Nanyuki Simba Lodge, Laikipia East
Nanyuki Simba Lodge, Laikipia East
Nanyuki Simba Lodge, Laikipia East
Nanyuki Simba Lodge, Laikipia East
Nanyuki Simba Lodge, Laikipia East
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Nanyuki Simba Lodge

Nanyuki, Laikipia East

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1111Ellen
01 Agt 2018 - Berlibur dengan teman
Rooms were clean and food ok. No special charm but very adequate if you are passing through Nanyuki and want to spend the night here. They have a tv in the dining/breakfast room which was a nice extra for us as we could watch the worldcup football here.
johnnZ451JG
30 Nov 2017 - Berlibur dengan teman
Everytime I visit Nanyuki on budget I sleepover at this lodge but I would like them to improve their meals. Its a nice hotel with good prices and they have Wifi. The hotel can also be used by people visiting sweetwaters.
wjose2012
09 Apr 2017 - Bisnis
Excellent service, quiet place. Security at its best in this tourist town. A place you need spend your night either before heading to the mountain, or relax to refresh your memory after a successful trip. You never want to leave this place
Murigi W
24 Nov 2016 - Pasangan
I checked out Simbas Lodge Lodge a day before my intended check-in. This was on 19/11/2016. Right at the gate, I got the first taste of the type of staff the lodge employs. The guard manning the gate hardly responded to our greetings. Instead he tiredly mumbled something inaudible. He impatiently gestured in a general direction when we asked him where the reception was. At that point I considered turning right back but gave the man a benefit of doubt. I reasoned that he was probably having a bad day. We all do - don't we? At the reception, we found nobody. We waited for quite sometimes (at least the sofas were comfortable) until a cleaning lady on her way to some housekeeping job inquired whether we had been assisted. When we said no, she went and informed the receptionist that we were waiting. When the young woman came, it was obvious that she was unmotivated by her job. She didn't even offer an apology for keeping us waiting for that long. When we asked whether she could show us the rooms, she told us to go upstairs and see for ourselves. All the rooms in the main circular (silo-like) complex are mostly twin beds and a few are three beds. They are average in cleanliness with the bedding looking fatigued and off-white. The rooms have a strange hollow-feeling. The rooms in the blocks away from the main complex are either single bed or two beds per room. The bedding have the same look and feel as those already described. The mattresses and pillows were of low quality and fairly hard. The rooms have no TV or phone to communicate with the reception or office. As we pondered whether we should book a room or not for the next day, we decided to take lunch there. The trend in Nanyuki hotels is to prepare meals on order. So we had to wait for about forty minutes for our food to be ready. Meanwhile we took tea. The tea and food was good and can't complain about that. The lady who served us was also friendly but again you could see that tired look present in other staff members. Despite all the negatives I have described we booked a room for the next day. I arrived at the hotel the next day at around 11 a.m. The guard at the gate was as unfriendly as he was the previous day. The reception was again unmanned. I waited for about an hour as I read news on my phone. When a passerby (again) asked whether I had been assisted an d I said no, she went and fetched the receptionist from somewhere. This girl had the audacity of asking me whether I had been waiting for long instead of apologizing. When I told her the time I had spent there waiting she suggested that I wasn't telling the truth. My patience prevailed and I paid for a room. She didn't show me the room but asked me to find it in one of the blocks. The room (number 3) that she had described as the best turned out to be not so good. There was a moldy smell common with poorly dried clothes. The bathroom had fresh shoddy repair work that made it look very dirty. I checked the other empty rooms and they were not any better. I changed to one that appeared fair. As I left the premise I could not help feeling that I was treating myself badly by accepting such bad service from people who should be doing everything to attract and treat customers with dignity. Towards evening this feeling was strong enough that I looked for alternative accommodation and cancelled the Simbas Lodge agreement. I called them and informed them that there had been a change of plans and would not be spending the night there. When I went for my bag, they refunded my money without any fuss. Nanyuki Simbas Lodge is in a great and quiet location but the staff is so lethargic and unprofessional that only a serious change of attitude will save it. This is a place to go for accommodation only if your pocket cannot afford somewhere better.
mop22
05 Jul 2016 - Berlibur dengan teman
We stayed in Simba lodge for one night while visiting Mt. Kenya. The place had a strange atmosphere from the first, located just outside of the bustling Nanyuki with heavy security and a sterile feel to the place outside. The receptionist wasn't very friendly (the shelves in reception were also heavily stocked with condoms so not sure if that was the reason for some of the atmosphere!) and though our room was on the third floor we were offered no help with suitcases up the stairs. The room was spacious and clean so cannot complain as a place to rest your head. just don't visit for the usual Kenyan hospitality. As we had the afternoon free we decided to sit outside and play cards. Two of the staff were seated at the next table and were not happy that we were there. At dinner we waited over 2 hours for our meal when the chef "forgot how to make curry" and while our waiter was lovely the rest of the staff were not, even though they knew how long we had been waiting. Overall I can say that Simba lodge is fine for a place to sleep but don't expect a friendly or jovial place- don't stay more than one night!
Location
Simba Road
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About Accommodation

Check-in & check-out time
Check-in time:
noon
Check-out time:
10 AM
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Description

