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House of Waine vs The Heron Portico

Both properties are rated very highly by expert reviewers. On balance, House of Waine scores significantly higher than The Heron Portico. House of Waine is ranked #2 in Nairobi with endorsements from 5 publications like 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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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
The Heron Portico
7 / 10
Milimani Road, Opp. Provincial Police Headquarters, P. O. Box 41848, Nairobi 00100, Kenya
From $84 /night
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Internet
  • Room Service
  • Free Breakfast
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
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Lonely Planet
"Its shady days as a pick-up joint are long gone, and this revamped hotel is now a model of respectability, with bargain kitchenette doubles." Full review

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