. Although our apartment was on the busy road end, there wasn't that much noise coming from it to cause any problems. If you are looking for clean and reasonably priced accommodation in Nairobi then I would recommend Eldon Villas.

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled on business
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1  Thank greezmonkey
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Reviewed 2 March 2012

Excellent accommodation. Very clean, well maintained, great WIFI. It may be a little noisy, but you are staying on one of the busiest roads in Nairobi. Walking distance to Junction, and a great Bistro next door. I could not fault this place

Room Tip: All the rooms at the front were great. I stayed in 41, which I would highly recommend.
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  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled on business
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Additional Information about Eldon Villas Limited

Address: Ngong Road | Opposite Kenya Science Teachers College, Nairobi 00502, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Nairobi
Amenities:
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #15 of 236 Speciality Lodging in Nairobi
Price Range: £55 - £129 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Eldon Villas Limited 4*
Number of rooms: 38
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Eldon Villas are fully furnished and serviced apartments in Nairobi, Kenya. We offer a choice of either a studio, one, or two bedroom fully furnished and serviced stylish apartments. Our on site management team will ensure that all your needs are taken care of day or night. We are located on Ngong Road, two minutes walk from the Junction Mall. In close proximity of the Yaya Center, Galleria Mall, Prestige Plaza to name a few. ... more   less 
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