Although I had stayed many times at the Intercontinental Hotel, due to favorable reviews, I decided to try the Fairview Hotel, a very wise decision. The hotel is an oasis in the bustle of downtown Nairobi. Located near the Israel Embassy, the security is top of the line. Not only are the staff are very friendly but there was also an enjoyable chorus of tree frogs to welcome us.
Initially, I was a little concerned that our room, which was supposed to have two double beds, had one bed plus a sofa bed. The check in person said we could be moved for the second night if the sofa bed was uncomfortable. It was wonderful! No issues at all and no need to relocate. Wi fi is available in the room and quite fast once I figured out that I needed to go to the hotel’s website to connect (this is common now at many of the locations). The room had a separate bathtub and stall shower, good water pressure and plenty of hot water. There was also a desk fan to help circulate the air.
The breakfast buffet was enjoyable with a huge selection of fresh fruits, cereals, pastries and eggs cooked to one’s liking. Dinner at the poolside cafe was excellent and prices reasonable.
The gift shop near the entrance had a very nice selection of items. They also sell postage stamps