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House of Waine vs Fairview Hotel

Both properties are endorsed by reviewers writing for major publications. On balance, House of Waine ranks significantly higher than Fairview Hotel. House of Waine has a TripExpert Score of 90 with accolades from 5 reviews including Fodor's, The Telegraph and Frommer'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
Fairview Hotel
7 / 10
Bishops Road, P.O Box 40842, Nairobi 00100, Kenya
From $163 /night
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Internet
  • Room Service
  • Free Breakfast
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Laundry Service
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Frommer's
"Family-run, very comfortable, and a great value." Full review
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The name is a bit of a misnomer -- there's no view, although the leafy, lovely gardens are a source of pride, so make sure you get a room that opens directly on to them.
Lonely Planet
"A good top-end choice nicely removed from the central hubbub." Full review

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