House of Waine vs Rose House Hotel

Both hotels are rated very highly by professional reviewers. On balance, House of Waine is preferred by most writers compared to Ngong House. House of Waine comes in at 90 with recommendations from 5 publications including Lonely Planet, Insight Guides 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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"You'll find nostalgia, history, and romantic surroundings at this family-owned boutique hotel." Full review
"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."
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
"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
Rose House Hotel
7 / 10
Ngong Rd, Nairobi, Kenya
From $79 /night
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Laundry Service
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Family Friendly
  • Free Parking
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"Most travelers think of Nairobi as a quick stop-off on their way to the safari lodges, but the elegant Ngong House could make the city a destination in its own right."
"A contrast to the rather grand, colonial-era hotels such as the Norfolk and Stanley, Ngong House is a fabulous boutique hotel located in the quiet suburb of Karen." Full review
"If you prefer the ordinariness of a standard hotel room, you may find this audacious collection of beautiful, slightly experimental stand-alone suites a bit too quirky." Full review

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