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“Best Place to Stay in Nairobi!” 5 of 5 stars
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Fairview Hotel
Bishops Road | P.O Box 40842, Nairobi 00100, Kenya   |  
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Ranked #7 of 100 hotels in Nairobi
Migori, Kenya
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“Best Place to Stay in Nairobi!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2011

Rooms are comfortable and well appointed, staff is incredibly friendly and helpful. There is also a range of rooms to fit different budgets. Amenities are great, with pool, business center, and multiple restaurants. Staff can arrange for excursions throughout Kenya, and travel agent office is on the campus. Luggage storage services also available. Breakfast buffet is absolutely delicous and you get more than your moneys worth, some of the best American food you can find in Kenya! Security is also top notch.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2011

We spent a week at the Fairview during a conference at the neighboring Pan AFric Hotel. We paid for a "superior" room that opened onto the garden near the pool and were very happy with the accomodation. The Fairview provides developed world comforts, good internet, pool, exercize room with old world British attentive service. Breakfasts are fabulous with a variety of juices, egg dishes, meat and cheese, granola, fresh breads, etc. Other meals were ok, although the menus are limited and after a few days we were looking for other options. The location is convenient to both the international airport, downtown, and Wilson airport, although there is not much nearby for walking/touring. We enjoyed an afternoon shopping in Karen (Kuzuri beads in particular) which is 30 minutes away by cab.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2011

The Fairview is a welcomed escape from the bustling and busy city of Nairobi. It is a charming and safe property. The grounds are beautifully manicured, and the staff are very pleasant and accommodating. We enjoyed the food there as well.

The rooms are basic, and are the only reason I give this review a 4 instead of a 5. They are ok, but could use some updating. They are clean and quiet though, and that is most important.

The prices are very fair for food and drinks at the property. Make sure to check out the wine cellar! A neat spot.

We arranged a day driver through them at a fair price to take us to David Sheldrick and the Giraffe Center, and our driver was a very friendly guy.

I will definitely return to the Fairview if I'm ever in Nairobi again.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Austin, TX
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2011

The Fairview is a bit of a throwback, but in a good way. It has something of an English country inn feel, even though it's in the heart of a bustling, chaotic city. In that sense, it'a a little bit of an oasis, quiet with very nice grounds. It's a quirky place, to be sure, in that unique colonial Africa way. The rooms are nothing fancy - in fact they're in need of refurbishing - but they're very comfortable and secure. the restaurant is very good, especially the breakfast buffet. The real standout at Fairview is the service. You don't run into anyone who works there who doesn't treat you like you're their best guest.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2011

I was a little unsure of trusting the TripAdvisor review for the Fairview over going with a large chain where you supposedly know what you're getting. The Fairview has earned it's spot! The hotel has the charm of its age (built in 1909ish), but has been updated very carefully and cleanly to include all the modern amenities you need. It was clean and comfortable, and the food was great. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2011

We arrived late in the evening from the airport and left the following morning for our trip to the Masai Mara. As far as we can judge from our short stay, the hotel grounds seemed very well kept. I loved all the flowers and the small waterfall in the garden. We even saw two lovebirds when coming back to the room after breakfast!
Our room was clean and the free WLAN appreciated.
There was a wide choice at breakfast. We were too late for dinner though, but the menu seemed nice enough.
The hotel was perfect for an overnight stay in Nairobi and we did not feel that we lost time on the transfer between hotel and the two airports.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2011 via mobile

Beautiful surroundings, an oasis in the midst of chaotic Nairobi, wonderful location, service, rooms, etc. Highly recommended in every way. Have no doubts, it is well worth it!

  • Stayed October 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Bishops Road | P.O Box 40842, Nairobi 00100, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Nairobi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Nairobi
#3 Business Hotel in Nairobi
#6 Romantic Hotel in Nairobi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nairobi's most popular and only family-run four star hotel comprising of 127 rooms (with some five star rooms!). Our product offering is designed for the business traveller with various room types set in five acres of beautiful gardens. Our room rates include bed, breakfast, wifi and all taxes. We are situated 2 kilometers out of the Nairobi central business district on Upper hill, away from the noise of Nairobi. ... more   less 
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