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Fairview Hotel
Ranked #3 of 169 Hotels in Nairobi
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Reviewed February 27, 2010

We stayed here years ago, and because of the location decided to try it again. Glad we did. The service is excellent, food superior, room (business) clean, miminalist, safe, quiet. You could even open the windows. The beds were hard but on request you can get a topper. If you like to read, you'll find the lighting wonderful.

  • Stayed: February 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 25, 2010

I stayed here on 3 occasions during December 2009/January 2010.

The hotel has a nice atmosphere, it is quiet and the staff are friendly. The hotel is surrounded by splendidly kept gardens and that setting is a perfect contrast to the hustle and bustle of the city.

Breakfast is good with plenty of choice. Food from room service which I sampled on several occasions was also well organised and nicely served. The pool restaurant provided the nicest meal of those taken in the hotel.

An issue that arose with our booking (which we discovered was caused by me being misled by the Kenyan Agents making my booking) was handled professionally and efficiently by one of the directors of the hotel.

My only gripe was that when the hotel was contacted for the e-mail address of a director, in order to raise this issue, the hotel repeatedly refused to help. This seemed odd behaviour given that this is a family owned hotel, not part of a large corporate empire.

Overall I would definitely stay at this Hotel again on my next visit to Nairobi as I enjoyed the peace and tranquillity if affords guests.

  • Stayed: December 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 19, 2010

The Fairview is amazing. The room (I stayed in a 'First Class' room) was immaculate, comfortable, spacious and lovely. The breakfast buffet ample and delicious. Staff were fabulous. Gardens and grounds gorgeous. Gym and pool great and clean. It's family run and owned too, which makes it even better. We had a world-class meal at the Pango Brasserie and a fabulous bottle of wine in the wine cellar. Overall, a fantastic stay. Wouldn't dream of staying anywhere else in Nairobi. Book early. This place is packed all the time.

Stayed: February 2010, traveled on business
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Reviewed February 19, 2010

if you go to Nairobi - just for a night or two around a safari or on business - go the Fairview. I last came here 15 years ago and it was a good hotel then, it is even better now. Very safe, away from the traffic-plagued town centre but walking distance for business during the day and a cheap taxi ride to go to restaurants. Not that you need to go into town, the Fairview has several restaurants - including a v good sushi bar.

Rooms are comfortable, well-equipped and clean. Staff are v helpful and efficient. Nice grounds to sit out in and not stupidly expensive. Great place. Only whinge - very noisy ibis in trees near the hotel. Can they be fitted with silencers?

  • Stayed: February 2010, traveled on business
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Reviewed February 10, 2010

This was the highlight of our trip, and we enjoyed every bit of this hotel. We stayed at the First Class room for 2 nights and the room, service and food was lovely. There is so much to walk about and see on the property that even though its a business hotel, we loved staying here for our leisure tri[p too.

Stayed: January 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 10, 2010

We found this Hotel on the Net, browsing through the Hiltons and Holidays Inns of Nairobi until we decided to take a chance on the Fairview, mainly because it was one of the closest to the airport. Well..... what a pleasant surprise! This Hotel might as well come out of a "Out of Africa" type of movie!! 4 restaurants, great selection, nice clean rooms, big swimming pool, a gym and magnificient surrondings. The decor makes you travel in time in a heartbeat. The staff is polite and professional.

  • Stayed: February 2010, traveled on business
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Reviewed January 30, 2010

The Fairview was such a pleasure that I would go to Nairobi just to stay there again. Lovely hotel, wonderful people, best priced gift shop in all of Africa and excellant food and bar! I can't wait to go back! On our return from safari we stayed there for the afternoon even though we didn't have a room. Awesome awesome hotel!

Stayed: November 2008, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Fairview Hotel

Address: Bishops Road, Nairobi 00100, Kenya
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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: $154 - $266 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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