So Nairobi has unravelled a new 5 star hotel by the name Villa Rosa Kempinski. Villa Rosa Kempinski hotel in Nairobi is located on Chiromo Road towards the up market Westlands area. Clearly, even from its name and the kind of lighting at the front porch, Villa Rosa Kempinski hotel in Kenya is not a hotel for persons with 2 dollars to their name. Whilst on the busy Waiyaki Way in Nairobi, one can catch a glimpse of the fancy area of Villa Rosa Kempinski in Westlands. Villa Rosa Kempinski is a palatial hotel in Nairobi- in every sense of the word.
Talking of star hotels in Nairobi, reminds of me of one experience I had back in the day. Well this was in probably a two star or maybe three star hotel in Nairobi called Ole Sereni hotel in Nairobi, which is located on the busy Mombasa Road. I had the chance to dine there on one particular evening in the company of a close friend. Having been born and raised in Nyeri in Kenya, I had not yet had the chance to eat in a hotel where food is served in two courses in Kenya at the very least. So we get in, and we are offered some soup (I think it was mush room soup) and pieces of tiny bread (layman’s language). Then we were asked to order for the main meal. Poor village girl-all in Kenya I knew was that I wanted chicken. I looked to “kuku choma” or “kuku fry” but the kind of prints on the menu made me feel like I am ordering in a Chinese restaurant in Kenya. I finally settled on fried rice with chicken tepanyaki and teriyaki sauce-my consolation being that it had something to do with rice and chicken. When the food was served, my village mind argued out that I should pour the contents of the 3 plus plates onto the large plate on which they had been served. This would save me much time as I would have everything of the rice and stew with a single spoon scoop. My friend was quick to tell me that the big plate was a tray! Thank heavens he told me that before I could make a fool out of myself, and needless to say, the food ended up being too spicy for any non-Indian to enjoy!
A story is told of a lady who was taken out on a coffee date in Nairobi, Kenya. Oblivious to the new environment, the girl acted knowledgeable and ended up inserting the sugar bag in tea thinking that its contents would dissolve in the tea as does a teabag! Hilarious!
It is always advisable to “watch and learn”. If you are taken out to these fancy hotels, let they who took you be in the lead. You can observe what they are doing and if it seems to make sense-then it’s probably the right thing to do. Back to Villa Rosa Kempinski hotel in Nairobi, there was a discussion on radio that the hotel in Westlands has a bottle of wine that sells for a cool 1 million Kenyan shillings! Imagine that!! Credible source say that a tot (for those who drink) sells for 20,000 Kenyan shillings. I tend to argue like the hustler I am- that’s a month’s rent going down in one gulp! Curiosity got me to Google how much it would wring off you to spend a night at the Villa Rosa Kempinski hotel in Nairobi. The results were: to get accommodation in Villa Rosa Kempinski hotel in Nairobi is a whooping 30,000 Kenyan shillings for a normal suite and (brace for this) over 900,000 Kenyan shillings for the presidential suite in Kenya. Those are two cars in Kenya!!!!
Like I said Hotel Villa Rosa Kempinski in Kenya needs more than 2 dollars to your name!