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House of Waine vs Palacina Residence & Suites

Both properties are endorsed by professional reviewers writing for major publications. On balance, House of Waine scores significantly higher than Palacina Residence & Suites. House of Waine comes in at 90 with approval from 5 publications like Fodor's, The Telegraph and Insight Guides.

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
Palacina Residence & Suites
8 / 10
Kitale Lane, off Dennis Pritt Road, State House Area, P.O Box 48728, Nairobi 00100, Kenya
From $115 /night
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Free Internet
  • Room Service
  • Free Breakfast
  • Laundry Service
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Star Service
"The all-suite Palacina is a world-class boutique hotel offering stylish accommodation, luxury facilities, attentive service and fine on-site dining a short taxi ride away from the city center." Full review
Lonely Planet
Top Choice
"The fabulous collection of stylish suites – at what was one of the first genuine boutique hotels in Kenya – is perfect for well-heeled sophisticates who still like the personal touch." Full review

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