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Fairview Hotel or House of Waine

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Fairview Hotel or House of Waine


We are looking for a nice hotel as close as possible to the airport and narrowed our choices to Fairview and House of Waine. Which one is closer to the airports (JKIA and Wilson)? I know Fairview is cheaper, but we don't mind paying extra if we going to save time and taxi fares.


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1. Re: Fairview Hotel or House of Waine

Neither would be considered close to either airport. Fairview is in city-center, while House of Waine is in the burb or Karen. The latter, a bit closer to Wilson, but even that depends on route driver takes.

Why would you have to consider taxi fares? Have you booked your safari direct? Or thru a tour operator/outfitter? If the latter, the outfitter can easily arrange your transfers between airports/hotels.

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2. Re: Fairview Hotel or House of Waine


out of the two hotels you chose; i would recommend the house of waine.

it is in the same vicinity as wilson but it is quite a drive to the jkia. however you can avoid the city centre traffic by using alternative routes.

please note there is no escaping the horrendous traffic in nairobi - all you can do is be extra early, ensure the taxi is comfortable, carry mineral water and sweets/snacks.

best wishes


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3. Re: Fairview Hotel or House of Waine

Thanks for your answers! I understand that I should plan plenty of time for airport transfers, but I didn't want to engulf myself in the worst possibke spot too. For our final flight at jkia, we're staying at Panari, but the nights before our flights from Wilson, we wanted a place not excessively far from it.

Thank you!

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4. Re: Fairview Hotel or House of Waine

Someone else on this forum has recommended the Red Cross Hotel in South C. www.redcourt.co.ke I had never heard of it before, but you can look at the website.

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