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House of Waine

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Masai Lane & Bogani Road | Karen, PO Box 25035, Nairobi 00603, Kenya
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House of Waine
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    5 of 5 stars
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Boston, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This hotel is located in the quiet part of Nairobi, right near the Karen Blixon Giraffe Center. It is a colonial style boutique hotel. When my daughter and I took the long trip from Boston, we were really tired. We were greeted in English and Swahili, along with a bubbly fruity drink that was oh so delicious! The check-in was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Wonderful staff, excellent cuisine with interesting guests. I cannot recommend it too highly. The rooms are spacious, the staff are unfailingly friendly and helpful and the property is extremely well managed. I cannot recommend it too highly.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

House of Waine is the perfect, quiet retreat after a long flight or a busy safari. Located in a quiet neighborhood of Nairobi it provides the perfect springboard to visit the Daphne Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage, Giraffe Center and the Karen Blixen Museum. The staff are extremely attentive and flexible and will accommodate your every wish. I would highly recommend this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nairobi was a bit overwhelming with horrible traffic, noise and throngs of people after being on a 16 day safari so it was a welcome relief to pull into this beautiful property to spend one night before flying home. It is close to the Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage, which was our sole destination in Nairobi. Unfortunately it poured rain the whole... More 

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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spent 3 nights in the hotel for training, and everything was just fantabulous. The food was great and in right quantity, there were complimentary cookies, chocolates and juices in the room. Keep up the good service

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Los Gatos, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Delays at the NBO airport due to flooding had us arrive past midnight, instead of our expected 9pm. We were hungry, frustrated and exhausted-- the reception staff, the dining room staff and the kitchen were gracious and treated us royally-- preparing dinner at 1AM. The hotel is beautifully furnished, the grounds are beautiful and the pool is an oasis. Kind,... More 

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Chippenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We stayed for 5 nights at the end of our 8 day safari around kenya, Congratulations 'The House of Waine', we had the most wonderful stay, and although it was quiet with not too many guests it was perfect for my husband and I. Nothing was too much trouble, Must complement ALL the staff, especially Mary and her team in... More 

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HoWNairobi, Manager at House of Waine, responded to this review

It was a pleasure hosting you for five days and we highly appreciate your kind feedback. We are glad you had a memorable stay and enjoyed the food, service and the various touches we put together for our guests. Thank you for your warm compliments and we all look forward to hosting you again on your next visit to Nairobi.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Of course in Nairobi, you can't just go for a stroll outside of a compound. The grounds were small so we basically stayed inside. We didn't see anyone use the pool - seems like it was more for looks. We didn't have any choice but to eat in the restaurant and it was only average. However, the staff were friendly... More 

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HoWNairobi, Manager at House of Waine, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us and for taking time to give us your feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and found time to visit the various attractions in the area. We have also taken note of your comments on meals, the friendliness of the staff and the WELCOME on your bed. We look forward to welcoming you... More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We recently stayed at the House of Waine for 5 nights during a 2 week trip to Kenya. The hotel is an oasis of calm in a beautiful location. We were looked after superbly by a wonderful team at the hotel. Nothing was too much trouble. The rooms are beautifully furnished and have large, spacious bathrooms. The common areas in... More 

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HoWNairobi, Manager at House of Waine, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us and for your kind feedback. We are glad you chose to stay with us, liked our rooms and had a memorable stay. We look forward to hosting you again on your next visit. House of Waine team. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 via mobile

A lovely surprise, better than expected. The checkin and reception was pleasant, the rooms are spacious, breakfasts good and the staff friendly. The gardens are wonderful and the pool is inviting. I felt secure in the grounds. Excellent value for money. I look forward returing.

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HoWNairobi, Manager at House of Waine, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing House of Waine and your kind feedback on our facilities and services. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us, found our staff friendly, enjoyed your meals and also found our grounds nice and secure. We all look forward to your next visit. Thank you. For House of Waine team. More 

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