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Author: Ken Chege

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Ken Chege

Joined In Jan 2021

About Me

I am a charismatic 23-year-old student at the University of Nairobi. I enjoy traveling be it planned or impromptu. I also enjoy partying. I'll be there with a drink in my cup all through the night, chasing the sun. Life's too short not to choose the fast lane. Carpe diem!

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Ken Chege 398 Reviews
Not just food, they even deliver shopping.
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4.17

I’ve used Glovo every other time and I like that they not only deliver food, but you can also shop and have it brought to your place. It’s simple to set up and use. You download the app and set up your account using your phone number. You can choose to put a specific location if it’s where most of your orders will be delivered or choose a location when confirming your order. They also charge fairly for delivery. Most of my deliveries cost less than 200/= from Nakuru CBD to Milimani. That’s a distance of about 10km. The app lets you track your order. It’ll notify you when the restaurant gives the food to the rider. Then it updates the map to where the rider is every other minute. Also, if you order frequently, they give you discounts on the delivery fee. The rider also gets your number on the app. This helps a lot, especially with directions. In case they get lost, they can call you and you direct them. My most frequent order is the burger from Lennz pizza (they have the best burgers in Nakuru) Although unconventional (and I don’t know if it’s allowed) you can call the rider once he/she receives your order, and have them pick something from a shop near your place. This speaks to how friendly the riders are. I’m yet to disagree with any of their riders. Once the rider arrives, you should confirm the contents of your delivery coz twice, the restaurant has had my order wrong. If that happens, the rider can go back and get the correct order at the restaurant's expense. Glovo is convenience personified.

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The variety of restaurants is great.
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4.17

I only recently started using Jumia Food when a friend showed me how affordable their delivery fee is. They also have a good number of the not so well known restaurant. Like in Nakuru, you’ll find that Jumia Foods is the only app that has Majid restaurant (Majid has the tastiest samosas and the size of the samosas is massive). Setting up the account is simple although they do require your email address. I don’t like that but it might be necessary for them so that they can send promotional newsletters. In case you refer someone to Jumia Foods and they input your code when setting up their account, you get discounts on food or delivery fees. The way the app is set up, you get to see what’s favorite for most people which is good. I’ve also noticed something only the Jumia Food riders do. They call you as soon as they receive the order to confirm the location and all. This is even though the app informs you as soon as the rider receives the order. You also get to track the order from the moment you place it, to when it’s ready when the rider receives it, and the route the rider uses. Jumia Food is fairly new but the way they operate is top-notch. Maybe it’s coz they have experience with delivery from their main app, Jumia. Apart from their low delivery fee, nothing else stands out. Maybe that’s because I expect them to be as good (the things we take for granted) Overall, it’s a reliable app to have your food delivered.

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A great addition to Nakuru.

This is the most recent mall in Nakuru and it is fantastic. It's located some 5 minutes drive from the CBD and a cab costs about 200/=. The first thing you notice when you get to the mall is its size. It’s massive (in Nakuru standards). The next thing you notice is the murals on the walls. They are spectacular. It’s amazing seeing art on buildings instead of the usual cold, painted wall. They have security checkpoints at the entrance and exit. The mall also has so much packing space. There’s parking on the ground floor, two floors dedicated to parking, and parking on the rooftop. And you know what, they don’t charge parking. You can’t miss things to do at the mall. If you want to have a coffee or food, there’s Origins Coffee on the ground floor. If you want to shop, there’s Chandarana on the ground floor. If you want your kids to have fun, there’s an arcade on the ground floor. If you want to party, there’s The Eagles Nest on the rooftop. You wouldn’t believe the view from the club. You can see the city with a backdrop of Lake Nakuru. At night, the lights from the city is beautiful. I was a bit disappointed that they didn’t set up a cinema. I’ve been looking forward to Nakuru having a cinema since my first time at Imax Anga House. It’s great seeing these developments in Nakuru. I’m looking forward to what the future has in store.

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Customer service at its best.

This is one of the oldest supermarkets in Nakuru. Heck, the whole of Kenya. It was formerly known as Nakuru Mattresses. Fun fact, if you remember Nakumatt, they originated from Woolmatt. Nakumatt - Nakuru Mattresses (see the similarity) They have two stores within the CBD. One is close to Westside Mall and the other is on the other side of the CBD. My first memory of shopping at Woolmatt is back when I was in primary school and they have maintained their affordability and great customer service. If you’ve been to Naivas or Chandarana, then the floor design of Woolmatt will disappoint you. They make up for that with the number of staff at your beck and call in case you don’t know where a particular thing is. Their prices and great service have attributed to their customer loyalty. My mum, for example, she’ll drive past Chandarana and Naivas to go to Woolmatt. One downside of customer loyalty is the queues during rush hour or when schools open. It’s maddening. But once you reach the counter, the cashier greets you with a familiar warm smile and they often ask how your day has been. I know some guys don’t like the small talk but I think it’s a big part of why I like Woolmatt. The management is also friendly. I remember there was a time we were doing Christmas carols in some spots in Nakuru. We just asked for the manager, he came. We explained what we wanted to do, and he didn’t even need time to think it through before giving the okay. Woolmatt is a benchmark of customer service.

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My current favorite chill spot.

This is one of my favorite spots to chill on Saturdays and Sundays. It’s located in Milimani, some 15 minutes from Nakuru CBD. The ambiance at Little Garden is crazy. It was a residential house that was converted into a bistro. There are several tents with some having four seats and others with benches. You decide on where to seat depending on the crowd you’re with. They also have a seat that swings and is a great place to seat with your partners as you take cocktails. I’m not a fan of how clubs are usually packed and the loud music and so, Little Garden offers the calmness and soft background music that I enjoy. The ambiance is also great if you’re hosting a party. You have to call in advance so that they can set up the venue. Because of the lawn’s size, guys can have their party while other guests can still chill in the other tents and enjoy their time. I have also had several meetings there and the guys I bring are impressed by its tranquility. The cost of drinks and food is also friendly. Beers range from 200/= to 350/ and a bottle of Gilbeys goes for 2500/= The staff is also very welcoming. Considering the number of times I’ve been there, I have a favorite waiter, Ben. So whenever he spots me, he knows what to serve without me asking. It's currently my favorite place to chill and if ever you’re in Nakuru and you want a place to relax and enjoy your drinks, Little Garden is that place.

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Their riders are great.
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4.33

I’ve used this app several times and I like how convenient it is. I think they have great charges for delivery, especially for long distances. Setting up the app is easy and even easier if you have Uber already signed in. I use Uber Eats many for ordering from mainstream fast food joints like KFC, Galitos, or Pizza Inn. I also think coz of how big Uber is as a company, they can give discounts, not only on the delivery fee but also on food. There was a time, I get a 3-piecer from KFC for almost half the price. You also get discounts if you refer someone to the app and they register using your code. The riders are friendly and patient. There was this time, I place an order from Chicken Inn Thika Road Mall and I asked the rider to check the order before leaving the mall. Several times I’ve ordered and asked for extra ketchup and the restaurants ignore it. So this rider got to the counter, opened and checked my order, and requested two extra ketchup sachets, the way I like it. Even after the rider opened my order, I didn’t find anything missing. Trust worth guys, those once. The app allows you to track your order from the time the rider receives it, to when they get to your door. Some riders are also chivalrous. Let’s say you live on the 4th floor, they’ll hand-deliver it to you. Others just leave it with the guard at the gate. The service is a key reason I choose Uber Eats over other delivery services.

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They have tasty donuts.
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4.17

This is the most recent supermarket in Nakuru. I thought it was totally new, but after some research, I found out that they’ve had stores in Nairobi and this is just their first branch in Nakuru. The store is located within the CBD (next to Woolmatt) where Naivas was before they moved to Westside mall. Being in the CBD, parking is a big issue and most of the time, you’ll have to circle the area a few times or park some distance from the store. This can be an issue if you’re shopping is bulky. A hack you can try is to park on the street behind the main entrance. They have two entrances, one at the front and the other at the back. The two entrances and exits also come in handy in reducing congestion at whichever counter you choose. As the name suggests, their setup is simple and clean. You know the feeling of shopping at a new store and everything looks clean, that’s how Cleanshelf is. It feels like a breath of fresh air from the norm of the existing supermarkets. I had a chance to try a donut from their bakery and I was mind blown. Just the right amount of sugar and chocolate. I hope it doesn’t change over time. I’ve seen in many supermarkets that when the number of customers increases, the quality suffers. They have all the necessities on the ground floor while electronics, furniture, and clothes are on the first floor. The staff is very helpful especially since it’s a new space and you don’t know where most things are. I like that new stores are coming up in Nakuru. I hope to see more of that.

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I should stick to the milkshake flavor I'm used to.

If you want affordable but delicious ice cream, this is the spot. Plus they have branches all over Nairobi, so accessing it is no hassle. I’ve been to several of their spots and so when I heard that they were opening one in Nakuru, I was happy. The one in Nakuru is located along Kenyatta Avenue, opposite KCB bank. The location is very accessible but the downside is getting parking space. The counter is on the ground floor while the sitting area is on the first floor. It’s a huge sitting area coz they share the space with Pizza Inn, Chicken Inn, and Galito’s. There’s also a terrace with a street view which is a great spot if you’re on a date. You can get an ice cream cone from as low as 50/= and it’s mad tasty. I also find their portions generous. There’s also a variety of toppings (they charge 50/= for toppings) from syrups, sprinkles, crushed Oreos, or cherries. They also offer milkshakes, fresh juice, smoothies, sundaes, and snacks like donuts. You should try their donuts with vanilla icing plus sprinkles. One of the tastiest donuts I’ve had to date. Recently I tried their Peppermint double-thick milkshake (which goes for 350/=) and I did not like it one bit. I don’t know why I felt adventurous instead of sticking to my usual Caramel and Oreo double thick. I can’t believe people take that flavor. Lesson learned. Anyway, it’s great seeing Nakuru getting these brands. I hope guys enjoy them the way I know guys in Nairobi do.

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The sweet and sour sauce is everything!

You know those days you get home after a long day. You don’t have the energy to cook so you order from your favorite fast food joint. I used to do this a lot while in Nairobi but since I relocated to Nakuru, the options were limited. So when Chicken Inn announced that they’ll open a branch in Nakuru, I was excited but mostly relieved coz I’ll have several options to choose from. They had a grand opening last year and for a month or two, the place was always packed. The branch is located in the CBD, along Kenyatta Avenue. It helps with accessibility but it’s a nightmare to get parking. They have the counter on the ground floor and the dining area is on the first floor. It’s a huge dining space considering they’re sharing the space with Pizza Inn, Galito’s, and Creamy Inn. There’s also a terrace with a street view. It's a cool space for dates, meetings, or group hangouts. To be honest, my favorite item from Chicken Inn’s menu is the sweet and sour sauce. It goes for 30/= and it makes your meal so much tastier. Even when I get just a two-piecer (goes for 300/=), I get two of those sweet and sour sauces. Also, you can order from the various food delivery services and get their food right at your doorstep. I hope more franchises come to Nakuru and I also hope guys from Nakuru enjoy the ones that are here. You got to luv that chicken!

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Finally! A pizza inn in Nakuru

Nothing like tasty pizza to light up your day. I’ve been going to Pizza Inn for as long as I can remember. The downside was that I could only do it when in Nairobi. So when they announced that they’ll open a branch in Nakuru, you can guess how excited I was. The branch was opened last year. They did a huge grand opening with offers and all. It got Nakuru’s residents very excited and for like a month or two after, it was a hustle to get space to eat. I waited till the hype was over to get me their tasty pizza. They are located right in the CBD along Kenyatta avenue. Due to the location, parking is an issue. If you don’t want the hassle, you can order from any of the food delivery services. The counter is on the ground floor. The dining area is on the first floor and it’s huge. They have a terrace with a street view. A cool space if you’re on a date. Pizza Inn is consistent with its tasty pizza. Also, their toppings are really good. Recently I tried their chicken and bacon pizza and I don’t think I’ll order any other flavor for some time. They also have Terrific Tuesday on which you get 2 pizzas for the price of one, whichever the size. The prices range from 600/= to 1250/= and sizes include small, medium and large. I know guys in Nakuru will enjoy this spot. I know I do.

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Newest club in Nakuru. The view is amazing.
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3.83

This is the newest club in Nakuru. One thing about Nakuru is when a new club opens, everyone flocks there for the coming months. The club is located on the rooftop of The Golden Life mall. It being on the rooftop means that the view is amazing. During the day, you can see Nakuru and Lake Nakuru. At night, the lights from the city are beautiful. Parking is never an issue because there are 2 floors dedicated to parking plus extra parking on the rooftop. On some nights when the club is packed, you’ll have to park on the ground floor. Once you enter the club, you have two options on where to sit. Either on the terrace, which is huge or towards the bar. The DJ has his/her decks in the middle of the terrace which gives the space a lot of energy. The service is almost always great considering the number of waiters, waitresses, and bouncers. Alcohol is moderately priced with beer ranging from 250/= to 350/=. Hard liquor ranges from 2000/= to 4000/= for the less exclusive bottles. I usually get Gilbeys which goes for 2500/= The club also invites guest DJs every other weekend. The last time I was there, they had Dj Grauchi, and if you know his performances, he brought the house down. It’s also a great spot to have brunch or dates coz it’s an open space and has a great view. They also have some of the cleanest washrooms I’ve seen in nightclubs. If you visit Nakuru and want a great night plus a peaceful night out, this is the place to visit.

