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Fairview Hotel

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Overland Park, Kansas
Reviewed 14 March 2013

This place was gorgeous! They had great food at a handful of restaurants there on site and the staff was very friendly. They do have wi-fi and it also felt like a very safe place to stay since there was a consulate right next door with lots of security. The shower was great with very hot water and great water...

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clevedon
Reviewed 12 March 2013

I had a great stay for a week at this oasis of calm in Nairobi. Old school heritage and service with plenty of faciltiies if you need them. The rooms were basic but good and the staff attentive for what I wanted as I was there on business. All the meals I had there were veryu good especially the relaxed...

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NYC
Reviewed 11 March 2013

once you make it through the maze to get to the property, you will not be disappointed with the grounds. the grounds are well manicured and serene. the pool area is nice and the staff will light a bonfire for you upon your request. i was impressed with the property. because i require a family room, our selection is usually...

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FairviewNairobi, Owner at Fairview Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. Please note our taxi service was not used in this instance. I suspect it was the transport organized by your travel agent. Kindly contact us if this is not so as we would like to investigate the matter further. Regards, Daniel | Joint Managing Director | Fairview Hotel

Nairobi
Reviewed 11 March 2013

Stayed at the place twice. Seven years ago, for 40 days, and this year, escaping elections, for one week. Will not repeat what has been said below (a lot), will confine myself to some features only and my impressions. You check in and bring your luggage. The rooms may be at the remote place and up to 3rd floor. No...

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3Thank Gandibober
Reviewed 4 March 2013 via mobile

We just stayed there for a night. It is an old colonial hotel, an oasis in the middle of the city, with a lot of character. There are some different restaurants insideiand a swimming pool with a bar, just like a small resort, so you can stay there comfortably with no need of going outside for some days. Security is...

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 27 February 2013

I share the positive views of other travelers to this hotel. Its sprawling grounds are a throw back to another era, which is amply represented in the photos throughout the property. Gracious service everywhere. Modern rooms with good wifi connection. Several excellent restaurants. The sunken bathtubs in some rooms might be difficult to navigate for older guests or those with...

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2Thank RPM59
Reviewed 26 February 2013 via mobile

We just finished safari and would like find some place to relax and have hot shower before departure on 26/02/13. This hotel is the best to choose. As reviewer said in the past, they have beautiful ground garden, security area, excellent in value which including free wifi at room and free breakfast, excellent customer service. I love their power hot...

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Newbury Park, California
Reviewed 25 February 2013

My husband and I stayed overnight at this lovely hotel in October before leaving the next day to Malindi Kenya. It was a great place to refresh after being on Safari for a few days in the Masai Mara. The grounds are peaceful and beautiful. Restaurants and food are excellent, pool area, gym, free wifi, nice staff make for a...

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Cannon Beach, Oregon
Reviewed 24 February 2013 via mobile

Patrick met us at the airport with towels to wipe off the travel grime, and a bottle of cold water. He entertained us with the history and current events of Nairobi and Kenya - most enjoyable! In a hectic city, the hotel is an oasis of calm. Peaceful grounds to wander in the grand old English style. Enjoyed a cocktail...

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 22 February 2013

We stayed here for two nights prior to departing on a safari. Even after reading the great reviews I was pleasantly surprised by this hotel in the middle of Nairobi. The hotel is great, nice and spacious, lovely grounds, free wifi. The building we stayed in had no lifts and we were on the top floor. Our bags were delivered...

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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
Cuisines: European, Bar, International, Contemporary, Pub
Mitende Atrium
Mitende Atrium
Cuisines: European, Italian
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • 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: $243 - $308 (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 Business Hotel in Nairobi
#5 Luxury 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....”
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“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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