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Giraffe Manor is an iconic boutique hotel set in a leafy suburb of Nairobi. Owned and operated by The Safari Collection, there are twelve individually decorated rooms, offering first-class comfort and the feeling of staying in an elegant family home. The charming herd of resident Rothchild’s giraffes roam the surrounding sanctuary and give guests unique, once-in-a-lifetime encounters over breakfast and afternoon tea when they can be fed by hand. The Retreat at Giraffe Manor, found on the same property, gives guests access to a stunning pool and wellness facilities.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Sauna
Bar / lounge
Free shuttle or taxi services
Full body massage
24-hour security
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Wifi
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Special diet menus
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Steam room
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Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun deck
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Private balcony
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Tracey H wrote a review 23 Nov
Falkirk District, United Kingdom2 contributions9 helpful votes
WOW this place is a bucket list place to stay. I went with my husband for my 50th birthday. The staff sang happy birthday to me and gave me a little cake. What an opportunity to spend so much time with the giraffes and get lots of photos with them. Staff were exceptional. Food was so good. We stayed in Kelly's Room and got to feed the giraffes from our room. Higjhly recommend.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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remimac22 wrote a review Oct 2022
Clarence, New York11 contributions6 helpful votes
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Our stay at Giraffe Manor was a dream come true! Our expectations of the Manor were pretty high, and I have to say, everything about our stay far exceeded all of our expectations. The Manor is so beautiful and so charming. We loved all of the giraffe art and decor that adorned the manor, the rooms and the gardens. All of our meals were fantastic! The food was really, really good! And the wine was good too. From the minute we arrived to the minute we left, the service was excellent. The staff was so kind and helpful. They did everything they could to make you feel special. And of course, feeding the giraffes was amazing! During high tea, from a swing, from your room or balcony, during breakfast! It was incredible, truly incredible. Here is my advices. Go to Giraffe Manor! It's a magical place and is worth every penny you will spend to stay there. Try to stay in the original Manor and enjoy your breakfast feeding the giraffes from their special breakfast room. You only need to stay one night. Don't make any other plans during your stay. Just relax and enjoy the giraffes and the manor.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Response from Tanya Carr-Hartley, Owner at Giraffe Manor
Responded 21 Oct 2022
Thank you for your lovely review, and your lovely recommendation... to "go to Giraffe Manor!" We are so pleased when people leave having had a fun time, entertained by our long necked friends and not forgetting the greedy piggies too. We also really love it that we exceeded your expectations, and thrilled you enjoyed your stay with us. Karibu tena.
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Brent B wrote a review 13 Nov
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We had the opportunity to spend 2 wonderful nights at Giraffe Manor in October at the tail end of our honeymoon trip to Africa. WOW!! Giraffe Manor is a bucket list experience in the midst of our entire bucket list honeymoon trip!! The experience is even more amazing than the pictures make it look. It was definitely worth spending the 2nd night, although most people stay for just one night. It was a totally different experience with the giraffes on Day Two. The staff was great - professional, looked out for us, and were on top of everything. A special heartfelt call-out to Eunice, who was our butler on our 2nd night. She was AMAZING. She had an eagle eye for the best pictures for us. She was right on top of bringing us more giraffe food when we needed it. She was truly amazing. As great as the giraffes where (and they were amazing) and as great as the staff is (and they were also amazing), the true mark of excellence is how management responses when there is a problem. This is where Giraffe Manor went above and beyond. We had booked the Daisy room for our 2 nights, but had a tough first night sleeping. It was too hot, and the air was completely still. We barely slept. When we mentioned that it was hot, Edgar, the manager, sprang into action. They not only arranged for a life-saving fan to be added to our room, Edgar managed to move us to another, cooler room, the Karen Brixton suite. It was AMAZING. Edgar, you truly made our stay at Giraffe Manor even more memorable!! Thank you —Stephany and Brent Beardsley
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Monkeyno9 wrote a review 11 Nov
Castle Cary, United Kingdom106 contributions69 helpful votes
This is without a doubt an experience of a lifetime. Of course the giraffes are the star of the show, and there is plenty of feeding and photograph opportunities. We were in the Jock room at the front of the house and could hear the giraffes mooching about before dawn, waiting for the bowl of pellets in your room. There's nothing like being woken up by a hungry giraffe! The rooms are lovely, authentic 1930s style. The food is amazing, I had the best beef Wellington I've ever had. We couldn't manage afternoon tea after the sumptuous lunch which was a shame, but there were giraffes to feed! Finally the amazing staff qho make you so welcome, it's like visiting friends in their home. It's expensive, yes, but worth every penny.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Get a room you can feed the giraffes from.
