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Devon
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What can I say other than this is a fantastic Hotel. After a noisy and dusty journey from the airport arriving at House of Waine felt like an oasis of calm. The hotel is of a colonial style, and felt like someone's home from that era. My room was large and again colonial in style, opening out into the garden,...

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Greetings Joann, Thank you for staying with us and for your kind feedback. It was a pleasure hosting you and we are happy that you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to welcoming you back.

Reviewed 1 February 2017

I stayed three separate nights at the House of Waine and really enjoyed it. The staff couldn't have been more welcoming and pleasant. My room(s) were clean, spacious and comfortable. The grounds are lovely, too. Both breakfast and dinner were well prepared. This is the only hotel in the world that I've stayed in that provides a diffuser with the...

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Warm Greetings Sara, We loved having you and look forward to hosting you again. Many thanks for your positive feedback and we are happy that you enjoyed your stay. Warm Regards, Alex.

Entebbe, Uganda
Reviewed 29 January 2017

As we couldn't afford Giraffe Manor (at $500 PER PERSON per night), we checked into the House of Waine (only $300 for the two of us). We stayed only one night, but it was a great choice. Luxury, boutique bread and breakfast with all the bells and whistles. Located in the Karen neighborhood, it was near the places we wanted...

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HoWNairobi, General Manager at House of Waine, responded to this review

Warm Greetings Gilatoo, We loved having you and look forward to hosting you again for a longer stay probably. Many thanks for your positive feedback and we are happy that you enjoyed your stay. Warm Regards, Alex.

Cleveland, Ohio
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Lovely property with beautiful grounds and English Colonial feel. set in lovely gardens. Comfortable bedrooms and lounging areas. Lovely breakfast. There are no elevators but the property only has two floors. Great service. I would not hesitate to recommend this place.

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Warm Greetings Lesley, We loved having you and look forward to hosting you again. Many thanks for your kind feedback and we are happy that you enjoyed your stay. Warm Regards, Alex.

New York City, New York
Reviewed 15 January 2017

Being at H of W was like being in a dear friend's home!! The staff was super attentive. Our room was beautifully appointed and commodious. We'd go back in a minute!!! We were there over the holidays and all the decor and menus got is in the spirit!!

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Thank you for staying with us and for your kind feedback. It was a pleasure hosting you and we are happy that you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to welcoming you back.

Vienna, Austria
Reviewed 12 January 2017

This is a really beautiful hotel with the feel of a private villa. The furnishings in the public areas and in the rooms are of a very high standard. The gardens are wonderful and perfect for relaxing. The staff are friendly and helpful. All in all a very relaxing and welcoming place to stay.

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HoWNairobi, General Manager at House of Waine, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us and for your kind feedback. It was a pleasure hosting you and we are happy that you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to welcoming you back.

Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 10 January 2017

Where do I start! This is just an amazing place to stay! All the people are friendly are more than willing to help in anybpossible way, from the cleaning staff up to management! The rooms are spacious, neat and most important very clean! The food is absolutely great! Thank you house of WAINE for an unforgettable stay!

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HoWNairobi, Manager at House of Waine, responded to this review

Dear Liezl, Greetings from House of Waine. It was a pleasure to read your review, what wonderful feedback you have given us, thank you. We look forward to having you back for another great stay and wish you all the very best for 2017. Warm Regards, House of team.

Delray Beach, Florida
Reviewed 10 January 2017

We did not know what to expect as the election of House of Waine was made last minute as it was a launching point for our Safaris to both Tanzania and Kenya. This is a charming country inn with a feel of being in your own home. The service was impeccable as of course the team at the Waine could...

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HoWNairobi, Manager at House of Waine, responded to this review

Dear Steve, Greetings from House of Waine. It was a pleasure to read your review, what wonderful feedback you have given us, thank you. We look forward to having you back for another great stay and wish you all the very best for 2017. Warm Regards, House of team.

Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Dear All I visited the house of waine in Nairoubi Kenya on the begining of november 2016. 1000 US$ has been taken from the safe of my room . When i realized what happened i contacted the manager Mr Steven who seemed at first very touched and helpful but later did nothing to fix the matter. Be careful never leave...

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HoWNairobi, Manager at House of Waine, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Assouad, Thank you for staying with us at the beginning of November, we appreciate your custom. We apologize if you feel that we have not done enough to address your concerns and we would like to assure you that we take our guests' security very seriously. As you saw during your stay the property is located in a...

Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 25 November 2016

My husband and I would like to express our gratitude and recommend highly, this amazing spot for a romantic night. We stayed here after our wedding before the honeymoon and boy were we in for a treat! I'd been to the hotel severally on business, but felt that due to close proximity to our wedding venue and their personalized and...

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Thank you for choosing House of Waine, it was a pleasure hosting you again on your special day. We re happy you found our rooms comfortable, meals great, service excellent, our team warm, welcoming and had a memorable stay. We appreciate your kind feedback and look forward to welcoming you back. Thank you. House of Waine team.

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
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Additional Information about House of Waine

Address: Masai Lane & Bogani Road | Karen, PO Box 25035, Nairobi 00603, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Nairobi
Price Range: $478 - $981 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — House of Waine 4.5*
Number of rooms: 11
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Also Known As:
House Of Waine Hotel Nairobi
Hotel Of Waine
Of Waine Hotel
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#1 Romantic Hotel in Nairobi
#1 Family Hotel in Nairobi
#9 Business Hotel in Nairobi
#16 Luxury Hotel in Nairobi
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“Rooms are large, quiet, and individually and tastefully furnished.”
 of 5 bubbles berbelp, 11 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Every accommodation is similar and has everything you need for a weekend or a Business Trip. ”
 of 5 bubbles SteveH318, 10 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Ask to be shown the rooms available before selecting. They all have distinctive decor, and you can chose the one closest to your liking :)”
 of 5 bubbles 749sarahn, 25 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The room are all quiet as it is in a good neighbourhood in Nairobi”
 of 5 bubbles cack2, 6 Nov 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms were very spacious and luxurious - with excellent coffee delivered first thing in the morning.”
 of 5 bubbles bud_phillips2001, 28 Oct 2016 | Read review
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