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Fairview Hotel

Bishops Road | P.O Box 40842, Nairobi 00100, Kenya
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Netanya, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2009

I just completed a 4 night stay (on business) at the Fairview. This hotel thoroughly deserves its place as one of the top reviewed hotels in Nairobi. Let me start by stating that I paid about $100 (8600 shillings) per night for an economy single. That's a good $100 or more cheaper than most of the other decent hotels in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2009

While on safari in the Serengeti, my husband was taken ill and flown to Nairobi Hospital. Once admitted to the hospital and receiving care, I asked his physician if he could recommend a place for me to stay so I could be close to the hospital. The physician recommended the Fairview Hotel and made a call to secure a room... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2009

I stayed at the Fairview while my daughter was recovering from an illness. I initially stayed at the Nairobi Hilton and moved to the Fairview based on a very favourable recommendation from my daughter's doctor, who frequents the Pango restaurant within the hotel for lunch. Reception staff were very sensitive to my daughter's plight and made sure that we had... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2009

We stayed at the Fairview for a night before heading out on safari. The hotel is an older style hotel. There is the original colonial structure with a number of later additions. It is about 5 minutes away from downtown Nairobi - in an area of government offices. This is not a deluxe 5 star experience, but a functioning and... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2009

I have not slept in a bed the size in my room at Fairview in 40 years. If you spend what they charge per night, you should get a king or queen, just not a good value despite the place having nice common areas. hotels are for sleeping first and foremost the location is impossible if there is a traffic... More 

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FairviewNairobi, Owner at Fairview Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback. Listening to our customers has allowed us to become the most popular hotel in Nairobi. Fairview has four single room alternatives that differ in terms of amenities and price. Please see http://www.fairviewkenya.com/Rooms.htm for a description of our various categories. More information on our room differences and rates are attached. All our rooms with the exception of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2009

Great relaxing atmosphere where one can unwinde from the hustle and bustle of Nairobi. Friendly, attentive staff. 5 restaurants with a good selection of tasty food. Fantastic garden and pool area. Comfortable room. Cant find a reasson for staying anywhere else when in Nairobi

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2009

Hotel in pleasant setting although it took us 1 and half hours to/from airport. Food was poor, my husband sent his steak back because it was so tough and he could'nt get his knife through it. The replaced one was not much better and tasted peculiar!! I had grilled fish and chips and the fish was overcooked. Breakfast was disappointing... More 

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FairviewNairobi, owner at Fairview Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your feedback. Our response: 1) We are the second closest hotel to the airport so an airport run to any other hotel would take longer! 2) Good beef quality and consistency in Kenya is difficult to attain. The only consistent cut is fillet. We will be making changes to our menu shortly to remove any... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2009

The Fairview is a beautiful hotel with great amenities and good service. It is extremely well organized for people who come for business, with an excellent work place in each room (good lighting, comfortable chair, large desk!), and also provides just the right kind of relaxing environment for a little down time (at the pool, on of the restaurants or... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2009

As a former Peace Corps volunteer back in Kenya after 30 years to attend a wedding, I found the Fairview a pleasant reminder of what Nairobi was like in the 1970s. The lush gardens, colonial-style architecture, and fine cuisine all made me feel right at home. The Fairview's skylit breakfast area with its great omelet station is extremely inviting and... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2009

I stayed in an economic single room in this hotel for 5 days. My room was on the groundfloor and next to the stairs. First surprise, the room was very small. There was no shampooing in the bathroom. A liquide soap distributor was available. There was only a very small soap that I thought it was a piece of chocolat.... More 

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FairviewNairobi, Owner at Fairview Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your feedback. Our response: 1) We have four different single room alternatives that differ in room size and amenities. Economy single is the smallest and the Economy category does not have bath tubs. Business and First class rooms do. 2) Shampoo is provided in all rooms. The container labeled "liquid soap" must have misled you.... More 

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Address: Bishops Road | P.O Box 40842, Nairobi 00100, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Nairobi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Number of rooms: 127
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Also Known As:
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#1 Family Hotel in Nairobi
#2 Business Hotel in Nairobi
#6 Romantic Hotel in Nairobi

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