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susanwunderlich11 wrote a review 10 Nov
Hamilton, Canada1 contribution
The manor was beautiful and the decor fit the property. Staff and service was outstanding in every way. I smiled for 2 days while we were there. Seeing the giraffes up front and real was a beautiful moment. Service and food was excellent. I would highly recommend this property. 5 star all the way!
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Robin C wrote a review 10 Nov
London, United Kingdom35 contributions31 helpful votes
Awesome and totally unmissable!! A wonderful experience actually better than anticipated. Standing on your balcony feeding four Giraffes and interacting with other delighted guests is unmatched, and we have travelled extensively. Recommended to everyone, in spite of the cost!!
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Laura D wrote a review 10 Nov
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Warning! If you can't make it you lose your £1000 deposit or given a future date to stay but charged double the original rates. This is despite over 3 months of correspondence prior to the proposed date if stay. Very disappointing and frustrating
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Bvilsaibt wrote a review 10 Nov
Los Angeles, California3 contributions
Life changing experience! William was our butler and he went above and with every request! Staff was so kind and showered me and my friends with so much love. Giraffe’s Manor truly represented Nairobi, Kenya Africa with style and grace!
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simonsays111111 wrote a review 10 Nov
Douglas, United Kingdom13 contributions3 helpful votes
What an amazing experience, not only do you get to meet and feed the giraffes you get to do it in such an amazing place. Fabulous facilities, Staff that just wanted to please from the minibus driver to the management everyone was brilliant.
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Jill wrote a review 9 Nov
Victoria, Canada568 contributions77 helpful votes
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We loved our two nights at Giraffe Manor! Yes, the price is scary, but so worth this once in a lifetime experience. We added two nights at Sala’s Camp in order to stay here as the Manor House rooms, open for general public reservations, were fully booked. Sala's Camp turned out to be a fantastic add on! Vincent did a super job of getting us lots of giraffe time, photos and videos! If you want something, just ask, all the staff are very helpful and want you to have the best experience. Don’t worry if the giraffes do not have access to your room. We had Salma Room with no giraffe access to our balcony and that did not matter one bit as there is no shortage of giraffe time. Our room was lovely, the common areas were cosy and the food was beautifully presented and very tasty. Make sure you visit the gift shop which has lots of gift ideas and souvenirs in a wide range of prices. If you do get stuck and there is ‘no room at the inn’ get your giraffe time at the Giraffe Centre next door where you may feed, watch and touch these beautiful creatures—it isn't the same as staying at the Manor, but at least you get some giraffe contact!
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Frequently Asked Questions about Giraffe Manor
Which popular attractions are close to Giraffe Manor?
Nearby attractions include Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (3.8 km), Nairobi National Park (6.3 km), and Giraffe Centre (0.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Giraffe Manor?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Giraffe Manor?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Giraffe Manor?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Giraffe Manor?
Conveniently located restaurants include Tamarind Restaurant, The Talisman Restaurant, and Tamambo Karen Blixen.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Giraffe Manor?
Yes, guests have access to a sauna during their stay.
Does Giraffe Manor have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Giraffe Manor offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Giraffe Manor have airport transportation?
Yes, Giraffe Manor offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are there any historical sites close to Giraffe Manor?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Karen Blixen Coffee Garden and Cottages (4.2 km).
Does Giraffe Manor have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the park view available here.