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House of Waine vs Fairmont The Norfolk

Both House of Waine and Fairmont The Norfolk are endorsed by travel writers. Overall, House of Waine is preferred by most reviewers compared to Fairmont The Norfolk. House of Waine is ranked #1 in Nairobi with approval from 5 publications including The Telegraph, Frommer's and Fodor's.

House of Waine
8 / 10
Masai Lane & Bogani Road, Karen, PO Box 25035, Nairobi 00603, Kenya
From $420 /night
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Internet
  • Room Service
  • Free Breakfast
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Laundry Service
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Fodor's
"You'll find nostalgia, history, and romantic surroundings at this family-owned boutique hotel." Full review
Frommer's
"Built as a mansionlike family home in 1979, this stylish guesthouse is run with all the professionalism and sophistication of a fine hotel." Full review
Insight Guides
"One of Nairobi’s most perennially popular boutique hotels, this 1970s mansion lies in large gardens in the leafy suburb of Karen, just 2km (1.2 miles) from the Karen Blixen Museum."
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The highly rated kitchen can offer a spread of Kenyan dishes by request.
Lonely Planet
Top Choice
"Sophistication and style are the hallmarks of this stunning boutique offering out in Karen." Full review
The Telegraph
8.0
"House of Waine is a cool retreat from the bustle of the Kenyan capital, located on the former coffee plantation of Karen Blixen...Expect a homely atmosphere, tropical gardens, and unflappable staff." Full review
Fairmont The Norfolk
7 / 10
Harry Thuku Rd, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
From $198 /night
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Internet
  • Room Service
  • Free Breakfast
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Laundry Service
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Fodor's
"This grand old colonial lady will take you back to the heady early days when settlers, adventurers, colonial officers, and their ladies arrived in the capital to make their names and their fortunes." Full review
Insight Guides
"Nairobi’s oldest hotel, and one of its classiest, is set in lovely gardens within walking distance of the city centre."
Travel + Leisure
"This Tudor-style hotel in the city center underwent a multi-million dollar overhaul to renovate the rooms and lobby, and construct a tearoom, outdoor café, and Cin Cin Wine Bar." Full review
Lonely Planet
"Built in 1904, Nairobi's oldest hotel was the place to stay during colonial days, and still attracts plenty of guests who at least look like old-school settlers." Full review
Jetsetter
"A century-old Nairobi icon with an outdoor pool, five restaurants and a wine and champagne bar." Full review

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