Many of the travel guides and travellers' reviews mentions the Norfolk as THE hotel in Nairobi. This is possibly true because of its past history as well as its current state after its renovation.
The perfect place for a soft landing into Africa at the beginning of a safari (as it was our case) or a good place for a last night stay after a sucessful trip. It is at a - safe - walking distance from the National Musem.
Pros: The relaxed, secure and elegant atmosphere in the middle of Nairobi, the rooms, the terrace and - above all - the breakfast. It would tick all the boxes you look for in a 5-stars hotel.
The warmed swimming pool is also very nice if one arrives from an int. flight
Cons: Nairobi seem to be incredibly expensive and the Norfolk is not an exception. If you can secure a good rate it would automatically deserve a 5-points rating.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Fairmont The Norfolk Hotel has played a leading role in Kenya's colorful history, and continues to be the best-known luxury hotel in Nairobi. The town and later the modern city of Nairobi grew up around Fairmont The Norfolk hotel, which still has its own private tropical gardens. The hotel is still the traditional starting point for safaris and the Lord Delamere Terrace is modern Nairobi's popular meeting place, where drinks and light meals are served continuously from morning till late evening.Fairmont The Norfolk was expanded in 1999 and subsequently renovated in time for its centennial celebrations in 2004. The Delamere & Acacia Wing were refurbished in 2012 to give the rooms a modern touch, whilst preserving their charm and unique personality. The Nairobi hotel now offers accommodations in 170 guest rooms and suites, has eight conference rooms, the largest seating 175 delegates, a heated outdoor swimming pool, health club with gym, sauna and steam room and gift shops. ... 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