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A night for the books!
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4.83

These guys were hosting one of the world’s most loved music groups, WSTRN, on the 30th of April 2022. I have been a fan of the group for a couple of years. Getting a chance to see their live performance was a chance I was not missing. The event was hosted at The Waterfront Karen which was a great choice for a venue (compared to other venues) coz it ensured almost no chances of losing my phone. The regular tickets were going for 2000/=. I wasn’t sure what time to go to the event but I hoped I didn’t miss any of the other great performances. I got there at around 9:30 pm. The venue has a great parking spot and parking is free for the first 90 minutes. I liked the way the organizers had set up the event. There was one checkpoint for the mall, then another one for the event. It was orderly and some distance from the tents which the search and moving around easy. I got there just in time to catch Miss Karun’s performance. It was so good and everyone was singing along. I liked that the event wasn’t excessively packed. There was one stall for buying booze and the prices were friendly. 350/= for beers and 2000/= to 6000/= for a bottle of liquor. At some point in the night, you had to wait for some time to be served but it was bearable. Some other performers included Lil Maina, Burukulyn Boyz, Silverstone Barz, Butross, Beyt, and several DJs. The performances were great but WSTRN brought the house down. They performed at around 2 am. Everyone was singing word for word. I liked that they performed for an hour and then some. It was one of my most memorable nights and I also got to make a new friend. I also noticed that the organizers had guys move within the crowd every few minutes picking litter. By the end of the event, you wouldn’t even guess that there was an event there coz the grounds were clean. I can’t wait for their next event. They are great organizers. If only other event organizers could emulate them.

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A night for the books!
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4.83

These guys were hosting one of the world’s most loved music groups, WSTRN, on the 30th of April 2022. I have been a fan of the group for a couple of years. Getting a chance to see their live performance was a chance I was not missing. The event was hosted at The Waterfront Karen which was a great choice for a venue (compared to other venues) coz it ensured almost no chances of losing my phone. The regular tickets were going for 2000/=. I wasn’t sure what time to go to the event but I hoped I didn’t miss any of the other great performances. I got there at around 9:30 pm. The venue has a great parking spot and parking is free for the first 90 minutes. I liked the way the organizers had set up the event. There was one checkpoint for the mall, then another one for the event. It was orderly and some distance from the tents which the search and moving around easy. I got there just in time to catch Miss Karun’s performance. It was so good and everyone was singing along. I liked that the event wasn’t excessively packed. There was one stall for buying booze and the prices were friendly. 350/= for beers and 2000/= to 6000/= for a bottle of liquor. At some point in the night, you had to wait for some time to be served but it was bearable. Some other performers included Lil Maina, Burukulyn Boyz, Silverstone Barz, Butross, Beyt, and several DJs. The performances were great but WSTRN brought the house down. They performed at around 2 am. Everyone was singing word for word. I liked that they performed for an hour and then some. It was one of my most memorable nights and I also got to make a new friend. I also noticed that the organizers had guys move within the crowd every few minutes picking litter. By the end of the event, you wouldn’t even guess that there was an event there coz the grounds were clean. I can’t wait for their next event. They are great organizers. If only other event organizers could emulate them.

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The benchmark for quality shoes.

Bata is the largest shoe manufacturer in Kenya. They’ve been around since 1939 with over 150 branches in Kenya. I believe most Kenyans have had at least one shoe from there. In Nakuru, they have 3 stores in the CBD alone. Their shoes are quality and long last above all their competitors. I have worn Bata shoes since kindergarten. Their main branch in Nakuru along Kenyatta Avenue has been my go-to since then. That particular store has not changed since then if you can believe that. It’s very compact and you’ll notice that if you visit them when schools open. It is packed to the brim. It’s almost unbearable at that time. On other days, the shopping experience is great. The staff is very pleasant. Always keen to get to the best shoe or shoe you the deals they have at that time. I like their service a lot. This is the go-to place if you want the best for your feet.

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A fuel station you can rely on.

This is one of the main players in the petroleum sector in Kenya. In Nakuru alone, they have about 5 filling stations. I haven’t seen any stand-out quality about the only that, they never have queues at their stations. You are assured of a quick in-out when you choose Kobil. Their main branch in the CBD is the main bus stop for Easy Coach and that makes it the main stage for a lot of long-distance travelers. They also have a food mart which serves very tasty chips masala if you need some for the road. I’ve also noted that their staff is not talkative compared to other filling stations. That can be a good or bad thing depending on your preference. Their location in the CBD is also very convenient considering it’s right at the periphery. It’s a reliable filling station for fuel, tire pressure, and food.

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They are very reliable.
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3.67

This is a popular clinic where most of the referrals for x-rays are done. It’s located within Nakuru CBD which adds to its convenience and they have been open since time immemorial which adds to their reliability. I have been there several times and I can confidently claim that they are the best at their jobs. They have a huge lounge area with plenty of seats owing to their large clientele. It’s advisable to go at the earliest time possible because past midday, there is a long line. This happens Monday to Saturday. Their prices are fair and their staff an excellent. You are welcomed with a smile and while taking the X-ray, they direct you calmly on how to position yourself and all. They also produce the feedback quite fast and if it’ll take time, you’ll be told to come back after an hour, and true to their word, you’ll have your images. A wonderful clinic, no wonder they get so many referrals.

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A decent campus for it's age.

Mount Kenya University is fairly new when compared to the veteran universities in Kenya. Despite that, it has grown at such a fast rate to become a choice university for many. They have their main campus in Meru and several town campuses around the country. The campus in Nakuru is barely a decade old. It’s is located in the convenient CBD. The campus is huge. You can spot the building from a distance making it easy to spot if you want to pay a visit. I went there once just to satisfy my curiosity. Security at the gate is tight but is very delightful. They showed me to the reception when I had a chat with the receptionist who was gloomy. A bad day maybe? The classroom is huge and the lecture to student ratio is decent. They offer several courses but their champion course in Commerce. For me, it felt like a concrete jungle but that’s understandable considering its locale. It’s a decent campus and a good choice for anyone looking to join.

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I got what I was looking for.

This is an old decor shop in the heart of Nairobi CBD. Floor Decor Kenya is popular with stores in the major towns in Kenya. I hadn’t known that they had an outlet in Nairobi until sometime back when I east looking for artificial grass for my balcony. I tried looking online but came up with nothing. My mum then suggested that I visited their store and gave me the directions. It’s a small store such that they have some of their products advertised on the corridor outside the store. I remember being very impressed with their display. The way the colors of the materials blend while some pieces are in complete contrast. The lady at the store look stern at first but after exchanging pleasantries, I found her delightful. I was able to get the artificial grass at a fair price and they even offered to deliver it but I didn’t need that at that time. Talk about customer service.

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What a classy restaurant.

This is the main restaurant for The Ole Ken hotel. If you know Ole Ken, then be sure that this restaurant is very classy. My partner has organized a surprise dinner sometime back and I loved every moment of it. The hotel is pretty huge so finding it wasn’t an issue. You have to street park but there is CCTV and a guard so that’s a tick for safety. The interior of the hotel is very classy. There’s a beautiful blend of black white and brown plus the lighting brings it all together beautifully. We got to the restaurant and there was plenty of seating options including the terrace which has a view of Lake Nakuru. We decided to seat in the booths. The service was fast. I had T-bone steak and some dip, all very delicious, while she has fillet and some rice. There pricing is not so bad plus there is a lot of space for privacy. I loved the experience.

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It's worth the fees.

This is arguable the best secondary school in Nyahururu. It’s so good that you have parents from all over the country trying to secure a spot at Nyahururu Elite for their kids. It’s a mixed boarding school and a private one. Their school fees are pricy but with it comes a lot of privileges such as great teachers, amazing co-curricular resources, great food, and even helps who clean clothes for the students there. The school is mixed but they have different classrooms for boys and girls. They interact on few occasions such as sporting events or major school meetings. What to keep in mind is that Nyahururu is pretty cold most of the year so make sure your child is super warm. All my friends who’ve been through that school insist that they wouldn’t want to have gone through high school anywhere else. A testament to its class.

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Offers decent public schooling.

This is one is a popular public primary school in Nakuru. It’s located along prison road some 10 minutes from Nakuru CBD. Over the years it has had a surge in the number of enrollments mainly due to good performance on KCPE and also an increase in resources. The school is huge and has all the classes from class one to class eight. It’s a day school and also a mixed school. They have a huge football pitch and you can see the kids playing if you pass by there at either break time or lunchtime. It’s also in a very secure location in between Milimani Estate and London Estate. Most of the students come from London estate and after classes, you can see a huge migration of kids as they get from school to their homes. It’s a good option for a public primary school.

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Simply the best.

This is one of a few cafes that I would visit every single day of the week and not tire. They have two branches, one in the village market and the other on the ground floor of the Riverfront building. Having been to both multiple times, I am amazed by their consistency. I only see such in fast food franchises but this place is an exception. They offer a serene environment to start your day or bring a date. The large windows allow for a beautiful view of the surrounding trees. The staff is friendly and your order takes the shortest time possible but still tastes amazing. The prices are a bit high but it’s worth every cent. Something I don’t see people trying is the mango mixed fruit smoothie and grilled chicken panini. That’s a combo made in heaven. It’s a must-visit if you’re in Nairobi.

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One of the best spots to unwind.

Do you know of a place in Nairobi where you get to kick back, listen to birds while you enjoy your drink? If not, let me tell you about Chez Sonia. It’s a tranquil bar located along the suburban Peponi Road some 20 minutes from Nairobi CBD and taking a cab costs you about kes 600. The first time my partner showed me their Instagram, I was somewhat reluctant because it looked too chic. Upon visiting, I know that it will be among my favorite spots to unwind. It’s a great bar whose premises was a home now converted to a bar. The lush garden and lawn with lots of trees, the rustic feel of the decor, and the chilled music are things you didn’t know you need in your life till you experience it. I also think it’s an ideal spot to propose. I had a wonderful time and going back.

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Comedy in the wild was lit.

This is such a great spot to wind off. Whether is during the end of a weekday or on a lazy weekend, this is the place to kick back and relax. It’s located in Langata inside the National Park some 20 minutes from Nairobi CBD and taking a cab costs about kes 600. I went for this event they had, comedy in the wild, which was an absolute success. First, the tickets were cheap. Then they had a lineup of non-mainstream comedians which was a welcome relief. Then the space is fantastic. A lot of open space and clean air, wonderful decor, and comfortable seats. I especially like the mural at the restaurant's entrance. There was also happy hour happening so two cocktails for the price of one. Occasionally, a baboon or two would pass close by. It’s a place worth checking out.

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There's room for improvement.

This is a popular hotel located on the 6th floor of Krishna Centre in Westlands some 15 minutes from Nairobi CBD and taking a cab cost about kes 400. My partner went there on a date some time back and my experience was fifty fifty. We got there some minutes to noon and went straight to the restaurant. The restaurant has a spectacular view of Westlands. However, the decor is nothing memorable. It looks really old. I don’t know if it’s the colors. The seats are hardly comfortable. I can’t imagine spending more than an hour there. I also don’t know if it’s the timing but they took such a long time to make our order. I had the chicken tikka masala which was priced fairly, about kes 800, but the taste just wasn’t there. They have room for improvement.

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We all deserve a chilled brunch.

What a wonderful open space this hotel has. It’s located in Muthaiga some 20 minutes from Nairobi CBD and taking a cab costs about kes 600. I had heard a lot about this place, both negative and positive, and recently I got the chance to attend one of their Sunday brunches. My expectation was for a party like a brunch like the one in Milan but this place is more subtle. They have such a lovely space. Lots of open space and you can sit anywhere. One thing you have to keep in mind is how you dress. The guys there were looking sharp. I think it’s because of the numbers but it’s was a hustle to place an order and I ended up waiting for quite some time. It didn’t bother me much because the space is fantastic and the slow music is soothing. It’s worth the visit.

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Happy hour is a fantastic time.

This place offers an amazing ambiance while indulging in amazing Spanish food, wine, or cocktails. I have been to the branch at Riverside following my partners' relentless pleas. The restaurant is located some 11 minutes from Nairobi CBD and we paid about kes 400 for a cab. It’s classy and I could see my partner fall in love from the moment we walked in. The decor is superb. There’s a lot of open space and dates get the privacy they deserve. I always like seeing art on restaurant walls and this place is no different. We had gone for the Friday happy hour which starts from 4 pm to 7 pm where you buy one cocktail and get one free. The place was packed and there was this happy vibe. We didn’t get space on the terrace. Nonetheless, we had a fantastic time.

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They are fantastic hosts.

