Best Value High Quality
Affordable Accommodations
in Nairobi ...

Lake View Studios offer best value, high quality affordable accommodations in a beautiful, safe and secure, private home environment, in the gated community of Lake View Estate in the north-western suburbs of Nairobi.

… Conveniently situated near U.N. offices and other international agencies and major amenities and shopping malls; just 5 km from Westlands and Village Market, and only 10 km from downtown Nairobi.

… Ideal for visitors on short stays in Nairobi for business, leisure or other purpose.

... beauty
and serenity

We are privileged to be situated in one of the beautiful and serene neighbourhoods of Nairobi.

We have contributed to greening, beautifying and sustaining our environment by planting scores of indigenous trees and flowering bushes and shrubs both within our property and in the surrounding outer public spaces.

Our different Lake View Studios – Baringo, Bogoria, Elmenteita, Magadi, Naivasha, Nakuru – are named after some of Kenya’s lakes, as are some of the main roads and streets of Lake View Estate – in celebration of the natural beauty and serenity of our residential neighbourhood.

Lake View Studios are in separate units of different sizes and configurations.

Each Studio has its own unique design and flavor and is organized as a self-contained, “self-catering” unit, with certain standard features, including double-bed, clothing cupboards, work desk, kitchenette, closets for cutlery and crockery, and a separate bathroom en-suite. Some of the larger Studios have twin-beds too.

Lake View Studios
– Nakuru Studio

All Lake View Studios are fully-equipped and fully-serviced

Daily housekeeping service

Laundry and pressing service (on demand)

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– Baringo Studio

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– Bogoria Studio

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– Elmenteita Studio

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– Magadi Studio

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– Naivasha Studio


Safe and secure gated property. 24/7 security. Safe and secure private home environment. Safe and secure gated community. Safe and secure walking neighbourhood.

Garden and outdoor sitting areas.

All guest Studios are non-smoking. Smoking allowed only in designated outdoor areas.

Daily housekeeping service. Laundry and pressing service (on demand).

24/7 free high-speed Wi-Fi Internet. (Terms and Conditions apply).


Secure on-site parking. Taxi service available nearby.

2021 Rates

Minimum stay: 2 nights

Baringo | Bogoria | Elmenteita Studios
Single: USD 37/night | Double: USD 47/night

Magadi | Naivasha Studios
Single: USD 47/night
Double: USD 57/night

Nakuru Studio
Single: USD 57/night
Double: USD 67/night

Rates for all Lake View Studios include applicable taxes (VAT, 16%; Tourism Levy, 2%). Rates are subject to change without notice.

One child under 11 years of age is charged USD $10 per night when using existing beds. There is no capacity for extra beds in the Studios. Children under 11 years of age sharing a Studio that interconnects with the Studio being occupied by parents are charged 75% of the Studio rate (Double or Single occupancy, as applicable).

All Lake View Studios are self-catering, that means guests prepare their own meals… We are not licensed to offer meals and beverages including bottled water.

Contact us

Lake View Studios
Lake View Drive, Nairobi

P.O. Box 1480 Village Market
00621 NAIROBI Kenya

Tel.: +254 708 235 861

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Accommodation at Lake View Studios is by advance confirmed reservation. Studio reservation cannot be confirmed before payment is made. Payment guarantees reservation. 

To check our current availability and make your provisional booking, please click on the Calendar boxes below and enter your desired dates. Minimum stay: 2 nights.

If you have specific questions please email us using the Contact form on this page and we will get back to you as soon as possible. More information is available in FAQ.

Cashless Payments

We support Government of Kenya recommendations and industry best practices to #StaySafe and #GoCashless by using cashless payment platforms to avoid passing cash money around. 

We accept payment with M-PESA, PayPal and major Credit Cards.

We also accept Payments Online on this secure website via Direct Pay Online, a payments service platform used by tourism and other establishments in Kenya and many other countries.

Getting there ...

Minimized 1-2-3
Express Guest Check-in
Check-out Procedures

  1. Before arrival, complete and return to us by email Electronic Registration form.  [Travel agents will be sent the fillable e-Registration form to complete for each guest and return by email.]

  2. On arrival, your body temperature is taken, you present ID document, sign Registration form, receive short briefing, head to your guest Studio.

  3. On check-out, the procedure is also expedited, since payment is always in advance of stay and ‘cashless’ payment may be made for any extras …
Expedited check-in and check-out procedures for guests, are part of the Lake View Studios Standard Operating Procedures we have put in place to make social distancing easier at check-in and check-out. Additional actions to control the spread of the coronavirus include rigorous hygiene measures in the common areas (Reception/Garden Outdoor Sitting Areas), in housekeeping, and in continuous training of staff on the new standard operating procedures. For more information, see FAQ.

