My first visit was during the tourist off season this last November, and I instantly fell in love. Passion fruit was in season and the drinks on the terrace on arrival were ambrosia like. I stayed in the Karen Blixen suite and luxuriated in a bathtub covered with so many red rose blossoms that they nearly covered the bath water. The rest of the room was furnished with Blixen's actual furniture! The Manor under what I understand is new ownership is heavenly...giraffes peaking at you over breakfast, hot tea or sherry delivered to your room at tea/drinks time... Terribly helpful and able staff and hosts...even your own technology issues cured instantly. In the evening we had a choice of dinner in the private dining room or on the veranda..both very elegant and comfortable. Food was luscious but nothing really matches the setting which is all enveloping and intoxicating.. Red earth, an English country manor, giraffes with personalities and names, and all of this within the environs of Nairobi. To be honest, I was shocked at the impact of the whole experience... Instant relaxation...this place is a wow.
- Also Known As:
- Giraffe Manor Hotel Nairobi