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Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 7 December 2016

Spent one night last week and had a wonderful time. The rooms are rustic but that adds to the experience of the place. Everything in the room, including hot water, works! Food is very tasty and the ambiance was great; breakfast was on top of the elevated deck which offers fantastic views of the Tea slopes while dinners are in...

1Thank Indy S
Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 31 October 2016

We were the only guests on our second night. The rooms are good and views amazing. It is a little rustic but we like that. Ester the hardest working of the staff was amazing, nothing was too much trouble. One or two of the others should take inspiration from her! The walk along the river is lovely and the rolling...

Thank Simon D
Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Aberdares is around a three hour drive from Nairobi.The aberdare cottages are perched along the riverside.The picturesque view of the peaks and the flowimg river welcome you as the first sight as you head to your cottage.The cottages are good for families and a group of friends that are out for a relaxed time.Carry alot of warm clothing for it...

2Thank NSaruni
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Had an exciting weekend in what's probably my 6th or 7th stay at Aberdare Cottages. Although we didn't get enough time to undertake fishing proper, the hikes were wonderful, the staff friendly and eager to help and all in all, with each hour spent here, I hoped all the more that the experience would not end. This time round, I...

Thank Fredrick K
Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

Spent a weekend with friends and it was a magnificent experience. The cottages are right next to the roaring Mathioya river giving you a fantastic view and nice place to swim. Rooms are clean and well designed and the chef has amazing skills. Zack the owner who is also a local resident is very passionate about the place and goes...

Thank Harry K
Reviewed 6 May 2016

Clean, decent and safe place to stay in the country side. Don't expect hotel amenities but a fantastic way to experience rural Kenya, wander into tea farms and eat the tastiest, freshest fish. Good for one night or as a stop-over since there isn't too much to do.

1Thank Eva K
Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 19 January 2016

Went there -great biking possibilities!- Jan '16 for 2 nights in the more expensive De Luxe rooms (as depicted on main pic). First impression: rather run-down, beds approx 190 cm long, no nets and no hot water through the day. Balcony too small to sit properly. Great views. Very nice staff though, doing their utmost to please. Hot-water bottles in...

3Thank Willem K
Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 4 November 2015

We were a group of 8 staying at Aberdares Cottages and Campsite and had an extraordinary experience from the moment we pulled in to the moment we left. The staff were kind and accommodating, the facility was comfortable and in an ideal location, and the food was outstanding. The staff arranged for us a knowledgable guide to take us on...

2Thank Whitney F
Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 2 November 2015 via mobile

This review is long overdue being that it is my 3rd time this year to stay here. Aberdare cottages can is an easy 2 hour 15 minute drive from Nairobi. It is advisable to start your trip earlier and use every last amount of day light because that makes the trip easier because the last few miles are all weather...

2Thank Peter N
Nairobi Region, Kenya
Reviewed 21 September 2015

Isaac Ndirangu, Nairobi, Kenya (9/12/15) The service we received from the moment we arrived to the time we left was tremendous. The cottages(Paradise next to the river) sleeping accommodation with the flow of Mathioya North river, really brought you back to nature. Food good and service esp the staff were wonderful and honest. The breakfast & Barbeque offering is the...

1Thank Isaac N

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Aberdare Cottages - a romantic countryside retreat in Muranga County, central Kenya. Located 130 kms from the city of Nairobi and 45 km from Nyeri. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Aberdare Cottages Dream

Address: Njumbi-Mioro Road Murang'a, Gacharageini 10210, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Central Province > Gacharageini
Price Range: $146 - $203 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 15
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