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House of Waine
4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Masai Lane & Bogani Road | Karen, PO Box 25035, Nairobi 00603, Kenya   |  
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Ranked #1 of 101 hotels in Nairobi
Hartbeespoort, South Africa
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“First Kenya trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

Was a very good experience. People are friendly and very helpful. Food is of a good standard, and the rooms are big and spacious. Wasn't a lot at the house but when there the staff was ready to help with anything.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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HoWNairobi, Manager at House of Waine, responded to this review, June 11, 2013
We are honoured you chose us for your first trip to Kenya. We appreciate your great feedback and are glad you had a wonderful time.

We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to Nairobi.

Thank you.
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

My husband an I stayed at the House of Waine in Kenya in the charming suburb of Karen. It is away from the hustle and bustle of Nairobi, but near Giraffe, Manor, Karen Blixen Museum, bead factory, elephant orphanage and more. The service s definitely 5*; the staff goes out of their way to provide and please. The grounds are immaculate, the rooms (each different) are lovely and the restaurant food is really delicious. Can't wait to go back.

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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HoWNairobi, Manager at House of Waine, responded to this review, June 11, 2013
Thank you for choosing House of Waine and we are happy you enjoyed your stay with us.

We highly appreciate your great feedback and look forward to hosting you on your next visit to Nairobi.

Thank you.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

I stay in Nairobi often, and generally I am impressed with the standards of accommodation and the attitudes of hotel staff when I visit Kenya. House Of Waine, however, takes this to a whole new level in every way. I can honestly say that I have never stayed anywhere better! Set in a quiet location in Karen in a beautiful garden, with rooms that are extremely well appointed and staff who make you feel like a genuine guest, the overall experience is a special one. There were many small aspects of my stay there that are too numerous to mention - these, combined with attention to detail, made it so memorable that I really look forward to being able to stay there again!

Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
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HoWNairobi, Manager at House of Waine, responded to this review, June 11, 2013
Thank you for staying with us and we are glad you had a memorable stay.

We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to Nairobi.

Thank you.
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Lake Ronkonkoma New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

This place is amazing the staff helpful and very friendly. The food here is really amazing we had dinner here the last night of our trip and was blown away by how good it was (dinner first night was at Carnivore ) Its a small hotel with a nice pool and is very quiet.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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HoWNairobi, Manager at House of Waine, responded to this review, May 31, 2013
Thank you for choosing House of Waine and the great feedback.

It was a pleasure hosting you and we look forward to welcoming you on your next stay.

Thank you.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

Our second stay once in 2010 and again for 2 nights in early March 2013. This is wonderful place to relax after safari. Great food great staff. Very nice rooms and property. Feels like you are back in time. Pool is a great addition.

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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HoWNairobi, Manager at House of Waine, responded to this review, April 15, 2013
We were greatly honoured to host you for a second visit and we are glad you had a wonderful time.

Thank you for choosing House of Waine and we highly appreciate your feedback.
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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 hotel reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

We stayed at the House of Waine for one night on the way back from our honeymoon at the Masai Mara and on the way to Mauritius.

We wish we could have stayed longer tho, bcoz the little and charming hotel was amazing!! We got upgraded to to the biggest suite in the house and with a wonderful balcony facing the pool.

We had a delicious and romantic dinner for only the two of us and the breakfast was delicious too!

Totally recommended and aproved!

Thanks to all the staff!

Greetings from Sweden,
Paula & Anders Lentell

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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HoWNairobi, Manager at House of Waine, responded to this review, May 31, 2013
Thank you for staying with us and the great feedback. We look forward to hosting you on your next stay.
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

I decided to go on a volunteer vacation with "me to we", the first night we stayed at 'House of Waine'. It is located in the Karen area of Nairobi, it was very nice, absolutely beautiful decor, large rooms, swimming pool and lovely yard. It is also walking distance to 'Karen Blixen' museum. The staff was absolutely very welcoming and out of all the places I have visited, Kenyans are the nicest people!

Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
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HoWNairobi, Manager at House of Waine, responded to this review, February 21, 2013
Thank you very much for choosing to stay with us and for the feedback, we highly appreciate it.

We are glad you had a wonderful experience of our Kenyan experience.

Thankyou.
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Address: Masai Lane & Bogani Road | Karen, PO Box 25035, Nairobi 00603, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Nairobi
Amenities:
Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Nairobi
#1 Luxury Hotel in Nairobi
#1 Romantic Hotel in Nairobi
#2 Business Hotel in Nairobi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — House of Waine 4.5*
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