Finding a good apartment at a fair price can be really hard in a city. Most vacant apartments are overpriced or in a bad condition. Hence, their vacant status. And if you manage to find a good apartment, the waiting list is usually very long. Thus, apartment hunting has become a game of luck in major cities. And apartment hunting gets even worse if it’s your first time doing it, most people usually give up and postpone relocating for years. To help you out with your search for a good apartment, I have made a list of the top 10 apartments for rent in Nairobi. Most are furnished, which is something millennials look for in an apartment, and thus reducing the hustle of relocating.
1) Prime Living
Prime Living is a luxury apartment building located along Church Road in the heart of Westlands, Nairobi. The fully furnished apartments are perfect for both long stays and short stays. For short stays, it is a better alternative than hotels, which are usually more expensive. Prime Living Luxury Apartments offer a wide range of amenities such as an indoor swimming pool, fitness room, a garden, washing machine, dishwater, and free WIFI. However, these apartments are quite expensive.
2) Garden City Apartments
If you enjoy living close to social amenities such as shopping malls, movie theatres, schools, and universities then Garden City Apartments need to be on your radar. Located within Garden City, these modern apartments offer a wide range of amenities such as a swimming pool, gym, international retail stores, and a theatre a walking distance from your house. The apartments are also close to international schools and USIU, an international university. The apartments are also conveniently located along Thika Road making them easily accessible.
3) Mimosa Court Apartments
Located next to an 18-hole golf course along Muchai Drive in Nairobi, Mimosa Court Apartments is one of the best places to live in Nairobi. These fully serviced luxury apartments are perfect for short stays or long stays that last months. Each apartment comes with Free WIFI, and all the necessary kitchenware, bedding, and electronics you might need. It’s like a hotel that you can live in for months since room service is also offered. Their four-bedroom penthouses are also really good, with beautiful views of the surrounding landscaped grounds and gardens.
4) Norfolk Towers Serviced Apartments
Located inside the Nairobi Central Business District, Norfolk Towers is arguably the most convenient building to live in, in Nairobi. Because of its location, you are just a walking distance from your workplace – if you work inside the CBD. If you don’t work inside the CBD, you will always be traveling in the opposite direction of traffic, which still makes it convenient. There are a lot of international stores and entertainment spots next to the building which also adds to its allure. The building is equipped with a large swimming pool and, a beautiful well-manicured garden with palm trees. These create a peaceful oasis inside the CBD, and when inside the walls of the building, it is easy to forget you are inside the heart of the capital city.
5) The King Post
The King Post is a beautiful Swahili village located in Westlands, the heart of Nairobi’s entertainment district. The beautiful décor inspired by Swahili and Indian Ocean architecture makes this one of the most beautiful and peaceful places to live in. Located along Rhapta road these serviced apartments offer easy access to entertainment joints, retail shops, and offices located in Westlands. Westlands is also right next to the Nairobi CBD, and matatu rides can cost as low as KSh20.
6) L’Aziz Suites
L’Aziz Suites are fully serviced apartments located in Parklands, just a few minutes’ walk from the Nairobi CBD. The apartments come equipped with every electronic, furniture, and bedding you might need, and so all you need to carry when moving in are your clothes and personal toiletries. The serviced apartments are perfect for long stays lasting months, at really good prices for the services you’ll receive. The close proximity of these apartments to major hospitals such as Aga Khan University Hospital and MP Shah makes L’Aziz Suites convenient for hospital staff.
7) Muthaiga Heights
Located within Parklands, just off Limuru Road, Muthaiga Heights is the newest and hottest apartment building in Nairobi. The building is equipped with numerous modern amenities, such as a swimming pool, jacuzzi, gym, sauna, steam room, and a full backup generator. Each apartment comes with 2 balconies which are rare for a Nairobi apartment. All the apartments have 3 bedrooms and can be rented either unfurnished or fully furnished. However, the rent is quite expensive for an apartment that isn’t serviced, with rent ranging between KSh175,000 and KSh350,000.
8) Yaya Apartments and Hotel
Yaya Apartments and Hotel is located inside Yaya Centre in Kilimani. The location makes it one of the most convenient places to live on this side of the city. Tenants here live a walking distance away from the mall which gives them access to a lot of retail stores, banks, restaurants, and numerous other businesses. The apartments are serviced and perfect for both short stays and long stays. The building is fitted with a wide array of amenities including a swimming pool, gymnasium, tennis court, and a children’s play area.
9) Natural Oak Apartment
Natural Oak Apartments are fully furnished apartments located in Kilimani. Its location is convenient for tenants who enjoy being close to retail shops, restaurants, and entertainment venues since Yaya Centre is close by. The apartment building is equipped with a modern swimming pool and a lounge/bar is found on the premises too. Each apartment also has access to free WiFi and high-speed internet.
10) Meltonia Luxury Suites
Meltonia Luxury Suites are luxury serviced apartments located in Kilimani. The location is perfect due to the availability of malls and numerous entertainment joints around the estate. The one-bedroom apartments here are really nice and each comes with a safe to store your valuables. The apartment has a swimming pool where you can relax after a long day of work. The prices are also quite good compared with other serviced or furnished apartments in Nairobi. But the services here do reflect the price you pay.
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