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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 15 July 2015

We stayed for several nights during our tour in Kenya experiencing all the Fairmont properties and we had a fabulous time. The hotel itself is very charming and a landmark of Nairobi with a great garden inside which was great as we were traveling with our daughter. We loved the interior design and the staff has been very helpful in...

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Davide B, General Manager at Fairmont The Norfolk, responded to this review

Dear Luca B, Many thanks for taking the time to review your recent stay with your family at our property. We are very glad to read that you enjoyed your experience and most of all, you appreciated our colleagues. We believe nothing is more rewarding for us, than to see that all our efforts are well perceived. We look forward...

Mumbai, India
Reviewed 14 July 2015

This was a wonderful welcome to Kenya. A Lovely Brick courtyard fronted by a Pillared colonial Public Areas. You must ask for a courtyard facing room. his hotel seems to have struck the perfect balance for a city holiday hotel. For us, the heated pool and its lounge / restaurant would be the ideal way to spend a lazy afternoon...

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Davide B, General Manager at Fairmont The Norfolk, responded to this review

Dear Viraf P, Thank you for taking the time to post a review on your recent stay at Fairmont The Norfolk. We appreciate your feedback hope that you will return to stay with us soon. Regards, Davide Bertilaccio Area General Manager, Kenya

Tunbridge Wells
Reviewed 13 July 2015

This is a top quality hotel with a long and interesting history. The service is first class. The restaurants are very good. The City centre location is great for business. It hs a lovely garden and is an oasis. The hotel has been recently redecorated in a colonial style. The wifi is strong and fast throughout the hotel. It was...

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Davide B, General Manager at Fairmont The Norfolk, responded to this review

Dear TunbridgeWellsTrevor, Thank you very much for taking the time to review your recent stay in our property. We do pay lots of attention to all our guests commentaries as we believe this is the only real tool that allows us to constantly ameliorate our service and offerings. We are sorry to read that you were disappointed with the location...

Farnborough, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 July 2015

best hotel I've ever stayed at. staff were brilliant. food great - both room service and on-site restaurants. cleanliness and décor second-to-none. friendly and welcoming. relaxing atmosphere. great facilities!!!!!!

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Davide B, General Manager at Fairmont The Norfolk, responded to this review

Dear dean44445555, Thank you for choosing Fairmont The Norfolk and for taking the time to share your feedback from your stay with us last month. Your commentaries are very much valued. Our colleagues aim to provide a truly unique experience and we are delighted that we were able to meet your expectations. Thank you again, and we look forward to...

Reviewed 11 July 2015

I stayed here on business for three nights. The hotel is well situated near the center of Nairobi and was convenient for business meetings. It has nice gardens and courtyards around the buildings and you do not feel like you are in the middle of a city. it feels more suburban. I had a room in the new section (the...

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Davide B, General Manager at Fairmont The Norfolk, responded to this review

Dear RobertH16, Thank you very much for choosing Fairmont The Norfolk for your 3-night stay on business; and more so for taking the time to post your positive feedback on Trip Advisor. It's always a pleasure to receive positive feedback! Thank you once again for sharing your overall wonderful experience with us and we certainly look forward to welcoming you...

Maidenhead, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 July 2015

Stayed here fro only one night on business but was impressed with the hotel quality and service and a real feeling of days gone by with great gardens and in a safe area with good security management . Wished I could have stayed longer

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Davide B, General Manager at Fairmont The Norfolk, responded to this review

Dear aandj7, Many thanks for taking the time to review your recent one night stay at our property and most of all for sharing your feedback. We are very glad to read that overall you enjoyed your experience. We believe nothing is more rewarding for us to see that all our efforts are well perceived; We look forward to welcoming...

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 9 July 2015 via mobile

The overall ambience was amazing definitely recommended If you r visiting Nairobi The food was good the variety options of the breakfast was good It's safe and hotel staff were very friendly the next morning was our pick up to go to Masai Mara Safari camp Great place and lovely people

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Davide B, General Manager at Fairmont The Norfolk, responded to this review

Dear maryam a, Thank you for taking the time to post a review on your recent one night stay at Fairmont The Norfolk en route to Fairmont Mara Safari Club. We appreciate your feedback and are very glad to read that you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Davide Bertilaccio Area General Manager, Kenya

Reviewed 9 July 2015 via mobile

Was in Kenya on a business trip and was pleasantly surprised with the quality and look of the hotel. The service was excellent, food was good and rooms were very well put together and quite sizable. Would definitely recommend for business trips.

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Davide B, General Manager at Fairmont The Norfolk, responded to this review

Dear Zuko H, Thank you very much for choosing Fairmont The Norfolk for your stay during your recent business trip to Kenya and more so for taking the time to post your feedback on Trip Advisor. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback & be recommended to other business travelers! We look forward to welcoming you back in...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 5 July 2015

Stayed at the Norfolk in 1993 and again this year. Still the same excellent service and great staff. Great place to start off your visit to Kenya. The rooms are a bit tired, but the dining, lounge and bar facilities are first class. Best buffet breakfast I've had anywhere in the world!

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Davide B, General Manager at Fairmont The Norfolk, responded to this review

Dear CJS011, Thank you very much for choosing Fairmont The Norfolk for your stay after 22 years and more so for taking the time to post your positive feedback on Trip Advisor. It's always a pleasure to receive positive feedback! We certainly look forward to welcoming you back in the not so distant future. Davide Bertilaccio Area General Manager, Kenya

Reviewed 4 July 2015 via mobile

Very nice hotel, friendly staff and excellent facilities. Very expensive as are the related services but that is what you expect. Very good food. Gym and steam/sauna very clean and good options available. Short walk to the national museum for a quick visit.

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Dear beardy_adventures, Thank you for taking the time to post a review on your recent stay at Fairmont The Norfolk. We appreciate your feedback and are glad to read that you enjoyed your stay. We do hope that you will return to stay with us soon. Best regards, Davide Bertilaccio Area General Manager, Kenya Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, Kenya

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located just minutes from Nairobi's best attractions, including the home of Karen Blixen, from the Academy Award winning film 'Out of Africa', Fairmont The Norfolk offers luxurious guestrooms and suites, set amidst tropical gardens. It features plush furniture, flat screen TV, minibar, rainfall showers, and tea and coffee maker. Built in 1904, the hotel has been completely refurbished with a heated outdoor swimming pool, health club, sauna and steam rooms with massage facilities, tropical landscaped grounds, and award winning restaurants and bars from steak and seafood at Tatu restaurant, afternoon tea to Lord Delamere Terrace for international cuisine. The hotel is walking distance from artisanal craft shops, modern shopping centres, Sheldrick's Elephant Sanctuary, National Museums of Kenya and is the launch point for 'bucket list' worthy safari tours, which can be organized at the 24 hour concierge desk. A free shuttle bus is available to and from Jomo Kenyatta International airport, located 11 miles away. Business Guests are also offered a complimentary return shuttle ride to their office with free WiFi on board. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Fairmont The Norfolk

Address: Harry Thuku Rd, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Nairobi
Price Range: ₹ 10,534 - ₹ 19,458 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Fairmont The Norfolk 5*
Number of rooms: 170
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Also Known As:
Fairmont The Norfolk Hotel Nairobi
Fairmont Hotel Norfolk
Norfolk Hotel Nairobi
Fairmont Hotel Nairobi
Norfolk Nairobi
Hotel Style:
#6 Luxury Hotel in Nairobi
#6 Family Hotel in Nairobi
#7 Business Hotel in Nairobi
#7 Romantic Hotel in Nairobi
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