A Family Getaway in Nairobi for this long Weekend
We would all love to getaway to the Coast or some other glamorous destination for this long weekend. However, you can still have fun and give the family a treat right here in Nairobi.
We’ve discovered some great hidden gems right under our noses. One of the newest must-try family friendly establishments is Radisson Blu hotel in Upper Hill.
Whether you are a family with children or a couple wanting to get away from it all for a weekend, or a single individual in need of some quiet time and pampering, the Radisson Blu will meet your expectations. It is Kenya’s flagship hotel from the international chain Carlson Rezidor. The group prides itself on setting and maintaining high standards in design, service and hospitality.
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The Radisson Blu Nairobi was designed by Danish Architect Christian Lundwall in conjunction with his local design team with Zablon Shuma and Makena Mwiraria of African Heritage. Elegant European touches blend well with African ethnic accents in this project.
The rooms have a breathtaking view over Nairobi’s peaceful wooded Upper Hill suburb. The top tier rooms have a luxury bathtub in addition to the shower. Each room has extra thoughtful touches like iron and ironing board, full-size hair dryer, work desk, high-speeed Wi-Fi, several television channels, and a welcome tray full of goodies.
If you are travelling as a family, there is the option of getting a small single bed for your toddler or child, or a baby cot. Children under 12 stay free with their parents.
For dinner, the Chop House restaurant has a unique menu comprising of international dishes with a Kenyan touch.
There are family-friendly options for picky eaters such as their grilled chicken breast, their perfect french fries, imaginative seafood dishes and their incredible macaroons. There is no bespoke children’s menu, but when we had dinner here one weekend, our little one enjoyed the meal, the presentation, and the waitresses. One highlight was the ultra cool inflatable hand towels. They start off miniscule, you add hot water and pouf! They swell up like magic!
For brunch, the Larder restaurant has an amazing selection of delectable dishes, including a separate kid’s buffet on Sundays.
It also has amazing live saxophone music on Sundays, children’s face-painting, and a dedicated kids’ area for activities. These include beadwork, claywork, video games and other fun things the two child minders come up with to keep kids occupied. There are several nyama choma stations, sushi, vegetarian, Indian food, African food, and an ice-cream station. Not to mention the entire dessert section.
This resort has so much to offer, including a gym and spa for Mum and Dad while the kids are occupied by the professional child minders on the Larder terrace. The rooms are quiet, and the staff are genuinely friendly. If your kids are weaning, have allergies or you have special needs, you only need to inform the Executive Chef or the F & B manager and they will cater to your requirements.
So what are you waiting for? Comment in the box below and let us know about your most highly recommended family friendly spots.
Photo credits: Courtesy and Kaluhi's Kitchen