LAKE VIEW
STUDIOS

Quality Affordable
Accommodations in Nairobi
Good Value for Money

58 Lake View Drive
Lake View Estate, Nairobi

Lake View Studios are located in a beautiful, safe and secure, gated community in the north-western suburbs of Nairobi.

We are conveniently situated near U.N. offices 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 leisure, business or other purpose.

...beauty and serenity...

Lake View Studios 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.

Lake View Studios
– Nakuru Studio

All our Studios are beautifully furnished

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

Lake View Studios
– Baringo Studio

Lake View Studios
– 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 gated community.
  • Safe and secure walking neighbourhood.
  • Safe and secure gated property.
  • 24/7 security.

2019 Rates

Minimum stay: 2 nights*

Baringo, Bogoria
& Elmenteita Studios

Double/2 persons sharing
USD 45

Single/1 person
USD 35

Magadi & Naivasha Studios

Double/2 persons sharing
USD 55

Single/1 person
USD 45

Nakuru Studio

Double/2 persons sharing
USD 65

Single/1 person
USD 55

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, 16%; Tourism Levy, 2%).

*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.

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. 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 our FAQ [Frequently Asked Questions] below.

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 platform used by many establishments in Kenya and in other countries. We can also send you an Email Transaction link to make payment in order to guarantee your reservation. Click on any of the links to go directly to Payments Online page.

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iKWETA is a brand of tourism products and services under iKWETA Hotels & Lodges LTD endeavouring to promote affordable safari luxury and good value for money in Mt Kenya region. For more information, click on the link to visit the respective establishment’s website: iKWETA Safari Camp | Lake View Studios | iKWETA Country Inn.

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 time is 12:00 – 22:00 hours. Guests shall make prior arrangement if they expect to arrive earlier than 12:00 (noon) or later than 22:00 hours. A surcharge may be imposed for 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 one night 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). (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.

(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).

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. 

Lake View Studios respects our 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. Data that is collected on our behalf by third parties (e.g., on Reservations and on Payments Online) is subject to the privacy policies and practices of those third parties.

Privacy policy. We are 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. Lake View Studios may change this policy from time to time by updating this Notice.

What information we collect. We collect the following information on this website: Name; email address and other contact details. At check-in, it is standard procedure, and a lawful requirement, for all guests at a hospitality establishment to provide certain basic information about themselves. In Kenya, 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. We require such information so as to abide by lawful requirements 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. We may use this information to contact guests in the future to inform them of our Special Offers.

How we safeguard the information we collect. We are 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 at check-in.

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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