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Fairview Hotel

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Arundel, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I was staying at a lodge on Soysambu, Lake Elemamtita two days before I was due to return to London, when the lodge plus cottages were completely destroyed by a bush fire and I lost everything except for what I stood up in. I stayed my final night at the Fairview Hotel which I have known for many years. When...

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Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 1 week ago

I attended a business conference at the Fairview Hotel and was blown away by the beauty of the place, lovely old style building with classy facilities. Meals were excellent, security top rate, ambience perfect. I would gladly return any day.

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Angus M, Public Relations Manager at Fairview Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your fantastic review of your recent stay with us. It was great to read how much you enjoyed every aspect of your stay

Lafayette, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed at the Fairvew during my first trip to Kenya. I was surprised by the lush surroundings of the property. It felt like a true get-a-way. Hotel staff were always helpful, friendly and ready to provide excellent customer service. The reception desk was always ready to provide change - a plus when needing to break Ksh for tips (another...

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Angus M, Public Relations Manager at Fairview Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us. We are pleased to hear you sing praises of our helpful and friendly staff, our breakfast offerings, hotel facilities and hotel location. Our hearing of these things coming together for your enjoyment is what drives us to continue to do our best. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've stayed at the Fairview several times and like it. On my recent visit in February 2017 I had a 3:00 AM departure from the hotel. In my foggy state I left my camera in the safe. A few days after that I realized I must have left it at the hotel. I emailed the hotel and was informed that...

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Angus M, Public Relations Manager at Fairview Hotel, responded to this review

It is always lovely to read great reviews from guests who visit us time and time again and please accept our most sincere thanks for your continued patronage of the City Lodge Hotel Group. Thanks so much for your fantastic and detailed review of your recent stay with us. It was great to read how much you enjoyed every aspect...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had the opportunity to organize a conference in one of the venue rooms of Fairview Hotel. The quality of service was high and totally satisfactory. The staff was numerous and ready to adapt to our needs when necessary. The tea breaks and lunch were wonderful and gorgeous. I had most of all preciated the lovely atmosphere. The place is...

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Angus M, Public Relations Manager at Fairview Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your fantastic and detailed review of your recent stay with us. It was great to read how much you enjoyed every aspect of your stay. We look forward to having you stay with us again!

Kensington, Maryland
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed at the Fairview before and after an arduous ten day trip to western Kenya. My husband had stayed there many times, but this was a first for me, and it was a great experience, relaxing and restful before and after a long trip to the States. A huge inviting breakfast buffet; excellent lunch and lighter...

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Angus M, Public Relations Manager at Fairview Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us and for the wonderful review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your overall stay with us and that everything met your needs and expectations. We are pleased to read your appraisal of our team, services and facilities. We look forward to having you stay with us again soon.

Santa Cruz, CA USA
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love everything about the Fairview. The grounds are gorgeous (which is probably my favorite aspect of the hotel), the staff are friendly and helpful (and remember you from visit to visit), and the rooms are comfortable and well appointed. There are several restaurants on the property and a little shop for snacks/necessities. I've stayed here 10+ times over the...

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Angus M, Public Relations Manager at Fairview Hotel, responded to this review

It is always lovely to read great reviews from guests who visit us time and time again and please accept our most sincere thanks for your continued patronage of the City Lodge Hotel Group.Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a fantastic review, it is hugely appreciated.

Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great place to hold training seminars and meetings. The rooms are comfortable, spread out to reduce human traffic in the narrow passages and with access to gardens in which groups can network while enjoying their refreshments. The roast lamb was particularly succulent and excellently flavored....

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Angus M, Public Relations Manager at Fairview Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us, Peter, and we are so happy to hear that you found our staff so efficient and friendly; enjoyed the hotel facilities as well as the breakfast offerings - key components that we pride ourselves on! We look forward to having you stay with us again soon.

Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Entering the gates to the Fairview was like getting through Fort Knox...so much security. Once inside, you are in an amazing world of restaurants, beautiful grounds, a gift shop, helpful staff, and very clean, modern, light-filled rooms. We dined around the lighted pool one evening, seated at elegant tables, served by a staff of suited waiters, and serenaded with live...

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Angus M, Public Relations Manager at Fairview Hotel, responded to this review

We are absolutely delighted to learn that you enjoyed your stay with us and we are pleased to read your appraisal of our team, services and facilities.

Stavanger, Norway
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Expensive but worth money. Safe and quiet high quality hotel with attentive staff and 4 (?) restaurants. Green oasis when you are back from daily nightmare-like traffic in Nairobi. We did not have a chance to check the pool but it looked very promising. Good hygenic restaurants - none if us experienced any problems. High security level. Some rooms did...

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Angus M, Public Relations Manager at Fairview Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us and we are so glad that you had a great stay! We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
Food & drink at the hotel
Mukutan Garden Cafe
Mukutan Garden Cafe
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Mitende Atrium
Mitende Atrium
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Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Shuttle Bus Service
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 

Additional Information about Fairview Hotel

Address: Bishops Road, Nairobi 00100, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Nairobi
Price Range: $244 - $309 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Fairview Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 127
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Also Known As:
Fairview Hotel Nairobi
Hotel Style:
#5 Luxury Hotel in Nairobi
#5 Business Hotel in Nairobi
#5 Family Hotel in Nairobi
#8 Romantic Hotel in Nairobi
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“Stay in the Main Building if possible - our room was second floor with a view of the courtyard”
 of 5 bubbles whiteside4001, 3 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The "first-class" rooms give you a little more space and often an outside area like a patio.”
 of 5 bubbles JennyC37, 26 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Rooms overlook the garden away from the front are great....”
 of 5 bubbles N3968CVpeterm, 20 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Stay in main hotel for convenience”
 of 5 bubbles LondonHelly, 16 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Avoid one that overlooks the main car park, as it is noisy in the evenings.”
 of 5 bubbles Mzee-Iain, 14 Feb 2017 | Read review
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