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House of Waine

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06/04/2017 06/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed May 22, 2014

Lovely small hotel with beautiful grounds. Being located in Karen it is convenient to many tourist destinations -- Karen Blixen Museum, Giraffe Sanctuary etc. without having to endure the congestion in downtown Nairobi. Due to location (taxi's not sitting out front) I would suggest organizing ground transportation in advance. Hotel arranged airport transfers for us and probably could arrange for...

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

Thank you for choosing House of Waine and for the kind feedback, it was a pleasure hosting you. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and took time to enjoy some of the attractions in the Karen area. Indeed we can organize transfers and hired cars within 15 minutes. House of Waine team.

Reviewed May 3, 2014

This place is lovely. Old colonial style and full of great furniture. Very quiet which suited us nicely. The staff are great and the food was good. It seemed to be quite low occupancy which meant their was a slight lack of atmosphere but this is a minor issue. The only thing I would question is the extra $90 they...

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It was a pleasure hosting you and we highly appreciate your kind feedback. We are glad your family and you enjoyed your stay with us as well as the food and service offered. As a policy children below 02 years stay free of charge while from 3 to 11 years a 50% charge applies hence the extra charge. We all...

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Reviewed April 12, 2014

We stayed one night after a long flight from USA, arrived late night and they could not be more welcoming. With drinks and snacks and made us feel right at home at the late hour. Next morning had a nice walk around the wonderful grounds with pool and mornings sounds of the birds etc. Had a nice breakfast before we...

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

It was a pleasure hosting you at House of Waine and we are happy your stay with us was comfortable. We appreciate your kind feedback and hope you had a great safari. We all look forward to welcoming you back on your next stay in Nairobi. House of Waine team.

Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed April 11, 2014

My significant other and I have made it a tradition to spend 9th April at House of Waine, Nairobi for her birthday. The management and staff of House of Waine have exceeded our expectations for the last 5 years with their fantastic service, thoughtfulness, extra step, amazing foods and excellent decor. Without going into details of naming the excellent staff,...

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

Thank you for staying with us again, it was a pleasure hosting you and we are glad we made your stay memorable. We highly appreciate your kind feedback and continued support, and look forward to your next stay. Thank you. House of Waine team.

Virginia
Reviewed March 11, 2014

My wife and I stayed here one night on way to safari camps. Nice place, decent room, nice grounds with pool. Dinner only OK (below safari camp quality). Breakfast good. Didn't need staff, but don't remember them. No cocktail hour or particular ambiance. We were only people staying there, so maybe that was a factor.

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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 and we highly appreciate your feedback. We are glad you enjoyed our facilities and breakfast. We have also taken into consideration your feedback on dinner. We hope to host you again on your next stay in Nairobi. House of Waine team.

Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed March 10, 2014

This is a perfect get away place in Nairobi yet with a feel of "away from the city" hustles & bustles. Food is fantastic, service is on point & the facility very well maintained. Was there for our wedding anniversary & the staff went out of their way to make the stay worth remembering...Thanks & we will be back :)

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It was a pleasure to host you on your wedding anniversary and are happy we made your stay memorable. We appreciate your kind feedback and look forward to your next stay. Thank you. House of Waine team.

Switzerland
Reviewed February 28, 2014

We returned again to House of Waine in December 2013. Our flight from Zurich was late, the airport was in chaos because it was the night before the Independence Célébrations and there was a power cut - we were in the pitch dark. It was pouring with rain and thousands of people were waiting for friends/family to arrive at the...

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

We were happy to welcome you back to House of Waine and are glad you had a great stay with us after a long trip. We all hope the rest of your holiday was enjoyable and look forward to welcoming you back on your next stay in Nairobi. Thank you for your kind feedback. House of Waine team.

Bucks
Reviewed February 27, 2014

We arrived late in the evening but the staff ,including the chef had stayed to welcome us and prepare food. It's a beautiful boutique hotel with 11 rooms in lovely grounds, with a swimming pool and located in Karen a suburb of Nairobi close to all the attractions like the Giraffe and Elephant sanctuaries and the Karen Blixan museum. We...

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

We were honored to host you at House of Waine on your 25th anniversary and are happy that you had a special time and enjoyed our services and meals. Thank you for your kind words, we look forward to hosting you again in future. House of Waine team.

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed February 26, 2014

My husband and I, along with our two teenage sons, stayed at House of Waine for 2 nights in January. We could not have made a better choice in terms of location as it is so close to all the attractions that Karen has to offer. The accommodation was beautiful and spacious. It felt like an oasis after the hustle...

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

Thank you for choosing House of Waine, it was a pleasure hosting you and your family, we are glad you enjoyed your two nights stay with us. We highly appreciate your kind feedback and look forward to welcoming you back on your next stay in Nairobi. House of Waine team.

South Orange, New Jersey
Reviewed February 18, 2014

I wish we had stayed with House of Waine for a few more days. We had a hectic schedule and it was always nice to arrive back to the oasis of relaxation away from hustle & bustle of Nairobi. Despite an annoying incident with a taxi driver referred by the hotel, our needs were met expeditiously and in a friendly...

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

Dear Albert, It was a pleasure hosting you and your family at House of Waine and we are happy you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for your kind feedback, we all appreciate it and also take note of the inconvenience caused by the taxi transfer. We look forward to hosting you again on your next trip. House of...

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  • Pool
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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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: $377 - $747 (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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Hotel Of Waine
Of Waine Hotel
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“Seemed good for short stays, 2 to 3 days”
210sharonn, Mar 28, 2017 | Read review
“Rooms are large, quiet, and individually and tastefully furnished.”
berbelp, Jan 11, 2017 | Read review
“Every accommodation is similar and has everything you need for a weekend or a Business Trip. ”
SteveH318, Jan 10, 2017 | Read review
“Ask to be shown the rooms available before selecting. They all have distinctive decor, and you can chose the one closest to your liking :)”
749sarahn, Nov 25, 2016 | Read review
“The room are all quiet as it is in a good neighbourhood in Nairobi”
cack2, Nov 6, 2016 | Read review
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