Frequently Asked Questions

Below you’ll find answers to the questions we get asked most frequently about Lake View Studios.

Lake View Studios continues to exercise reasonable care in providing its employees and its guests a safe and secure environment. Accordingly, we have enhanced our Standard Operating Procedures in regard to coronavirus (COVID-19) prevention, in compliance with the latest guidance from World Health Organization (WHO) and Government of Kenya.

We have now in place a 10-point Action Plan that we hope will enable our guests to enjoy their stay with us in the knowledge that public health and the highest hygiene standards are in place to prevent, so far as is reasonably practicable, coronavirus disease entering Lake View Studios.

Among the new measures in our Plan are certain organizational changes, including expedited check-in and check-out procedures for guests, limited contact between staff and guests, rigorous hygiene measures in the common areas (Reception/Garden Outdoor Sitting Areas) and in housekeeping, continuous training of staff on the new standard operating procedures and on-going assessment of the effectiveness of the measures we have put in place.

Our 10-point Action Plan (3 p) will be shared with prospective guests, upon request. It is also available in each guest Studio, in protective laminated covering that is easy to disinfect between guest change-overs.

There is a (2) two-night minimum stay at Lake View Studios.

(1) Accommodation is by advance confirmed reservation. Reservation cannot be confirmed before a deposit of 50% of the booking total is made. The full booking balance is due on the day of arrival. (2) Payments by M-PESA, Payments Online on our secure website, major credit cards, bank transfer, or PayPal. (3) Change of dates is possible depending on availability. (4) The deposit will be refunded according to the cancellation conditions.
(5) If the booking is cancelled less than 14 days before arrival then a charge equal to 50% of the stay will be made. (6) In the event of a no show or booking reduction (after arrival date) the full cost of the booking is charged. (7) If guest wishes to extend their stay, notice has to be given three (3) days in advance (in writing). Consideration will be given for prolonging stay provided there is availability.

Check-in: After 12:00 hours and until 22:00 hours.
Guests shall make prior arrangement if they expect to arrive earlier than 12:00 (noon) or later than 22:00 hours.
Checkout: Before 11:00 hours. A surcharge may be imposed for early check-in and late check-out.

It is lawful requirement in Kenya that “The license shall keep a register of particulars of every guest” [Tourism Act, 2011. Tourism Regulatory Authority Regulations, 2014. Section 27: Register and Book to be kept by licensee].

Accordingly, all guests shall present their Kenya ID or national passport at check-in as well as other relevant information required for the register. Guests must be 18 years or older with Kenya ID or national passport to reserve or check in at Lake View Studios.

Guests without proper ID documents shall not be checked in at Lake View Studios. Visitors of guests shall present their Kenya ID or national passport.

Kenya has strict anti-smoking laws. Tobacco Control Act (2007) states that “no person shall smoke in restaurants, hotels, bars or other eating place; except in designated smoking areas”.

All Lake View Studios are smoke-free. Smoking is absolutely forbidden inside the Studios. Smoking is allowed only in the designated outdoor areas. Any guest contravening the smoking law and Lake View Studios smoking policy makes himself/herself liable to lawful action under the Tobacco Control Act. Also, he/she may be evicted from Lake View Studios without refund and surcharged a cleaning fee equivalent to two nights stay.

Lake View Studios provides its guests free Internet connection over fibre optic. There is connectivity in all the Guest Studios and in the outside sitting areas through Wi-Fi. The service is provided as an amenity to enhance the quality of guest stay.

Guests wishing to use the Internet can request Wi-Fi Access Credentials from the staff. Service is available for one device at a time per registered guest. A guest cannot be issued with several credentials to connect to different devices simultaneously, e.g., to laptop, tablet, phone, etc.

All guests wishing to access the Internet over Lake View Studios network are expected to adhere to Acceptable Internet Use Policies, which include the following: (1) Guest shall not use the Lake View Studios network for any unlawful purposes, as defined by Kenya laws. (2) Guest shall not interfere with the proper functioning of the Lake View Studios network. (3) Guest shall desist from online activities such as downloading videos and streaming music since these activities can be a significant drain on the available bandwidth. (4) Guest who abuses Lake View Studios fair use policy or violates the establishment’s rules and general guidelines shall be denied further access to Lake View Studios Internet connection and may also be asked to leave Lake View Studios without refund. (5) By using the Lake View Studios network to connect to the Internet guest agrees to Lake View Studios Terms of Use.

