Rock House

Nairobi, Kenya

Rock House

Rock House is a charming guesthouse situated in the safe Nairobi suburb of Karen, about one hour from the city centre.

Sister property to the well-established Mountain Rock Lodge, Rock House is a charming guesthouse situated in the safe Nairobi suburb of Karen. An ideal stopover for a night or two at the start or end of a safari, it’s a lovely, low-cost guesthouse hosted by a friendly Kenyan couple and a small but attentive team.

Rock House can only be described as colourful! The walls have been designed to resemble mountain boulders, giving the house the appearance of a grotto, complete with narrow passageways and caved-staircase connecting the rooms. It’s decidedly quirky and won’t appeal to all tastes, but we love Rock House for its lively character.

Despite its modest size, Rock House also has the advantage of one of the best swimming pools in Nairobi!


Rock House's ten en-suite rooms are sparsely but comfortably furnished, with lovely darkwood furniture, including hand-carved beds, cabinets and wardrobes. Each room is unique, though all have a very rustic, homely feel, in keeping with the atmosphere of the house as a whole.

Wi-Fi is available in all rooms.


Fresh homemade meals are served in the cosy dining area. Inquisitive guests are welcome into the Rock House kitchen to learn how to prepare Kenyan specialties!


Swimming pool
Dining area and bar

Child Policy

Children under the age of 12 stay at half the adult rate if sharing with a parent. Under 2s stay free.