Accommodation & Eating out in Nyeri

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The Nyeri Star Hotel (# (0171) 4213) near the bus stage is a good cheap place to stay. It has singles/doubles wiht attached bathrooms for KSh 250/400. Also affordable is the New Thingira Guest House (# (0171) 4769) down off of the road to Karatina. It offers singles/doubles with attached bathrooms for KSh 300/450.

The most popular mid-range place to stay is the White Rhino Hotel (# (0171) 30934). It has several bars and a restaurant and a guarded car park. Singles/Doubles with breakfast are KSh 650/1000 and triples are KSh 1300. A cheaper mid-range hotel is the Central Hotel (# (0171) 4233) at the norhter end of town. Singles/Doubles here cost KSh 450/550.

The nicest and most expensive place to stay is the Aberdare Country Club (# (02) 216940) in Mweiga, just north of Nyeri town. Singles/Doubles with full board run US$ 120/156 in the high season and US$ 74/123 in the low season. The Club is the meeting place for going into The Arc in the Aberdare National Park, and trips can be arranged from here. Just north west of town is the other lodge, the Outspan Hotel (# (0171) 2424). In the high season, expect to pay US$ 66/101 for singles/doubles with half board, and US$ 73/113 for single/twin cottages. In the low season prices are about half of this. For a cheap place to eat, try the Uptown Cafe or the People’s Cafe. Two places serving good mid-priced meals are the White Rhino Hotel and the Central Hotel.

Raybells reastaurant have opened two restaurants one on Kimathi street and the other on Gakere road, the later also offers accomodation with rates starting from Kshs 500/= per night, it's very decent and Alcohol free.

Maru B court hotel on the upper side of Gakere road has been renovated for those looking for cheap accomodation this is another place to watchout.