Staying at Eseriani the Resort
I recently visited Naivasha and had the best stay. Hotels can often come across as big, boxy and cold buildings that whilst comfortable, seem drab and serve as a reminder that that is not home. That is not the case with Eseriani the Resort. Eseriani delivers on exactly what they promise, affordable luxury. I am a huge advocate for travelling luxe on a budget and was very excited to stay at Eseriani.
Naivasha is about two hours away from Nairobi. Located in Karagita, Naivasha, Eseriani Resort is less than ten minutes away from the Moi South Lake Road junction and easily accessible using public or private means. It is conveniently located near Lake Naivasha as well as the popular attractions in Naivasha like Hell’s Gate National Park.
Eseriani The Resort
Immediately you enter the premises, there is a sense of calm, and you notice flower beds everywhere, which is apt, seeing as the hotel is surrounded by flower farms. Walking into the airy lobby, you are greeted with smiling faces and of course a sanitising station- safety first. The check-in process is rather quick, giving you a chance to admire the art dotting the walls.
Decor and Ambience
I love that the hotel does not take its design too serious. The overall ambience is laid back, which makes guests want to relax and have a good time.
The resort has several rooms and much like the common areas, the rooms are spacious, airy and have cheeky art pieces. Eseriani’s modern aesthetic is carried into the rooms, they are sleek but warm and inviting. I stayed in a Superior double room and the massive bed was very comfortable.
My room had a beautiful view of the infinity pool, gardens and greenhouses in the distance.
By far my favourite part of any review is the food section. I am happy to report that Eseriani the Resort did not disappoint. The hotel has one restaurant, a bar and a lounge, both with an outside patio where guests can enjoy meals.
The head chef Kariuki prepares delectable dishes. The restaurant serves meals buffet style and most of the meals we had were familiar Kenyan favourites with an elevated twist.
The gorgeous infinity pool is the star of the show at Eseriani. The well-manicured lawns and flower beds make the perfect backdrop. Unfortunately, I did not swim because of the grey weather but I am looking forward to hitting the pool the next time I visit.
Aside from the lobby, bar and the restaurant, the hotel has lounge areas, a playground, a playroom for children and a games room.
The hotel also has several conference rooms, making it ideal for business travellers and company retreats.
Rates start from Kshs 6,000 on bed and breakfast, Kshs 7,500 on half board and Kshs 9,000 on full board.
|Resident Adult||Bed & Breakfast||Half Board||Full Board|
|Superior Room (Single)||6,000||7,500||9,000|
|Superior Room (Double)||8,000||10,000||12,000|
|Executive Room (Single)||8,000||9,500||11,000|
|Executive Room (Double)||10,000||12,000||15,000|
Under 5- complimentary
5-12 yrs sharing with an adult- 25% of single rate
Children below 12 years using the room exclusively- 75% of single rate
Children above 12 years- pay the adult rate
Rates depend on the type of room and are subject to change*
Everyone was so lovely. It was all smiles from the minute we arrived and service was prompt.
WHO and MOH safety guidelines are observed and I felt very safe throughout my stay. Wearing a mask in the communal spaces is mandatory and surfaces are sanitised regularly.
I enjoyed my experience at Eseriani the Resort and I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a comfortable and affordable stay at a great location in Naivasha. I cannot wait to go back!
Let me know in the comments below what you think about Eseriani and what your favourite thing was if you have stayed at the hotel.
*This post is a collaboration between Eseriani the Resort and myself however all opinions voiced are my own.*
Stay tuned for the next post which will be about the things to do in Naivasha as well as a vlog of my experience.