Shabby, INCREDIBLY NOISY, no secure parking, filthy tiny pool, no lift, etc etc etc. 8000 KES for a Saturday night was about 5000 KES overpriced. Located nowhere near the Lakeside but beside a shopping centre next to the main through-road (how many trucks pass through Nakuru - incredible!). Depending on your preference, you can ask for either a road view or an alley view. This hotel was booked for us by my partner's office.
Rooms are outdated and very basic with an ill-fitting mosquito net which was probably about 20 years old. The television had 3 swahili channels (terrestial tv) and one satelitte channel showing Zuku (general entertainment and kids programmes). The TV in the bar (if you can find the bar - hidden round a corner) was able to show sports but was full of locals and staff watching the latest Election coverage and, with virtually no lighting, it didn't feel safe for my girlfriend and I to hang around. After one drink with the locals staring at us or shouting at the television, we fled to the relative safety of the room for an early night.
When the noise in the corridors died down (doors slamming, people shouting, running up and down the corrider - God knows what was going on out there), I got some sleep but was woken sporadically by motor cycle engines throughout the night and then totally immersed in the appalling traffic noise from 5.30 am onwards (on a Sunday!). It was like being trackside at Le Mans without any ear protection and it was continuous until about 9.30 am by which time the cleaners were out in the corridor having their AGM or something. The bedroom windows would need double or triple glazing to reduce the noise but the street noise and the corridor noise comes in from the bathroom vents and from the gap under the door so there's no chance of getting a quiet night's sleep. A horrible, scruffy, hotel which only gets 2 stars because the showers worked and it's next to a shopping centre which does good coffee (Java).
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