I have stayed at the Fairview for prolonged periods several times over the past few years and again this July and it is still one of my favourite hotels. The service level is excellent and the staff can't do enough for you. The rooms are maybe not a plush as some hotels but then it also a lot cheaper than other hotels I have looked and stayed at. The inclusive breakfast is very good and so is the overall dining experience.
The layout and "feel" of the hotel makes it a pleasant experience as it is not like the larger hotel chains where every hotel is the same wherever you are in the world.
Agree with previous reviewer around security procedures if you never have been to Nairobi. Don’t let this put you off the Fairview as during this trip I visited several other hotels in the centre of Nairobi all with similar security.
All in all I feel the Fairview is still the best place to stay in Nairobi........