Some Warm Hospitality – The One Forty Eight Boutique Hotel

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Sundays always have me feeling some type of way … and last Sunday was no different.

I was feeling GOOOOD!

*Que In Michael Buble’s Cover of  “Feeling Good“*.

I was super excited because I had a lunch date, and it was at a place I had never been to.

I was most excited about the fact that I HAD FINALLY gotten a reservation.
Getting a reservation at this place was stress.
It took me 2 weeks and many phone calls … because they were always fully booked.

 So after a long wait, my favorite person and I, were finally going to try out an amazing boutique hotel in the peaceful suburbs of Langata called One Forty Eight.

Photo: By Lenana

The Service

I got to experience their impeccable customer service as soon as the gate was opened (literally).
The manager, of 148 was standing right at the gate and welcomed us with a beautiful smile.

She then pointed us towards the car park.
As soon as we parked the car and got out, we found a lovely young lady
(with the most beautiful and genuine smile),
ready to show us the way to our table.
(In the picture below, she is the lady standing right next to the guy… I didn’t get her name though 🙈).

Photo Credits:- https://www.one-forty-eight.com/

The lovely lady showed us to our table, as she engaged us in some small talk.
Throughout our experience,
she ensured that we were well taken care of and that we had everything we needed.

Even when we asked for the tour (which you will read more about somewhere in this blog post), she was more than happy to show us around. At some point she did hand us over to her make colleague (the only guy in the picture above), and he was amazing as well. He was super patient with me even as I took a million pictures of the same shot (hahahaha), and he even helped in making sure I had everything I needed as I took the pictures.
He stopped when I stopped, and didn’t get irritated even as I delayed (because what was meant to be a 10 minute tour took 30 minutes because of all my picture taking).

The Ambience

When we reached our table and sat down, I looked around and loved what I saw.
The place was absolutely beautiful and green, with cute little set ups for lunch.

We were surrounded by lots of trees and nature…
I could clearly hear the birds, and bumble bees flying around. I could feel the light wind as it raced in between the trees.
(not that this was my first time to hear birds chirp and sing, and feel the wind,
it’s just that, with all the noise that surrounds us daily, we don’t get to stop and experience nature).

Photo: By Lenana



Photo: By Lenana

I love how private and secluded this place was.
If 148 wanted to have more people, they could.
Their garden definitely has more than enough space to fit 100 more little tables.
I love the fact that they insist on keeping their numbers small, hence it doesn’t feel squeezed.
It feels nice and airy….

So after enjoying my little moment with nature, we finally got our tables set up… and menus; so that we could order…

Photo: By Lenana


Photo: By Lenana

Please hold on to your seats because I promise this blog gets better.
You have literally seen nothing at this point.

The Food

Before the food came through,
we were served with some cold drinks.
The drinks came in these cute little glasses…
I swear it made my Coke taste even better than usual (LOL).

Photo: By Lenana


Photo: By Lenana

Before I could finish sipping on my drink, we were served with a nice basket of warm,
freshly baked bread.

Photo: By Lenana

There was no unnecessary wait between meals
(which is a big plus because, we all know that a well feed Lenana, is a happy Lenana)

Our main course was delicious. It had me humming happy songs as I took each bite.
It was AMAZING. I had rice and creamy (chicken with mushrooms).
While the Mr had a steak with wedges.

It all tasted great (compliments to the chef)…
The only thing I was not too jazzed about, was the quantity.
For the price, I expected a little more on my plate.

Photo: By Lenana


Photo: By Lenana

After the meal, we felt the need to have some dessert
(to fill the space we still had in our tummies).

For dessert, I had the most delicious Creme Brulee.
I love me some creme brulee…
It’s hard on the outside, but with the right amount of pressure,
it finally cracks and reveals this delicious gooey interior
(kind of like me… 😝).

Photo: By Lenana


Photo: By Lenana

While the Mr had a chocolate tart… which he absolutely enjoyed.

Photo: By Lenana


Photo: By Lenana


Photo: By Lenana

Accommodation

After lunch, our waitress was more than happy to show us around.
One Forty Eight (148) has 3 different options for accommodation.

The Main House, Apartments, and a Loft.

The Main House and Loft

Photo: By Lenana


Photo: By Lenana

The main house is this amazing wooden cabin.

This cabin has a HUGE patio with the most comfortable chairs and a beautiful view of the garden. The House has 4 rooms; 3 doubles rooms, and one children’s room (which they call a loft), with 3 single beds. It has a pretty dining room, with a big dining table, and very cozy sitting room
(I hope the pictures I took will give you a good feel).

THE DECO at 148 absolutely floored me. Their decor is very eclectic and vibrant.
The place is filled with lot’s of art (it’s like walking into an art gallery).

Photo: By Lenana



Photo: By Lenana


Photo Credits:- https://www.one-forty-eight.com/

Studio Apartment
Apartment 4, 5, 6.

These studio apartments (4,5,6) are nice and cozy (and small).
They are actually super cool.
The apartments have two stories;
downstairs has a comfortable sitting area, and a bathroom (shower and toilet);
and upstairs has the room (with two chairs and a television).

Photo: By Lenana


Photo: By Lenana


Photo: By Lenana


The Apartments
Studio Apartment (7&8)

Photo Credit:- https://www.one-forty-eight.com/

These apartments are bigger than the ones above.
They have 2 self-contained rooms and a really spacious sitting area.
The apartment also has a very cozy and large sitting room.

Photo: By Lenana


Photo: By Lenana


Photo Credits:- https://www.one-forty-eight.com/


Photo: By Lenana


Photo: By Lenana


Photo Credit:- https://www.one-forty-eight.com/


Conclusion

My lunch at One Forty Eight was so amazing.
The ambiance was great, the food was amazing, and oooh and the decor 😍 .
I loved the fact that they focus more on quality instead of quantity…
They try to ensure that their customers have unforgettable experiences.

If you have plans on going here, please note, you have to call to make a reservation.
The place is really busy, so no reservation means no table.
This is not a “we were just in the neighborhood and decided to pop by” kind of place.
Don’t say you were not warned… ☺️

Photo: By Lenana

Hospitality is simply an opportunity to show love and care.

– Unknown

Until next time…
Chao!


*Click->  HERE  to go to One Forty Eight’s Website to get more information.
For reservations; email – > reservations@one-forty-eight.com
Or call +254 702 597 573

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18 Comments

  1. Wamuyu says:

    This is such a beautiful place and you have presented the place so well. Added on my list.

  2. Catherine says:

    Awesome place, was there for a wedding photo shoot but did not get to walk around. You have done an awesome review, I will definitely go back for lunch 🙂 :-).

  3. Shirley says:

    You have kept me glued to the article, made me salivate through the pictures…. It is definitely a MUST TRY restaurant.. Thank you.. Keep up the good work..

  4. Stellarosa says:

    I looove the cabin.Future house goals.
    Great post lovey.

  5. Rama Suleiman says:

    Wow… Looks like a perfect place to spend a sunday afternoon.. Good job looks blissfull

  6. Andrew says:

    Awesome review we shall try the place

  7. Noella says:

    The art is breathtaking. I love the quality of the photographs. I will definitely recommend to my girls.

  8. This is beautiful. Will have to add it to my “places to visit next” list.

  9. I will go here one day. Alone. It looks worth it.

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