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Fairview Hotel

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Second Ngong, Bishop Road, Nairobi 00100 Kenya
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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Updated 29/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 29/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#29 of 347 hotels in Nairobi
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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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Secured parking
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Poolside bar
Taxi service
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Room service
Safe
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Business
Classic

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Grade: 69 out of 100
10Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
1Attractionwithin 0.5 km
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Tangelo17 wrote a review 11 Jan
Washington, DC40 contributions19 helpful votes
I have held two conferences at Fairview Hotel. I would recommend this place for everything. Their staff is amazing at ensuring you have a great experience whether your are a business guest or tourist. An amazing place to hold a conference and feel rejuvenated by the gardens and greenery at the same time. We actually held our event in large tents on one of their lawns, tested folks for COVID every morning and used masks. This is a rarity to find this kind of facility in Nairobi. Their food is healthy and I love that they use recylcable/reusable glass water bottles, that the staff does collect and reuse at the hotel. That saves so much in plastic waste. Even when I am putting on the conference, I feel like I am going on a retreat when I am at the Fairview. So, if even I can feel relaxed while on site, I know that others will have a great time there as a base to catch your safari or conduct other business in Kenya.
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Just speak with the event manager and say you'd like a nice room.
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Response from Public Relations Manager, Marketing at Fairview Hotel
Responded 3 days ago
Thank you for staying with us! We appreciate your appraisal of our team, hotel facilities and hotel location. Thank you for taking the time to write a detailed and pleasant review. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.
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JP&mom wrote a review Dec 2021
Northern California869 contributions122 helpful votes
All restaurants and bars are closed except the front restaurant. Breakfast buffet is closed. A la carte breakfast is available (not included). Room service by internet or What’sApp only. My form was “lost” due to “Internet issues” and then filled wrongly. Alcohol is available at the front restaurant, but no “cocktails.” Staff say the hotel is closing for the holidays due to low demand, and then, when asked, say nothing re the actual sale of the property to (apparently) the Intercontinental Hotels chain (intercontinental Nairobi is closed). We have no idea whether our room rate was reduced to reflect all of the above. Would not have booked at the Fairview had we been told. Booking was made by phone locally a couple of weeks before the stay - so the hotel had ample opportunity to inform us of the actual situation. Only a handful of other guests were at the hotel. Depressing.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Fairview Hotel Nairobi, Other at Fairview Hotel
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Valued Guest From the outset, I would like to thank you for taking time to share your feedback. It gives me the opportunity to address and rectify our shortcomings. Please allow me to shed light on your feedback and concerns. The Fairview Hotel is open for business, we are not closing down our operations. Breakfast is inclusive in the room rate and is served in our Giuseppe restaurant opened daily between 06:00 hrs and 10:00 hrs. Regarding room service, as part of our COVID protocols we introduced QR codes for online ordering of meals. This not only allows guests to order meals from any location of the hotel but also reduces touch-points associated with using the room phone during this COVID period. However, guests are free to order through telephones available in all rooms. December is typically a slow month for most hotels in Nairobi. Based on this, for the period 10th December 2021 to 4th January 2022, we are operating one restaurant to serve in-house guests. We have however ensured to incorporate menus from all our restaurants to cater for the guests’ preference. Thank you for choosing the Fairview Hotel. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience and trust that this incident has not hindered your future relationship with the Fairview Hotel. Please do not hesitate to contact me directly on fvnairobi.gm@clhg.com should you require any further information. Kind regards and best wishes Fairview Hotel General Manager
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Live Fun Travel wrote a review Nov 2021
Florida27 contributions2 helpful votes
We stayed here our first night in Kenya and loved the property. The service was outstanding and the rooms are nice. We loved it here. The restaurant that was open was outstanding and we would not hesitate on coming back.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Response from Public Relations Manager, Marketing at Fairview Hotel
Responded 8 Nov 2021
Thank you for staying with us. We are glad to hear that we met your expectations. It is always very rewarding to receive such great feedback. We look forward to having you stay with us again soon.
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Martinette G wrote a review Oct 2021
Florence, Italy15 contributions12 helpful votes
We really enjoyed our stay. Everything was so smooth, from the booking process, arranging details and extras to the checkout. The staff are excellent and really happy to help. The gardens and setting are probably the highlight, such a beautiful oasis of tranquility close to the heart of Nairobi.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Response from Public Relations Manager, Marketing at Fairview Hotel
Responded 26 Oct 2021
Thank you for staying with us. We are glad you enjoyed the classic ambience of the hotel, our helpful and friendly staff as well as the hotel's location. We look forward to giving you a warm welcome again soon.
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Edmund W wrote a review Oct 2021
Alexandria, VA, United States2 contributions1 helpful vote
Fairview is a charming venue in which to vacation or conduct business meetings. It's on Bishop Road near the center of the city, and yet it's quiet because of careful landscaping over the years. The style is British colonial so one can imagine running into Hemingway in the dining area. Great place to meet with local friends. Rooms are spacious, and bathrooms have been completely renovated. Housekeeping is meticulous. The staff have been well trained and treat guests with friendly service. The premises are gated and security personnel are present.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Room Tip: Room 3 was on the first level and was exceptionally quiet and accessible.
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Response from Public Relations Manager, Marketing at Fairview Hotel
Responded 20 Oct 2021
Thank you for staying with us. We are glad you enjoyed the classic ambience of the hotel, our helpful and friendly staff as well as the hotel's location. We look forward to giving you a warm welcome again soon.
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PRICE RANGE
USD 152 - USD 198 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
127
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fairview Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Fairview Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Nairobi Gallery (1.0 km), All Saints Cathedral (0.5 km), and Mugie Ranch (1.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Fairview Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at Fairview Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Fairview Hotel?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Fairview Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Sikia Fine Dining Restaurant, Baraka Restaurant, and Flame Tree Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Fairview Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Does Fairview Hotel have airport transportation?
Yes, Fairview Hotel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Fairview Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Fairview Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to Fairview Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Galton-fenzi Memorial (1.2 km) and Dedan Kimathi Statue (1.6 km).