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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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Ranked #1 of 128 Hotels in Nairobi
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2011
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Llandeilo, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2011

Several visits to Nairobi - 1st visit to House of Waine The hotel was excellent; staff service fantactic - friendly and very helpfull. We loved the rooms - luxurious - great beds - very clean - superb bathrooms and great location. The reception staff were particularly helpful in arranging transport to the various places we wanted to visit and in... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2011

My husband and I spent one night here on our honeymoon in July, it was the most fantastic experience. We received a very personal service and were treated like royalty, not only were we treated to the master suite in the house but we had a private dinner just for us where the room was covered with rose petals and... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2011

The hotel offers all amenities of western comfort in a romantic setting with an "Out of Africa" feeling. The spacious garden with the inviting patio and pool are a serene place to reflect. The house itself feels like staying at somebody's home.

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2011

House of Waine is a top boutique hotel in Karen, a luxurious suburb of Nairobi, just minutes from Wilson, the small airport used for safari trips. The hotel is quiet and elegant and you can relax here after a long flight into Kenya, before you start your safari. We were very pleased with the rooms, food and all services. While... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2011

We had stayed 2 nights at the sublime Giraffe Manor but couldn't get in for the last night before our safari, so had opted to move to House of Waine. By the end of our stay we were calling it the House of Paine! Granted, they had a lot to live up to after Giraffe Manor but it is such... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2011

House of Waine was one of the first hotels I stayed in (been many since) on my first trip to Nairobi (December 2010). I have no complaints about the accomodations or service, but I have found newer and nicer hotels to stay at in the suburbs of Nairobi since that time. The rooms are nice and clean. The bathrooms are... More 

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2011

We stayed at House of Waine on the last night of our trip to East Africa and were delighted with the experience. The location is perfect; safely away from the tumult of central Nairobi, and close to the Sheldrick Center, where we visited orphaned rhino and baby elephants, a wonderful experience. It's also close to the Giraffe Sanctuary, which we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2011

We spent two nights in House of Waine - our second visit. It was like going back to stay with friends! The food was excellent - the room, out of this world - we got upgraded to the suite - and nothing was too much trouble. A lovely swimming pool set in beautiful gardens. We will go back!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2011

This was the most romantic hotel experience I ever had. We stayed here for one night on honeymoon. We were given the Malaika suite which was just beautiful. The room is beautiful, with a draped 4 poster bed, huge bathroom , desk area, massive sitting area, dressing room and huge terrace. The House of Waine is like an old colonial... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2010

We've stayed in all the key places now in Karen between safaris and other trips, and this one tops them all. Beautiful place, peaceful, private and what a lovely garden! We felt very well taken care of and loved the experience. I'll echo the comments about the bed being too hard, but I requested an extra duvet to be placed... More 

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