The Outspan Hotel - Nyeri, Kenya

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Kamakwa Road
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The Outspan Hotel - Nyeri, Kenya Reviews

tigrian tigrian
21 reviews
Delicious affordable food,at the tarvern bar Mar 02, 2011
the outspan hotel is my favourite place in nyeri,thats my has beutiful green well manicured rolling lawns accented with palms and lush tropical gardens.It presents spectacular views of Mount Kenya, framed by the white water of the Chania River. Outspan is the nearest hotel to the spectacular Karura Falls in the Aberdares National Park.

.its such a beautiful,peaceful and serene place and the best part it has a recreation of a traditional kikuyu village complete with dancers to entertain you at the courtyard once you have had a tour of the village.i love the food at the tarvern bar,its just incredibla and very affordable costs between $6-$8,if your ever there please do try the chicken curry.delicious.its a great place to go with your family.


Outspan Hotel boasts of 42 rooms

34 twin rooms

8 Chania luxury rooms

3 cottages

The rooms are furnished with King Size beds, Colonial sized bathroom, fire place Internet access points, Satellite TV and Balcony.

General facilities:

* Baronial style dining room complete with parquet floors, Chippendale style chairs and white linen for dinner while breakfast & lunch are taken on a wide verandah with views of the mountain

* Sherry bar

* Lounge

* Outdoor swimming pool

* Snooker room

* Squash court

* Tennis court

* Billiards

* Badminton

* Kikuyu Village experience

* Game drive in the salient

* Bird walk

* Nature walks along Chania River

* Fishing expeditions

* Excursion; coffee firms and Chania falls

* 2 Conference rooms with state-of-the-art facilities

* Business services

* Near by facilities; Golf course

Peak Season (1st July-31st Oct, 24th Dec-3rd Jan)

USD 102 per person in a double room

USD 172 in a single room

High Season (4th-31st Jan, Mar, Feb, 1st Nov-23rd Dec)

USD 95 per person in a double room

USD 156 in a single room

Low Season (1st April-30th Jun)

USD 85 per person in a double room

USD 85 per person in a double room

Meal plan: Full board


- Based on travel within the high season

- Based on one child under the age of 12 sharing the specified room with adult/s. Children below the age of 2 are free

*Please contact us for a quote if the child rates do not meet your travel needs


Cancellation is subject to a fee charged for bookings already reserved. Conditions and cancellation penalties apply.
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Jaqson Jaqson
7 reviews
Oct 26, 2007
The Outspan is a country hotel on the fringes of the Aberdare National Park. It is a Hotel with a rich history.

Lord Baden Powell, who in 1920 was proclaimed Chief Scout of the world, recognised the tranquility and beauty of the Outspan and chose to 'outspan' at the hotel with his wife for the last three years of his life. Baden Powell's grave faces towards the glistening snows of Mt Kenya and the walls of his cottage Paxtu are covered in memorabilia.

It is also at this Hotel that Queen Elizabeth ascended to the throne of the British Monarchy when her father died. She was holidying in Kenya and was staying at this Hotel.

The 30 acre setting and two purpose-built conference rooms lend themselves to creative meetings and training sessions with numerous tempting leisure activities for when 'school's out'. There is tennis, squash, billiards, badmington, and adjacent to the hotel, a 9-hole golf course.

For the less sports-minded, there is a daily display of traditional Kikuyu dancing, another 16 acres for nature walks along the Chania River, escorted bird walks, excursions to nearby tea and coffee farms and of course, morning and afternoon game drives in the Abedares Salient where Treetops is sited and where only specially licensed 4 wheel drive vehicles are permitted to enter. I can challenge anyone to say they're bored!

The Hotel is 155 kms from Nairobi and 2 kms from Nyeri town center, the Outspan offers guests a range of accommodations - twin rooms, garden suites, or cottages. Since the hotel's inception in 1927, the atmosphere has changed little. The architecture is that of the 18th century.

The gardens are a riot of sculptured colour and the rooms, many with their own log fires, have been recently redecorated to retain the charm and comfort of an historical and well-established hotel. And many of our guarded recipes go back a year or two. Supplied with abundant dairy and fresh produce from nearby farms, the chefs lovingly create dishes.

For a pampered but entertaining country holiday, I can recommend the The Outspan.

The rooms/cottages from $80

Beers from $1.5

Meals from $20
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