The Fairview hotel was great as it was in a very nice and quiet location, outside of downtown Nairobi and close to Wilson airport and to Karen where I did the majority of my sightseeing. I had booked a First Class room and was assigned one of their new rooms. It was nice with a flat screen television and comfortable bed, although I did find the bathroom amenities lacking as there was only one pump container of combination shampoo/soap, but that was okay as I'd brought my own. The hotel landscaping and grounds were beautiful, the restaurants and first class lounge (good high speed internet) were wonderful and the service was exemplary.
Susan the server in the breakfast restaurant went above and beyond as when I had challenges using my cell phone and the front desk was busy with guest checking out, she made a call for me and when she wasn’t getting good cell reception, she even handed me her phone and told me to take it outside so that I could make a local Nairobi phone call with better cell reception. The restaurant was also very good and I enjoyed all of the items I selected.
Also, if you need a local guide you should contact Kennedy the owner of Waymark Safaris, I was fortunate he was available for my one full day in Nairobi and he is very friendly, knowledgeable and great company while visiting KWS, Sheldricks, Karen Blixen’s House and various other locations.
I’d highly recommend this hotel as it is a perfect way to start your Safari as it away from the craziness of downtown Nairobi and the ambiance is wonderful