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House of Waine

Masai Lane & Bogani Road | Karen, PO Box 25035, Nairobi 00603, Kenya
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  • Karen Blixen Museum
    0.7 mi
  • 4 star hotel
  • Pool
Reviewed August 10, 2014
Comfortable Safari Launching Point
We spent our first day in Kenya at The House of Waine. It is a... more
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Reviewed August 10, 2014

We spent our first day in Kenya at The House of Waine. It is a comfortable facility with large rooms and good food and service. The best aspect of the hotel is the great location which is central to a variety of great activities in Karen (a suburb of Nairobi). We spent a full day exploring the area before heading...

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HoWNairobi, Manager at House of Waine, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us on your first night in Kenya on your way to Safari. We are happy you found our rooms comfortable, food and service good and also found time enjoy the various attractions nearby. We hope you had a wonderful vacation and look forward to hosting you again. House Of Waine team.

Christchurch, United Kingdom
Reviewed August 5, 2014

This must be a piece of heaven in Nairobi. We were upgraded to the suite, and wow, what a stunning room, very large and comfortable with a superb balcony. The hotel also has a large swimming pool and beautiful gardens. It is located in a quiet and pretty area of Nairobi with easy access to local attractions. The restaurant is...

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HoWNairobi, Manager at House of Waine, responded to this review

We were honored to host you at House Of Waine and are glad you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for your very kind feedback, we happily note that you enjoyed your meals and wines with us, the beautiful gardens, service and also found time to enjoy some of the numerous attractions nearby. We look forward to hosting you again on...

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed August 5, 2014

We ended our safari vacation at the House of Waine. It was an unexpected stop for us but provided a nice break before heading home. The staff is incredibly gracious and went out of their way to make us comfortable. For example our departing flight was schedule to leave very late in the day, and the manager gave us the...

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HoWNairobi, Manager at House of Waine, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us at the end of your Safari vacation, we are happy you enjoyed your stay with us and that we made your stay comfortable. We are glad we could assist on your day of departure and highly appreciate your kind feedback. We all look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit. House Of...

Rayleigh, United Kingdom
Reviewed August 4, 2014

We stayed here for just one night in July. The Room was Huge & perfect with the exception of a small fault on the shower head which sprayed water everywhere other than that couldn't fault it. If I went back to Nairobi would stay here without a doubt. Friendly staff and nice Breakfast.

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HoWNairobi, Manager at House of Waine, responded to this review

It was a pleasure hosting you, we are glad you found our staff friendly and enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for your kind feedback which we have taken to consideration. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit. House Of Waine team.

Dallas, Texas
Reviewed August 3, 2014

We loved the House of Waine. The rooms, meals and service were all impeccable. A perfect beginning to our safari. Fantastic location for visiting Daphe Sheldrick Trust as well as Giraffe Center and Karen Blixen house. We would stay here again. With mounting security concerns in Kenya - especially on the coast and in Nairobi, the House of Waine feels...

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HoWNairobi, Manager at House of Waine, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us on your way to Safari, we are happy you found our meals and service impeccable, enjoyed your Swahili lessons and also found time to enjoy the various attractions nearby. We look forward to hosting you again on your next visit. House Of Waine team.

Frankfurt, Germany
Reviewed August 3, 2014

We stayed 1 night in the House of Waine during our Kenya Honeymoon Travel and we loved this small, personal house with the lovely people, beautiful environment, tasteful, romantical rooms and absolute calmness. We liked everything about this hotel and can recommend it with all our heart!

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HoWNairobi, Manager at House of Waine, responded to this review

It was a pleasure hosting you on your honeymoon, thank you for choosing House of Waine. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit. Thank you. House Of Waine team.

Portland, Oregon
Reviewed August 3, 2014

Tired and waiting a few days for our flight, we relaxed in the comforts of the House of Waine. We enjoyed the warm and accommodating service and the comfortable accommodations. The atmosphere is very quiet. Located in the upscale suburb of Karen, we felt secure but a little isolated. The Karen Blixen museum and the Giraffe Center are close by...

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HoWNairobi, Manager at House of Waine, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us, we are happy you found our services warm and accommodating, and our rooms comfortable. We hope you had a good rest before your flight and we have taken note of your feedback, which we highly appreciate. We look forward to hosting you again on your next visit. Thank you. House Of Waine team.

Dallas, Texas
Reviewed July 29, 2014

As we know, Nairobi is a dangerous place. I booked House of Waine because it is outside of the city. It is a romantic, relaxing, oasis with a very short drive to the Karen Blixen House, Giraffe center, and Sheldrick Elephant orphanage. The bedrooms and bathrooms were amazingly clean, and they even put hot water bottles in your bed each...

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Thank you for staying with us and for your kind feedback. We are happy you enjoyed your stay with us and found time to enjoy the various attractions nearby. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit. Thank you. House Of Waine team.

Melbourne
Reviewed July 18, 2014

Our first night in Africa could not have been more perfect. This boutique hotel is quite gorgeous and an oasis in an otherwise very frenetic city. Our rooms (the Safari and then??) were perfect for a family of four and we felt completely at home due to the beautiful and understated service from Dennis, Maurice, Robert, Mary and all the...

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HoWNairobi, Manager at House of Waine, responded to this review

It was a pleasure hosting you and your family at House of Waine. Thank you for staying with us and for your kind feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us, started off your Safari well and hope you had a great time. We all look forward to hosting you again on your next stay in Nairobi. House...

Mission Viejo, California
Reviewed July 16, 2014

I actually first stayed at the House of Waine at the end of a very hectic and busy safari. I had a large group and just wanted to unwind and relax. I was pooped!! The moment the driver took me through the gates of this property I knew instantly that this place was very special! I really do love it...

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Thank you for choosing House of Waine and for your kind feedback, it is very encouraging. We highly appreciate your support and are glad that you enjoy our services whenever you stay with us including the accommodation, food and the service offered by our staff. We all look forward to warmly welcoming you back to your special place. House Of...

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Breakfast included
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Additional Information about House of Waine

Address: Masai Lane & Bogani Road | Karen, PO Box 25035, Nairobi 00603, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Nairobi
Price Range: $383 - $749 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — House of Waine 4.5*
Number of rooms: 11
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Also Known As:
House Of Waine Hotel Nairobi
Hotel Of Waine
Of Waine Hotel
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#1 Family Hotel in Nairobi
#1 Romantic Hotel in Nairobi
#9 Business Hotel in Nairobi
#13 Luxury Hotel in Nairobi
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“Rooms are large, quiet, and individually and tastefully furnished.”
 of 5 bubbles berbelp, 1 week ago | Read review
“Every accommodation is similar and has everything you need for a weekend or a Business Trip. ”
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“Ask to be shown the rooms available before selecting. They all have distinctive decor, and you can chose the one closest to your liking :)”
 of 5 bubbles 749sarahn, Nov 25, 2016 | Read review
“The room are all quiet as it is in a good neighbourhood in Nairobi”
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“All the rooms were very spacious and luxurious - with excellent coffee delivered first thing in the morning.”
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