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“So quiet and green despite being near the downtown”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Fairview Hotel

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Fairview Hotel
Ranked #4 of 162 Hotels in Nairobi
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Nairobi
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“So quiet and green despite being near the downtown”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2009

I stayed there with my wife during our wedding night and the night after. We then went down to Mombasa for our honeymoon. The keycard was buggy and several times wouldn't allow us in but we didn't find this a big deal. There was also no ramp or lift to the reception area making it inconveniencing for people with luggage (everyone), wheelchairs, and prams. However, the hotel is so quiet and green despite being near the downtown. The prices are very reasonable for what you get and the breakfast is to die for. Absolutely worth it. FYI, I'm a local, not a foreigner.

  • Stayed December 2008, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2009

We began our 10 day safari with a two night stay at the Fairview Hotel. The room was clean and sufficient for our needs. The staff was helpful and polite. The hotel grounds were beautiful and the food was very good. It was our first time in Kenya and we immediately felt safe and relaxed at the Fairview. We would definitely stay there again and would highly recommend it to anyone traveling in Nairobi.

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2009

Best hotel in Nairobi for a leisure traveler. Intercon is too central and Norfolk is too stuffy. Not a budget or a boutique hotel - those two categories don't apply here.

If you're going to use Internet at all, get the first class rooms as Internet is free with them. WiFi is free for everybody I believe.

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled as a couple
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FairviewNairobi, Owner at Fairview Hotel, responded to this review, December 8, 2009
Thank you very much for you feedback.
Just to clarify regarding the internet comment: All rooms enjoy free wifi (10MB connection). The “First Class” Rooms also enjoy free use of computers (and internet access) in the First Class Lounge.

Daniel
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Fairview Hotel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2009

I really enjoyed staying here in October - the food was fantastic, the staff very friendly, and the room comfortable. The security was excellent which was comforting after the scary stories I have heard about Nairobi.

Make sure you get a first class room so you can use the Panga Lounge. 3 weeks in Nairobi on my own for work - hanging out in the Panga Lounge made it ok.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled on business
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2009

Believe the hype - this is the best hotel in Nairobi. It really didn't feel like Nairobi - very peaceful which is just what you want when in Nairobi. The staff are very professional, friendly and helpful. I'd definitley stay here again. Breakfast was amazing!

ps - we stayed one night earlier in our trip at the Kenya Comfort Inn which was cheaper but Fairview is definitely worth the extra money if you can afford it!

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled as a couple
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Gjøvik
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2009

I spent one night here before going back to Europe. They upgraded me to a better room, but I did not have the impression that the original room would have been any worse, only a little bit smaller.
The hotel held a high standard, the staff was friendly and helpful and the surroundings were great. Breakfast was varied and good, the sushi bar and the garden cafe were of a high standard.
This is not a cheap hotel for my standard, I like to stay "economy class" and actually I pay about the same for hotels back home in Norway, but for a quality hotel in Nairobi the price was not bad, and I am sure this hotel beats or at least equals the more expensive ones.
I hope to be back at this hotel sometime in the future! It gave me a feeling of luxury for an affordable price.

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled solo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2009

This hotel provided us with a great comfy room, a breakfast buffet with a large selection of foods, a restaurant menu that offers vegetarian options and a nice pool. But the best thing about the Fairview is the very friendly, helpful staff; not only were they there to ensure that our needs were met, but they also helped us learn some Swahili words/sentences and never hesitated to give us advices when needed. The courtyard, the plants and waterfall are also beautiful; we were appreciative to come back to this greenery after breathing all the pollution from the streets of the downtown district.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled on business
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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:
#4 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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