SOME OF THE BEST HOTELS IN NAIROBI

KAREN-NAIROBI| It is one of the most sought-after locations in Kenya. Karen, comprising 56 square kilometres of lush property south west of Nairobi’s city centre, is one of the city’s oldest urban residential areas. It is named after Karen Blixen-Finecke, the Danish writer behind the book Out of Africa and movie by the same name. Following Blixen’s lead, Karen became the preferred address for old white settlers. Karen has some of the best Hotels in Kenya and East Africa and below are our favourites.

One Forty Eight Giraffe Sanctuary

Karen

148 Giraffe Sanctuary
Located in the peaceful suburb of Langata, bordering the Giraffe Sanctuary, this beautiful little gem with just 8 rooms will provide the business or safari traveller with an ideal location to rest and relax in tranquil surroundings. The location itself is completely unique with warthog, parrots, peacocks and monkeys freely coming and going through the garden. Often lions and hyenas can be heard from the proximity of the incredible Nairobi National Park - the only major city in the world to share spaces with wildlife.

House of Waine

Karen

House of Waine
House Of Waine is an 11 bedroom luxury boutique hotel on 2.5 acres that blends the elegance of gracious living with the spirit of modern Africa in an exclusive and serene setting. Our aim is to provide our guests with an experience that exceeds all their expectations of city hotels and is punctuated by personalised, friendly and excellent service and cuisine in beautiful surroundings.

Karen Gables

Karen

Karen Gables
Karen Gables is a characterful Cape Dutch style private home that sits peacefully off the road in its own verdant gardens. A true home from home, there are numerous private spots to sit and unwind. Karen Gables is conveniently located just 30 minutes drive from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and 15 minutes from Wilson Airport.
The leafy and affluent suburb of Karen sits to the South West of Nairobi towards the foot of the Ngong Hills. Karen still remains largely unspoilt by over-development or traffic jams and is an attractive and peaceful place to stay away from the city centre which is easily accessed via ever-improving ring roads and bypasses.
After a long journey, take a refreshing dip in the pool or wander through the calm oasis of the beautifully landscaped gardens to sit by the river. Airport transfers, game drives and excursions can also easily be arranged. The cosy home, built initially as the private residence of the owner, is fully furnished with WiFi, back up generator guaranteeing 24/7 electricity supply, a solar heated swimming pool and fresh borehole water. Delicious freshly prepared breakfast, lunch and evening meals are available to all guests.

Giraffe Manor

Karen

Giraffe Manor
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 façade, 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’s 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.

Hemingways Hotel-Nairobi

Karen

Hemingways Nairobi
This 45-suite boutique hotel elevates the standard of luxury for travellers in the region. Beautiful in its symmetry and flooded with natural light, this plantation-style property is airy and spacious. Each of our 80m² suites have a private balcony overlooking the iconic silhouette of the Ngong Hills, a magical view which can also be enjoyed over sundowners at the Bar.

HOTELS LOCATED NEAR THE JOMO KENYATTA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

There are now many 5* Hotels near the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and these are our recommended Hotels

Eka Hotel

Mombasa Road

Eka Hotel
Eka Hotel rooms are designed to provide the highest levels of Comfort, Convenience and Efficiency. The hotel has 167 air-conditioned rooms, of these 158 are Superior rooms, 2 rooms for guests with special needs, 4 Junior Suites and 3 Executive Suites. Guests staying in the Hotel have exclusive access to the gym and swimming pool.

Ole Sereni Hotel

Mombasa Road

Ole Sereni Hotel
Ole-Sereni hotel is amongst the leading hotels in Nairobi for business and leisure travellers and for events, conferencing and weddings. With the stunning greens and golds of Nairobi National Park’s landscape punctuated by giraffe, zebra, antelope and buffalo lounging near our waterhole, the views alone make Ole-Sereni one-of-a-kind. Add to that the convenience of our location, between Nairobi’s international and regional airports, and our world-class restaurants, conferencing facilities and spa, and you get a hotel that perfectly complements the experience of East Africa, whether you’re enjoying the area’s natural beauty or vibrant business environment.

