We had two nights stay at Fairview, one before and one after the safari trip. I haven't been to any other hotels in Nairobi nor this area, but this hotel is definitely on par with other western hotel standards, and it make my stay really comfortable.
Upon arriving, the check in process is quite smooth, and we were guided to our room. The room of the first night is in the main building, the decor is a bit tired but very clean, and suit your needs well. On the second stay we were upgraded to a suite? in the neighboring part which you need to cross a road using your room key.
Every time you entered the hotel, you will get scanned this made us feel really safe while staying there. Especially thinking about the security control afterwards as we were leaving the hotel at the same day the terrorist attack at the shopping mall in Nairobi.
We've also sampled the restaurants in Fairview, as we were flying from Melbourne to here via Dubai, so really reluctant to go outside to find any other dinning places. Fortunately, the food served from their in hotel restaurants is pretty good, we can't even finish both our dishes, and the price maybe high on African standards but not outrageous comparing to our local dining back in Melbourne.
The best part of the hotel is the view, that you feel like you are in a garden everywhere. It's so beautiful just to stay and rest in the hotel, and the first impression definitely changed my view towards Africa.
Should I come to visit Nairobi again, there is no doubt I will stay at Fairview!