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House of Waine vs Giraffe Manor

House of Waine and Giraffe Manor are both rated highly by professional reviewers. On balance, House of Waine scores marginally better than Giraffe Manor. House of Waine has a TripExpert Score of 90 with positive reviews from 5 publications such as Lonely Planet, Fodor's 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
Giraffe Manor
8 / 10
Langata Rd, Langata, Nairobi, Kenya
From $0 /night
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Internet
  • Room Service
  • Free Breakfast
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Laundry Service
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Fodor's
"Yes, giraffes really do pop their heads through the windows and bat their improbable eyelashes at you at this stately old look-alike gabled Scottish hunting lodge." Full review
Frommer's
"This is one of the most memorable places to spend a night anywhere on Earth." Full review
Travel + Leisure
"1932 ivy-covered lodge with grounds that are home to a herd of giraffes. ." Full review
The Telegraph
9.0
"Giraffe Manor is famous for its friendly neighbours – a herd of Rothschild giraffes that delight in sticking their long necks through the windows to be fed treats." Full review
Hideaway Report
93.0
"Unique red tile-roofed stone mansion famed for its resident herd of rare Rothschild’s giraffe inhabiting a 12-acre private estate 15 miles from Nairobi." Full review
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