A great out of town getaway
Oldoiyo Lengai Resort and Bistro is located right at the exit of Karatina town along the Nyeri-Karatina highway. Having grown up in Nyeri town, going there on Sunday afternoons and almost everyday during the holidays was something I looked forward to every weekend. We still frequent the place occasionally even now when we’re older and the place hasn’t changed a bit. On normal weekdays, during the holidays the place is quiet and a great place to just relax by the pool sipping some juice and soaking in the sun. However on weekends, the place gets sooo packed. My favourite part of the resort is their olympic size pool which attracts so many people over the weekends. It has now become the perfect weekend getaway for families in Nairobi trying to escape the hustle and bustle of Nairobi town for a day or two. Swimming charges at Oldoiyo Le Ngai are $2 per person which is quite affordable considering the ambience and size of the pool. The pool is always clean and a life guard always on standby. The great thing about the pool here is that for younger kids, the hotel has a sizeable mini pool for kids under 9 years right next to the big pool. The hotel also has a gym, sauna and a spa that ofgers the best massages ever making it a great choice for that out-of-town date you’ve been planning for! Their food is great and their portions too however, they should improve on their service since most of the times our orders get delayed when we order from the poolside tables after swimming. They instead prioritize the customers who decide to sit inside the hotel which gets a bit annoying. Besides that, it is definitely a place you should try out for a change. Oldoiyo Le Ngai also offers a free, safe and ample parking space with a guard always on standby to ensure order and safety from mini accidents as people drive in and out.