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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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Plainfield, New Jersey
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Near Nairobi, Kenya is Giraffe Manor. The main part of the hotel was the home of a transplanted European who modeled it after a Scottish Hunting Lodge. The rooms are done up in period furniture, and quite comfortable. We stayed in a second floor suite with a deck and fireplace ( Inthink it was the Daisy suite). Meals are included,... More 

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CA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Actual stay date was in January 2008, not January 2015. Yes a long, long overdue review. I first read about Giraffe Manor in Vanity Fair and when my trip to Kenya was coming together knew I had to stay here. I visited during Kenya's civil unrest had the privilege staying at Giraffe Manor. From the minute the minivan crossed the... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I debated spending the money to stay here, but I am so glad I did! It was a great experience, all the way around. After two weeks touring, relaxing here, surrounded by giraffes and good friends, was the perfect ending to our safari. The service could not have been better and the food was amazing. Our group had a wonderful... More 

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Comeagua
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47 reviews 47 reviews
17 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place exceeded all expectations, really - no joke. After our flight being delayed in Dubai for 3 hours, they met us with no problems at the airport (I was concerned as an American and the latest trouble up in northern/coastal Kenya). It wasn't a hassle at all, I had been emailing Elizabeth our updates, thinking they would be fwd... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Living in Nairobi, my friends and I could not really justify spending the night at Giraffe Manor (I still might one day!) so we opted to go for high tea to celebrate my birthday and had a fantastic time. We received a very warm welcome and the staff was very friendly, professional and helpful. There was a little area in... More 

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Onoway, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We just got back from a 1 nights stay here. There was only one other person staying at the time due to it being low season so we pretty much had the place to ourselves. It was such an amazing experience to be able to have breakfast with the giraffes in the morning. This is a once in a lifetime... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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73 reviews 73 reviews
42 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

First I will say that the staff were very courteous, friendly and attentive. We booked Betty’s room for the feeding experience from the windows in the morning, but there are so many opportunities to feed them throughout the day, it really isn’t necessary to pay the top price for this room which unfortunately has an old bathroom. Touring the other... More 

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Potomac, Maryland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

This place is beyond compare. It combines the elegance of an English manor with an African ambiance and a delightful epicurean experience. This is the place to stay either before or after a Safari, as a place to wind down and be pampered. There is nothing to improve upon, even the gift shop. The staff is so responsive and attentive... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

In March 2015 I had the privilege of staying at Giraffe Manor in Nairobi. It has to rate as a unique experience because it's the first time I've hand-fed one giraffe and been kissed by another! The Manor is a beautiful place and the food, service and accommodation is hard to beat.

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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

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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