Our family of four stayed for 3 nights at The Giraffe Manor in January 2014. We had researched the property and were very excited, as we love giraffes. We were absolutely amazed with the service, the property, the food, and the rooms. We were treated like royalty the entire stay. The staff knew we wanted to interact with the giraffes as much as we could, so they would come find us! Even early in the morning! The meals were wonderful, and we especially liked sitting at the big table visiting with people around the world. We loved the staff there---they seemed to genuinely love their jobs, and went out of the way to make us welcome. On our last night our adult son became very ill. I called for assistance very early--at about 5am, and the manager, Steve, came to help. He called for a driver and escorted us to the hospital clinic. He stayed with us the entire time. He even made arrangement for my husband and daughter to pack up and meet us at the clinic so we could make our flight. He called their sister property, Solio Lodge, to let them know one of our party was ill so they would anticipate our needs. He even made arrangements with the travel company to hold our flight for 15 minutes in case we were late getting to the airport. We will absolutely return for another visit to Giraffe Manor---They have won us over completely.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Giraffe Manor is owned by The Safari Collection and is an exclusive boutique hotel, set in 12 acres of private land within 140 acres of indigenous forest in the Langata suburb of Nairobi. As one of Nairobi’s most iconic buildings, Giraffe Manor has extraordinary appeal, that harks back to the 1930s when European visitors first flocked to East Africa to enjoy safaris. With its stately facade, elegant interior, verdant green gardens, sunny terraces and delightful courtyards, guests often remark that it’s like walking into the film Out of Africa: indeed, one of its twelve rooms is named after the author Karen Blixen. However, the most fascinating thing about Giraffe Manor is its herd of resident Rothschild giraffe who may visit morning and evening, sometimes poking their long necks into the windows in the hope of a treat, before retreating to their forest sanctuary. Giraffe Manor can be booked for the night or as part of a complete tailor-made safari with The Safari Collection. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Giraffe Manor Hotel Nairobi