Lake View Studios
Best Value for Money
in Nairobi ...
Lake View Studios accommodations offer best value for money in Nairobi, in a beautiful, safe, and secure, private home environment of Lake View Estate.
… Conveniently situated near U.N. offices, new ICRC Nairobi Campus, and other international agencies, and major amenities and shopping malls; and 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.
Lake View Studios are situated in Lake View Estate – one of the beautiful and serene neighbourhoods of Nairobi.
We have contributed to greening, beautifying and sustaining our environment by planting and maintaining scores of indigenous and other species of flowering and non-flowering plants, shrubs, and trees both within our property and in the surrounding outer public spaces.
Our different Lake View Studios – Baringo, Bogoria, Elmenteita, Magadi, Naivasha, Nakuru – like some of the main roads and streets of Lake View Estate – are named after some of Kenya’s lakes, this 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.
The Studios have 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.
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– Nakuru Studio
All Lake View Studios are fully-equipped and fully-serviced
Daily housekeeping service is standard
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
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.
Lake View Drive
Lake View Estate
P.O. Box 1480
Village Market 00621
Tel.: +254 708 235 861
The first night rate, excluding extras, is required as deposit. If multiple Guest Studios are booked in a single reservation, then each Guest Studios’ first night rate will be charged.
We do not accept cash payments. All payments are “cashless”, on this secure website.
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Getting there ...
Express Guest Check-in
- Before arrival at Lake View Studios, 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.]
- On arrival, guest presents his/her ID document, fills/signs Registration form, receives short briefing, heads to his/her guest Studio.
- On check-out, the procedure is expedited as well – 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 Standard Operating Procedures we have in place at Lake View Studios to make social distancing easier.
Additional actions to control the spread of COVID-19 include rigorous hygiene measures in the common areas (Reception/Garden Outdoor Sitting Areas), and in housekeeping.
We continue to train our staff on the new Standard Operating Procedures, and to assess the effectiveness of the measures we have put in place, and to make revisions as necessary.
For more information, see in FAQ.
Frequently Asked Questions
At Lake View Studios we continue to exercise reasonable care in providing our staff and guests a safe and secure environment.
Accordingly, we have enhanced our Standard Operating Procedures in regard to COVID-19 prevention, in compliance with the latest guidelines from Government of Kenya and World Health Organization.
We have a 10-point Action Plan that we hope enables our guests to enjoy their stay with us in the knowledge that public health and the highest hygiene standards are in place to prevent COVID-19 entering Lake View Studios. Our Action Plan includes actions such as expedited check-in and check-out procedures for guests, limited contact between staff and guests, and rigorous hygiene measures in the common areas, and in housekeeping.
We continue to train our staff on the new Standard Operating Procedures, to assess the effectiveness of the measures we have put in place, and to make revisions as necessary. Our 10-point Action Plan (~3 p) is shared with prospective guests and/or their travel agents, upon request. It is also available in each guest Studio, in protective laminated covering that is easy to disinfect between guest change-overs.
With vaccines against COVID-19 becoming more readily available, Government of Kenya is urging people to be vaccinated as soon as possible, especially persons in high contact industries, such as travel, hospitality and tourism. The Minister of Tourism has communicated as much to stakeholders.
Our policy requires all staff at Lake View Studios to be vaccinated against COVID-19.
We continue to emphasize to our staff and guests that, it is everyone’s responsibility to protect not only oneself, but others as well, and also to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. And that even after being vaccinated, we should all continue to abide by prevailing public health guidelines to wear masks in public in-door spaces, wash hands with soap and water, or use approved hand-sanitizer, and observe social distancing.
Lake View Studios exercise all reasonable care in providing its staff and guests a safe and secure environment.
Nevertheless, guests are expected to observe, abide by, conform to and be bound by all applicable Kenyan laws, rules and regulations in force from time to time.
Although Lake View Studios is a safe and secure environment, guests are advised to take care of their personal belongings as Lake View Studios do not assume responsibility for personal property lost or damaged that has not been handed over to the Front Desk for safe keeping.
Minimum stay: 2 nights. Longer stays may be negotiated but are subject to the night rate.
(1) Accommodation is by advance confirmed reservation. The first night rate, excluding extras, is required as deposit. If multiple Guest Studios are booked in a single reservation, then each Guest Studios’ first night rate will be charged. The full booking balance is due on the day of arrival.
(2) We do not accept cash payments. All payments are “cashless” – by M-PESA, Payments Online on this secure website, major credit cards, PayPal, or bank transfer.
(3) Change of dates is possible depending on availability.
(4) The deposit will be refunded according to the cancellation conditions.
(5) The booking can be cancelled up to 2 days before arrival and any deposit/prepayment refunded.
(6) In the event of cancellation the day before, or on the day of expected arrival, or of no show, or of booking reduction (early departure), the full cost of the booking is charged.
(7) If guest wishes to extend his/her 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 licensee 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.
Lake View Studios laundry policy is based on conserving water. Our source is Nairobi City Water and we maintain a number of water storage tanks to stabilize supply. Our installed water storage capacity is more than adequate for all our property’s needs for at least a week in the event of temporary City water supply interruption.
We actively promote water conservation on our property. We have placed stickers in appropriate places with the message “Water is Life” – to remind and urge our guests to conserve water. We capture and conserve rain water for watering our gardens.
We encourage our guests to accept bed sheet changes every third night, and to re-use their bath and hand towels at least twice before laundering. Successful implementation of this policy of course requires a cooperative effort from both the guests and our staff. In the majority of cases guests are cooperative.
Guests who wish to use our Laundry Service can complete the Laundry Request Form found in the Guest Information folder.
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 asked to leave Lake View Studios without refund, and surcharged a cleaning fee equivalent to two nights stay.
Lake View Studios provides to 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.
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, downloading videos and streaming music – since these activities can be a significant drain on the available bandwidth.
(3) 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.
Lake View Studios do 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.
As a noise abatement measure, and in compliance with Lakeview Estate Residents’ Association (LERA) requirements, Lake View Studios standby generators will not be operated after 23:00 hours during periods of Kenya Power outage.
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 asked to leave 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 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).
– 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.
New ICRC Nairobi Campus, 2 minutes (walk).
Westlands Shopping Centre, 15 minutes.
Village Market Shopping Centre, 15 minutes.
United Nations Office at Nairobi, Gigiri, 20 minutes.
Karura Forest, 30 minutes.
National Museums of Kenya, Kipande Rd., 30 minutes.
Kenya National Theatre, Harry Thuku Rd., 30 minutes.
Downtown Nairobi, 30 minutes.
Kenyatta International Conference Centre, 30 minutes.
Nairobi National Park, Main Gate, 60 minutes.