We had a friend's birthday party at this restaurant a week ago and everything from the service, decor, and views made it a very memorable party. Hero restaurant is located on the 9th floor of Trademark hotel in Village market which is some 25 minutes from Nairobi CBD and taking a cab cost about kes 700. Before the d-day, we kissed with the management and they gave us the best date to come when there would be few people and also the best spot for a group to dine. Walking out of the elevator and into the restaurant, you notice the comic artwork on the walls. It looks fantastic. They had as at the far side of the restaurant where there was a couple of couches. Guys had already started taking lectures from the minute they walked in. One of the waiters, Reagan, took such good care of us. The management had given us a group package which saved some change considering this joint is fairly pricy. They are amazing hosts.

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They serve a mean cappuccino.

This is one Instagram-worthy hotel. From the waiting area, the restaurant, and the coffee spot, the design and decor are a sight to behold. The hotel is located along Milimani road, some 10 minutes from Nairobi CBD, and taking a cab cost about kes 250. Not too long ago, I had a meeting over breakfast at the Basasha coffee shop and it’s was delightful. The hotel’s architecture is a marvel. They have a Swahili theme and you know how beautiful Swahili architecture is. Walking past the reception, you can’t fail to notice the effort put into the decor. There’s this waiter who even offered to walk me to the coffee shop where the guy I was to meet was waiting sitting comfortably on these couches they have there. They also serve a mean cappuccino. This is a must-visit if you’re in Nairobi.

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Scrumptious BBQ meat.

I have been to Sagret Hotel twice and the one constant that I like is their Nyama Choma. The hotel is located along Milimani Road some 8 minutes from Nairobi CBD and taking a cab costs about kes 200. The times I’ve been here are with guys from my Rotary Club on Campus. Our management likes this spot for several reasons. One, they have ample space inter case that we come with a bus. Second, they have a lot of sitting space. Whether you dine on the terrace or indoor restaurant or the conference room, you will be able to fit several people. I also noticed that they have a playing area for kids. The main reason for liking it is the nyama choma. You walk up to the kitchen and choose which part you want, then they prepare scrumptious bbq meat. For the accompaniments, there’s an assortment of choices from ugali, fries, or ugali. Their nyama choma is fantastic.

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You should try this dish.

In my escapades to find the best Chinese Restaurant, I got to experience this fine establishment. It’s located in Upper Hill some 15 minutes from Nairobi CBD and taking a cab cost about kes 400. Whenever I visit a new Chinese restaurant, I always go with the safer options of dumplings but on my visit here, a delightful waitress suggested that I try their steamed chicken with chili sauce. I was a bit reluctant but I told myself, I only live once. The service was fast and I had my plate in minutes. The aroma is fantastic but they also put lots of chilies, you could cry. The first bite was all I needed to know that I have found another delicacy when visiting Chinese restaurants. It was well seasons and soft. I thought the chili would be a real pain but it complemented the dish so well. That is one dish you should try.

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I always want more.
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3.67

This is one of my favorite Chinese restaurants. From the food to the simple decor, it’s utterly pleasant to dine in this fine establishment. It’s located in Westlands along Riverside drive some 15 minutes from Nairobi CBD and taking a cab cost about kes 350. My partner and I always try to find the best restaurants in whatever cuisine and this place wowed us. The exterior has a lot of plants and ample space. I also like the sitting space. There is a terrace that can handle several people, then there’s a section of the interior that you can seat in twos and fours. If it’s for a more private engagement, there have separate rooms which a perfect for private dinner parties. I have had their tofu noodle ramen much time and it’s always left me wanting more. I would recommend Chengdu for all Chinese food lovers.

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Tasty Chinese take-away.

I heard about this spot from a friend who works at Sarit Centre. The restaurant is on the first floor of Sarit which is some 15 minutes from Nairobi CBD. She swore on their garlic pork meal and chicken spring rolls. I haven’t gotten the opportunity to visit the restaurant but the other day, she brought me the garlic pork which costs about kes 900. First, I like their packaging. They have all these Chinese writing and some drawings on all sides. Then they know how to park so that the rice, pork, or spring roll (which comes as a complementary) don’t mix. So first I taste the chicken spring roll. It was crunchy on the outside and the chicken soft and moist. I dig into the pork and it’s so good. She was right. Their food is really amazing.

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How can dumplings be hard?

I have been to Yaya Centre so many times but it’s not till last year that I tried the Chinese Kitchen. Yaya Center has located some 11 minutes from Nairobi CBD and a cab cost about kes 300. When I did try them out, I was not impressed at all. They have a good space on the second floor at the food court. They have a lot of seats but at that time, there were hardly any clients. First, I had to wait for some time to place my order. The waiters were just talking in the corner and I’m sure they saw me. I tried their pork dumplings and I feel that they could have done better. It was dry plus the sauces didn’t help. I barely finished my disappointing food. I felt so wasted having to spend to pay for such food.

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I've had better Chinese food.

I had a meeting with a Chinese Contractor the other day and he was very insistent on dining here. The hotel is located some 15 minutes from Nairobi CBD on a private compound and a cab cost about kes 400. Their gate was closed and we had to hoot several times to get the guard’s attention. The parking space is not that big but we found several guys there. Their decor is laid back. There’s a mixture of Chinese and Maasai decor. So this guy I’m with advice that I have the noodles with sweet pork. I liked their table cloths which have art on them. The food took some time but I didn’t mind since it gave me time to converse on some unresolved issues. The food was okay. Not among the best Chinese food I’ve had but good portions.

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Such a dissapointment.
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2.83

I was looking forward to having some tasty Chinese cuisine but I was very disappointed. The restaurant is located in the Junction Mall some 22 minutes from Nairobi CBD and a cab cost about kes 600. I usually dine at Junction Mall after church and the one time I decided to try something different, I regretted it. They have simple decor, nothing memorable. Although they have a private room that has karaoke plus some seat on the terrace with a great view. I tried the lentil soup and some pancake roll. First, I had to wait for 30 minutes to get my food. The portions were terrible considering their price. Barely enough to feel satisfied. I also didn’t like the taste of the pancake rolls plus the soup was blunt. I don’t think I’m going to trying that restaurant again.

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Such good flavour.
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3.17

This is a tiny restaurant that I happen to visit while doing some work on Karen and had some lovely pork. It’s located some 22 minutes from Nairobi CBD and a cab cost about kes 700. It was the only unique restaurant in that place so it’s only right that I tried them out. Their space is compact with a few tables. They have minimalistic Chinese decor and art on the walls. I was there at around noon and there was one other customer. I liked the service considering I didn’t know about the menu but the waitress took me through a couple of options before I settled on the braised pork with brown sauce. They took some time to prepare the meal but the flavor throughout my meal was explosive plus it was juicy. It cost about kes 900 and the servings were sizable. It’s a place I would recommend to Asian cuisine lovers.

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Why the 10% charged on the bill?

This is a fairly new restaurant in Westlands. I think it was opened at the beginning of this year. I saw its hype on IG and got excited to try it out. It’s located on the ground floor of The Oval some 15 minutes from Nairobi CBD and a cab cost about kes 300. I went there on a date and the experience was fifty fifty. The space is beautiful. The first thing that caught my eye is the graffiti on the entrance. It looks very appealing. They have some seating space outside. Mostly benches. I don’t know how comfortable that is. Inside they have some couches and seats with beautiful color. I hadn’t the slightest idea on what to eat but the waiter suggested the assorted Chaat. It’s an acquired taste for me. What surprised me what the bill had a 10% extra charge which they explained as the service tip. That’s thoughtful for the waiters but I think it should be optional.

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The have the most lovely lighting when it gets dark.

The other day while I was coming from school, my partner calls me saying that she’s at this beautiful restaurant and we should have dinner there. It’s a small distance from the root I use so I just had to alight from the matatu and walk a small distance. Otherwise, it’s located some 20 minutes from Nairobi CBD and a cab costs about kes 450. I get there and immediately get drawn in by the decor. The wooden walls and floors contrast to the roof and tables which are matte black. They also have the most lovely lighting which I appreciated as it got dark and the setting becomes more intimate. I also noticed that they have a playing area for kids so I’m sure families are fond of this restaurant. I found her seated and had already placed the order, Sekela Chicken Tikka with Naan and chips masala. It was a good meal and it costs less than kes 2000 for both our dishes. You should visit.

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Eating Chinese food in Swahili land.

Looking to try some different food in Nyali, we decided to visit Li’s Chinese Restaurant. We had to do some research and this was one of the highly-rated restaurants. It’s located on the first floor of Nyali Petrocity Plaza which was close to where we were staying plus not hard to find. We got there just before sunset and found a handful of people eating. The good thing is they have a lot of seating space. Their decor is decent. A lot of white on the walls and furniture. We hadn’t made a reservation but the management was courteous enough to offer us a private room because we were like 7 guys. I don’t know if it’s coz of our number but it took them some time to prepare our food. I had fried vegetable rice, some vegetable spring rolls, and vegetable curry. I did like the spring rolls but the rest were too spicy for me. They are not pricy which is a plus. It’s a great spot for a date or private parties. It’s worth visiting.

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The most bomb chicken noodles.

If you love Chinese food, you must visit this restaurant. It’s very popular with the locals and it’s because they have cravable noodles and their portions are enormous. It’s located some 15 minutes from Nairobi CBD and a cab cost about kes 300. The first time I was there, I had the most bomb chicken noodles. They were so good that I had my partner and I go back barely a week later. Their decor is simple. Chinese design with wooden poles all around the restaurant. A few booths but the rest of the furniture includes rustic chairs and tables the same color as the wooden poles. I also like that they have an open kitchen that you can see your food being prepared. I have tried the beef and chicken noodles with a sauce of your liking but my preference lies with the chicken. The service is fast and that’s a plus considering the number of customers there at lunchtime. Such a great place.

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Trying something new.

This spot offers the authentic taste of Thailand. This was honestly my first taste of Thia food and I wonder why it took me that long. The restaurant is located some 15 minutes from Nairobi CBD and a cab cost about kes 300. I was meeting up with my cousin for lunch. He suggested I try something new from a restaurant he loves. The restaurant is small. Just a handful of tables, they are not big on decor but what they’ve missed on decor, they’ve compensated with the food. My cousin makes the order for me, some pad se ew which has chicken, a lot of greens and rice noodles. My first bite was a bit reluctant but the flavors hit me light lightning. The owner is also the chef and at some point came to ask how we liked the dish. How courteous. The food is affordable, ranging from kes 400 to kes 1000. If you want to try out Thai food, this is the place.

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Hub of romance.

I had one of the most romantic dinner dates with my partner here. It’s located on the first floor of The Stanley Hotel along Kimathi St. We had made a reservation a while back and to our surprise, they have a strict dressing code (formal or semi-casual). We got there at around 6 pm and the security guard was very polite and showed us to the restaurant. I loved the decor from the moment I walked in. The wood-paneled walls, the warm lighting plus the white tables blend well. They even have a candle and some roses on our table. The waiter, I think his name is Wilson, helped us with the menu. From the start to the dessert, we chose the chicken-based dish, very delicious. We ended up talking for hours. Their prices are steep but they deliver on every aspect.

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You need that steak and beer.

This is a very popular spot for many Nairobians. This is due to its location, the amazing decor, and their delicious food. It’s located some 10 minutes from Nairobi CBD and a cab cost about kes 250. It’s right next to the highway with a short driveway leading to the parking lot then the restaurant. One thing I like is how much detail they’ve put into their decor. The terrace has some couches and several seats. The view of the highway is soothing. You walk in, first is the bar then several tables. They have a blend of rustic, a lot of plants all with a white background. Their prices are a bit high but the food is worth every penny. I usually indulge in steak and some beer but you have to try their milkshakes. Out of this world. Nothing short of heavenly if you ask me.

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Never knew I'd like sunny side up.

This is one of the few Spanish restaurants that I’ve been to and enjoyed the food. They have two spots. One at the village market and the other at The Alchemist in Westlands. I went to the one at The Alchemist a while back. If you’ve been to The Alchemist you know that there’s a lot of open space. So they’ve set up a beautiful kitchen where the magic happens. It looks magnificent with the lighting and a few seats. Most of the dining happens on the terrace where there are several benches. It’s a good place for intimate dinners or a party. I am not one to try new dishes but my partner compelled me to try their Huevos Rotos Con Jamon which has fried potatoes, ham, and sunny side up eggs. It was freaking delicious. A must-try if you can.

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An extension of the one in Nakuru.

This is an amazing spot located in Upper Hill. It’s a 15-minute drive from Nairobi CBD and a cab cost about kes 350. This is their second branch in Kenya with the first one being in Nakuru. I’m from Nakuru so I know how good of a restaurant it is. When I got wind of their new branch, I had to check it out. Turns out it’s just as amazing as the other. They have a wonderful space. Past the gate, there’s a lot of parking space with the restaurant being on the other end. I liked that they have a car wash and a barbershop in that space. The restaurant is beautiful. You go past a flight of stairs to tap my seats on the terrace. They have huge windows so the lighting is fantastic plus the decor is on point especially the lights. The service is great and the food is even better although their prices are a bit high. This is a must-visit if you ask me.

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The most reliable hardware in Nakuru.

