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Fairview Hotel
Ranked #6 of 161 Hotels in Nairobi
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Sydney, Australia
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182 reviews
74 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
“Nice stop over”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2013

We stayed here twice, one night on each occasion, as we completed various legs of our Safari. The only criticism is that getting here from the main airport during peak traffic is a nightmare. It's quite close to Wilson airport however, the airport used for all the light aircraft.

The hotel has a lot of charm, rather than being ultra modern. There are four different eating areas, and the gardens are wonderful, adding considerably to the ambience. On one night we did try their upmarket restaurant, and while one main was amazing, I thought my seared tuna steak rather plain for the price. Service was impeccable. We also used two other dining areas, and the tapas served in the main dining room were excellent. The lunch we took at the front area was excellent, being a special - burritos.

We used the gym, and it was certainly adequately equipped.

Room Tip: If its a Friday night, a room away from the bar might be better.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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6 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2013

I stayed here for 5 days for a business meeting and thoroughly enjoyed my stay. We booked the executive board room and conference facilities were excellent. My room was simple, but clean and housekeeping kept everything nice and tidy. Breakfast and lunch in the dining room was pleasant. Best thing about this hotel are the open spaces, bright bouganvillea and lovely gardens. Highly recommended!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2013

I love the Fairview! Their breakfast buffet is second to none. The rooms are clean, bright, and cheery. I appreciate the friendly staff, workout room, and beautiful environment. I highly recommend it!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Katy045
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Nairobi, Kenya
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27 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2013

Fairview is a lovely place to share a meal with your family, friends and even that special one. It has four different types of restaurant where you get to choose according to the type of meal you would love to enjoy. The rooms and apartments are wonderful as well. This is a place you would love to visit if you are in Nairobi for a couple of weeks. Also for that dining experience.They have beautiful gardens, lovely pool area, relaxing entertainment i.e jazz band, piano live music.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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New Delhi, India
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2013

Secure, silent, secure, comfortable, clean, best service, good food. I was there for 10 days business trip. Very nice atmosphere, greenery everywhere. Spacious rooms, all facility dining hall. Few basic things but very useful. I can say best place to stay.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank AkhilDwivedi
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Nairobi, Kenya
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2013

We had training at the venue. The food is well prepared and I must say Fairview hotel has the best chef in town. The place is very secure as there is 24hr police check along the way. There is sufficient car park.

What is fascinating about the hotel is the wooden and brick finishing and the natural green environment.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Surrey, Canada
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121 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2013

We stayed here May 2010 for 2 nights prior to our safari starting. Hubby upgraded our room to the first class 2 person room as a surprise too! The amenities were wonderful, the property beautiful and pristine, and the staff couldn't be more helpful or pleasant. Multiple on sight restaurants to choose from as well, no need to leave the hotel to find good dining. We are going to be staying here again this fall so that I can visit the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust prior to flying to Kigali for our mountain gorilla safari. Knowing what I have to look forward to this time as only helped to increase the anticipation of this journey. Can't wait to go back!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Fairview Hotel

Property: Fairview Hotel
Address: Bishops Road, Nairobi 00100, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Nairobi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Family Hotel in Nairobi
#5 Business Hotel in Nairobi
#6 Luxury Hotel in Nairobi
#8 Romantic Hotel in Nairobi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Fairview Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 127
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Fairview Hotel is owned and operated by the City Lodge Hotel Group. It is Nairobi's most popular four star hotel comprising of 127 rooms (with some five star rooms!). Our product offering is designed for the business traveller with various room types set in five acres of beautiful gardens. Our room rates include bed, breakfast, wifi and all taxes. We are situated 2 kilometers out of the Nairobi central business district on Upper hill. ... more   less 
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