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The Villages, Florida
1 review
Reviewed 6 April 2014

My experience at Southhood guest villa was nothing less than fabulous. From the delicious Kenyan cuisine to the excellent accommodations...everything was first rate at an affordable nightly rate! I highly recommend SOUTHHOOD GUEST VILLA to anyone seeking a superb guesthouse experience!

Thank Allen S
Gurgaon, India
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18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2013

Gladys and Roy were truly fantastic and it was so easy to stay in this place. Strongly recommended for anyone who doesn't like the lonely and boring "hotel feel". Very close to the Airport (which is a big relief in the traffic situation of Kenya). Found it safe and secure.

Thank manishmason
McKinney, Texas
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22 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2013

This is a wonderful place to stay and a great place to rest for anyone. The staff is VERY helpful and it's a wonderfully clean environment. They are very knowledgable and are quite skilled in helping people find their way around a new city. HIGHLY recommend!!

Thank Willmuzik
Roy M, Manager at Southhood Guest House, responded to this review

Hello Willmuzik, We at the Southhood Guest Villas wish to thank you very much for choosing to stay with us. we were very delighted to be your hosts during your visit in Nairobi- Kenya. Thank you very much fo taking time to write a review. We are elated to know that indeed you were pleased by our hospitality. We at... More 

Alexandria, Egypt
1 review
Reviewed 16 July 2013

The villa is very clean as Gladys is very welcoming and you can ask her anything ( Safari, Trips, Hangouts, Etc ) and for Sure she will help you. The Villa is located 5 min away Walking to the bus stop which is 10 min away from downtown, Also it is in a compound which is very secure and surrounded... More 

Thank ADabees
Roy M, Manager at Southhood Guest House, responded to this review

Hello ADabees Thank you very much for your pleasant review, we are delighted. We a glad to hear you enjoyed your stay at our Guest Villa, we always endevour to offer you exemplary service very effortlessly, so that you want to come back here next time you are in town. Our theme of African yet modern hospitality has always been... More 

Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2013

We stayed twice at the Southhood. Gladys and Roy answered all our emails promptly, picked us up on time from the airport and welcomed us to their guesthouse. Gladys even organised a birthday cake for my husband. They really made us feel at home. The rooms are basic but very clean and comfortable. The only disappointment we had was with... More 

1 Thank JenTG
Roy M, Manager at Southhood Guest House, responded to this review

Hello Jen, We trust you are doing great at this juncture. Myself & Roy wish to thank you most sincerely for your recent stay with us. We are glad to note that you enjoyed your stay with us. It was a great pleasure to be at your service and we will do it again and again the next time you... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2013

We stayed for 2 nights before flying home to the UK as the location was perfect for access to the airport. We arrived late and were greeted warmly and offered drinks and snacks. The room was clean and comfortable and the shared living area homely. The hosts Gladys and Roy really make this place special, they can't do enough for... More 

Thank cantwait2holiday
Roy M, Manager at Southhood Guest House, responded to this review

Hello there, We the staff of Southhood Guest House wish to thank you most sincerely for choosing to stay with us during your recent visit to Nairobi. It felt to us like we were a big happy family! Thank you very much. Also, thank you for taking time to drop a review on TripAdvisor, thank you very much for that... More 

Parry Sound, Canada
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3 reviews
Reviewed 21 June 2013

We were a group of 13 that arrived from overseas so were exhausted when we got there. Gladys picked us up at the airport and made sure that we had snacks upon our arrival. She had all of our rides to and from the airport worked out and as well had arranged for a taxi to a restaurant we had... More 

Thank evi4
Roy M, Manager at Southhood Guest House, responded to this review

Hi Parry, We wish to take this opportunity to thank you most sincerely for taking the time to offer your honest views about our facility on TripAdvisor, the largest stop for travelers worldwide. Thank you Very Much. We are immensely honored to hear that you valued and enjoyed our services. It was indeed our pleasure to have hosted your team!... More 

1 review
Reviewed 17 April 2013

I enjoyed my stay here immensely. A weary traveller, I enjoyed the excellent bathroom facilities. The pick-up and return to the airport is a good service. The meals were good. The hostess was interested in making the stay a good experience. It is not a place to stay for great scenery, but for a traveller who wanted safe, comfortable accommodation... More 

Thank reviewerz415
Southhood Villa S, Manager at Southhood Guest House, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you very much for taking your time to make a comment on TripAdvisor. This effort did not go unnoticed. We are glad to read that indeed you enjoyed the hospitality offered at the Southhood Guest Villa. We at the Southhood Guest Villa are continually working to offer our guests the best comfort away from their homes. We are... More 

Byron Bay, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 15 March 2013

With only one quick and stressful night in Nairobi for work, Gladys, the owner, made me feel right at home with a warm bed, a beautiful lounge area and beautiful home made meal. She was up early to see me off with a big breakfast and a hug. I am more than happy to recommend Southhood Guest House.

Thank Hannah K
Southhood Villa S, Manager at Southhood Guest House, responded to this review

Hi Hammylam. We wish to take this opportunity to thank you for taking time to review our facility on TripAdvisor. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the home made meal at the guest villa and that you enjoyed a comfortable stay. We at the Southhood Guest Villa continue to offer the best we can to our guests. We... More 

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20 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2013

I was very disappointed with South hood guest house, which we chose on the basis of the very positive reviews on Trip Adviser. I can't believe that it is ranked so highly - at the time of booking it was number 4 out of over 100 in Nairobi. If this is number 4 I dread to think what the rest... More 

1 Thank ChristineBJersey
SOUTHHOOD G, Owner at Southhood Guest House, responded to this review

Hi and thank you very much for your review on TripAdvisor. We appreciate your taking the time to tell us of your honest experience while staying with us. We note that the room allocated to you was small. This is largely attributed to the space taken by the bed and the storage area available (closet). We apologize that for this... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Southhood Villa is a modern facility located along the busy Nairobi-Mombasa highway. We have five tastefully furnished rooms with a harmonizing luxury and comfort. The ambiance at the Southhood Villa evokes a sense of serenity and tranquility. All rooms are competitively priced with 24hr check in/out, free WIFI, Free Cable and local TV, Laundry services, 24hr airport transfers, ironing, ample and secure parking ... more   less 

Additional Information about Southhood Guest House

Address: Balozi Lane 54, Nairobi 254, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Nairobi
Price Range: $61 - $101 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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