This is among the most popular hardware in Nakuru. It’s been around for some time and is still as reliable as ever. Their first store is located a walking distance from Nakuru CBD while the second one is some 10 minutes from the CBD. I have made a couple of purchases from their store and I can tell you that their prices are some of the best. Their arrangement is neat and you can see a wide range of their products while at the counter. There was this time I had gone to get nails. I was served by a pleasant old guy who explained the different types of nails and what they are suitable for. I was even able to negotiate on the price. On leaving the store, my brother tells me that that is Gaigai, the owner of the hardware. I was impressed by the service I got. I recommend this store for all your hardware needs.

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The know how to satisfy your sweet tooth.

This is one of the oldest shops in Nakuru. One time, my mum told me that they used to get cake from there even before I was born. They have continued to be consistent and to this day, you are bound to find a handful of people there getting one thing or another. It’s located within Nakuru CBD making it convenient. I frequent their spot events now and then when I want to satisfy my sweet tooth. The joint is small and doesn’t have a sitting area. It works on a takeaway basis. There are usually elderly guys at the counter. Both are the chefs, I think. They are welcoming and always down to chat for a few minutes while they pack your order. The snacks that they have prepared for the day are on display at the counter and the scent is heavenly. Their prices are fair so keep in mind, you might go to get one thing, you leave with a handful of snacks. An amazing place.

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The nyama choma is nothing short of amazing.
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3.17

This is a really old hotel near lake Nakuru that has now become a household name for many. It’s located some 15 minutes from Nakuru CBD. A cab costs about kes 250. I have been there a couple of times with my folks. They like the place especially on Sunday afternoons when they make amazing nyama choma. The architecture is old, nothing fancy but it feels cozy. One thing about places that don’t look so good is that their food is usually very tasty. Compensation maybe? The sitting area is tiny and you are likely to miss a seat at peak hours. I like that the staff always ask how your day has been before handing over the menu. There is also a view of lake Nakuru and if you want, you can stroll to the fence of lake Nakuru national park.

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Affordable and reliable.
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3.67

This is a veteran hospital in Nakuru. It’s been there for as far as I can remember and is still the first choice for many who go to public hospitals. It’s located some 10 minutes from Nakuru CBD which makes it very convenient. It’s not at all fancy, an old building but well maintained. It’s also very compact as compared to other hospitals. Regardless, it is a level 4 hospital that accepts NHIF as payment. I am yet to hear a negative comment about it. A good number of the nurses are a bit elderly but there’s something about elderly nurses that radiates motherly care. They are one of the best when it comes to maternity which speaks volumes about the care the staff offer. I know of a good number of mums who've given birth here. It makes me think of the saying “old is gold.”

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Relax and let them do the rest.

This is the perfect spot for a weekend gateway. It’s a cabin in the middle of nowhere with an amazing view. If you are looking to unwind and reset, this is the go-to place. It is located some 35 minutes from Nakuru CBD and a cab costs about kes 700 from the CBD. When you get to lord Egerton castle, it’s a small distance further. I went there a while back with my partner and the experience was one of a kind. The welcome was pleasant and we got a seat at the terrace next to the garden. The decor is rustic and I especially liked that they had such unique items for lights had flower pots. It’s very green and the air feels different, cleaner in a way. There were several people there, some playing games on the lawn, other riding horses while some sat on hammocks drinking beer. We were conversing and laughing till late into the night. I’m must go back one of these days.

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Cheap thrills within the CBD.

This is a veteran club in the heart of Nakuru CBD. Anyone who goes clubbing in Nakuru has had to go to Sans Chic at least once. It’s located along with Kenyatta Avenue opposite family back. If you pass by that street at night, you can hear the music from a distance. It’s on the first floor and their entrance is somewhat hidden but you’ll be directed by the guys who have shops on the ground floor. I have been there for their karaoke nights which is usually on Thursdays and it was lit. They don’t do much for decor. Looks like your typical old club. Their prices are fair with beer going for kes 250. They had an amazing Dj from the moment I got in and when you want to sing, you put your name down and a waitress will bring a mic to your table. It’s a whole vibe.

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Their rooms are affordable and have amazing views.

This is a great budget hotel in the heart of Nakuru CBD. It’s located on a tall building opposite Tuskys supermarket. It’s hard to miss it. I was there some time back for a lunch meeting. The dining area is very private but a bit dark for my liking. The waiter was friendly but told us about their specials. To be honest, the food wasn’t that good though I enjoyed having a beer while having a view of Lake Nakuru. Their prices are fair even for the rooms going for about kes 4000 per night. The rooms are on higher floors and offer an even better view of the lake and menengai crater. They have internet in all the rooms as well as breakfast. If you are looking for a budget stay in the CBD, they offer a good bargain.

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We had an amazing party while on a budget.
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3.67

This is an amazing getaway spot in the outskirts of Nakuru. It offers a great experience for individuals, couples, or families looking to have a relaxed weekend away from the city. Also, their offers for bed and breakfast start from kes 5000 which is a steal considering the beautiful handy and crafted decor, the pools, and the view. I happen to be invited to a birthday party at the lodge and I don’t think you can pick a better budget location to hold a party as Ziwa lodge. It’s aged some 30 minutes from Nakuru CBD and a cab costs about kes 700. From the moment you get to the gate, you feel one with nature. Lush gardens manicured lawns and a view of the plain and Lake Nakuru. The bar was great, with the warm lighting and the bartender had the most pleasant laugh. They helped us with the cake and music. It was a great experience.

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Palm trees in Nakuru.

This is one of the most visited resorts in Nakuru. If you happen to go there on the weekends, you’ll find so many people there: families, couples all sorts of people having a good time. It’s located some 10 minutes from Nakuru CBD and a cab cost about kes 250. I have been there so many times I can say that I’m a regular. Although I prefer going during the weekdays when it’s not packed. What I like the most are the palm trees. They are a lot and huge. You don’t expect to find them in Nakuru, but there they are, next to the pools. They also have one of the biggest pools in Nakuru. When dining, I enjoy their mutton. It’s freaking delicious. They also offer camping but I'm yet to experience it. This is a must-visit when in Nakuru.

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Sunday afternoons are for their nyama choma.

This is a favorite spot for travelers considering it's among the first restaurant you meet when you get to Nakuru. It’s right next to the highway which adds to its convenience. For the residents of Nakuru, it offers some of the best nyama choma around. It’s is located some 20 minutes from Nakuru CBD and a cab costs about kes 400. I have been there a couple of times with my folks on Sunday afternoon after church. It’s usually packed at that time but it’s because of their nyama choma. The prices are fair and they serve huge portions. The meat is soft and well marinated served with kachumbari and either ugali or fries. I find the staff very pleasant and they are keen to know how your food tastes or whether you need water. They are always moving around so you get helped almost immediately. It’s a great spot.

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My go-to any time I'm in Nakuru

This is one of my favorite bars in Nakuru. It’s one of those places I have to go with my partner or the guys whenever I’m in Nakuru. It’s located some 15 minutes from Nakuru CBD and a cab cost about kes 300. You can’t spot it from the highway which is great for privacy but the view once you’re at the terrace or even the parking lot is spectacular. You get a view of the whole lake Nakuru and the national park. The sunset, while you’re at the terrace sipping on a cold beer, is unlike anything else. The decor is not fancy at all. The high chairs at the counter and some outside. Sidearm chars outside with tables. Then the pool table in the middle of the bar always has competitive duels. The darts game on the terrace is also a plus. I love this place.

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It's location is so convenient for me.

This is one of the places I frequent when I want to chill alone and maybe catch a game. For me, it offers convenience because of its proximity to home. Even if I leave the bar at around 10 pm, I’ll be home in 5 minutes while on foot. Plus its location is in the leafy suburbs of Nakuru, Milimani so security is a non-issue. If you are coming from the CBD, it’s some 10 minutes drive and a cab costs about kes 200. Its compound comprises a manicured lawn with several trees where they put tables beneath for shade. The inside decor is laid back with one side having a restaurant set up for dining and across the room, there is a bar with dim lighting and a couple of TVs if you want to catch a game. Their prices are slightly on the higher end but not breaking the bank. The outside lawn is great for dates and even events can be held. Overall, it’s a great space.

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If you want privacy, this is the place.
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3.83

This is another hidden gem in the outskirts of Nakuru that I enjoy going to. It’s located right after Greensteds International School some 30 minutes from Nakuru CBD and a cab cost about kes 700. I go there mostly with a couple of friends when we want to swim in a hotel that is not packed. It offers great privacy. Their security is also tight considering that it’s inside a gated community. You have to leave your details and state where you’re going. It’s not a huge place but space is well utilized. You have a lawn with a couple of tables. Then the interior decor is rustic with comfortable armchairs and a handsome bar. Their prices are a bit high end but you’re paying for privacy. They also have rooms but I have never been in that section. Behind the building, you have a beautiful pool and some tables on the terrace. It’s a great place to have parties too. I would recommend visiting this place.

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The way they hosted us was amazing.
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3.33

This is a classy hotel within Nakuru CBD. Another plus is its affordability. Considering the effort they’ve put in their decor and the great food, their pricing is a steal. It’s a walking distance from Kenyatta Avenue. Due to its location, their parking is underground and it is more than sufficient for many cars. I have been there several times but the most memorable experience was this time they hosted Upgrade Poetry ( This event that I love, hosted monthly, brings artists from Kenya be it poets, spoken word artists, or musicians) The hotel hosted us in their restaurant which has a huge capacity. The decor is class with such comfortable chairs. The waiters waited on us pleasantly while also enjoying the show. Their prices are fair for dining and accommodation. Their suites above par and I highly recommend Legacy hotel for travelers.

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My folks and I had the most fun time.

This is one of the most chilled campgrounds I have been to. I promise you the utmost relaxation from the minute you step in. It’s located a few minutes past Greensteds International Schools, 35 minutes from Nakuru CBD, and a cab cost about kes 800. I was there with my folks for my mum’s birthday and I can’t get over how happy I was. We had booked a family tent which hosts 4 people. We paid about kes 7,400 for full board. We got there in the late afternoon and got a wonderful welcome from this guy called Sam. He even helped us get the bags to the tent. After settling, we got a tour around the facility. The decor is rustic and I especially liked the bed they have outside under the shed and the washroom is made fully out of rustic bamboo. We had dinner while at the bonfire and talked till late at night. Then next morning they had breakfast ready on the lawn and the view of the sunrise was beautiful. They have offers of biking and hiking plus tours into soysambu conservancy. They also have a small pool but it came in hand when the day got hot. It was an amazing experience.

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I like the view from the restaurant.

This is a fairly new hotel in the outskirts of Nakuru but has quickly become a favorite for many. It’s located some 20 minutes from Nakuru CBD and a cab cost about kes 550. You can’t miss it considering it’s close to the highway plus it’s the only towering building in its vicinity. I have been there a couple of times following invites from a friend of mine. There’s a huge pool with several tables on its side so you can swim and dine at the same time. There's also a bouncing castle which kids love. The restaurant is on the top floor with a spectacular view. There’s also a club below the restaurant which I’ve had such lit times in. Their suites are top-notch for you travelers even though their prices are slightly high. Value for money if you ask me.

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The bar has the most comfortable seats.
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3.83

This hotel was opened not too long ago and it has made its mark as a favorite mainly for business meetings and conferences. It’s right at the CBD and a walking distance from Kenyatta Avenue. I was there for a work conference and I can attest to their quality amenities and staff. There is parking outside the building and then some in the basement. The reception is beautiful, the lighting plus the marble finishing on almost all surfaces. We walked past the restaurant which has beautiful wooden finishing on the tables and chairs. The conference room was huge with a whiteboard and a good sound system. during the meeting, we got to sample some snacks. I enjoyed the samosas a little too much. After the meeting, a friend and I decided to pass by the bar and that was undoubtedly their best feature. They have such comfortable seats, different from the restaurants. Their prices were fair hotel-wise and the music relaxed. This is the place to be while in Nakuru.

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It oozes luxury.

This is a fairly new hotel in Nakuru CBD. I hadn’t been in Nakuru for a while so this one time I’d driven to my local and I come across this huge new building with a huge name board. I couldn’t resist checking it out. I parked right in front of it and proceeded inside. They don’t have alternative parking other than the street parking but the guards assured me that the car is safe. I walk in and I’m blown away by how it oozes luxury. A golden sculpture that blends well with the warm lighting and marble finishing for the reception. The receptionist had such a wide smile that I couldn’t help reciprocated. She asks me what service I’d like and I ask for directions to the bar. While heading to the bar, I keep glancing at everything. The lounge couches looked so comfortable. The bar was simply an Extention of the luxurious decor. Comfortable seats with a view of Nakuru through the huge glass windows. Their prices were fair which came as a shock considering the decor. It’s a place I’ll go back to for sure.

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The came through for our team building activities.
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3.67

Recently I was looking for a place for team building for a church group. I happen to have this friend who works in Tumaini who recommended that I use their place. I hadn’t even had of it so I went scouting before deciding. It’s somewhat hidden, very far from the highway, maybe that’s why I hadn’t heard of it. It’s some 20 minutes from Nakuru CBD and I paid kes 550 for a cab. I wish I hadn’t alighted at the gate because of the distance from there to the hotel. While walking I saw how big their field is, that’s a good sign for team building. At the reception, the receptionist was welcoming and helped call my friend who took me for a tour. Their decor is not all that but they have a huge dining area. The pool is what surprised me. It’s huge. They also had a huge conference room which was necessary for the team I was bringing. Their rates on food and activities were also fair so I ended up having the team building there and it was great.

