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Fairview Hotel

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Benoni
Reviewed September 29, 2016 via mobile

This is my second time staying here . Staff are all friendly and helpful. Drinks around the stunning pool is magical. Rooms are clean . Breakfast has a large variety. Wi-Fi free . Gardens are luscious . Central for business .

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

Thank you for staying with us and for the wonderful review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your overall stay with us and that everything met your needs and expectations. We look forward to having you stay with us again soon.

Reviewed September 29, 2016

The last time I took visitors here was in 2004. Then recently I took my visitors and all was well set. They took us around then showed us in the Restaurant. We enjoyed the food, the good slow music and the service was good. Keep up the good work

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Thank you for staying with us and for the wonderful review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your overall stay with us and that everything met your needs and expectations. We look forward to having you stay with us again soon.

Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed September 28, 2016 via mobile

I visited this hotel earlier this month when I was in Kenya for 2 weeks and staying nearby. It was recommended by a friend as having good restaurants. Having had our full of Java House etc we just needed to relax, unwind and have a good evening meal. The hotel did not disappoint. On arrival, and because of our interest...

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

Thank you for staying with us and for the wonderful review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your overall stay with us and that everything met your needs and expectations. We look forward to having you stay with us again soon.

New Delhi, India
Reviewed September 26, 2016 via mobile

The hotel has a colonial charm to it, offering a comfortable and fun stay. All three restaurants offer sumptuous food, two of them with wonderful live music. There's abundant greenery around, for a hotel that is quite centrally located. The staff is warm and friendly. However, the hotel has 27 cats on it's property adding to the quirk quotient (which...

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Thank you for staying with us and for the wonderful review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your overall stay with us and that everything met your needs and expectations. We look forward to having you stay with us again soon.

Darmstadt, Germany
Reviewed September 26, 2016

Have been staying at Fairview during all my trips in Nairobi since 2013. I always feel welcome, the service is friendly. This month had to arrange a short meeting with 10 participants - the hotel arranged a nice meeting room Majani for running the meeting. Everything worked perfectly, wifi connection was good enough for online conferencing, the big screen allowed...

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Thank you for staying with us and for the great and wonderful review Vesa N. We are so glad that you enjoyed your overall stay with us and that everything met your needs and expectations. We look forward to having you stay with us again soon.

Surrey, Canada
Reviewed September 23, 2016

This is the third time my wife and I have stayed at the Fairview. The other stays were in 2010 and 2013. I am pleased to see that even after the change of ownership of the hotel, the standard of service has not diminished. Nairobi was the first stop on a 3 week safari adventure through Africa. Given our previous...

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Thank you for staying with us and for the positive and wonderful review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your overall stay with us and that everything met your needs and expectations. We look forward to having you stay with us again soon.

Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed September 23, 2016

This was a 4 day Business trip ; I do recommend when making a reservation that you ask for the Main Building and not the accommodation next door ! The room sections just across from the pool at ground level are great !

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Germany
Reviewed September 19, 2016

In 2016 I spent almost 3 months over several trips in this delightful period hotel. So I became quite accustomed to the place. All the staff are extremely cheerful, helpful and proud of the hotel. Just speak to any one of the 10 gardeners and you will discover their passion for keeping the hotel so attractive. The décor is very...

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Thank you for staying with us and for the wonderful review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your overall stay with us and that everything met your needs and expectations. We look forward to having you stay with us again soon.

Dijon, France
Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

Very nice place. The hotel is very secured. So if you want to feel protected it is ideal. Nice food with several restaurants pigaglio, local food, buffet..... Reasonable pool in the middle of a beautiful tropical garden.

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Thank you for staying with us, and we are so glad that you had a great stay! We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Australia
Reviewed September 14, 2016

We recently stayed at the Fairview on our way to Tanzania for one night. It was very comfortable and the gardens were great. My children enjoyed the great pizzas! We had hear that Nairobi was not safe...but we felt very safe here.

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Thank you for staying with us, and we are so glad that you had a great stay! We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

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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
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
Food & drink at the hotel
Mukutan Garden Cafe
Mukutan Garden Cafe
Cuisines: European, Bar, Cafe, International, Contemporary, Pub
Mitende Atrium
Mitende Atrium
Cuisines: Italian, European
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
  • Free Breakfast
  • 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: $175 - $230 (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 Family Hotel in Nairobi
#5 Business Hotel in Nairobi
#6 Luxury Hotel in Nairobi
#8 Romantic Hotel in Nairobi
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  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travelers prefer

“Ask for a room in the main hotel rather than the annex if you want an 'old style' room or if heavy rain is expected”
 of 5 bubbles WilliamsFamilyUk, 1 week ago | Read review
“Stayed in room 141- behind pool area- quiet and secluded away from main hotel, like paradise!”
 of 5 bubbles jennifermG1294OE, 1 week ago | Read review
“Avoid rooms 120-122”
 of 5 bubbles L6802EHantonios, Oct 19, 2016 | Read review
“Any room is good.”
 of 5 bubbles BridgetAtkinson_11, Oct 5, 2016 | Read review
“Most probably all rooms are excellent, mine for sure.”
 of 5 bubbles hazardous2016, Oct 1, 2016 | Read review
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