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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 100 hotels in Nairobi
Selkirk, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Oasis in the city”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

From the welcome to departure, House Of Waine is a refuge from a sometimes hectic travel schedule. There is an atmosphere of relaxation, regrouping and restoration as every need is attended to one hundred percent. The grounds are amazing - the rooms superb. No attention to detail is missed - highly recommended!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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, July 1, 2013
Thank you for your great feedback and we are glad you chose us. We look forward to continue making your stays in Nairobi memorable.

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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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Sighisoara, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

Kenya is new to me, but since becoming a regular traveller to Nairobi in 2013, I have been delighted by my experiences at House of Waine. The location is ideal, close enough to the city, but set away in a green and quiet area close to many attractions. But it is not the location that thrills, but the House itself and the service one experiences. Set in its own gardens, this former private home feels exactly that, with numerous details worth writing home about eg rooms are not numbered but named, my favourite being Tembo, thus themed on elephants, Tembo meaning Elephant in Swahili, the menu is short but varies at lunch and dinner and all dishes are outstanding And finally the staff are wonderful, being courteous and always going the extra mile to assure one's comfort

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

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HoWNairobi, Manager at House of Waine, responded to this review, July 1, 2013
Thank you for choosing House of Waine and we are glad your experiences with us are delightful.

We highly appreciate your feed back and the whole team look forward to hosting you on your next visit.

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Hartbeespoort, South Africa
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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.

Room Tip: All rooms are equal.
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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.

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Denver
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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.

Room Tip: All the rooms on the backside of the building have beautiful views of the pool, manicured grounds an...
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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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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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.

Room Tip: All of the rooms were large and had really nice beds in them.
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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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11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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.

Room Tip: We like the rooms on the ends.
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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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Address: Masai Lane & Bogani Road | Karen, PO Box 25035, Nairobi 00603, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Nairobi
Amenities:
Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Nairobi
#1 Family Hotel in Nairobi
#1 Luxury 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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