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Giraffe Manor

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Langata Rd, Langata, Nairobi, Kenya
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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london
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

...what an amazing experience waking up & having your breakfast here is...a giraffe at your window 1st thing in the morning & then there for you share breakfast with...they wander freely around the grounds so to be able to sit outside & see them is a pleasure

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Dorset, Vermont
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6 reviews 6 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

This is one of the most unusual hotels/restaurants in the World! It is situated in a lovely suburb of Nairobi called "Karen" (where, incidentally, Karen Blixen who wrote 'Out of Africa" lived.) The service is white glove and the food sumptuous. The bedrooms on the second story will attract giraffe, Rothschild Giraffe, that is, who live on the grounds. They... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

We have been to Giraffe Manor three times, and I do agree it is a very magical place!!! Where else can you share your breakfast with giraffes??? Only thing I would like to say is that since Giles and Jessica are running the place it is now more about being a boutique hotel then hotel you share with giraffes -... More 

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OKez, Sales & Marketing Assistant at Giraffe Manor, responded to this review

Hi Jessy1202 Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at Giraffe Manor back in March. The history of the house is extremely important to us and I am so sorry that you didn’t get that sense on your recent visit. It is a fine balancing act between maintaining the charm of this old family home and delivering... More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

Our family stayed one night at the Giraffe Manor to start our safari in Kenya. It was magic! Our flight came in late and the entire property was silent when we arrived but the kitchen had stayed open and made us some wonderful comfort food -- pot pies -- to eat by candlelight before we turned in. We stayed in... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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84 reviews 84 reviews
20 hotel reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

This place is unbelievable. 15 minutes after we arrived, we are feeding a giraffe from our bedroom window. Just incredible. We were with a group of 5 couples, and on our first night, a private room was set up for us for dinner, which was magnificently presented, with a beatific table setting, great food & wine, and superlative service. The... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

I am tremendously impressed with the accommodation, facility, high level of service and exceptional staff at Giraffe Manor. Your every detail will be attended to during your stay, whether it be a hotel transfer, dietary restriction, excursion or even laundry. Everything is included with the cost of your stay. Having travelled extensively, this is by far the BEST place I... More 

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Washington, DC
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53 reviews 53 reviews
21 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

This place is pure joy. The giraffes are wonderful and it is soooo great to be so close to them. The staff is the best - great personalities, friendly, funny, and inviting. The food is just Ok, but that is not what visitors go for -- it's the giraffes that are the main event. It is a fantastic and magical... More 

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oakton virginia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

After reading the reviews, my adjectives will be the same: gorgeous, fabulous staff, wonderful rooms and a chance to start our Kenyan adventure at the top. The food and service during our entire stay was hands on but not intrusive. Loved meeting all the interesting folks who were staying there, from all over the world. Seeing the giraffes up close... More 

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OKez, Sales & Marketing Assistant at Giraffe Manor, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review Ann! Will definitely pass it on to Giles and the Giraffe Manor Team. The Safari Collection More 

Cape Town
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

After having a very exciting stay in the Mara and then arriving at Giraffe Manor, I was wondering if our trip could get any better and yes it did. Our driver, Julius, found us with ease at the airport and we had a hearty welcome from Giles, the manager, as the news of my birthday and our marriage at Sala's... More 

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OKez, Sales & Marketing Assistant at Giraffe Manor, responded to this review

Hi Tracey, Thank you for the great review! We are very glad the Giraffe Manor staff and experience surprised you and lived up to your dreams and expectations and beyond! The Safari Collection More 

Sydney, Australia
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93 reviews 93 reviews
28 hotel reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

After landing from a 22 hour flight from Australia, this was a simply STUNNING place to arrive to for a bit of a rest before commencing our safari. Its around a 45-60 min drive through the smog and amazingly busy traffic to the Manor but believe me it is worth it (even if you are jetlagged). On arrival you see... More 

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OKez, Sales & Marketing Assistant at Giraffe Manor, responded to this review

Thank you so much for such a great review!! We would love for you to come back and stay with us again... you could add us to your "second" bucket list holiday :) :) The Safari Collection More 

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