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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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Toronto, Canada
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21 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed three separate nights at the House of Waine, located in Karen, a suburb of Nairobi, in between trips in and out of Nairobi to different safari camps. Although a major hassle to get to and from JKIA due to the awful congested slow traffic of Nairobi, this property offered us peace and quiet and above all, safety. It... More 

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The British Airways flight to London takes off late so we booked a day room at House of Waine. We had done so on a previous trip and regretted arriving at the hotel with only time to shower and change before going to the airport rather than relaxing by the pool. So this time, we arrived around midday, had lunch... More 

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

Thank you for choosing House of Waine once again and for your kind feedback. We are glad that you decided to stay for a day on this visit and enjoyed your stay with us. We are happy you found our team helpful yet discreet and look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit. Thank you. House of Waine... More 

Nairobi Region, Kenya
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The House of Waine is something extraordinary. We went to see a loyal and repeat guest there and the welcome has not changed at all. Breakfast was great and all staff were amazingly friendly, happy and efficient especially Linda, Mary and Steve the Manager. Nothing was too much for Steve. He is an asset to the hotel. The place as... More 

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

It was a pleasure hosting you and we all appreciate your kind feedback. We are happy you had a great time with us, enjoyed your breakfast and the service from our team. We look forward to welcoming you back. House of Waine team. More 

Dublin, Ireland
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Return visit. Still same great atmosphere. Truly feel that you are staying with friends rather than a hotel. Locally owned so offers a more authentic experience to other more established international hotels. Excellent option for exploring Nairobi and Karen. Food very good too!

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

It was a pleasure welcoming you back and we appreciate your kind feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to your next stay. Thank you. House of Waine team. More 

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11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Wayne House welcomed us after a long flight. It is a beautiful house with grand hospitality, a good bar and restaurant and lavish rooms. The grounds are covered in flowers and exotic plantings. I will go there again.

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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 had a memorable stay with us, liked our bar, restaurant and rooms as well as our hospitality. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next stay. House of Waine team. More 

New York
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30 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I stayed here in between our safaris in Tanzania and Kenya and were wowed by the welcoming staff. We were on our belated honeymoon and they made it such a great experience. They provided us with a private, candle lit room with a fireplace for a romantic dinner while they decorated our room with rose petals and... More 

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

Thank you for staying with us while on safari and for taking time to give us your kind feedback. We are glad we made you feel welcome, that you had a great experience on your belated honeymoon, liked the Victoria room and that our team made your stay memorable. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit.... More 

San Jose, CA
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

We arrived at the House of Waine after an incredibly long journey that included a KLM/Delta Airlines botched with a 3 hour delay to start, a connection missed by 5 minutes resulting in a 10 hour delay for our next flight....which caused us to miss our first night at the House of Waine. Our loss! Once we arrived the next... 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 had a memorable stay at House of Waine after long hours of travel at the beginning of your safari. We note that you liked the Safari room, enjoyed your meals with us, service and also found time to enjoy the various attractions nearby. We look... More 

Santa Clara, California
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21 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

At the end of our African safari adventure, our last days were spent in the Nairobi suburb of Karen visiting a number of the Rothschild giraffe and baby elephant sanctuaries and the Kazuri beads factory. We stayed nearby at the House of Waine Hotel. This place is really special and was a perfect send-off to our special trip. The House... More 

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

Thank you for choosing House of Waine and it was a pleasure hosting you at the end of your African safari adventure. We are happy to note that you enjoyed your stay, liked the rooms, atmosphere, facilities, food and service and also found time to enjoy the various attractions close by. We also have taken note for action your feedback... More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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73 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

We stayed at House of Waine at the beginning of our Africa vacation this summer. It's a beautiful, small hotel with a boutique feel to it; great gardens, indoor (dinner) and outdoor (breakfast) seating, a large pool surrounded by grassy lawns and palms. We also visited the Karen Blixon house/museum, the David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage, and the Giraffe Center. All... More 

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

It was a pleasure hosting you at the beginning of your vacation and thank you for your kind feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us, the boutique feel, swimming pool, gardens and found the hotel beautiful. We also note you found time to visit the various attractions nearby, had a wonderful time and that Lydia of Origins... More 

Bogota, Colombia
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13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

We had a nice and too short stay in this colonial style hotel with a large park, fountains and a swimming pool which fits into the landscape. I felt set back one century with the English Breakfast, dining and the bar. An unforgettable experience. The distance to the Nairobi International Airport is 30 to 60 minutes depending on the traffic.

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

Thank you for choosing House of Waine and for taking time to give us your kind feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and had an unforgettable experience. We all look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit. House of Waine team. More 

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