The Fairview Hotel is one of the nicer hotels in Nairobi. It is an old colonial building that has been in the same family for many years. The first thing you will notice is the very tight security. Even the entrance feels like an airline security check including an x-ray scanner for the bags. Once past the entance the grounds are absolutely beautiful. The reception staff are friendly & efficient.
The standard rooms are a bit 'boxy'. Try and stay on the ground floor near the entrance (rooms 1 to 3), they are a little larger. If you have longer hair, take your own shampoo. They provide a combo showergel /shampoo & the tiniest bar of English leather soap I have ever seen.
The rooms are basically in blocks & you need your key just to enter the block. The staff are super helpful & efficient.There is an amazing restaurant upstairs that has its own wine cellar downstairs. If you are not a patron of the restaurant you unfortunately cannot have a wine in the cellar. All the other restaurants on the property are also good with the one at the entrance serving really good pizza's and/or sandwiches. We had a conference there & the conference rooms were also nice with a great variety of good quality teas. Overall the Hotel is good value for money & right in town. The breakfast is your standard hotel fair, but tasty & well prepared.