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Fairview Hotel

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Provo, Utah
Reviewed October 31, 2011

I was a little unsure of trusting the TripAdvisor review for the Fairview over going with a large chain where you supposedly know what you're getting. The Fairview has earned it's spot! The hotel has the charm of its age (built in 1909ish), but has been updated very carefully and cleanly to include all the modern amenities you need. It...

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Switzerland
Reviewed October 31, 2011

We arrived late in the evening from the airport and left the following morning for our trip to the Masai Mara. As far as we can judge from our short stay, the hotel grounds seemed very well kept. I loved all the flowers and the small waterfall in the garden. We even saw two lovebirds when coming back to the...

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Valencia, Spain
Reviewed October 29, 2011

Beautiful surroundings, an oasis in the midst of chaotic Nairobi, wonderful location, service, rooms, etc. Highly recommended in every way. Have no doubts, it is well worth it!

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Sydney
Reviewed October 28, 2011

This hotel was an amazing surprise. I had booked it based off the TripAdvisor reviews and it did not disappoint. The beautiful garden settings, charming architecture and good quality restaurants meant an entire holiday could be spent within its grounds if desired (and we so desired, as it was a one night stop on our way back from safari). The...

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Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed October 27, 2011

Some of the best food available in a hotel in Nairobi. Smart, comfortable and functional rooms convenient for city work, i wish every city in the world had a Fariview.

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Delaware
Reviewed October 24, 2011

We stayed at the Fairview for just one night. We flew in late to Nairobi and left the next morning for Maasi Mara, so we did not really take advantage of the hotel amenities. Our room (on the first floor across from the breakfast area) was quite large, as was the bathroom, with a separate tub and shower. It was...

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Manchester
Reviewed October 23, 2011

Stayed here for 1 night prior to going on Safari. We were looking for somewhere pleasant and safe to stay the night and it certainly delivered. Very large spacious room with large bathroom and great hot shower much needed after long journey. Pleasant gardens and lovely pool. We also had dinner and breakfast at the hotel and both were very...

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Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed October 21, 2011

We had two rooms here in Oct. 2011 while taking our grandchildren on Safari. We were last here in 2009 and the hotel was just as good this time. Everything about this hotel is very good or excellent. The staff is clearly excellent. We highly recommend the Fairview, it is a fine hotel.

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toronto
Reviewed October 21, 2011

Arrived at midnight on Friday 30th Sept. for 3 nights prior to Seychelles and Serengeti. This is a very, very reasonably priced hotel. Room rates are from $150.00 ! It is worth getting the business for $17.00 more as then you can have coffee in the business room next to the main gourmet dining room and sit quietly. The business...

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Reviewed October 21, 2011

We lived there for one night before our safari. The garden and resturants in the hotel are very nice. It's also good at safety. But the room is just so so. The decoration of the room looks a bit old and the bathroom is also a little old.

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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, Cafe, International, Contemporary, Pub
Mitende Atrium
Mitende Atrium
Cuisines: European
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • 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
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Banquet Room
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: $160 - $222 (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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See which rooms travelers prefer

“In a business room on the ground floor , very quiet and private.”
 of 5 bubbles FionaJLinlithgow, 1 week ago | Read review
“I savor a good night's sleep - so I opted for the City Lodge side which was ideal for me.”
 of 5 bubbles Shermaster, 4 weeks ago | Read review
“The economy rooms are very small by modern standards.”
 of 5 bubbles sarmace, Dec 12, 2016 | Read review
“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, Dec 2, 2016 | Read review
“Stayed in room 141- behind pool area- quiet and secluded away from main hotel, like paradise!”
 of 5 bubbles jennifermG1294OE, Nov 29, 2016 | Read review
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