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It's okay for a budget hotel.
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3.67

This is a beautiful budget hotel on the outskirts of Nakuru. I hadn’t been there before so this one Saturday my dad asks me to accompany him to that hotel to meet his friend, I was eager to go. It’s is located some 20 minutes from Nakuru CBD and a cab cost about kes 500. It’s right next to the highway making it very accessible. We got there at around 4 pm and the place was packed. Very few parking spots left and keep in mind they have a huge parking space. That speaks volumes about its popularity. Their restaurant is great. A modern look with a good blend of orange seats and brown tables. There was so much going on which is not something I look for in restaurants. The service, however, was good. Very quick to get us the menu and the food was there in no time. I tried their fillet which was above average. It’s not very private but I noticed that older guys were the majority. The prices are fair for food. They have a bar which I didn’t get a chance to see. Let’s see, maybe I’ll go back soon.

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Nothing memorable about this place.

This is a small restaurant within Nakuru CBD that has been there for as long as I can remember. Its location is good. A serene road, quiet with a lot of trees. Their restaurant has a view of Lake Nakuru. For me, that is the best feature for the hotel and maybe their prices being very budget-friendly. The compound is mainly concrete with a few plants here and there. The decor is plain nothing memorable. It’s one of those places you go to have lunch when you’re at work because of its location. The times I’ve been there, the service has been slow which sucks. I don’t get how service can be slow even when their place is not packed. I can only imagine how it gets when packed. The food varies from day to day which says a lot for consistency. I wouldn't recommend dining here.

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They have a great gym.

This is an elegant hotel located some 10 minutes from Nakuru CBD and a cab cost about kes 150. It’s located next to Afraha Stadium making it the first choice for traveling fans when they’re in Nakuru. I have been there numerous times mainly because it’s where I gym while in Nakuru. I choose Chester because it’s not as crowded as the other gyms with good facilities in Nakuru. Plus their subscriptions are fair. I pay kes 9000 monthly which is one of the best rates around. Plus the gym comes with a view of the National park. Apart from the gym, I like the design of the restaurant. It’s set up on the ground floor with elegant seats. Then there whole space till the roof of open. It looks really good. The staff is always in high spirits. I feel good going there. You should visit if you can.

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They know their chicken.

This joint has been in existence since before I can remember. It’s within the CBD making it convenient for a quick stop to grab a bite during office lunch breaks. It was a small joint but it was renovated recently and now it’s a great space even for dates and family lunch. Their decor is somehow dark. The seats, tables, and walls are all dark colors but the bright lighting compensates. They also have quite several paintings and photos on the wall which contrast well with the dark walls. I like having meetings at this spot because of its privacy except for the balcony which is visible to anyone walking across the road. Their prices are fair and I especially like their chicken. All their chicken dishes are crave-able. The service is pretty good mainly because it’s never packed. It’s a great place to kick it and relax.

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I like finding new places to eat.

This is one of my favorite new spots in Nakuru. It’s located on the ground floor of the most recent mall in Nakuru, Golden Life Mall, which is some 5 minutes from the CBD. For me, it’s the best-looking cafe in Nakuru. The color scheme, blending the rustic brown and white is immaculate. That is on all their seats and tables. They have tables for twos and fours plus several booths. You can also dine on the terrace which has a good view of the highway. They also have plenty of art pieces on the walls creating amazing contrasts. I also like their offers. They have a buy one get one free for cocktails every day of the week, on Tuesday it’s the same offer for pizza, and on Wednesday for burgers. It’s an amazing spot for dates or family. I love it.

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Their chicken is amazing.

This hotel was put up not so long ago. It used to be a cafe with the most delicious chicken before the renovations. It’s within Nakuru CBD making it very accessible. I have been there a couple of times with my partner and I love their rooftop restaurant. It has a 360-degree view of Nakuru town, the national park, and the lake. Plus plenty of shade and plants surrounding the terrace. They haven’t compromised on the chicken too. Still as tasty as when it was a cafe. Get either that or any of their pizza. Both at a fair price. They never disappoint. I also like the service which is quick and always pleasant. They also offer great suites for travelers as long a conference rooms. I have been in their rooms and it’s classy. Very comfortable. All this is very commendable.

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Sunday brunch with a view of Lake Nakuru

This is a beautiful restaurant in The Alps Nakuru. One of my favorite restaurants in Nakuru for many reasons. First is its location which is a walking distance of my place. It’s located in the leafy suburbs of Milimani some 10 minutes from the CBD and a cab cost about kes 250. It’s on a hill which gives the best view of Nakuru city and all its splendor plus the lake. Catching the sunset while dining here is spectacular. Second, they have some of the best pizza I’ve had and their prices are fair. I have had dates there and also some shows. On Sundays, there’s usually a live band on the terrace the whole afternoon. When you pay for the brunch which is about kes 1500, you get the band plus a buffet. What an experience. This is the place to be while in Nakuru.

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An awesome graduation party.
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3.67

A chilled hidden spot that I enjoy visiting from time to time. It’s located some 20 minutes from Nakuru CBD and a cab cost about kes 600. It’s very easy to get lost when trying to get there but I think the signposts come through. It’s not a fancy place but for those intimate family events, this place is wonderful. There was this time I was there for a friend’s graduation party and I enjoyed every minute of it. Of course, some guys got lost but when we all got there, we had the entire place for ourselves. They have a handful of staff who are great. They thought of everything and kept confirming if we’re okay. They’re also a huge lawn which the kids loved. They have these huts where you can sit in small groups and a huge one for large groups. We had amazing nyama choma and had a blast till later. It’s a fantastic spot.

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Best boroughs ever.
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3.83

This is one of the most known hotels in Nakuru. It’s located some 10 minutes from Nakuru CBD and a cab cost about kes 200. It’s also right next to the highway so you can’t get lost. One of those places I have to go to when I get the chance. They have the main hotel which has amazing service. We had a conference there once and they made sure everything was spot on from start to finish. They also have a lounge on the other end which is lit. The look is rustic and the seats are comfortable. You don’t miss people having all sorts of parties there. Their prices are fair and at the time the Dj plays requests. You don’t find that in a lot of places. They also serve the best boroughs I’ve ever had. you must try them out.

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Finally a KFC in Nakuru

KFC has only one outlet in Nakuru which is kind of surprising considering how big Nakuru is. Regardless, it’s become a favorite for many since its opening. The taste of the food it’s great as usual. I don’t know how they are able to maintain the same tastes. What I like about their space in Nakuru is its size. It’s a huge space. You make your order on the ground floor then the main dining area is on the first floor. A huge space with seats and booths. But I especially like their terrace. It’s very appealing because you get a view of Lake Nakuru while having tasty KFC chicken. The staff is great too. On the weekend you are likely to meet a crown. So watch out for that. They also offer delivery services which is a huge relief.

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One of my favorite chill spots.

This is one of my favorite local joints in Nakuru. It’s located some 10 minutes from the CBD and a cab cost about kes 200. It’s right in the heart of the Milimani suburb. The restaurant is in an open space with a manicured lawn and lots of trees. During the day, this place is perfect to bring the kids. They have huge space to play, there are guys doing face painting plus the food is amazing and cheap. At night, the party is too lit. The open design with speakers on every corner and affordable drinks. You want to spend the whole night there. In case of cold, they have a couple of bonfires going on so you can sit next to one. The staff is friendly and they’ll always tell you the special on the menu. What a place!

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Best nyama choma in Nakuru?

This is my number one spot for nyama choma while in Nakuru. It’s is located within the CBD opposite Bontana Hotel. It’s a small spot so finding it might prove difficult but the locals can direct you. They also don’t have a parking space so you have to street park. Regardless, I haven’t had an issue with the car's security so you shouldn’t either. You get in and you’re directed to the seat at the back. It’s not fancy at all. Old tables and chairs plus a couple of sinks. But the meat it’s cravable. It’s the best place to eat just before a night out or those times you wake up hangovered and you have no intention to cook. Their prices are cheap and they have the largest servings I have seen. A great spot if you ask me.

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Very reliable if you work in town.

This is a small restaurant within the CBD that has a lot of loyal customers because of its pricing and servings. It’s located opposite highway towers on the first floor of Baraka plaza. The stairs leading to the entrance can be a bit elusive but the guard will show you the way. I usually go there for lunch when at work. It’s so conveniently placed that you can rush and eat then be back to work in no time. At such times, you’ll find it nearly packed. But an hour after lunchtime, it’s almost a ghost town. The decor is not memorable but they have space to host several people. There is also a terrace but you’re very visible to pedestrians. I like their ugali and tilapia. It’s so good and they have such large servings for an almost throw-away price. Most convenient place to eat if your working in the CBD.

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The best club in Nakuru at the moment.

This is a favorite spot for most young families and party people in Nakuru. It’s located some 10 minutes from the CBD and a cab cost about kes 300. It’s also close to the highways making it easy to spot. Its decor is a big reason for the huge adoration. Once you go past the entrance, there a long path in the middle of the lawn with lights and plants all the way through. The restaurant has a rustic vibe. Wooden everything but with lots of plants. Some acting as barriers others hanging from the roof. It’s so green. Then they have several gazebos all around the compound with a different design so you choose what you like. Though people like those gazebos so you have to come early to secure a spot. At night, they have a lot of lights that make the place look so good. This is a must-visit if your in Nakuru.

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Convenience for travelers personified.
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3.83

This is one of the most popular hotels for those traveling through Nakuru. It’s located some 20 minutes from Nakuru CBD and a cab cost about kes 500. The reason for its popularity is its proximity to the highway. I have been there a couple of times either on my way to and from Nairobi. I like it because it’s convenient. They have a huge parking space so even on the holidays you’ll still get space. They also have this rustic look that I like and a huge terrace that comes through on the hot days when dining inside is unbearable. Their prices are fair and they are very fast which is a necessity when most of your clientele are travelers. They also serve some of the best nyama choma around. A good place to make a stop and relax.

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Cheapest zip lining experience

This is an awesome spot with several outdoor activities on the outskirts of Nakuru. It’s located some 25 minutes from Nakuru CBD and a cab cost about kes 700. This is the first place I tried zip lining and it was a great experience. We had planned it for some time for a friend's birthday. I was very excited. We went on a Saturday at around 10 am. It’s not a difficult place to find. By the time we got there, so many other people were there so we had to wait for some time to start any activities. Seems to be a popular spot mostly for team building. Good thing they have a restaurant where we are while waiting. The zip lining was good but shot. You move over water which I think is safer than doing it over trees and their prices are cheap. Only kes 500 for zip lining. What a steal!

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Nice spot to catch a game.
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3.17

This is a favorite among the locals in Kiamunyi. It’s located some 10 minutes from Nakuru CBD and a cab cost about kes 250. It’s right next to the highway and its full glass wall on the side facing the highway is hard to miss. I at times go there to catch a game considering it’s close to home. They have a huge parking space which rarely gets full. The decor of the hotel and bar is nothing memorable. Also, something I noticed is that most of their clientele are older guys so you are bound to listen to rhumba when you visit. I like their pricing on food and alcohol which is very affordable. Also, it doesn’t get full when there a game which I appreciate very much. They also have a terrace which faces the highway so bye-bye privacy. It’s an okay place.

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Convenience and a little bit of class

This is a beautiful hotel a walking distance from Nakuru CBD. It’s located in the Milimani suburb some 5 minutes from the CBD and a cab cost about kes 200. It looks nice, there is a huge lawn with a number of gazebos within the compound. Then the hotel itself has a rustic look. The chairs and table on the terrace are low and inclined making them very comfortable. I also like their terrace because it’s blocked from the street view by a lot of plants. They also have a bar but their prices are a bit on the high end. Also, their crowd is mostly older guys which explain the pricing. There is a lot of space on the lawn for kids to play. On Sundays you’ll find the hotel at full capacity. It’s a great place to relax.

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Best apartments in Nakuru

These are some of the most sort after apartment complexes in Nakuru. They are located in the leafy suburbs of Milimani some 10 minutes from Nakuru CBD and a cab cost about kes 200. There are two phases of the apartments. Phase one comprises apartments with only 2 bedrooms and three bedrooms starting from kes 25,000 to kes 40,000 per month. They have a lot of parking space and a kids' playing area with swings and a sandbox. Phase two has apartments and mansionettes which are awesome. There is also a fully fitted gym and a decent sized pool within the same apartment complex. There are also convenience stores, a beauty salon, and a barbershop within the same complex. All these play a part in making it the apple of the eye for most guys looking for apartments in Nakuru.

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Lowkey chilling spot.

