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Fairview Hotel

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Seattle, Washington
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Entering the gates to the Fairview was like getting through Fort Knox...so much security. Once inside, you are in an amazing world of restaurants, beautiful grounds, a gift shop, helpful staff, and very clean, modern, light-filled rooms. We dined around the lighted pool one evening, seated at elegant tables, served by a staff of suited waiters, and serenaded with live...

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Stavanger, Norway
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Expensive but worth money. Safe and quiet high quality hotel with attentive staff and 4 (?) restaurants. Green oasis when you are back from daily nightmare-like traffic in Nairobi. We did not have a chance to check the pool but it looked very promising. Good hygenic restaurants - none if us experienced any problems. High security level. Some rooms did...

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Thank Magdalena B
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The hotel has an allure to it, as it looks old, but stylishly. food was great (applause for the chef and the waiters), drivers were excellent and helpful. I didn't manage to experience the entirety of the hotel (I heard there was a pool, but it was a very short trip). so it still holds secrets for next time, as...

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Thank mark v
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

there many hotels coming up in upper hill, but they all cant match fairview's serene, calmness, oldish feel.i had been stuck in the usual upper hill traffic but once i got in, literally you just relax. I had some well done sandwiches and fresh juices. I liked the attentiveness of the staff and their uniform as well

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London
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Slight inconvenience with added security as next to embassy, but probably safer for that. Clearly business hotel. Nice in that it is historic and has beautiful gardens. We were given a 'free upgrade' on checking in, which meant that we were across the road in a different building. Huge room and very quiet and peaceful, but inconvenience of needing key...

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Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Fairview Hotel continues to be my favorite destination for holding conferences because of its ambience, space, beautiful gardens and above all very skilled personnel. The staff are great and efficient. My bookings were accurate (from conferencing, to dinners cocktail). The service at the business center is professional. I shall continue to take my conferences here. Thank you.

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Angus M, Public Relations Manager at Fairview Hotel, responded to this review

It is always lovely to read great reviews from guests who visit us time and time again and please accept our most sincere thanks for your continued patronage of the City Lodge Hotel Group. We are absolutely delighted to learn that you enjoyed your stay with us and we are pleased to read your appraisal of our team, services and...

Gloucester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This hotel is centrally placed in Nairobi and has been for over a hundred years. It has extensive grounds which have gardens and a swimming pool, as well as a number of sunbathing areas and bars. Unfortunately the city of Nairobi has grown up around it and has overshadowed it in some ways. It is very secure with formidable security...

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Angus M, Public Relations Manager at Fairview Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us. We look forward to another opportunity to host you in the future, and thank you for your positive and constructive comments.

Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed in the rooms facing the pool. this is a really nice hotel. it felt like home. the staff were friendly (and sometimes overly friendly.) Breakfast was great. the gym was nice. i really loved this place

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Angus M, Public Relations Manager at Fairview Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us, and we are so glad that you had a great stay! We look upon our hotel as a ‘home from home’ for all of our guests and strive to create an atmosphere to match this, so for us to read that you found this to be the case is truly rewarding feedback for us....

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I experienced Fairview's hospitality and it's conference facilities. The staff are genuinely friendly, helpful and welcoming, always with a smile. Excellent customer service! I'd especially like to thank Elizabeth for her warmth and efficient service. I stayed in a standard economy single room. It was clean, well designed and comfortable. My only recommendation for improvement is the plumbing. Water pressure...

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Angus M, Public Relations Manager at Fairview Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us. We are absolutely delighted to learn that you enjoyed your stay with us and we are pleased to read your appraisal of our team, services and facilities.

Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent service - staff heavenly. Breakfast .... will take you to heaven! Paul at reception organized a great deal and sorted out my bookings.com nightmare immediately with the biggest smile ever. Loved everything about Fairview .... and this was my 5th stay ....! I will be back.

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Angus M, Public Relations Manager at Fairview Hotel, responded to this review

We are absolutely delighted to learn that you enjoyed your stay with us and glad to hear that we met your expectations. It is always very rewarding to receive such a great feedback. We are so pleased to learn that you are a regular guest of ours. We look forward to another opportunity to host you in the future, and...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
Food & drink at the hotel
Mukutan Garden Cafe
Mukutan Garden Cafe
Cuisines: European, Bar, International, Contemporary, Pub
Mitende Atrium
Mitende Atrium
Cuisines: European, Italian
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Shuttle Bus Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Fairview Hotel is owned and operated by the City Lodge Hotel Group. It is Nairobi's most popular four star hotel comprising of 127 rooms (with some five star rooms!). Our product offering is designed for the business traveller with various room types set in five acres of beautiful gardens. Our room rates include bed, breakfast, wifi and all taxes. We are situated 2 kilometers out of the Nairobi central business district on Upper hill. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Fairview Hotel

Address: Bishops Road, Nairobi 00100, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Nairobi
Price Range: $181 - $237 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Fairview Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 127
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Also Known As:
Fairview Hotel Nairobi
Hotel Style:
#5 Business Hotel in Nairobi
#5 Luxury Hotel in Nairobi
#5 Family Hotel in Nairobi
#8 Romantic Hotel in Nairobi
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  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“Stay in main hotel for convenience”
 of 5 bubbles LondonHelly, 5 days ago | Read review
“Avoid one that overlooks the main car park, as it is noisy in the evenings.”
 of 5 bubbles Mzee-Iain, 1 week ago | Read review
“Stay longer!!!!”
 of 5 bubbles FrancoisRauch, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“loved my room, which was on 2nd floor.”
 of 5 bubbles WoodTiger77, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“Pwani pool good for dinner since you are next to a swimming pool”
 of 5 bubbles kevkokip, 4 weeks ago | Read review
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