Four Points By Sheraton

Airport Hotel & Hurlingham

Four Points By Sheraton
Four Points By Sheraton Nairobi Airport is located within a 10-minute drive from Jomo Kenyatta International airport. Guests will make use of a baggage storage, a safe deposit box and a lift as well as audiovisual equipment, a business center and a copier. The property awaits guests with a wellness centre and a Jacuzzi.
Four Points By Sheraton Nairobi Hurlingham is set in Nairobi, 2.8 km from Kenyatta International Conference Centre. The property is close to several noted attractions, around an 8-minute walk from Shifteye Gallery and around 1 km from Yaya Centre. The hotel features an outdoor swimming pool, entertainment staff and free WiFi. A continental or buffet breakfast can be enjoyed at the property. Guests can grab a bite to eat in the on-site restaurant, which serves Middle eastern cuisine and also offers vegetarian options.

 

Crowne Plaza Airport Hotel

Airport Hotel

Crowne Plaza Airport Hotel
Tailored to meet every guest's needs with unmatched security within the most protected zone in NairobiCrowne Plaza Nairobi Airport welcome you to a new and better way to do business travel.
Conveniently located less than 3 minutes from the airport, Crowne Plaza Nairobi Airport offers 144 guest rooms and suites, our premium bedding offers a comfortable sleep experience designed to make sure that guests are well-rested, energized, and ready for their next flight. The hotel features a contemporary café offering local and international cuisine round the clock, a coffee shop that offers the best handpicked flavors and unique culinary experience and a bar with an amazing range of exotic cocktails, international wines, draught beer, mocktails and starters for every mood. To ensure that you run your affairs smoothly, we have three meeting rooms equipped with state-of-the-art meeting facilities and business center services, complimentary airport pick up and drop off within Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and complimentary Wi-Fi.
After a long day or long flight, renew your body with a workout in our gym or rejuvenate at the Euphoria Spa. Our relaxing roof top pool gives you a 180-degree view of the Mombasa - Nairobi highway complete with a bar and a mixologist to serve up delicious cocktails.

HOTELS INSIDE OR NEAR THE NAIROBI NATIONAL PARK

The Nairobi National Park is located a short drive out of Nairobi’s central business district and a few minutes drive from both Jomo Kenyatta International airport and the Domestic Wilson airport. Wide open grass plains and backdrop of the city scrapers, scattered acacia bush play host to a wide variety of wildlife including the endangered black rhino, lions, leopards, cheetahs, hyenas, buffaloes, giraffes and diverse birdlife with over 400 species recorded. Visitors can enjoy the park’s picnic sites, three campsites and the walking trails for hikers.

The Emakoko

Nairobi National Park

The Emakoko
The Emakoko is a boutique lodge uniquely positioned on the edge of the Nairobi National Park. It is located a short 45 minute drive from either of Nairobi’s airports. The drive through the park itself, with its beautiful scenery and abundance of plains game is a spectacular way to start any East African safari.

Ololo Lodge

Nairobi National Park

Ololo Lodge
The lodge is a mere 45-minute drive through the park from Nairobi and both main airports, yet the lodge's secluded location feels like a world away. Set on a productive 20 acre working farm Ololo offers the joys of delicious ‘paddock to plate’ fresh ingredients. With our established and secluded gardens, guests are able to settle in and soak up a unique safari experience.
Wildlife is right on our doorstep and all can enjoy breathtaking views over the national park, to the famed Ngong Hills in the west, sundowner in hand. Or you may like to wile the hours away at the lodge by the pool, adventure on a safari into the park, take a tour of the Ololo Farm or perhaps an excursion with us into historic Karen.

Nairobi Tented Camp

Nairobi National Park

Nairobi Tented Camp
Deep within a riverine forest minutes from Jomo Kenyatta Airport, Wilson Airport and Nairobi City is a true wilderness experience. It is the first accommodation of any sort to be allowed in this unique safari destination. The Nairobi Tented Camp is the only camp in the Nairobi National Park. The Nairobi National Park is a unique ecosystem by being the only protected area in the world close to a capital city. The park is located only 7 km from Nairobi city centre.

It is the first accommodation of any sort to be allowed in this unique safari destination. There isn't anywhere else in the world like it; a wilderness escape where you can savour the thrill of camping in the heart of thick bushland right on the doorstep of Nairobi.

Tamarind Tree Hotel

Langata Road

Tamarind Tree Hotel
Tamarind Tree Hotel provides an outdoor heated swimming pool, fitness centre and garden. Featuring a terrace, the property is located within 5 km of Kenyatta International Conference Centre. Guests can enjoy a selection of international cuisines in the on-site restaurant.
All rooms in the hotel are fitted with a 43-inch flat-screen TV with satellite and cable channels. With a private bathroom, rooms at Tamarind Tree Hotel also feature garden and pool views. The rooms will provide guests with a desk, chair and tea & coffee making facilities.
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