Over the weekend, my girls and I decided to pamper ourselves and spend a night at Ibis Styles hotel formerly known as Tunes Hotel. The 3 star business hotel located on Rhapta road is just a few meters away from The Mall in Westlands.
Checking in is very efficient and pretty basic as we did not spend more than 3 minutes at the reception. We were then given our keys and shown where our rooms were. The hotel has 280 rooms, ranging from standard rooms to family rooms. Each room has an en-suite bathroom, a flat screen TV, telephone, water kettle, hairdryer, charging ports, a table, and two chairs.
I was glad that I got a room with a city view on the seventh floor. It was cozy, compact, and warm but I felt that it was a bit too squeezed. The bed was just okay in size though it could be bigger. Since the hotel is a business hotel I feel that they have slacked a bit when it comes to giving comfort to their guests. The bathroom in my room was really small with no basic complimentary toiletries like shampoo, slippers, shower cap, conditioner, body wash and body lotion. They just had soap.
The beauty of the hotel however lies in their restaurant, bar, and the coffee shop. This not being my first time at the hotel, I had an idea of where I could get whatever I needed. They have the Kilele Nyama restaurant on the rooftop with the Tusker Lite Sky Bar, the Utamu restaurant on the ground floor and the Grab and Go coffee shop.
Tusker Lite Sky Bar
The Tusker Lite sky bar is a classic sports bar designed for watching the latest games and enjoying sporting events. It has a beautiful view of the city. The bar menu ranges from Kshs. 450 for local beers and Kshs. 500-550 for international beers. Happy hour runs from 5:30pm to 9:30pm.
The Kilele Nyama is Nairobi’s most Stylish and trendiest Roast House serving the best cuts at affordable prices. All ranging from ksh 700 to the most expensive which is ksh 4200. It is a platter for four so it is actually worth it. It comes with a chargrilled full chicken, 10 wings, 5 beef short ribs, 5 pork spare ribs and 4 sides of your choice.Their chicken schnitzel is ksh 1450. Check out the chicken schnitzel I had at Four Points by Sheraton for ksh 1,600 here.
Also read: Lunch at Four Points By Sheraton
Their drinks menu is from Kshs. 800 for cocktails to Kshs. 4,700 for exquisite French wine bottles.
Located on the ground floor, Utamu restaurant also serves quite a variety of meals and is where our buffet breakfast was served. The price ranges from Kshs. 550 to Kshs. 1,950 for a grilled pepper steak served with a side of your choice. They also have daily offers so when you visit, you can ask for their daily offer menu. On Sunday they have all you can eat Sunday Barbeque and live music to keep you entertained.
Grab and Go
The coffee shop serves freshly baked pastries and coffee.
The highlight of our staycation was the rooftop restaurant and bar, the ambience, and the neatness of the room and the hotel at large. My rating for the room is however a 6.5 out of 10. The hotel, bar and the two restaurants get a 9 out of 10. I would recommend it for anyone who wants to relax and also for anyone who loves barbeque. You can tag along your boys and watch football or rugby on the big screen.
In addition, the place is family friendly, the rooms are non-smoking rooms and they have a pop up Maasai Market on Sunday.
Check out Ibis Style hotel rates and any other detail here.