Osoita Lodge

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Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool
In-room safe, desk, rollaway beds, free WiFi

Overview of Osoita Lodge

Osoita Lodge

3.0 star property
3-star lodge with outdoor pool, near Nairobi National Park

7.9/10 Very good

20 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Bar
The price is €73
Price available on 26/05/2022
Nazarene Univeristy Road, Ongata Rongai, 00503
Main amenities
  • 27 guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Sauna
  • Business centre
  • Airport shuttle
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Front desk safe
  • Laundry service
  • Self-serve laundry
For families
  • Playground on site
  • Rollaway/extra beds
  • Private bathroom
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
Cleaning & safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing

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About this area

What's nearby

  • Nairobi National Park - 6 min walk
  • Bomas of Kenya - 27 min drive
  • Karen Blixen Museum - 16 min drive
  • Yaya Centre - 50 min drive
  • Nyayo National Stadium - 43 min drive
  • Royal Nairobi Golf Club - 20 min drive
  • Strathmore University - 45 min drive
  • The Hub Karen - 44 min drive
  • Nairobi Railway Museum - 22 min drive
  • Kenya Railway Golf Club - 22 min drive
  • Uhuru Park - 48 min drive

Getting around

  • Nairobi (WIL-Wilson) - 43 min drive
  • Nairobi (NBO-Jomo Kenyatta Intl.) - 58 min drive
  • Nairobi Station - 57 min drive
  • Syokimau SGR Railway Station - 60 min drive
  • Syokimau Station - 60 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

About this property

Osoita Lodge

Osoita Lodge puts you within a 10-minute drive of Nairobi National Park and offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for USD 40 per vehicle. Guests can indulge in massages or manicures and pedicures, then grab a bite to eat at the restaurant. An outdoor pool and a bar/lounge are other highlights, and rooms offer rainfall showerheads and free WiFi. The pool and helpful staff get good marks from fellow travellers.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Masks available
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 27 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM until 11:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 11 PM
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking


  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast each morning 7 AM–10 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • BBQs

Taking the kids

  • Playground

Working away

  • Business centre
  • Meeting room


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • An outdoor pool
  • Sauna


  • Accessible bathroom

Languages spoken

  • English

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Ceiling fan

Sleep well

  • Rollaway/extra bed (surcharge)

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Rainfall shower heads
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer (on request)

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


On-site venue – This restaurant specialises in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 40 per vehicle (one-way)

Children & extra beds

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in or check-out:
  • Rollaway beds are available for USD 30.0 per day

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place and guests are provided with hand sanitiser.


This property does not have lifts.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

Osoita Lodge Ongata Rongai
Osoita Lodge
Osoita Ongata Rongai
Osoita Lodge Lodge
Osoita Lodge Ongata Rongai
Osoita Lodge Lodge Ongata Rongai

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Overall score and ratings


Very good




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

10/10 Exceptional

Great food, great service and quiet
Once again fantastic breakfast spread, good food at a reasonable price and comfortable bed. Didn't get to make use of the pool this time but clean and nice to look at outside my bedroom window.
Krista, 3-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

It was a pleasant place to stay
Allan, 1-night romance trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Osoita as it's name implies is not so much a hotel, more an upmarket game lodge. Situated on the edge of Nairobi National Park about 5miles from the entrance of the park and about 15miles from the city center. It is owned and run by a charming Indian family who are unfaillingly considerate and helpful. Their staff, taking their lead from them, are also a delight. The only draw back, and of course this is not the owners fault, is the attrocious traffic on the Ongata-Nairobi road. Driving standards in Kenya are a disgrace by Euroean standards. I suspect Ongata has grown since the lodge was built contributing to the congestion on a not particularly good road. None the less the lodge is an oasis of calm and I truly enjoyed my stay there. Just allow plenty of time in the morning rush hour from about 6a.m.if you need to go toNairobi. Returning after a long hot day touring the lovely cool pool was a special treat. The food was was good and plentiful and reasonably priced, as were bar prices. The menu is International but with an Indian bias and a large vegetarian section on the menu. A particularly thoughtful gesture was, that when I had to leave early for a tour, a "Pic Nic" breakfast was made up for me. I highly recommend Osoita Lodge and Ongata Rongai for anyone who wishes to enjoy "local culture". If you are a 5 star luxury sort of person maybe not so much, but you will miss out on a truly wonderful experience.
14-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

clean,small, nice friendly staff. wifi is weak in the room but stronger in café.
2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

3-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

This lodge is rustic with it's thatched roof lodge, cobbled walk ways and outdoor restaurant. The rooms need a bit of an update, but overall this is a nice place to stay. Nothing to do in the immediate area but you can hire someone to take you around Nairobi, Nairobi National Park etc. The food was really good and the staff are friendly and helpful
3-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

6/10 Good

Choose the 15 min extra ride to Maasai Lodge
Too cold in room and restaurant when visiting in the winter. Too dark in room and especially in restaurant. Rooms are small. Expect noise from road all day and all night. Service is great. Food is so-so.
5-night romance trip
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6/10 Good

I chose this hotel primarily because it was close to the DSWT Elephant Orphanage. It is a rustic, African hotel. If you are expecting American amenities go elsewhere. There is no AC or screens on the windows but bednet is provided. A fan in the room would have been helpful for the Nairobi heat. The bathroom fixtures could use some repair, the faucet was loose. Small room but functional for a short stay. The internet only worked in a small area near the restaurant. I cannot say enough about my driver Mike/Orsoto! Always on time, always polite and friendly. We shared some great conversations.He introduced himself as Mike. I was pretty sure this was not his "real" name so I asked and he told me his name was Orsoto. I chose to call him that. Note to management: We Americans CAN remember AND pronounce Kenyan names. Bring earplugs because you will be hearing tuk-tuks well into the night. There is a gate and a security guard on duty all night. He was also a friendly guy. Service - Very mixed review: Restaurant service was slow, you will not get anything unless you flag someone down. Front desk service was aloof at best. I had a very early morning flight home and was scheduled to be picked up at 5 am. At about 9:30 the evening before I heard a knock on my door. I was a little nervous as a women traveling alone. When I asked who it was I heard "It is the kitchen with your breakfast." What a great surprise! You would never get this kind of service for the price in the U.S. Watch ou
2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Great anenities and great service
I had booked for 2 but ended up staying by myself for majority of the trip. However when i asked for a guest to stay and a few little local friends to visit and use the pool after lunch it was fine and the staff were excellent. Helping the kids with dinner and breakfast when i had my hand full. Couldnt ask for better service or amenities. Looking forward to staying again soon.
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6/10 Good

Good location for Nairobi wildlife experiences
It was lovely to have use of a pool, which was not at all busy during our stay. Food was either local or Indian in style - finding meal options for an English 8-year-old wasn't as easy as in other hotels. Lighting in the restaurant was also extremely subdued to the point where in the evening it was difficult to see what was being eaten! The room facilities were quite basic - with some splits in mosquito nets and a few stained tiles in the bathroom. Our room was subject to a lot of engine noise late in the evening - motorbikes?
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