Lake View Studios does not offer printing services onsite; neither do we allow use of our business computers by guests to process their documents, access their mail, etc. In the exceptional situation when we accept to print an important document for a guest – that is, a document no longer than three (3) standard pages, e.g., an electronic air ticket – the guest will be charged a nominal fee for the service.

To maintain serene surroundings and especially a quiet and sleep-conducive environment, Lake View Studios have zero tolerance noise policy.

Lake View Studios will issue a warning to offending guest(s) if there is a noise complaint. If there is a second complaint, the offending guest(s) will be evicted from Lake View Studios with no refund.

There is zero tolerance policy to drunkenness. No illegal substances are permitted at Lake View Studios. A violation will result in immediate expulsion from Lake View Studios and the involvement of law enforcement.

Types of lost and found incidents include: (1) Mislaid property – the owner has unintentionally left the items behind. (2) Lost property – the owner has unintentionally left the items behind, then forgotten them. (3) Abandoned property – the items were intentionally left behind by the owner.

Lake View Studios will maintain a record for lost and found items and of the efforts by Management and staff to contact and return the items to the owners.

Valuable items, such as luggage, will be kept only for 24 hours and disposed of thereafter for safety and security reasons. Lake View Studios will not be held responsible for any missing or damaged items inside the luggage. Non-valuable items will be kept for 1-2 days. Non-valuable items include items in paper or plastic bags. Perishable items will be kept for 24 hours and disposed of thereafter. Perishable items include food and food items.

Guests shall be held liable for any loss of or damage to property of Lake View Studios incurred by them. The establishment reserves the right to charge guest’s account commensurate to the cost of such loss or damage.

(1) Pets are not allowed. Only registered guide dogs may be permitted by prior arrangement. (2) Guests may not bring their own pillows, bed sheets, duvets or other items of bedding. (3) Guests are not allowed to bring their own electrical appliances and/or equipment for heating and/or cooking purposes. (4) Parties, events or social gatherings are not allowed on the premises. (5) Any person visiting a staying guest must register with their Kenya ID or national passport. (6) Any person sleeping over must register with their Kenya ID or national passport and the lead guest will be charged for the night(s) (at the appropriate tariff, e.g., as Double).


Lake View Studios respects its guests’ concerns about privacy. This Privacy Notice outlines our privacy policy and the types of personal information we obtain from our guests and, how we may use the information. The Privacy Notice also describes the measures we take to safeguard the personal information and how individuals can contact us about our privacy practices.

PRIVACY POLICY. Lake View Studios is committed to ensuring that our guests’ privacy is protected. Should we ask our guests to provide certain information by which they can be identified when using this Web site, then, our guests can be assured that the information will only be used in accordance with this Privacy Notice. Data that is collected on our behalf by third party service providers (e.g., for Online Reservations and Payments Online) is subject to the privacy policies and practices of those third party service providers. Lake View Studios may change this policy from time to time by updating this Notice.

WHAT INFORMATION WE COLLECT. Lake View Studios collects the following information on this website: Name; email address and other contact details. Data collected both by us and on our behalf by third party service providers (e.g., for Online Reservations and Payments Online) may include personal details of “Lead Guest” (such as name, phone number, email, postal address and payment information). At check-in, it is standard procedure and a lawful requirement in Kenya for all guests at a hospitality or tourism establishment to provide certain basic information about themselves. The law states that: “The licensee shall keep a register of particulars of every guest” (Tourism Act, 2011. Section 27, Tourism Regulatory Authority Regulations, 2014. Register and book to be kept by licensee). This information is collected on a standard Guest Registration form.

WHAT WE DO WITH THE INFORMATION WE GATHER. Lake View Studios gathers such information so as to abide by lawful requirements, including verification purposes, and to be able to follow up on our guests’ reservations and to provide them with a better service. Such information is also useful for internal record keeping and for handling and resolving any disputes that may arise.

HOW WE SAFEGUARD THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT. Lake View Studios is committed to ensuring that our guests information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online and on Guest Registration forms at check-in. Data that is collected on our behalf by third party service providers (e.g., for Online Reservations and Payments Online) is subject to the privacy policies and practices of those third party service providers. If payment information is provided this is processed directly by PCI Level 1 Compliant third party gateway providers according to prevailing international industry data security standards.

HOW TO CONTACT US. If guests have any questions about this Privacy Notice, they can contact us by e-mail through the Contact form on this website or write to us at: Lake View Studios, P.O. Box 1480 Village Market, 00621 Nairobi, Kenya.

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Lake View Studios, Lake View Drive, Nairobi
P.O. Box 1480 Village Market 00621
Tel.: +254 708 235 861