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“The best Karen has to offer!” 5 of 5 stars
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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
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“The best Karen has to offer!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

This was my second stay at House of Waine and just like the first, it did not disappoint. The quaint inn is comfortable, the grounds are beautiful, and the staff is friendly and attentive. House of Waine is truly a luxurious inn and the perfect start to any luxury safari.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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HoWNairobi, Manager at House of Waine, responded to this review, December 23, 2013
Thank you for staying with us again, we appreciate your support and kind feedback.

We are happy you had a comfortable stay with us and look foward to hosting you again on your next trip to Nairobi.

Thank you.

House of Waine team.
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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  • Service
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Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013 via mobile

My first trip to Africa and I now understand the seduction!! The House of Waine is sublime! The staff were extraordinary,the house itself is full of class,food divine,a simply wonderful experience! Quite a distance from the chaos of Nairobi and the airport,so quiet and close to wonderful attractions such as Elephant orphanage,Giraffe centre,Karen Blixen museum,it was the perfect choice!

  • Stayed October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 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, December 23, 2013
Thank you for choosing House of Waine on your first trip to Africa, we were honoured to host you.

We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and also found time to enjoy the various attractions in the area.

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

Thank you.

House of Waine team.
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Ashford, United Kingdom
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132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

Very friendly hotel in a quiet area in the Nairobi suburbs, close to the Giraffe Centre and not too far from Wilson. Stayed here with 2 young children and were made to feel very welcome. The gardens are beautiful and the pool area very good. Food was of very high quality - small menu which changes daily, all 6 meals we had here were excellent. The rooms are spacious and full of character. Would definitely stay again.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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HoWNairobi, Manager at House of Waine, responded to this review, November 19, 2013
We are glad you and your family enjoyed your stay with us and highly appreciate your kind feed back.
It was a pleasure hosting you and we look forward to hosting you again on your next stay in Nairobi.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

I stayed here on business for a week. I loved my room with the four poster bed and claw foot bath. The area is lovely and close to a lot of tourist attractions. Staff were superb and very attentive. Clean and good dinners and breakfasts! Thanks Anthony and the team!

Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
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HoWNairobi, Manager at House of Waine, responded to this review, November 19, 2013
Thank you for staying with us and for the kind feed back.

We all look forward to hosting you again on your next stay in Nairobi.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

Luxurious grounds....quiet and serene setting just outside of Nairobi in Karen. Just where you want to be to see the best of Nairobi..David Sheldricks, Karen Blixen, Kazuri Bead factory, Flip flop recycle factory...all within a few miles. Perfect stop before or after your safari. Large, spacious rooms with top of the line amenities. Staff is impeccable! Food was delicious! Felt relaxed and invigorated...Loved hearing all the nightime sounds....great start for my safari..

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
    • 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, October 31, 2013
We happily note that you enjoyed your stay with us and found time to explore the beautiful spots around Karen.

The whole House of Waine team appreciate your kind feed back and look forward to your next stay.

Thank you.

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Harpenden, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

We stopped here for one night after Safari and before heading off to Zanzibar. The staff could not have made us feel more welcome and even set up a private dinner for us as we were on our honeymoon. The room was fantastic and both meals we ate there were delicious. The grounds are lovely and the hotel seemed to be in a more affluent area of Nairobi. If we are ever in need of a hotel in Nairobi again we will look nowhere else.

Thanks to all the staff for making us feel so welcome and ensuring we had a great stopover there.

  • Stayed September 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, October 31, 2013
It was a great pleasure to host you during your honeymoon and the whole team highly appreciates your kind feedback.

Thank you for choosing us and we look forward to hosting you on your next visit to Nairobi.

House of Waine team
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013 via mobile

We stayed for one night during our stopover from the Masai Mara to the Seychelles as part of our honeymoon and we're very impressed by the hotel and grounds.

The hotel is situated in an upscale area of Nairobi with an amazing garden and pool. The restaurant was also good as we enjoyed the lunch (reasonably priced for a high end place). The service was friendly and very good and our room was amazing. We were upgraded for free to the top suite there which was massive.

All in all this is a very good boutique hotel in Nairobi and is right up there baed in Western standards as everything is in great shape and immaculately maintained. Highly recommend.

Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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HoWNairobi, Manager at House of Waine, responded to this review, October 31, 2013
We were honored to host you during your honeymoon and are happy you had a memorable experience with us.

Thank you for your kind remarks and we look to welcoming you again in future.


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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 Luxury Hotel in Nairobi
#1 Family 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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