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House of Waine vs Hemingways Nairobi

Both hotels are recommended by writers. On balance, House of Waine ranks significantly better than Hemingways Nairobi. House of Waine has a TripExpert Score of 90 with praise from 5 sources including Fodor's, The Telegraph and Lonely Planet.

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
Hemingways Nairobi
8 / 10
Nairobi, Kenya
From $270 /night
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Internet
  • Room Service
  • Free Breakfast
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Laundry Service
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Star Service
"On the outskirts of bustling Nairobi, this stunning mansionlike estate welcomes visitors to its oasis of calm." Full review
The Telegraph
8.0
"Hemingways is a colonial-style boutique hotel harking back to the days when its namesake writer explored east Africa." Full review
Afar Magazine
"Hemingways is a new hotel in Karen, which is sort of the equivalent of Atlanta's Buckhead in Nairobi." Full review
Hideaway Report
92.0
"Stylish resort with spacious lodgings housed within colonial-style buildings, surrounded by lawns and offering views of the forested Ngong Hills." Full review

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