Must see hotels in Nairobi

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    Giraffe Manor

    Built in 1932 in typical English style, this elegant manor is situated on 56 hectares, much of which is given over to the adjacent Giraffe Centre. As a…

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    Sarova Stanley Hotel

    A Nairobi classic. The original Stanley Hotel was established in 1902 – past guests include Ernest Hemingway, Clark Gable, Ava Gardner and Gregory Peck…

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    Milimani Backpackers & Safari Centre

    This terrific place within a very secure gated community is one of the friendliest accommodation options in town, and whether you camp out back, cosy up…

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    Wildebeest Eco Camp

    This fabulous place is arguably Nairobi’s outstanding budget option. The atmosphere is relaxed yet switched on, and the accommodation is spotless and…

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    The fabulous collection of stylish suites – at what was one of the first genuine boutique hotels in Kenya – is perfect for well-heeled sophisticates who…

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    House of Waine

    Sophistication and style are the hallmarks of this stunning boutique offering. Every room is different according to its theme – the slate-grey colour…

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    Kahama Hotel

    Almost equidistant between the city centre and the National Museum, this place is a terrific budget choice. Billing itself ‘economy with style’, it…

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    This stunning, artfully designed lodge inhabits a rise overlooking Nairobi National Park from its southern boundary and the Mbagathi River. It's a…

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    Acacia Tree Lodge

    Stylish decor, attention to detail in everything from the mattresses to the pillows, and a commitment to donating its profits to worthy causes, Acacia…

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    Ololo Safari Lodge

    Built as a family home overlooking the southern boundary of Nairobi National Park, popular Ololo feels every bit the luxury safari lodge despite its…

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    Norfolk Hotel

    Built in 1904 but overhauled many times since, Nairobi’s oldest hotel was the place to stay in colonial times. It remains the traditional starting point…

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    Boma Nairobi

    Owned by the Red Cross, this smart hotel is popular with NGOs and businesspeople alike for its quiet location – equally handy for (if not especially close…

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    Karen Blixen Cottages

    Located near Karen Blixen's House & Museum, this gorgeous clutch of spacious cottages is centred on a formal garden and adjacent to a small coffee…

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    Nelson's Court Seviced Apartments

    The attractive modern apartments here, close to Westlands, are classy and contemporary without going over the top, and have fully-equipped kitchens and…

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    Heron Portico Hotel

    It’s hard to see why anyone would pay top-end prices when places like the Heron are around. Rooms are modern, extremely comfortable and well appointed,…

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    Tribe, with its modern rooms, suites and split-level lofts, is full of colour and flair. It's handily adjacent to the Village Market shopping centre, and…

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    King Post

    Brimful of personality and styled to resemble a traditional Swahili village, this original place has appealing rooms with whitewashed walls, lovely little…

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    Nairobi Transit Lounge

    Handy for Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (6km away) and/or Syokimau railway station, this fine little townhouse has tidy, simple rooms that are…

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    Nairobi Tented Camp

    Staying at this luxury tented camp inside Nairobi National Park helps you forget that one of Africa's largest cities is just a few kilometres away. The…

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    Nairobi Serena Hotel

    This member of the top-notch Serena chain has a fine sense of individuality, with its international-class facilities displaying a touch of safari style…