This is a low-key chill-out spot located some 12 minutes from Nakuru CBD and a cab cost about kes 250. I don’t think a lot of people know about this place and that makes it more appealing to me. Most of the time I’ve gone there with my friends, we’re usually the only ones there. The gardens are a great place with lists of plants and flowers within the compound. It looks like someone converted their home to a hotel of some sort. They have gazebos around the backyard. The kitchen and the bar area in the house but you can decide to drink on the lawn. The service is fantastic owing to having a small number of customers. It’s such a good spot to host intimate family gatherings or birthdays. A piece of advice, bring a Bluetooth speaker because there is no music there.

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My folks were so happy here.

This is an amazing family gateway spot and a budget one too. I had one of the most memorable moments with my folks here during the Easter holidays. It’s located an hour from Nakuru CBD and a cab cost about kes 900. Due to the terrain, it’s advisable to use a 4 by 4 vehicle. We were there for an entire weekend and even though it was kinda packed, we had the time of our lives. For our stay, we divided to sleep in the rooms instead of the tents. It was a cold weekend and the fronts must have been freezing. The welcome was very warm. We paid for the full board and there was always someone checking upon us. From the bonfire to zip lining to hiking to the nyama choma, it’s been a while since I saw my folks that happy. This place does that to people.

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The traditional Kenyan experience.
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3.33

We went to this place by chance some time back. We were visiting The Lord Egerton castle and due to some circumstances, we were still at the castle at 8 pm. We decide not to travel back to Nairobi and instead find a place to stay close by. One of the staff suggested Pilgrims Getaway which is right behind the castle. We got there and Lawrence gave us the warmest welcome. The only available sleeping area was the hut. It’s was quite the experience. It was more cozy than tiny. They served Kenyan delicacies which I love and their prices were cheap. The thing about sleeping in the hut is that the toilets are outside which made the experience more memorable. The morning after, we had breakfast in the garden and the air was so fresh. Spreading the night there was a great decision.

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Classy during the day, lit at night.
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3.67

This is one of my most frequented hotels in Nakuru. I have been going there since pre-school I think. My folks used to take me there almost all weekends for swimming and I love it. The hotel has a huge parking space both inside and outside the hotel. You pass through the reception first which leads to the hotel. First, you’ll see the pools, a huge one, and a baby pool. Then they have a lot of sitting space both inside and on the terrace. On the other end of the pool, there a number of swings for kids. Their prices are fair for both swimming and food. At night, the hotel transforms and the party starts. They have some of the best prices on alcohol and that makes them a hot space for party guys. It’s a wonderful hotel to see the weekend away.

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Their servings are a lot
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3.67

This a tiny hotel in the heart of Nakuru. It’s very popular for the locals and has been in the hotel scene for the longest time. I have been there several times especially during lunch hour when I’m working in town. The decor is nothing memorable. The tables have multi-colored sheets and the seats are brown. One of the reasons I go to this hotel is its affordability. For example, their ugali and chicken is about kes 250 but the servings are huge and food is delicious. They also have good service. They have plenty of clients at lunchtime and I have never had my meal delayed. They can improve on the aeration but this is not the place you pay for ambiance. It’s a good place for a cheap quick meal whether you work in Nakuru or just visiting.

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Same old classy hotel

This is one of my most frequented hotels in Nakuru. It’s been there for ages and still feels classy from the moment you walk through their doors. It’s located within the CBD behind Westside Mall. It’s a huge hotel so it’s hard to miss it. The hotel is suited for all sorts of interactions. I’ve been there for Sunday lunch with my folks. I have taken my partner on dates there many times. I have also gone swimming with my friends several times. They have a huge parking space. At the entrance, there are several sculptures of animals and the hotel looks very classy. A rustic brown color is the main theme and it’s everywhere. They have amazing service and the place always smell fresh. I like that smell a lot. Whether visiting or a resident, Bontana is a good choice.

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Cheapest camping experience.
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3.17

This is a cool budget camping site in Nyahururu. It’s located some 20 minutes past Nayhururu CBD. This is a great spot for group activities like team-building and camping plus they are very pocket-friendly. I have been there once with a church group for a weekend retreat. We were coming from Nakuru and got there at about 2 pm. I can still remember how excited their German shepherd was to see us arrive. They have such huge grounds. There was one of their sleeping cottages that caught my eye. It’s an old bus that has been modified into a cabin. It’s pretty awesome. They provided camping tents though we had to carry our sleeping bags. The whole weekend was a frenzy. We got to play soccer and have bonfires and on Sunday we went hiking at Thompson falls. It was worth the trip.

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Best airbnb experience.

This is one of the more famous conservancies in Nanyuki that I love. I have been there twice and I enjoyed it more the second time. It’s located in Nanyuki which is a two-hour drive from Nairobi. Once you get to Nanyuki, you drive for 20 minutes past the army barracks to the conservancy. If you use the correct road, which is murram so a 4 by 4 vehicle is preferred, you’ll get to very huge gates with the name Ol Pajeta. The conservancy has several mansions which you can book on Airbnb. The houses are magnificent. Being in the conservancy, you are bound to see an animal or two. There was this morning I got up at 6 am and in the backyard, there was a herd of antelopes. I think it was because of the silence because the whole time we had music on, there was no wildlife passing by. They also have a community pool that is free for anyone within the conservancy plus you can pay for a game drive. It’s an awesome place.

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Sunday brunch is lit

This is the place to be for Sunday brunch if you're along Thika Road. It’s in Thika Road Mall and the entrance is behind the mall. If you’re coming from the CBD, TRM is some 20 minutes away and a cab costs about kes 700. The times I’ve been there for the Sunday brunch have been an absolute blast. The decor is amazing. They have a modern setup with a bar in the center. The bar is surrounded by those high chairs. Then they have several seats and some booths on one end of the lounge. On the other end, there’s a terrace with a lot of plants. It looks great. During brunch, they have a live band plus cocktails are bottomless from noon till 4 pm. They also have offers for burgers and pizza on Mondays and Tuesdays. This is a place to check out.

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Ambiance on a budget.

This is a chic restaurant and bar in upper hill. It’s located some 10 minutes from Nairobi CBD and a cab cost about kes 250. I was within that area some Saturday for work. After the meeting, I asked for a nice budget restaurant to eat at and maybe grab a drink. I was directed to Sippers and Diners. I found it very relaxing. They have a lot of open space which I liked very much. You seat on the terrace and there’s lots of space and air. Although I found the tables a bit crowded. The waiter was very pleasant and asked me about my day. I ordered some pasta and a lager which complemented each other well. Their prices are fair with the pasta going for kes 600 and the lager going for kes 500. It’s a good place for a date or meeting.

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Best tea in Kenya

This is one of the most sort after tea brands in Kenya. It’s among my favorite brands from Kenya. The company is not very old and has grown through the years because of its amazing taste, quality, and marketing. Some of the reasons I like melvins teas include their variety of flavors. They have so many flavors to choose from and most are pretty good. The prices are also very pocket-friendly. Compared to some imported teas, Melvins Tea offers quality on a budget. I also like that their sachets don’t rip open when you’re stirring. There some that do and it’s a total mess. What I think they can improve on is their packaging. It’s not the most attractive I’ve seen. Plus they are not available in some smaller stores which is bummer. Still, you should try their tea if you haven't already.

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She took so many pictures

A beautiful restaurant something like a garden in Westlands. It’s located in Delta towers which are some 10 minutes from Nairobi CBD and a cab cost about kes 250. I took my partner on a date not so long ago and she still reminds me of how beautiful she found the place. Walking through the hallway and the stairs are captivating with the art in the wall. When we got to the restaurant, the first thing that caught my eye was the plants hanging from the roof. It gave the place such a chill vibe. We got a table at the far end which was good for privacy. My partner had already started taking pictures. We didn’t get any complaints about taking photos so I guess that’s the norm for such a beautiful restaurant. The service was good and the food ranged from kes 500 to kes 3000. For me, the food wasn’t that memorable. Their decor is everything.

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Cocktails by the beach.

These beautiful apartments are located a walking distance of Nyali beach. I was there last year and what I can say is that I spent too little time there. We were from Malindi and looking for a place to stay in Nyali. We got it on Airbnb and they had the perfect number of rooms we needed. Google maps make it easy to track the place down. We got there and got a warm welcome from the guard and the receptionist. We got to our 3 bedroom apartments and I found them very spacious. The only downside wax the window design which lets in a lot of mosquitos at night. They have a restaurant within the facility where they serve amazing cocktails at fair prices. The walk on the beach that evening was so peaceful. They really thought of everything.

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It was too sunny

This is a fairly new restaurant in Kileleshwa. It’s located on the rooftop of the Suite Life Serviced Apartments some 15 minutes from Nairobi CBD and a cab cost about kes 300. I first saw this restaurant on Sauti Sol’s posts and it looked really good. So one time I decided to take my partner for lunch. The whole building looks really good. Must be nice living there. We got to the restaurant and there were no seats indoors so we looked for space on the terrace. We got space but I don’t know why the shade was not covering the entire table. So for the entire course of the meal, I was being scorched. They didn’t have a lot on their menu plus their prices were a bit on the high end. I honestly didn’t enjoy my experience there.

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Sat through 2 hours of country music.

I had heard of this place over the years but it’s not till recently that I went there for drinks. It’s located some 15 minutes from Nairobi CBD and a cab cost about kes 300. I don’t know why I didn’t check their social media page before going there but I learned my lesson the hard way. So I get there, it’s chilled. The lighting is dim and the tables are far apart. I noticed that the crowd was a bit older than I expected. I found seats close to the stage. To my surprise, it was country night. I couldn’t believe it. I sat through two hours of country music before giving in. Other than that, the service was great and their prices are fair. The ventilation is kind of stuffy but nothing too noticeable. I don’t think I’m going back.

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I like the intimate vibe.

This an intimate spot along Ng’ong road. It’s located some 25 minutes from Nairobi CBD and a cab cost about kes 700. Some weekend back, I was visiting my cousin who stays at Karen. So as the day wound up, she suggested that we go for a drink at her new favorite place. That how I got to Spikizi. The space is gorgeous. There has a rustic theme on everything from the walls to tables and chairs. It’s not a huge place and we were lucky to get a spot. I like how they have flowers hanging from the roof and some mounted on the walls contrasting the rustic look. They also have a number of fantastic art pieces. What I enjoyed are the card games that they offered together with the drinks. It’s was an amazing night. I'll be back soon enough.

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My latest discovery.

This is an amazing new joint that I discovered over the weekend. It’s located in the heart of Karen some 30 minutes from Nairobi CBD and a cab cost about kes 700. I got an invite from a friend for an amapiano event taking place over the weekend. I didn’t know what to expect but in all honesty, it’s was too lit. The cab driver knew the direction so it was easy getting there. Past the entrance, the lawn is well manicured and there are so many plants. I walked towards the bar and it didn’t take me long to spot my friend seating on the terrace. They have rustic decor with lots of art. The terrace is also huge. Bigger than the indoor sitting area. The whole event blew my socks off! The most lovely crowd I’ve seen in a while. I loved the experience.

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They give huge servings at a cheap price.

This is a small joint along Thika road that is a favorite for the locals. It’s located opposite Garden City Mall some 15 minutes from Nairobi CBD. You can take a cab which costs about kes 400 or cheaper public transport. For me, this so the go-to spot to eat before partying at Quivers lounge which is next door. They are an old place and their decor is no different. The lighting is not great too and the lights have to be on most of the time. What they do have is great food. They have a sail buffet that goes for kes 650 and you serve whatever portions you please. Coupled with a can of tusker, I’m set to party the night away. I also find a lot of older guys there so it must be a spot they like.

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The bouncers are obnoxious.

This is a slightly hidden lounge that I enjoy going to. It’s located a few meters past mountain mall some 15 minutes from Nairobi CBD and a cab cost about kes 500. I used to frequent the joint the time I was staying in garden estate. Once you get near the entrance, you can hear the music from the road. Past the entrance, there is a lounge area that doubles up as a parking lot. There are several tables with shades. When you walk into the bar itself, the look is rustic with several plants here and there. The bar looks cool. Made out of bamboo. They have speakers both inside and close to the parking lot. I find their bouncers obnoxious. They seem to always want disagreements. Other than these, it’s a cool place with great music and fair prices of food and drinks.

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Made the office party worthwhile.

This a very underrated space especially for large gatherings or events. It’s located in Upperhill some 10 minutes from Nairobi CBD and a cab cost about kes 250. At the end of last year, we had a company end year party and it’s was by far the best yet. I don’t know who scouted the place but they got the assignment on point. The party was hosted on Friday afternoon. It wasn’t difficult to get to the place. We got there and the staff we so welcoming. I managed to take a tour around the facility. They have an expansive lawn which I think they rent out for weddings and stuff. They have a medium swimming pool which is sufficient for relaxation. They also had bouncing castles. The restaurant where we had the function looked fantastic. The roofing was rustic but the table and chairs were modern. The dining area was huge and then some on the terrace. We had a great time.

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I didn't expect to enjoy mugithii night.

This bar has been around for the longest time. The funny thing is nothing has changed since then. It’s located some 15 minutes from Nairobi CBD opposite Garden City Mall. This place is mostly for older guys. That’s the vibe they give off. I remember this one time my uncle convinced me to go for mugithii night there. I must have been very bored to agree. So the place is a bit shady. There is a gate past which you park. Then when you get into the lounge it looks very dark. The seats are not that great and the table is far apart. There were several guys there. The waiter was speaking a local dialect which didn’t surprise me at all. I must have been very drunk because I danced throughout the night. For the young guys, I wouldn’t recommend this place.

