House of Waine vs One-Forty-Eight

Both House of Waine and One-Forty-Eight are rated highly by those who travel for a living. On balance, House of Waine is the choice of most writers compared to One-Forty-Eight. House of Waine scores 90 with accolades from 5 reviewers including Fodor's, Frommer's 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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"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
7 / 10
94 Kikenni Drive | Langata, Nairobi 00502, Kenya
From $0 /night
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Room Service
  • Laundry Service
  • Restaurant
  • Family Friendly
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Afar Magazine
"A covered lounge area, in which to sit and work or relax during the day, overlooks the gardens—often filled with warthogs munching on the grass or monkeys leaping through the trees. " Full review

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