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Coming To Nairobi? Here’s a Selection of Self-Catering Apartments

19 Aug 2011 | By Clar Ni Chonghaile

Coming To Nairobi Self-Catering Apartments

As a regional business and conference hub, Nairobi has no shortage of self-catering apartments, from the ultra luxurious to more modest dwellings. Here is a list of some of the many options available in the city.

WESTLANDS

| Progressive Park Hotel, Mwanzi Road
This hotel is in the heart of Westlands, opposite the 24-hour supermarket Nakumatt Ukay. Guests can walk to the nearby shopping malls and restaurants. There are 25 fully furnished suites, including one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments. There is also a bank and a gym within the hotel. Rates include breakfast, Wi-Fi access and use of the gym. The minimum stay is one day and rates are charged per day. Read more

| Lake View Studios, Lower Kabete, Off Ngecha Road
These serviced studios are set in the tranquil Lake View Estate, close to the shops and restaurants of Westlands. The studios have Ethernet and wireless Internet access, flat-screen TVs with DStv. There is daily housekeeping and a laundry service on request. Each studio has a fully equipped kitchen with fridge, cooker, coffee maker, cooking utensils and tableware. There are Lamu beds and antique wardrobes in the bedrooms, a sitting area in the garden and on-site parking. John and Susan Nkinyangi, who worked for years with the United Nations and other development organisations, run the studios. Read more

| Kates Apartments, School Lane
Within walking distance of the Sarit Centre, Kates has a range of apartments including standard one-bedroom, superior one-bedroom, one-bedroom suites, two-bedroom apartments and two penthouses. Rates include access to the gym, swimming pool, steam room, housekeeping service and cable TV. Unlimited internet access is available at an extra charge. Read more

| Andrews Apartments, Westlands
These trendy apartments are set among beautiful gardens. The complex also includes Alan Bobbe’s Bistro, one of Nairobi’s best French restaurants. There is also a conference room, which can accommodate 15-20 people and is equipped with an overhead projector, computer and 24-hour Internet. The apartments are individually designed with names like City, Zen and Urban. Kitchens include an electric hob, fridge/freezer and cooking utensils. There is a jacuzzi in the second block of apartments and a 2-bedroom penthouse apartment. The complex has a standby generator, secure ground and basement parking and laundry service. The minimum stay is one day. Read more

| Garden Apartments, Westlands
2-bedroom, fully furnished and serviced apartments, set in pretty gardens in Westlands. The rooms have wood interiors, work desks, free high speed Internet, king-sized beds, leather couches and plasma TVs. The kitchens have washing machines on the balconies. There is a daily housekeeping service and parking. Rates are by the day and long and short lets are available. Read more

CITY CENTRE/ UPPER HILL

| Chester House Apartments, Banda Street
Spacious rooms in the heart of Nairobi’s Central Business District (CBD). All rooms are self-contained with fully equipped kitchens, cable TV and balconies with views over the city. Studio rooms comprise a single living space with a double bed, a work/dining area and a separate bathroom and shower. There are also one- bedroom and two-bedroom apartments and a penthouse on the 17th floor, with three separate bedrooms, a living room, dining area and an expansive balcony. Read more

KILIMANI

| Muringa Court Apartments
One-bedroom fully furnished apartments set in a private compound. Each apartment has a fully equipped kitchen, a balcony and parking space. There are also laundry and housekeeping services. Read more

| Elia Homes & Apartments, Kilimani Road
One-, two- and three-bedroom self-catering apartments. Facilities include high speed Internet, laundry service, pool and satellite TV, all included in the daily rate. ELIA can also schedule tours and trips for clients. Read more

HURLINGHAM

| Yaya Towers, beside Yaya Centre
Fully furnished and serviced apartments and unfurnished apartments available in this complex located beside the Yaya shopping centre. Services include wireless and wired Internet, a DVD, CD and MP3 player, baby cots, airport transfer and extra beds. The complex includes a gym, Olympic-sized swimming pool, children’s pool, pool table, basketball court, tennis court and a children’s play area. The minimum stay is 30 days, afterwards prorata rates apply. There are one-, two-, three- and four-bedroom apartments as well as penthouses. Read more

| Nairobi Protea Apartments, Yaya Centre
Fully furnished and serviced one- to four-bedroom apartments. The units have satellite television, fully equipped kitchens and you can request a VCR or fax machine. The compound includes an Olympic-sized swimming pool, two floodlit tennis courts, a basketball court and table tennis. Clients can stay between one month and one year. Water, electricity and maid service are included in the rent, and there is underground parking available. Read more

KILELESHWA

| Palacina, The Residence, State House Valley
Apartments in The Residence are fully serviced and rented on a weekly or monthly basis. This family-run boutique hotel also offers luxury hotel rooms with stylish interiors. There are one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments. All the apartments have an electric stove with oven, microwave, satellite television, cooking utensils and tableware, fridge, toaster and safe box. The complex also boasts a gym, spa room, a guest laundry room, swimming pool and a business centre. Read more

LAVINGTON

| Valley Place Apartments, Gitanga Close
Furnished and serviced two-bedroom apartments. Close to Valley Arcade Shopping Centre. There is a daily cleaning service, Internet, DStv and parking. The kitchens are equipped with fridge, oven, microwave, and utensils. There is also a washing machine and a fax machine. Read more

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