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Their pools is pretty cool.

This is a great lodge that I enjoy visiting especially swimming. It’s is located some 15 minutes from Nakuru CBD and a cab cost about kes 300. It’s a popular one with the locals and the popularity is valid. First, it’s away from the noise of the CBD. Second, it’s huge with a playing field having all these different swings that kids love. Its facilities make it hot cake for schools looking to take their students for field trips. I enjoy swimming at Oloika because the pool is huge. Also when you relax on the pool chairs, you get a view of the national park and the lake. Their decor is decent nothing too flashy but there is lots of space to hold events. They also have bouncing castles that the kids adore. It’s a place that you should visit at least once.

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Quick trip out of town for archery.

This is an amazing resort that I need to go back and experience the activities that I missed out on. It’s located some 1 and a half hours from Nairobi CBD so it’s convenient for a quick trip out of the city. I have been there with my cousin. We were looking for a place offering archery and Havila Resort happens to be close and affordable. Reading some of the reviews, I got the notion that the device is poor on weekends when there’s a crowd so we went on a Thursday. It’s was amazing. They have so many things to do. Just relaxing by the waterfall is reason enough to visit. We did archery for two hours at kes 1000 per hour, then had lunch at their restaurant which overlooks the falls and we were back to Nairobi before nightfall. What a place!

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I still remember how good the samosas were.

This is an intimate hotel that showed us the best service during a function we had there some time back. It’s located some 15 minutes from Nairobi CBD and a cab cost about kes 250. We were to have a fundraiser and finding a good and affordable restaurant was a headache till we got wind of Bid Hotel. I was among the guys in communication with the hotel’s management and it was smooth from the start. The hotel is small and intimate which fits our profile. They have amazing decor. A modern and minimalist look that blends so well. They also have a pool on the terrace which adds to the beauty of dining there. They organized for signboards to show our guests where the event was and also several snacks. Their samosas are to die for. They know how to take care of their guests.

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Played a huge role in convincing the prospect.

This is one of the most beautiful hotels I’ve been to in Nairobi. It’s located some 25 minutes from Nairobi CBD and a cab cost about kes 600. I was there for a business meeting and I remember how I was in awe. There was a prospect we needed to wow and my boss suggested that we have the meeting there. To be honest, the hotel did most of the convincing. We got there at around 5 pm. They have a beautiful property. The architecture of the hotel is captivating. The lawn is manicured and there’re plants everywhere. The security guy directed us to the restaurant on the terrace. It looks so good and very classy. The service was brilliant, even though we had to break the bank for this particular dinner. The lighting when the sun went down was spectacular. I have to take my partner there soon.

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Bad circumstance turned around.
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3.83

This is one of the few hotels I’ve been to in parklands and I have to appreciate its class. It’s located some 10 minutes from Nairobi CBD and a cab cost about kes 250. The circumstances surrounding my visit to the hotel weren’t the best but it left an impression. We were visiting a patient at Aga Khan Hospital. It’s got late and we decided to find a place to eat considering no one would be in the mood to cook dinner. We were directed to jewel stone. Now this place looks amazing at night. The warm lighting all around plus that on the pool make it look spectacular. We couldn’t sit on the terrace coz of the cold but I’d love to. There were a few customers so the service was fast. I had pasta which wasn’t that great but at least I got to enjoy the ambiance and not sleep hungry. I’ll make a point of revisiting.

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The gazebos are unique.
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3.17

A beautiful spot that serves some of the best nyama choma I’ve had. It’s located some 15 minutes from Nairobi CBD and a cab cost about kes 400. The first time I dined there I didn’t know what to expect. We got there at around 6 pm. There was sunlight so they hadn’t put on theirs. They have a stunning lawn. Lots of plants plus their gazebos are some of the best I’ve seen. I like its simplicity. The restaurant has modern look. A lot of natural light but they also great lights hanging from the roof. The restaurant seats looked very comfortable but we decided on the gazebos. When the sunset and the lights came on, it’s one of the most intimate lightings I’ve seen. I’m pretty sure guys have proposed here. They have it figured out in decor and nyama choma.

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My go-to when in the CBD

I have this hotel as my chosen spot when I need to kill time while in the CBD. Sometimes when I’m traveling to Nakuru and there’s a delay in the shuttle, I have to wait for an hour or so for it to arrive. There are several hotels I could wait in but I mostly choose Ash Hotel. First things first, it’s very clean. Spotless from the entrance, the floors, and the tables. It feels good dining there. Second, it’s on the third floor so there a great view of the seat. Third, they are close to where I board the shuttle. Also, their prices are low and the food is decent. The service is great too. So many times I've found myself in sn engaging discussion with the one serving me. I also find several customers there at any given moment which speaks to its popularity.

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They took long with my order.

This is an above-average budget hotel in Kitengela. It’s located some 45 minutes from Nairobi CBD. I happen to visit the hotel this one time I had gone to check out some land in Kitengela. We had had a long day and just wanted a place to eat and take a breather. We ended up in this place mainly coz of its proximity to the highway. It had a very basic decor but large enough to fit several people. We got seats near their pool. I remember contemplating swimming coz the heat was too much. I saw some bouncing castles and swings meaning families with kids frequent the hotel. I didn’t like the service. It took them some time to notice we just sat and even longer to get the food. Maybe it was my point of view considering the long day but they can improve on that.

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Such tasty choma fry.

I have to commend how good their choma fry is. It’s so freaking good. I need their recipe. Over the weekend, my roommate and I were looking for a place for nyama choma and maybe catch a game. We settled on Maple Inn coz of its proximity plus we hadn’t been there before. It’s located some 30 minutes from Nairobi CBD and a cab cost about kes 500. The hotel looks huge from the parking lot. We then had to go through a corridor to get to the restaurant. The decor is simple. Mostly brown on everything with a few art pieces on the walls and several plants. They also have a bar on the first floor with some seats on the balcony. That’s where we sat coz of the view, music and the tv screens. I haven’t tasted fried beef that good in a while. Hats off to them.

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Good old days.

I’ve been going to this hotel since I can remember. It’s a walking distance from where I used to stay. It’s located some 15 minutes from Nairobi CBD and a cab cost about kes 400. Back then, this was the place to dine while in Thika Road but over the years, it’s lost its popularity. I was there recently and the nostalgia was crazy. What’s more crazy is that there’s very little change from then. They have a restaurant and a bar with the same old decor. The restaurant overlooks the highway which is quite the scene. There’s also a pool at the center of the hotel and a fully fitted gym on the second floor. I think I also saw one of the guards who used to welcome us with the widest smile. Those were the good old times.

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The perfect breakfast date.
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4.17

This is a cool spot I discovered recently in Hurlingham. It’s located some 10 minutes from Nairobi CBD and a cab cost about kes 250. I’ve seen the hotel several times while in a cab or bus but it’s not until a few weeks back that I had the swiss experience. It’s was out of the blues that my partner and I decided to go on a breakfast date there. We got there fairly early, at about 9 am. Passing through the reception to the elevator you notice how classy the hotel is. We got to the restaurant on the rooftop and it looks good. Their decor is mostly black but mixed with the plants it looks good. They also have a couple of swinging seats which we enjoyed considering we were the only ones there. They took time on the order which was disappointing and their prices are kind of high. I wouldn’t mind going back.

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The made my birthday memorable.

I had my previous birthday dinner at this resort. I can’t get over how fulfilling of an experience it was. It’s located next to Karura Forest some 10 minutes from Nairobi CBD and a cab cost about kes 300. First, communication with the management and setting up the dinner was so easy. We were a handful of guys and they’re us feel at home. We got there at around 4 pm and they had set tables for use on the lawn. We had starters and a few beers while catching the sunset. We then moved to the hut where they had a magnificent setup. The restaurant has a rustic look and they complemented it with several candles on the tables and warm lighting all around the restaurant. We brought the cake later on and everyone in the restaurant was singing a lot. It’s was very heartwarming.

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At night, the place transforms.

My partner tans I went for a dinner date at this restaurant and I can confidently say that their lighting at night is the most intimate I’ve seen in Nairobi. It’s located some 15 minutes from Nairobi CBD and a cab cost about kes 350. We got there at around 7:30 pm and I was blown away by l the whole place. The pathway leading to the restaurant is lit at intervals with light shading off the plants. Then we got to the restaurant and I had to take some time to take at the moment. They have a rustic vibe with wooden roofing that has waves. Then there’s the terrace with a handful of tables and so many plants. As I ate their famous tilapia. Being there at that time, I felt so in the moment and happy. You should try them out.

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Home of unique furniture.

I had been looking for some lounge chairs for my balcony for some time. I went to a number of places but none had any unique design. So this one time, I’m coming from school and I pass by Victoria Furniture in Westland. I alight and head in. I don’t know why I didn’t consider it and I pass it all the time to and from school. First, their space smell great. Then one of the staff was on me from the moment I walked in. I explained what I wanted there they were. I hadn’t seen any like these in any of the other stores. Their prices were kind of high but that’s the price of uniqueness. All that time, my mind wandered off to some of their other pieces. Self-control is important when you visit this place, trust me.

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Coastal vibes in the CBD.

This place offers a tranquil vibe while within the CBD. I have been there for swimming and I cannot believe that such a place exists in the CBD. The hotel is huge and you can spot it from a distance. Once you get through the entrance you forget that you’re in the city. The lawn and the plants look fantastic. The receptionist was pleasant. One of those people you feel you can talk to for hours. So we paid for swimming although their prices are high about kes 1000 for swimming. The pool is not as huge but they have these palm trees surrounding the pool. Got me feeling some coastal vibes. Their changing rooms were so clean plus we were practically the only ones there. While swimming, I had fries which proceeded fairly as compared to swimming. All in all, a great experience.

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A one time expereince.

I have been here once while visiting a friend in Nyayo Estate and I can attest to how lit it is. It’s located some 25 minutes from Nairobi CBD though it’s not worth the trip. For guys whole live in its vicinity, it’s a great spot but not worth making a half an hour trip. My friend took me there to show me his “local” It was on a Saturday night and by the time we got there at around 7:30 pm, it was almost at capacity. It’s located on the second floor. You can hear the music from the parking lot. The decor is okay. Too much light for my liking club-wise. I did not like the seeats. The were very uncomfortable. It's like they want to keep you on your feet dancing all night. That night Femi One was performing which was great. The party was lit, I give them that.

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Cheap and lit.

This is a compact but lit lounge in Kahawa Wendani. I used to go there when I was studying at Kenyatta University. From the road, you can’t guess the capacity it has. Once you step in, you have to commend how they’ve utilized the space. It’s made out of freight containers. They have this open space where most seats are. You either seat on the taller tables made from barrels or you can have the lower seats made from wood giving it a rustic look. The bar bad the Dj sets are on one side then there is some space on the first floor. It used to get lit the times I was there. Most of their clientele are students so you know they drink for real. Plus their prices are cheaper than other joints. A good deal if you ask me.

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Popular with the locals.

This is one of the most popular clubs in Kahawa sukari. If you haven’t been there and you look at it from the parking lot, you can’t imagine the number of people that drink there. It was an option for me before Velar. They have a parking lot for a handful of cars outside the club's entrance. If you miss space, you street park. Inside, there are a lot of tables and chairs. Nothing fancy. Like at full capacity, it can hold more than 500 guys. Then the bar and Dj are on one side. The other side is seats and a number of screens for those who want to catch a match. They sell their alcohol at a fair price and attract both the working class and students. Not the most lit club, but at times, it'll have to do.

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I'm not going back.

it’s a tiny club in Kahawa West. I have been there once and I didn’t like the experience one bit. First, we were to meet up with some friends in Kahawa West then go out. So it gets to 8 pm and only two of us have shown up. So this guy convinces me to go to klub qwest for a few. I was bored out of my mind so I tagged along. We get there and the place is almost packed. There’s a fight outside the club, the bouncer, and some guys. Then we walk in and the place is stuffy. Plus most of the seats were taken and the only seats available are next to the speaker. It was so loud plus not the music I like. I had one beer and got a cab home. I wouldn’t repeat that experience.

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The meat tasted stale.

This is a beautiful spot in Ruiru. Its ambiance is one thing you don’t expect in Ruiru and I suppose that’s why so many locals like it. I have been there once and I don’t think I’ll be back. We were looking for a hotel to swim in along Thika road and Olive Green happens to be close by. So we drive there and at the gate, the guard tells us that the water is “bad” So we say we’ve come to eat. The space looks amazing. A lot of lawn area for kids to play plus bouncing castles. We get to the receptionist who says we can swim. The pool is sizeable and we had fun but then comes the meat. We settled on having nyama choma but it tasted stale. I was disappointed but at least I swam.