FAQ
Di mana alamat Nanyuki Simba Lodge?
Nanyuki Simba Lodge beralamat di Simba Road
Pukul berapa waktu check-in & check-out di Nanyuki Simba Lodge?
Waktu untuk check-in di Nanyuki Simba Lodge adalah mulai dari pukul noon dan waktu check-out paling lambat pukul 10 am
Apa saja fasilitas yang tersedia di Nanyuki Simba Lodge?
Fasilitas yang tersedia dan bisa kamu gunakan di hotel ini adalah (beberapa fasilitas mungkin perlu biaya tambahan):
  • Wifi
  • Parkir
  • Resepsionis 24 Jam
Faciliies
Popular Facilities
Wifi
Parkir
Resepsionis 24 Jam
Hewan Peliharaan
Hewan peliharaan tidak diperbolehkan
Fasilitas Umum
Teras
Properti bebas-rokok
Layanan Hotel
Brankas di resepsionis
Penitipan bagasi
Resepsionis 24 jam
 

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3.0
From 11 reviews
Kebersihan
4.0
Kamar
1.0
Lokasi
3.5
Layanan
3.0
Nilai
3.5
Pasangan
1
Keluarga
2
Wisata sendiri
1
Berlibur dengan teman
6
Bisnis
1
1111Ellen
01 Agt 2018 - Berlibur dengan teman
Rooms were clean and food ok. No special charm but very adequate if you are passing through Nanyuki and want to spend the night here. They have a tv in the dining/breakfast room which was a nice extra for us as we could watch the worldcup football here.
johnnZ451JG
30 Nov 2017 - Berlibur dengan teman
Everytime I visit Nanyuki on budget I sleepover at this lodge but I would like them to improve their meals. Its a nice hotel with good prices and they have Wifi. The hotel can also be used by people visiting sweetwaters.
wjose2012
09 Apr 2017 - Bisnis
Excellent service, quiet place. Security at its best in this tourist town. A place you need spend your night either before heading to the mountain, or relax to refresh your memory after a successful trip. You never want to leave this place
Murigi W
24 Nov 2016 - Pasangan
I checked out Simbas Lodge Lodge a day before my intended check-in. This was on 19/11/2016. Right at the gate, I got the first taste of the type of staff the lodge employs. The guard manning the gate hardly responded to our greetings. Instead he tiredly mumbled something inaudible. He impatiently gestured in a general direction when we asked him where the reception was. At that point I considered turning right back but gave the man a benefit of doubt. I reasoned that he was probably having a bad day. We all do - don't we? At the reception, we found nobody. We waited for quite sometimes (at least the sofas were comfortable) until a cleaning lady on her way to some housekeeping job inquired whether we had been assisted. When we said no, she went and informed the receptionist that we were waiting. When the young woman came, it was obvious that she was unmotivated by her job. She didn't even offer an apology for keeping us waiting for that long. When we asked whether she could show us the rooms, she told us to go upstairs and see for ourselves. All the rooms in the main circular (silo-like) complex are mostly twin beds and a few are three beds. They are average in cleanliness with the bedding looking fatigued and off-white. The rooms have a strange hollow-feeling. The rooms in the blocks away from the main complex are either single bed or two beds per room. The bedding have the same look and feel as those already described. The mattresses and pillows were of low quality and fairly hard. The rooms have no TV or phone to communicate with the reception or office. As we pondered whether we should book a room or not for the next day, we decided to take lunch there. The trend in Nanyuki hotels is to prepare meals on order. So we had to wait for about forty minutes for our food to be ready. Meanwhile we took tea. The tea and food was good and can't complain about that. The lady who served us was also friendly but again you could see that tired look present in other staff members. Despite all the negatives I have described we booked a room for the next day. I arrived at the hotel the next day at around 11 a.m. The guard at the gate was as unfriendly as he was the previous day. The reception was again unmanned. I waited for about an hour as I read news on my phone. When a passerby (again) asked whether I had been assisted an d I said no, she went and fetched the receptionist from somewhere. This girl had the audacity of asking me whether I had been waiting for long instead of apologizing. When I told her the time I had spent there waiting she suggested that I wasn't telling the truth. My patience prevailed and I paid for a room. She didn't show me the room but asked me to find it in one of the blocks. The room (number 3) that she had described as the best turned out to be not so good. There was a moldy smell common with poorly dried clothes. The bathroom had fresh shoddy repair work that made it look very dirty. I checked the other empty rooms and they were not any better. I changed to one that appeared fair. As I left the premise I could not help feeling that I was treating myself badly by accepting such bad service from people who should be doing everything to attract and treat customers with dignity. Towards evening this feeling was strong enough that I looked for alternative accommodation and cancelled the Simbas Lodge agreement. I called them and informed them that there had been a change of plans and would not be spending the night there. When I went for my bag, they refunded my money without any fuss. Nanyuki Simbas Lodge is in a great and quiet location but the staff is so lethargic and unprofessional that only a serious change of attitude will save it. This is a place to go for accommodation only if your pocket cannot afford somewhere better.
mop22
05 Jul 2016 - Berlibur dengan teman
We stayed in Simba lodge for one night while visiting Mt. Kenya. The place had a strange atmosphere from the first, located just outside of the bustling Nanyuki with heavy security and a sterile feel to the place outside. The receptionist wasn't very friendly (the shelves in reception were also heavily stocked with condoms so not sure if that was the reason for some of the atmosphere!) and though our room was on the third floor we were offered no help with suitcases up the stairs. The room was spacious and clean so cannot complain as a place to rest your head. just don't visit for the usual Kenyan hospitality. As we had the afternoon free we decided to sit outside and play cards. Two of the staff were seated at the next table and were not happy that we were there. At dinner we waited over 2 hours for our meal when the chef "forgot how to make curry" and while our waiter was lovely the rest of the staff were not, even though they knew how long we had been waiting. Overall I can say that Simba lodge is fine for a place to sleep but don't expect a friendly or jovial place- don't stay more than one night!
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