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Giraffe Manor

Certificate of Excellence
Langata Rd, Langata, Nairobi, Kenya
Giraffe Manor
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed at Giraffe Manor mid February. We were transferred to the hotel and greeted with a warm welcome by the staff. We were shown to our room, the Karen Blixen Suite which was stunning, it is in the courtyard at the back of the main house. We had homemade lemonade on the front lawn and a lovely lunch and... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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39 reviews 39 reviews
29 hotel reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Typing a long detailed email would only prevent you by booking faster. Simply said, this is one of the most unique and amazing experiences I have had. It is expensive, but worth every penny. Accommodation is beautiful, the experience is very unique and memorable, the food is perfect, the staff are top notch. Just book and show up. Stop researching... More 

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New York City, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a sentimental journey for me, since I visited the Giraffe Manor on my very first safari, met owners Jock & Betty Leslie-Melville, even the original giraffe known as Daisy. I thought it might be hard to see the changes, but everything was delightful, bright, colorful, with giraffes still center stage, as Betty would have liked. The rooms are... More 

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Douglas, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We returned to Kenya to celebrate my 60th birthday and we could not have chosen a better place than Giraffe Manor. Although we arrived late in the evening a hot meal was waiting for us. All the staff were very welcoming. The rooms and bed were very comfortable and the food was delicious - they even made me a birthday... More 

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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family of 6 took 3 rooms that we had reserved months in advance... the Jock, Betty and Daisy. I want to explain what this hotel/hunting lodge really is; It a charming big house, a little shabby, as if you were staying with family friends for the weekend, no keys for the bedroom doors, though locks on the inside. There... More 

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Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at the Giraffe Manor for just one night which was a real shame I wish we had more time there. We were welcomed and shown around by very helpful and friendly staff. The accommodation is beautiful and food was fantastic. We had to leave at 5 am but that was no trouble for the staff they laid out... More 

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leics
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at Giraffe Manor for the first time last year and had the most wonderful time.The Manor is beautiful and the staff are typically Kenyan,warm,welcoming, and give impeccable service. Although we have been coming to Kenya for the past 15 years this was our first trip to Giraffe Manor, however we loved it so much we are going back... More 

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CANBERRA ACT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is not often that a property lives up to its publicity hype and even rarer when it exceeds your expectations. Giraffe Manor in Nairobi achieves this with ease. This boutique hotel, noted for its resident herd of Giraffes and family of Warthogs, offers tastefully furnished heritage style rooms, good meals and attentive, engaging staff. You really do interact with... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed just one night at this beautiful property in January 2015 and had what can only be described as a magical time. The staff go out of their way to make you feel welcome and the accommodations are fantastic. We stayed in the main house and had a balcony overlooking the grounds. We arrived early our first day and... More 

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TSCmanagement, Manager at Giraffe Manor, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking your time to write this wonderful review of Giraffe Manor. It’s always a pleasure to hear back from our guests and we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at the Manor. Giraffe Manor offers you a unique experience to enjoy breakfast with these amazing creatures and we are happy to hear that this was the... More 

London
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251 reviews 251 reviews
39 hotel reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The elephant (or giraffe) in the room with this place is the cost. Yes it's expensive, so the only question is, is it worth it? The answer is yes, yes, yes! A million times yes. I can talk about how nice the manor is, how impeccable the service is, how nice the food is etc, but of course it's the... More 

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TSCmanagement, Manager at Giraffe Manor, responded to this review

What a delight to read your amazing review. We are honored that your stay at Giraffe Manor was exceptional and that you will return in the future. The interaction with the giraffes is always a unique experience like no other in the world and we are glad that you enjoyed this during your stay. We look forward to welcoming you... More 

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