Our recent trip to Kenya meant we had to have a stopover in a hotel in Nairobi before continuing on our journey we picked the Fairmont Norfolk as its close to both airports.
It is a beautiful and elegant hotel, clean, tidy, elegant, well-maintained - considering it's more than 100 years old - and everything just feels and smells majestic. It has an African feel, starting from the paintings in corridors to toilet accessories.
Food was excellent, staff were very hospitable and friendly, and the service was professional and fast. The hotel gardens are just so colorful and unique, and the style/theme is from the colonial era - very nice and cozy.
The bedrooms are very spacious, beautiful bathroom with enormous shower area, all the toiletries provided are very good. There is also an enclosed veranda with lovely couches to relax and fresh fruit provided.
Our only disappointment and this was very minor was that we had to wait for a table for breakfast as there was a conference taking place and the delegates were seated in the main dining area, perhaps the hotel could use the other area for delegates thus freeing up the front veranda part for other guests.
A wonderful hotel and would certainly choose this again
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located just minutes from Nairobi's best attractions, including the home of Karen Blixen, from the Academy Award winning film 'Out of Africa', Fairmont The Norfolk offers luxurious guestrooms and suites, set amidst tropical gardens. It features plush furniture, flat screen TV, minibar, rainfall showers, and tea and coffee maker. Built in 1904, the hotel has been completely refurbished with a heated outdoor swimming pool, health club, sauna and steam rooms with massage facilities, tropical landscaped grounds, and award winning restaurants and bars from steak and seafood at Tatu restaurant, afternoon tea to Lord Delamere Terrace for international cuisine. The hotel is walking distance from artisanal craft shops, modern shopping centres, Sheldrick's Elephant Sanctuary, National Museums of Kenya and is the launch point for 'bucket list' worthy safari tours, which can be organized at the 24 hour concierge desk. A free shuttle bus is available to and from Jomo Kenyatta International airport, located 11 miles away. Business Guests are also offered a complimentary return shuttle ride to their office with free WiFi on board. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Fairmont The Norfolk Hotel Nairobi
- Fairmont Hotel Norfolk
- Norfolk Hotel Nairobi
- Fairmont Hotel Nairobi
- Norfolk Nairobi