YMCA Nairobi (Central Branch) vs House of Waine

YMCA Nairobi (Central Branch) and House of Waine are both praised by expert writers. On balance, House of Waine is the choice of most reviewers compared to YMCA Nairobi (Central Branch). House of Waine is ranked #1 in Nairobi with endorsements from 5 reviewers including Frommer's, Lonely Planet and The Telegraph.

YMCA Nairobi (Central Branch)
7 / 10
State House Rd, Nairobi 30330, Kenya
From $0 /night
  • Free Internet
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
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Lonely Planet
"While it might not inspire the Village People to dedicate a song to it, this central spot has a decent range of passable rooms." Full review
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

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