We had a two-night stay at the Fairview in early November at the beginning of our safari to Kenya and Tanzania. It seemed like a short drive from the International airport and an even shorter one to Wilson Airport. It was hard to imagine we were in a large city like Nairobi given the quiet neighborhood. Could not have asked for a friendlier staff. The Fairview is nicely landscaped with a variety of flowering shrubs, trees and gardens. Abundance of birdlife particularly in the morning before gardeners and other staff get active. The décor both inside and outside added a nice touch to this large hotel. Variety of amenities included two outdoor eateries, pool, business center, gift shop, and Internet access (15 minutes for $2.00). The breakfast buffet was particularly good. We were surprised at the number of mosquitoes at the patio restaurant near the pool area in late afternoon (in sunlight)!
Our room was at ground level in a building across an entrance way from the main hotel. Although somewhat isolated from the rest of the hotel, it was very quiet, clean and comfy. A very nice transition from air travel to safari time. Depending on the route we wanted to take back to the main building we had one or two security gates to pass with a computer card. The hotel management was very interested in our stay and responsive. As part of checking out we completed a paper survey of our stay and next time on the Internet we noted a reply from the management. The employee we mentioned as providing excellent service was to receive a cash bonus.
The Fairview Hotel was not “stuffy” like some larger hotels can be. We felt very comfortable there and would certainly consider staying there again. As the price was included in the total safari package I do not know the rate for our room. Thus, the rating for value is somewhat subjective.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Fairview Hotel Nairobi