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“Very standard - Stay in the main building”
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Fairview Hotel
Ranked #3 of 164 Hotels in Nairobi
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Cologne, Germany
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“Very standard - Stay in the main building”
Reviewed August 15, 2014

We stayed in this hotel in late July for a night before continuing on to the coast. I think the Isreali embassy is right next door so you can imagine the security in the area. The check points started down the street! I was travelling with my wife and 9 year old son and we felt welcome right from the moment we arrived.
The hotel itself has a main building with the reception on one side of a small side street and another block across the road. We had booked a first class room which was located on the other side of the street. The walk was over 5 minutes which was did cause stress even though someone helped us with our luggage. I would recommend staying in the main building where the breakfast is also served.
The breakfast had a small selection but you had the feeling you could probably get anything you wanted just by asking. As usual in Kenya, very well trained staff who are always friendly and accommodating.
It was only a night but the hotel left a good impression and I would certainly recommend it to others.

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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed August 15, 2014

Suberb service, many levels of rooms, all of them comfortable and full of thoughtful details. The public spaces invite comfort and lounging: truly a welcoming and personal hotel with beautiful gardens and as much (or as little) luxury as you require.

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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled on business
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Dar Es Salaam Region, Tanzania
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Reviewed August 15, 2014

We spend two nights here on our first visit to East africa.Warm welcome,comfortable bed and good food...cheers to the service team. The best breakfast setup...quite a wide range to choose from..beautiful gardens and furnishment.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 7, 2014

Staying at Fairview you have more a feeling of being in a botanical garden than a city hotel. You will hardly find any greener hotel anywhere. The staff is serviceminded and attentive and 5 different restaurants offers a variety of menues. The rooms were clean, but rather modest. The pool was nice, but being in the middle of the Pwani Restaurant you were not necessarily tempted to be a part of the lunch menu.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled on business
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Telford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 5, 2014

Had a one night stay here before travelling on to the Royal Mara Safari Lodge. The hotel was immaculate with comfortable rooms, wifi, friendly staff and excellent choice of food. The grounds were exquisite and relaxing and it also is one of the safest hotels to stay in being situated opposite a government building with 24hr armed guards. Would recommend this hotel and only sorry we didn't have more time there to enjoy the excellent facilities on offer .

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 2, 2014 via mobile

I have stayed in many other hotels in Nairobi, however, I still come back to the fairview. It is a hotel that I feel very safe in and I would recommend that you stay in the main complex rather than the newer block across the road. The service is okay and the rooms are large and well proportioned. The buffet breakfast has a lot of choice, however, I would recommend that you eat out in the evenings.

Stayed July 2014, traveled on business
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed July 31, 2014

Nairobi is chaotic, crowded and can be slightly unnerving. Fairview is like an oasis in the desert. Once you pass through the 'friendly checkpoint' and into the hotel you can relax..

The rooms are clean and decent size. The staff are attentive, friendly and try to exceed your expectation at every opportunity. The food is excellent and you have plenty of choice from the different restaurants on the grounds.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
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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:
#3 Luxury Hotel in Nairobi
#5 Family Hotel in Nairobi
#5 Business 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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