This hotel has a wonderful Victorian charm.
The rooms aren't very big, but what they lack in size, they make up for with warmth and clean comfort. Check in was a bit slow, however, waiting at their al fresco restaurant made it a bit less tiresome.
The staff is friendly and polite and the food is good. The breakfast although sumptuous, is not as wide in variety, as what you would expect from a hotel at this price.
The main hotel building, although more than a century old, has been maintained very well. Its well located and the nearest shopping plaza is barely a 10 minute walk away.
I stayed here for 3 nights while on a business trip and I would recommend this hotel without any hesitation.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located just minutes from Nairobi's best attractions, including the home of Karen Blixen, from the Academy Award winning film 'Out of Africa', Fairmont The Norfolk offers luxurious guestrooms and suites, set amidst tropical gardens. It features plush furniture, flat screen TV, minibar, rainfall showers, and tea and coffee maker. Built in 1904, the hotel has been completely refurbished with a heated outdoor swimming pool, health club, sauna and steam rooms with massage facilities, tropical landscaped grounds, and award winning restaurants and bars from steak and seafood at Tatu restaurant, afternoon tea to Lord Delamere Terrace for international cuisine. The hotel is walking distance from artisanal craft shops, modern shopping centres, Sheldrick's Elephant Sanctuary, National Museums of Kenya and is the launch point for 'bucket list' worthy safari tours, which can be organized at the 24 hour concierge desk. A free shuttle bus is available to and from Jomo Kenyatta International airport, located 11 miles away. Business Guests are also offered a complimentary return shuttle ride to their office with free WiFi on board. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Fairmont The Norfolk Hotel Nairobi
- Fairmont Hotel Norfolk
- Norfolk Hotel Nairobi
- Fairmont Hotel Nairobi
- Norfolk Nairobi