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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2016 via mobile

Return visit. Still same great atmosphere. Truly feel that you are staying with friends rather than a hotel. Locally owned so offers a more authentic experience to other more established international hotels. Excellent option for exploring Nairobi and Karen. Food very good too!

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

It was a pleasure welcoming you back and we appreciate your kind feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to your next stay. Thank you. House of Waine team. More 

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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Wayne House welcomed us after a long flight. It is a beautiful house with grand hospitality, a good bar and restaurant and lavish rooms. The grounds are covered in flowers and exotic plantings. I will go there again.

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

Thank you for staying with us and for your kind feedback. We are glad you had a memorable stay with us, liked our bar, restaurant and rooms as well as our hospitality. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next stay. House of Waine team. More 

New York
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31 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I stayed here in between our safaris in Tanzania and Kenya and were wowed by the welcoming staff. We were on our belated honeymoon and they made it such a great experience. They provided us with a private, candle lit room with a fireplace for a romantic dinner while they decorated our room with rose petals and... More 

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

Thank you for staying with us while on safari and for taking time to give us your kind feedback. We are glad we made you feel welcome, that you had a great experience on your belated honeymoon, liked the Victoria room and that our team made your stay memorable. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit.... More 

San Jose, CA
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

We arrived at the House of Waine after an incredibly long journey that included a KLM/Delta Airlines botched with a 3 hour delay to start, a connection missed by 5 minutes resulting in a 10 hour delay for our next flight....which caused us to miss our first night at the House of Waine. Our loss! Once we arrived the next... More 

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

Thank you for staying with us and for your kind feedback. We are glad you had a memorable stay at House of Waine after long hours of travel at the beginning of your safari. We note that you liked the Safari room, enjoyed your meals with us, service and also found time to enjoy the various attractions nearby. We look... More 

Santa Clara, California
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8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

At the end of our African safari adventure, our last days were spent in the Nairobi suburb of Karen visiting a number of the Rothschild giraffe and baby elephant sanctuaries and the Kazuri beads factory. We stayed nearby at the House of Waine Hotel. This place is really special and was a perfect send-off to our special trip. The House... More 

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

Thank you for choosing House of Waine and it was a pleasure hosting you at the end of your African safari adventure. We are happy to note that you enjoyed your stay, liked the rooms, atmosphere, facilities, food and service and also found time to enjoy the various attractions close by. We also have taken note for action your feedback... More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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48 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

We stayed at House of Waine at the beginning of our Africa vacation this summer. It's a beautiful, small hotel with a boutique feel to it; great gardens, indoor (dinner) and outdoor (breakfast) seating, a large pool surrounded by grassy lawns and palms. We also visited the Karen Blixon house/museum, the David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage, and the Giraffe Center. All... More 

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

It was a pleasure hosting you at the beginning of your vacation and thank you for your kind feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us, the boutique feel, swimming pool, gardens and found the hotel beautiful. We also note you found time to visit the various attractions nearby, had a wonderful time and that Lydia of Origins... More 

Bogota, Colombia
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19 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

We had a nice and too short stay in this colonial style hotel with a large park, fountains and a swimming pool which fits into the landscape. I felt set back one century with the English Breakfast, dining and the bar. An unforgettable experience. The distance to the Nairobi International Airport is 30 to 60 minutes depending on the traffic.

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

Thank you for choosing House of Waine and for taking time to give us your kind feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and had an unforgettable experience. We all look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit. House of Waine team. More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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83 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

We spent an afternoon/early evening here before flying out on a redeye following 11 days on safari. It was a lovely space, food was good, and the service was a little mixed. (Desk staff was great; restaurant service was a little uneven, but very nice and polite.) I've never done a stay at a day hotel before, and it was... More 

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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 and we appreciate your feedback. We are happy to note that you found the hotel lovely, liked the food and the service from the desk staff. We have also noted your feedback on mixed service in the restaurant for improvement. We are glad you had a pleasant overall... More 

Nairobi, Kenya
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

We were a team of 8 who needed a quiet place to complete a task and this venue was just right. Very quiet and the snacks and meals are excellent. The staff are very friendly and helpful. From the look of things here its a good place for honeymooners,and when you just need time out from the hustle and bustle.... More 

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

Thank you for choosing House of Waine for your conference and we highly appreciate you kind feedback. We are happy to note that you enjoyed your time with us, meals, snacks and service. It is true we are a favorite for honeymooners and also for quiet retreats. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit. House of... More 

Chiang Rai, Thailand
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35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

I was lucky enough to be doing a multi-venue safari and so had nights here and there in Nairobi - every time I stayed at the House of Waine. The surroundings and the rooms were laid back luxury, ensured I knew I was in Kenya and not in 'just another' luxury hotel - I had a couple of lunch meetings... More 

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

Thank you for staying with us during your multi venue safari and we are glad you enjoyed your stay with us, the beer from our micro brewery, service, food and the serenity of our gardens. We have noted your feedback on the WiFi to ensure a strong signal in all areas of the hotel. We look forward to welcoming you... More 

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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: $375 - $778 (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 Romantic Hotel in Nairobi
#1 Family Hotel in Nairobi
#9 Business Hotel in Nairobi
#13 Luxury Hotel in Nairobi
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