LAKE VIEW STUDIOS

Best Value Quality Affordable
Accommodations in Nairobi...

Lake View Drive
Lake View Estate, Nairobi

Lake View Studios are high-quality 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.

We are 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.

Lake View Studios are ideal for visitors on short stays in Nairobi for business, leisure or other purpose.

...beauty and serenity...

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 recognition of the natural beauty and serenity of our residential neighbourhood.

The Studios are in separate units of different sizes and configurations.

Each 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 also have twin-beds.

Lake View Studios
– Nakuru Studio

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

Lake View Studios
– Baringo Studio

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– Bogoria Studio

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– Elmenteita Studio

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– Magadi Studio

Lake View Studios
– Naivasha Studio

Amenities

  • All guest Studios are non-smoking. Smoking allowed only in designated outdoor areas.
  • Daily housekeeping service. Laundry and pressing service (on demand).
  • Garden and outdoor sitting areas.
  • 24/7 free high-speed Wi-Fi  Internet (Terms and Conditions apply).
  • DSTV.
  • Secure on-site parking.
  • Taxi service available nearby.
  • Safe and secure private home environment.
  • Safe and secure gated property. 24/7 security.
  • Safe and secure walking neighbourhood.
  • Safe and secure gated community.

2020 Rates*

Minimum stay: 2 nights*

Lake View Studios will maintain its 2020 Rates during 2021 in light of the disruptions caused by the evolving COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic to the tourism sector.

Baringo, Bogoria
& Elmenteita Studios

Double/2 persons sharing
USD 47

Single/1 person
USD 37

Magadi & Naivasha Studios

Double/2 persons sharing
USD 57

Single/1 person
USD 47

Nakuru Studio

Double/2 persons sharing
USD 67

Single/1 person
USD 57

CHILDREN

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 Studio.

*All rates include applicable taxes (VAT, 14%; Tourism Levy, 2%).
*Rates are subject to change without notice.

*Lake View Studios are self-catering. We are not licensed to offer meals, beverages or bottled water. Guests prepare their own meals.

Payment in advance of stay. Extras are charged separately. Studio reservation cannot be confirmed before payment is made. Payment guarantees reservation.

We accept payment with M-PESA (to Till Number 56024), and with PayPal and major Credit Cards. We 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 other countries.

Lake View Studios Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Advisory

Out of an abundance of concern for the health, safety and security of our guests and employees, we are currently not welcoming guests to Lake View Studios because of the coronavirus (COVID-19). In response to the coronavirus, additional safety and sanitation measures will be in effect when we re-open. Please contact us for information about future bookings. See also under FAQ.

1-2-3 Minimized-contact
Express Guest Check-in

  1. Request fillable Guest Registration form for each guest
  2. Fill and email back to us Registration form(s)
  3. On arrival, present ID document at check-in and sign Registration form

Contact us

Contacts

Lake View Studios
Lake View Estate, Nairobi
P.O. Box 1480 Village Market
NAIROBI 00621 Kenya
Tel.: +254 708 235 861
Twitter: @ikweta

Reservations

Accommodation is by advance confirmed reservation. Minimum stay is two (2) nights. To check our current availability and make your provisional booking, please click on the Calendar box below and enter your desired dates. 

You may also fill out the Contact form on this page if you have specific questions and we will get back to you as soon as possible. See also under FAQ below.

We support Government 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 (to Till Number 56024), PayPal and major Credit Cards. We accept Payments Online on this secure website via Direct Pay Online, a platform used by many establishments in Kenya and in other countries.

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Below you’ll find answers to the questions we get asked most frequently about Lake View Studios, grouped around core subject areas.

Out of an abundance of concern for the health, safety and security of our guests and employees, we are currently not welcoming guests to Lake View Studios because of the coronavirus (COVID-19). In response to the coronavirus, additional safety and sanitation measures will be in effect when we re-open. Please contact us for information about future bookings.

When we resume our operations, the additional safety and sanitation measures will enable our guests to enjoy their stay with us in the knowledge that public health and the highest hygiene standards in relation to COVID-19 have been put in place at Lake View Studios. These measures are in addition to any statutory regulations and latest guidance from World Health Organization (WHO) and Government of Kenya. 

Among the new measures is Minimized-contact Express Check-in – so as to reduce or minimize contact with Reception/Housekeeping staff to the extent possible. Accordingly, guests will be facilitated to make expedited check-in beforehand. A fillable Guest Registration form will be forwarded to guest to fill and return to us by email. Therefore, on arrival, guest will only have to present his/her ID document at check-in and sign the Registration form.

The information on these additional COVID-19 public health measures can be sent to guests upon request. Details are also available in the Briefing Notes in each Guest Studio.

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.

In accordance with Tourism Act (2011) and other lawful requirements, including on safety and security, Lake View Studios shall maintain a register and cause to be entered in the register particulars of every guest. 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.

A number of Lake View Studios can interconnect and guests have the option to reserve interconnecting Studios according to their needs. Studios can interconnect as follows: Magadi-Nakuru, Naivasha-Nakuru, Nakuru-Naivasha-Magadi. 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).

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 free Internet connection over fibre optic. There is connectivity in all the Guest Studios and in the outside sitting areas through Wi-Fi. Lake View Studios provides access to Internet to its guests as an amenity to enhance the quality of their 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, including Computer Misuse and Cybercrimes Act (2018) and Data Protection Act (2019).  (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 e-Ticket [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 or events are not allowed. (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 Hotel guests 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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