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House of Waine

Masai Lane & Bogani Road | Karen, PO Box 25035, Nairobi 00603, Kenya
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House of Waine
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2009

The House of Waine is a colonial style large house in a nice location with beautiful gardens, however it is the staff that make this place stand out. My husband and I were lucky enough to be put in the honeymoon suite, which was huge. There was a complementary mini bar, home made cookies and coffee making facilities. A good... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2009

We stayed at the House of Waine as a special indulgence at the end of our 3 weeks in Africa. This is a colonial house build in the grounds of what was once Karen von Blixen coffee estate ("Out of Africa"), although she herself didn't have (to my knowledge) anything to do with this house. The prpoerty is very safe,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2009

Stayed here just one night having just arrived to Nairobi from New York City to begin our safari in Kenya and Tanzania. My husband and I shared the ENORMOUS and lovely Makula Suite while our teenage son had a deluxe room next door all to himself. Upon arrival we had a delicious and beautifully presented late breakfast under a tree... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2009

This is a first class boutique hotel with superb service, excellent rooms with all the usual facilities. We particularly appreciated the comfortable beds. We were here at the end of a trip to Tanzania and Zanzibar and thoroughly enjoyed the style and luxury of the property. It is located about 60 mins from Nairobi airport in a secluded and secure... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2008

I hesitate to write this review after all the glowing reports on this site about the House of Waine. My husband and I stayed here for four nights - both before and after our safari. We couldn't in all honesty rate it as highly as the other reviewers. First of all, I should say that the hotel and the rooms... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2008

We stayed at the House of Waine before our safari and the day that we returned from our safari. We had 6 rooms. We had wonderful service. Nice clean rooms, comfortable beds with crisp white sheets. Hot showers with nice shower amenities. Food is very good, We had breakfast, lunch and dinner there. Good internet service which was nice to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2008

A Wonderful Hotel in Karen some 15 minutes drive from Jomo Kenyatta Airport. The hotel is colonial style. We stayed in the Saraha Room , it was large comfortable and the beds so inviting after a long flight. The food was top class as were all the staff we encountered. A very warm welcome.The gardens and swimming pool were beautiful.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2008

House of Waine is in a beautiful location, with a pristine pool and gardens, an oasis for relaxing after a long flight or safari. You couldn't ask for a more pleasant, hospitable staff, who did everything they could to make our stay pleasant. At the beginning of our trip, we stayed in the Safari room, before setting out on our... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2008

Perfect all around: food, rooms, service, etc. Very well maintained property, close to Wilson airport, Nairobi park etc. Easy to get to International airport, avoiding the City centre. Very safe area (Karen) and well guarded. Free internet in the room.

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Address: Masai Lane & Bogani Road | Karen, PO Box 25035, Nairobi 00603, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Nairobi
Also Known As:
House Of Waine Hotel Nairobi
Hotel Of Waine
Of Waine Hotel

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