I loved it! We stayed two nights before our safari (historic room) and one night at the end of our trip (room in new section with couryard patio). I couldn't ask for anything more. The couryard is beautiful with lovely flowers and foliage. The colonial atmosphere, particularly the beautiful terrace resteraunt, right ont he main street, was just what I would expect from "old Kenya" I could just picture Lord Delamere riding his hourse onto the terrice. The staff was wonderful. The resteraunts were great. The lounge was clealy the "place to meet up" for local business people and politicians. I prefered my room in the new section of the hotel but the historic section was fine, too. I felt that the standards in this hotel were up to any of the finer hotels in the US. I will look forward to staying in other Fairmont hotels around the world.