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“WOW! WOW! WOW! WOW! WOW!! FAVORITE SPOT I THINK EVER” 5 of 5 stars
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5.0 of 5 Lodge   |   Langata Rd, Langata, Nairobi 00503, Kenya   |  
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Ranked #1 of 181 Specialty Lodging in Nairobi
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“WOW! WOW! WOW! WOW! WOW!! FAVORITE SPOT I THINK EVER”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

OK. i know, you probably think ive never been anywhere; right? you probably think im exagerating. NO I'M NOT! this place is PURE MAGIC, from the time you walk through the gates, to the grounds, to the manor, to the meals, to the staff, to the roses, to the cookies, to the cakes, to the ROOMS, to the...oh yah, the GIRAFFE!!!!!!!!!!

FINALLY, a place that lives up to its reputation and reviews. out of a four-country, six-week tour of africa, i have to embarassingly say that THIS was my FAVORITE! too shallow? too bad. this place hits its mark.

oh, did i mention hand-feeding the WART HOGS and kissing the giraffe? just show up here and SIT in the front yard and you will have the time of your life! THANK YOU GIRAFFE MANOR! truly an honor to have gotten to stay at your place. i will never forget you!

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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JAS0126
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

We stayed at Giraffe Manor for two nights in October 2012. The things that I loved were the great staff, great food and of course the giraffes and warthogs. And lunch outside in the beautiful gardens. However, our very small room was directly over the kitchen and so was quite loud (although it smelled good!). The original house has been joined by a new building in the back. For $1,000 a night I felt that we should be able to have breakfast with the giraffes in the main house (where our room was). Unfortunately we were shunted off to the new addition. Us and the warthogs.... I guess the trick is to show up early for breakfast to make sure you are seated in the right place. Don't think I'll be going back.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Concord, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

Everything about Giraffe Manor is top-notch, which we discovered the moment we arrived: it was 10:15 at night, at the end of an 8-hour flight from London, which came after a 6-hour flight from the United States. They provided us dinner! First in importance here is feeding the giraffes their kibble from the breakfast room each morning, undoubtedly a unique experience and perfectly charming. The wonderful staff even carefully framed the pictures they took of us doing this. Our room was huge and comfortable, and the bathroom equally so. We never sat down anywhere for more than a few moments before a staff member would inquire if he or she could get something for us. Food was plentiful and delicious, and we met interesting people around the large dinner table and during drinks. And everything was covered in the initial cost of the room, including a driver to take us around. That was perhaps what we most appreciated. The only glitch was that the Internet was not working well, and even when it was fixed, it wasn't very good. That aside, I would say that this is one of the most memorable places we have ever stayed at. Anyone who is planning to be near Nairobi should consider it (it's not cheap).

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Market Harborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

It may seem expensive to stay here but it is worth every penny we have travelled widely and this is the best place I have ever stayed. The rooms, the food and of course the Giraffes which is why you want to go in the first place. Just book it but well in advance cos its very popular!! oh and not to forget the staff are wonderful Nothing is too much trouble u get soo pampered you want to move in!!

Room Tip: stayed in Lyns room and she came to the window in the morning amazing loved it!
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Louisville, Kentucky, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

When I think of Africa, I think of the movies I have seen set in days gone by. This place bridges the gap between the old and new. Small rooms with antiques and netting around the beds, but modern plumbing. Giraffes that poke their heads in to say hello at breakfast, with so ugly their cute warthogs. Communal dinners with your fellow travelers over wonderful food. You will not want the time machine to take you back to the regular business hotel.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

I had wanted to stay at the Giraffe Manor for years. We arranged the beginning of our Tazanian safari around the availability at this place, and it was worth it! The experience is phenomenal in every possible way. We were greeted by a warm staff as we arrived late, exhausted and hungry. They took care of all of our belongings while they sat us down for a romantic and delicous three-course dinner. We mentioned it was our anniversary, and when we returned to our room, they had sprinkled rose petals all over and drawn a hot bubble bath. The special touches were really thoughtful.

The experience with the giraffes is almost beyond description. You wake up in an elegant British stately home, and there is a beautiful and friendly wild animal outside your window, eager to interact with you. We spent several hours feeding and petting the giraffes, and loved every minute of it.

I cannot overstate how happy we were that we stayed here.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

This place is truly magical, the staff were fantastic, the quality of the food was second to none and the accommodation was superb (if your booking and I would highly recommend that you do, see if you can get a room at the front of the manor). The giraffes are what really made the stay worthwhile, the opportunity to feed them (mornings and some times in the evenings) is not to be missed and just the chance to sit and watch them roam around the grounds. Overall, I would recommend this place to anyone, can't fault it and already planning the next stay.

Room Tip: See if the rooms at the front of the manor are available....
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Property: Giraffe Manor
Address: Langata Rd, Langata, Nairobi 00503, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Nairobi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 181 Specialty Lodging in Nairobi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Giraffe Manor 5*
Number of rooms: 10
Also Known As:
Giraffe Manor Hotel Nairobi

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