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Fairview Hotel

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Boulder, Colorado
Reviewed 24 November 2012

Fairview Hotel is truly an oasis in the city of Nairobi. The staff are wonderful and friendly. The grounds are remarkable. Internet is fast and the breakfast buffet has been dubbed the "best in the world" by my husband. The energy here is the truly remarkable.

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melbourne
Reviewed 23 November 2012

Pros: - Safe location in Nairobi. Located adjacent to the Israeli Embassy, security around the entire premises was tight & armed guards checking every arriving vehicle - Warm smiles greeting you on arrival. Competent & helpful front desk staff - Amazing breakfast selection and quality. Great coffee too! - free wifi - reasonable sized rooms with comfy beds Cons: -...

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swindon
Reviewed 22 November 2012

We stayed here for 2 nights after arriving from the UK, and prior to embarking on a safari to the Masai Mara. Nairobi was constantly gridlocked, noisy and not very clean, but once at the Fairview peace and tranquility broke out! As mentioned in previous reviews, the gardens are delightful, and the pool area very nice. We had first class...

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 21 November 2012

Security is taken seriously here. The hotel is opposite the Israeli Embassy and on occasion I had to show my passport just to get access to the hotel security where my taxi was searched with reflective mirrors and my luggage was again checked only to have to have my luggage and person go through an airport security screening machine to...

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Haslemere, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 November 2012

If like me you generally stay on business in modern boxes, the Fairview comes as a great relief. A lovely old hotel in beautiful grounds in the middle of Nairobi. Four restaurants, very good food, a lovely pool and all the facilities you expect with excellent service. After the trauma of the Nairobi traffic this is a great place to...

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 17 November 2012

I stayed here for a week for work. At first everything seemed excellent, good attention, nice grounds, decent food, 4 or 5 places to eat on the grounds, service was alright. The guy in the front deli like bar was really pushy and follows you around until you order.. haha. Then you step outside the Fairview and realize that you're...

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Heathfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 November 2012

Only stayed at the fairview for the afternoon early evening before catching flight back home. From what I saw I would certainly stay again, attractive hotel with well kept gardens, had a meal in the restaurant from the pasta bar, can recommend this, all freshly cooked it was delicious...... Only complaint, no wheel chairs available which was surprising for a...

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Perth, Australia
Reviewed 7 November 2012

We stayed here twice, once when we arrived in Kenya and for a few days before we left. On the first occasion we had a very average room. No air conditioning and room felt like it needed urgent upgrading. We were so disappointed that we asked our travel agent to arrange for a different hotel for our return visit. This...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 November 2012

I spent one night in Nairobi and stayed at the Fairview. It is in an ideal location and very safe. The rooms are well equipped with satellite TV and wifi which is fast. The restaurant food is good and not too expensive and breakfast is extensive. I was given a room which overlooked the bar and restaurant. This ruined my...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 November 2012

First stay in Nairobi and was pleasantly surprised. Good value. Lovely gardens and plenty of options for eating inside the hotel. Wireless everywhere so great for working wherever you are. Particularly liked the pool area. Stayed in a Business Class room which was good enough. Staff friendly. Great value 4 star. Will be coming back.

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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
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Mitende Atrium
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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
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
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Banquet Room
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: $227 - $298 (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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“In a business room on the ground floor , very quiet and private.”
 of 5 bubbles FionaJLinlithgow, 7 Jan 2017 | Read review
“I savor a good night's sleep - so I opted for the City Lodge side which was ideal for me.”
 of 5 bubbles Shermaster, 20 Dec 2016 | Read review
“The economy rooms are very small by modern standards.”
 of 5 bubbles sarmace, 12 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room in the main hotel rather than the annex if you want an 'old style' room or if heavy rain is expected”
 of 5 bubbles WilliamsFamilyUk, 2 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Stayed in room 141- behind pool area- quiet and secluded away from main hotel, like paradise!”
 of 5 bubbles jennifermG1294OE, 29 Nov 2016 | Read review
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