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African Heritage House

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Mombasa Road | Box 17871, Nairobi 00100, Kenya
African Heritage House
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Oslo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

My husband and I stayed in this wonderful place for one night+++ We were looking for a place close to the airport to spend our last night and the next day ( which was our anniversary day ), after our safari holiday in the Maasai Mara. We did not wish to go into Nairobi but wanted a nice place to... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

We loved the African Heritage House. Furnished in antiques from Africa . Some featured in Out of Africa. Beautiful rooms with comfortable beds and views of the African plains. Woke up on the top floor huge room with views of plains and seeing wild animals roaming. Meals were served on different balconies at different meals and sometimes even at the... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013 via mobile

As a lover of African history, this is one place you should visit. Alan Donovan has travelled all over Africa collecting works of art that represent various groups in the continent. It truly feels I awesome-knowing your continent and people more. Did it with my girlfriends and then topped it with an out of this world African dinner with excellent... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

Loved visiting and staying at the African Heritage House in Jan 2013. Alan's tour of his incredibly rich African art collection was a dream. The guest rooms and sitting areas are like being in a fascinating, well curated & decorated museum. There are a variety of relaxing zones to have rest and relax. Alan and his lovely staff are so... More 

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Lambertville, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

My family--myself, husband and 2 teenage children--visited the African Heritage House in August 2012. We found it to be absolutely enchanting. The proprietor, Alan Donovan, is a consummate host with immense knowledge of the continent and its artisans. He has spent many years collecting, promoting, and preserving the works of African artists of all mediums, and the Heritage House is... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

Please stay at the African Heritage House. It will be an experience you will never forget. It's the most unique and fascinating place I've ever stayed in. The location is perfect, close to the airport and all Nairobi attractions, but on the edge of Nairobi National Park, away from the craziness of the city. Airport pick-up can be arranged as well as transportation... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2012

The African Heritage House is a gem not to be missed. It overlooks the Nairobi national park if you wish to have a unique experience this is an excellent choice. Alan's passion and his life works are represented in this unique home which houses remarkable artefacts of African art, history and fashion. Each room is a space created to experience... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

Anyone intersted in African culture should not miss a chance to visit the African Heritage House. Every room and nook and cranny of the house contains history and fine examples of African art. Following a tour of the house and the impressive collection Alan has put together, we had the opportunity to have an excelent dinner with Alan during which... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

Staying at AHH affords us an intimate and comfortable introduction to African art. Alan's 40 year museum quality, art collection from all over the continent is displayed throughout the house and bedrooms. What a beautiful, tranquil house he has built for himself, and for his guests to enjoy. And Alan's gracious hospitality is much appreciated. Being near the airport is... More 

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Hobe Sound, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

This is a must for those who like out of the ordinary. Alan's home is on the edge of the Nairobi National Park and one of the coolest places that I have ever stayed in. Our room was on the third floor, we had several beds to chose from all with mosquito netting, we chose to have dinner there each... More 

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