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Giraffe Manor

5.0 of 5 Lodge   |   Langata Rd, Langata, Nairobi, Kenya
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Giraffe Manor
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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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Brisbane, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2011

We cant fault anything about this place. The service was fantastic, the rooms beautiful, and of course nothing can compare to the giraffe experience, truly amazing! I had my birthday here and the staff found out and brought me cake and champagne for breakfast singing happy birthday. We will definately be back!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2011

A truly charming property with fabulous staff. The service we had from the staff was flawless. The highlight of our stay of course were the beautiful giraffes.....so gentle! would LOVE to come back one day!

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Naperville, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2011

We stayed there with our 2 children. It exceeded every expectation. The accomidations are elegant. The food was great. The staff was outstanding, and the giraffes are undescribeable. It was one of the highlights of our safari vacation. Would recommend it to anyone traveling to Nairobi

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New York City, New York
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2011

Giraffe Manor is a very old established Nairobi hotel in the suburbs of Karen/Langata. Well known for the Rothschild giraffes that come up to the hotel for people to feed. Beautiful old tudor style home that was converted to a hotel years ago. Have stayed here a few times for the Giraffe experience. Although there is a newer and nicer... More

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USA Michigan
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58 reviews 58 reviews
12 hotel reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2011

My wife and I have been traveling >35 years and she absolutely loved our short experience at Giraffe Manor. Although nearly prohibitively expensive, we chose a half board (dinner, overnight, and breakfast) and it was a very good value. The rooms are named for the giraffes, I chose the one with my wife's name and she turned out to be... More

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Wilmington, Delaware
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2011

If visiting Giraffe Manor for just a meal, you would miss out on breakfast with the giraffes - the highlight of our trip to Kenya. The eight 18' rothschild giraffes, all with names :) , stick their heads in the windows just as seen on the hotel's website. The wonderful staff provides you with treats for hand feeding, but when... More

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Rockville, MD
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2011

After having missed our first night stay at the Giraffe Manor due to a flight cancellation from Zanzibar, we were extremely sad and depressed when we arrived early the next morning. That changed completely when we got there and were greeted by Kaya and the lovely giraffes. We spent a beautiful day and evening there. We didn't leave the property... More

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canada
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39 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2011

The Giraffes and warthogs were a delightful welcome to Kenya! The hosts Jess, Giles and Blucher, were very hospitable. Morning window/feeding visits from Lyn, Patrick, Daisy, Jock Jr was magical. Daytime excursions to David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage and Karen Blixen’s house (“Out of Africa”) and other creative and cultural workshops were arranged. Afternoon tea time on the front lawn, watching... More

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St. Petersburg, Russia
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2011

From the moment you arrive you are welcomed as a house guest and not a hotel guest. There are more giraffes in the grounds than hotel rooms and you soon become as familiar with the other guests as you do the giraffes which are as friendly as they are beautiful. This is the only hotel in Africa where giraffes walk... More

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Polk City, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2011

WE stayed at the Giraffe Manor for two nights at the start of our safari vacation. We did not get to the manor until 9:30 PM, but they had a complete dinner waiting. The room was amazing. Then the next morning to be greed by giraffes sticking their heads into the dining room windows was amazing. The staff was extremely... More

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Additional Information about Giraffe Manor

Also Known As:
Giraffe Manor Hotel Nairobi
Giraffe Manor Hotel
Address: Langata Rd, Langata, Nairobi, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Nairobi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 88 Specialty lodging in Nairobi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Giraffe Manor 5*

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