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Tasty pancakes.
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3.83

I didn’t expect them to have such tasty pancakes. The hotel is located in Kikuyu some 30 minutes from Nairobi CBD. There’s this time my father and I are driving at like 6 am heading to Kikuyu hospital from Nakuru. So we left Nakuru very early and hardly had breakfast. So we get to Kikuyu and I have to find a place to eat. Clinton hotel was the only place open at that time. It’s was freezing even in the hotel. They need AC although I liked their seats. Their dining space is also tiny. There was only a waiter and one chef. I had coffee, pancakes, bacon, and eggs. I cleared my plate in minutes. Their pancakes were so good. I was tempted to ask for the recipe. Plus their prices are cheap. We were lucky to find it open.

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Their art collection is unlike any other.

What a gem this place is. It’s located some 30 minutes from Nairobi CBD and a cab cost about kes 700. The trip is all the way worth it. I hadn’t heard of the place before a friend of mine, who is an artist, invited me to go see it. The area surrounding the museum is lush. Lots of trees and plants. Luckily, the entrance is not far from the houses. It contains a number of houses with lots of pieces and books. I liked the main house. It’s huge and made of wood giving a rustic look that the art complements all so well. By the time I was through with the ground floor, my friend and I had already gotten separated. I spent hours looking and reading and moving to the next house then the next. However, I felt some discrimination because none of the staff had taken me through the tour as compared to the foreigners who were getting a lot of attention. Either way, it’s a place I’ll surely revisit.

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My go to any day.

This is by far my best cinema in Nairobi. It’s located on the first floor of Garden City Mall. I can’t count the number of times I’ve been there to the point where I have two 3D glasses at my place. If you don’t have a pair, you pay kes 200 at the cinema. They have offers for students and if you check the schedule, movies are cheaper early in the morning as compared to later on in the day. The number of times my partner and I have been the only ones in the cinema at 8 am is uncountable. They have two screens at GCM and that’s where most movies premier. The cinema halls are also the biggest in Kenya if I'm not wrong. I remember when Black Panther premiered and everyone was in Ankara clothing. What an experience! The best cinema around.

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The perfect showroom.

If you’ve passed through A104 on your way to Nairobi or Westlands or Nakuru, you must have seen the Jaguar Land Rover Dealership. It’s located some 15 minutes from Nairobi CBD and a cab cost about kes 250. It’s in the same space as Nyama Mama. I like how they put the cars on display. They have this sort of curved ramp that they place four cars. Keep in mind you can see this from the highway. Then the wall side facing the highway is transparent glass and they have several cars facing the highway. I also like the way the two brands complement each other look-wise. If you pass by there, you feel the desire to own one of those cars. The staff is pleasant and if you ask to be shown a car, they’ll take you through it and even ignite it.

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Remedy for hot days.

One of my favorite ice cream joints within the CBD. The branch I frequent is the one on Kigali road a walking distance from Jamia Mall. They have playful decor. Lots of colors on the walls and then some on the furniture. They also have a lot of bright lighting. It makes the place look shiny. This is my go-to place when it gets really hot in town. I pop in and get a cup of mostly vanilla ice cream of frozen yogurt which goes for about kes 250 per cup. They have lots of flavors but when it comes to ice cream, I’m a reserved guy. You can never go wrong with vanilla. Their staff is always pleasant. Maybe working with something sweet makes you sweet by association? Anyway, if you haven’t yet, make sure your try planet yogurt.

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Their staff are exemplary.
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4.17

Nissan has their main showroom along Bunyala road some 10 minutes from the CBD. A cab to the showroom costs about kes 250. The showroom is strategically placed at a roundabout that usually has traffic. When you’re in traffic, that’s where your eyes will be most likely. There was this time I was within that locale and having some time to kill, I entered the showroom. I walked to the Nissan Patrol and soon after, a lady approached me and asked if I’m interested in the car. The respect that she treated me with was something else. She even opened the car and let me go through the entire car. The showroom also smelled nice. I spent some time there while waiting for my cab. It’s a very immersive experience at the Nissan Showroom. One of a kind in Nairobi.

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A favorite of mine.

This is one of my favorite restaurants in town. It’s right next to Jamia Mosque so easy to track down. I like everything about this spot. From the space which is huge and lots of natural lighting. Then they have black tables and seats which contrast to the white floors and ceiling. There’s also an entire wall with a picture of some city. I’m not sure which one. There are also a lot of plants in between tables and on the edges of the restaurant. It’s beautiful. The staff a polite and it’s as if they can sense when you’re in distress. No sooner do you lift your hand than you get someone at your table. Their food is delicious. I especially like their chicken biryani which goes for kes 750 and the serving is a lot. A must visit.

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Such serenity.

This a cute spot in Kilimani. It’s located some 15 minutes from Nairobi CBD and a cab cost about kes 250. I have been there once but the experience was memorable. It’s a private space between tall buildings. I like the ways it’s set up. Benches and tables with a tent-like shade. There is also have an interior sitting area but it’s not as appealing as sitting on the lawn. With the trees, I get the feeling that some people set up picnics under them, I know I was tempted to. What let me down was the food. I had ugali and tilapia and the taste was blunt. It was disappointing because the decor says one thing then the food says something else. Maybe it was a one-time thing because I haven’t heard of any negative reviews. I’ll try it out again just for confirmation.

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The parking lot is madness.

This is a lit club in Roysambu. It’s located some 16 minutes from Nairobi CBD and a cab cost about kes 400. I have been there twice but the second time was such a hustle. At some point, I thought my car was stolen. The parking lot is not well organized so I’m there, a little tipsy, looking for my car for almost 30 minutes. Then when I find it, there are like 4 cars parked behind me. Now I can’t leave so I get back to the club and I find the table I sat on is gone. What terrible luck. I ended up staying at the club for two hours. On the flip side, the crowd was lit and there was great music. They also serve alcohol at a cheap price. At least some good for all the bad.

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Decent sports bar.

This is a decent sports bar in Kilimani. It’s located some 15 minutes from Nairobi CBD and a cab cost about kes 300. To me, it looks more like a restaurant than a lounge. They have simple decor. Most of the sitting area is an open space. At night it gets cold. When it does or when it rains, they use some tent-like material for the cover. Another reason why it feels more like a restaurant is the music. It’s usually slow music and the volume is at a minimum. Plus the crowd is mostly older guys. The main advantage it has is the number of TVs. Per every like four tables, there’s a tv. They also sell their alcohol for cheap. You’re busy watching the game and before you notice, you’re down four beers. It’s a good chill spot for its target audience.

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Home of cocktails

A favorite local for many people who work within Nairobi city. This is mainly due to its location and the friendly prices they offer. I have been to mwendwas a couple of times. Either to meet up with a friend after work or to turn up through the night. On all the times, I have had so much fun. They have two floors, which serves as ample space to some point. The downside is the poor ventilation when it gets full but other than that, this spot is great. It also gets packed quite fast, so it's advisable to come early. They also serve the best cocktails in town. Hats off to their mixologist. It’s hard to get a bad review about mwendwas and that’s because it’s always a good time there. If you want to wind off after work, this is the place to go to.

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I don't know how I hadn't heard of it before.

This lounge is not spoken enough about. You don’t hear people from outside Westlands talking about Mercury lounge but for a fact, this is a must-visit. It is located some 20 minutes from Nairobi CBD and a cab costs about kes 250. I got to turn up there with my cousin. We were chilling and he suggested that we visit his “local club.” The first thing I noticed is how mature the audience is. It’s the type of place you can get to meet the guys who are coming up in Nairobi. The club set is great too. The music sounds good from any spot you choose to sit. I didn’t get a chance to taste their food but my cousin swore on it. The drinks are above average price but that’s the norm in Westlands. Overall, it’s was a different experience and you should try it.

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Their black forest cake should be the benchmark!

This is one of those spots where you can go and relax your mind over a delicious cup of coffee. Or if you want to go on a date, it offers a perfect location because of its ambiance, affordability, and great tastes. It is located along state house road in Nairobi. A cab from the CBD costs about kes 300. I took my partner there on a date and she’s always revisiting the experience and asking when we’ll go back. The space is amazing. The whole cafe is art. From the murals on the walls and the photographs filling other walls to the colorful seats and couches, they have the decor part on point. I had a coffee and a slice of Black Forest cake. That combo was amazing and the flavors are so rich. You should definitely visit if you get the chance.

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Ken Chege 398 Reviews
Gelato is where it's at.

I have had a lot of ice cream but not gelato. When I heard of Milano, I knew I had to try their ice cream. My sweet tooth was in for a treat. They are based in Nairobi CBD along wabera street in jubilee insurance house. You can’t miss it once you get to the building. They have a small spot so it’s possible to lack sitting space at times. Luckily, the time I went, we were the only ones there. They have an amazing display with each ice cream tray labeled. The staff we cheerful and expounded on the flavor and even advice on the best ones to taste. I was a bit disappointed that they don’t give samples before you decide on the flavor. I ended up taking French vanilla because you can never go wrong with vanilla. It’s was amazing. I don’t know how gelato makes the difference but it did. Plus their prices are fair. Kes 200 for one scoop and kes 350 for two. I will be back there soon.

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Ken Chege 398 Reviews
Hidden gem in Karen.

This is a little museum with a large history spanning from the colonial era in Kenya. Something I love about Nairobi is the numerous places you can enjoy your weekends in. The story of Karen Blixen is long but what makes this place a tourism attraction is its association with the novel and movie “out of Africa” If you haven’t watched it, you should. My partner took me there for a sort of date. She loves the novel. It’s some 40 minutes from Nairobi CBD and a cab costs kes 700. The lawn of the museums is well manicured. It’s a perfect spot for picnics. They also hire out the grounds for weddings or other large gatherings. Most of the artifacts in the museum are the original decor and film props from the movie. The staff was welcoming and you could see how happy they were at telling the tales of the museum. I'd recommend a visit if you're in Nairobi.

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Ken Chege 398 Reviews
Sweet tooth got satisfied.

My partner says that my sweet tooth is too sweet. So you know I had to visit this restaurant. There’s been a lot of hype about this place and I got the chance to experience why. It’s located some 30 minutes from Nairobi CBD and a cab cost approximately kes 500. The space is cozy. Not a lot of seats but space is well planned to allow for privacy. They have tables for twos and fours plus several booths. I especially liked the lighting. It makes the restaurant feel warm and cozy. I got to try their signature “tortino” and let me just say, wow! The ice cream out of this world and the muffin are so soft. I think that their prices are fair. Not many places you get amazing food at good prices. This restaurant is simply precious.

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Ken Chege 398 Reviews
One of the best nights I've had in Mombasa.

When in Mombasa and you want the most spectacular view while having dinner or drinking, this is the top spot. I can not put to word how amazing it is. Imagine watching the sunset with the background of the ocean and Mombasa town. It is an experience that you can’t forget and that you’ll wish to feel over and over again. For me, that is what tamarind Mombasa did to me. I was there for the holidays with my friends. One of my friends who lives in Mombasa suggested the place. We got there at around 6 pm. The setup is spectacular. The open set up with flame lights on the pillars, tables with candles, the service from the ever-smiling waiters and waitresses, was more than expected. We got a bottle of jack daniels and a few beers while watching the sunset. 10/10 would recommend.

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Ken Chege 398 Reviews
The beach party was lit.

It’s an old club in old town Mombasa. It’s also one of the most popular for both locals and foreigners. Being so popular, it’s gets packed very early and also long queues are expected especially on the weekends. It one of those places that you just have to go to at least once in your lifetime. A friend of mine from Mombasa insisted we go there the last time I was in coast, and it did not disappoint. The rustic look, the proximity to the beach, and the music are all top-notch. I especially liked that their service is fast regardless of the number of people in the club. They also offer the best prices on drinks and food. They had a beach party the time I was there, and I have never experienced such an amazing party. A must-visit while in coast.

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Ken Chege 398 Reviews
The best space while in Village Market.

The Village Market has several amazing restaurants but for me, Karel T-Lounge is amazing the best. If not for anything, the interior design. It was selected to perfection. I usually go there for a beer after shopping and end up spending an insane amount of time in that space. There are large windows which allow natural light in. Couches in the middle made from velvet. Lots of plants. Plants on every corner. Rustic chairs and tables. Huge artwork on the walls. If there is a perfect look for interior design, this is it. The staff is so lively. The price is a little on the higher end but I guess it’s compensation for enjoying that beautiful space. It is a favorite for foreigners too. Whether morning or evening, you’ll find a number having tea or eating. I need to take my partner there. I’m sure she’ll love it. If you get time, try it out.

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My new favorite spot to watch football.

Certainly one of the best spots I’ve had drinks at. It’s on the rooftop of Ibis Styles Hotel rooftop which is some 15 minutes from Nairobi CBD and a cab cost about kes 200. I was first introduced to this space by my cousin while in campus. He kept telling me that watching a game there is incomparable to anywhere else. I tried it and I can attest to it. The setup is modern, with silver tables with contrasting chairs. The terrace is where it’s at. You have an almost 360-degree view of Nairobi. Then there’s always a waiter on the move so the orders are taken fast. My go-to for watching games is at most 3 cans of beer. I haven’t tried their cocktails but I hear they do the trick plus they usually have offers on them frequently. A must-visit if you’re in Nairobi.

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Ken Chege 398 Reviews
My favorite spot while in Kilimani.