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#1 of 427 Specialty lodging in Nairobi
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Giraffe Manor is an iconic boutique hotel set in the leafy Nairobi suburb of Langata. 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
Airport transportation
Full body massage
24-hour security
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Wifi
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Special diet menus
Shuttle bus service
Taxi service
Massage
Steam room
Concierge
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun deck
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Private balcony
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Jelene C wrote a review Yesterday
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We celebrated our Anniversary at Giraffe Manor. The staff were very nice and the experience was amazing. The food is delicious and plentiful. It took us 2 year reservation to book the Betty room and it's beautiful and romantic. Only complaints I have is they brought out a birthday cake to my husband and sang him happy birthday when actually we were celebrating our Anniversary. I noted this to the hotel in person and in emails before the trip. Due to the election, the Giraffe Center was closed and we were not notified this when we checked in. But luckily we got to visit after breakfast the following day. They are very strict. We arrived at 11:30am, check in is at noon. They don't allow guests to hangout at the property prior to check in. 1 night stay is enough if you maximize your stay from 12 noon check in and 10am check out the following day.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Kristen K wrote a review Jun 2022
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We waited years for this trip and it did not disappoint. The time with the giraffes was amazing. The staff are fantastic! The manor is gorgeous and feeding the giraffes, with their heads in our bedroom window in the morning (before we even got dressed) was incredible! The weather was also quite perfect in May and the bathroom in Lynn's room is beautiful. Highly recommend this experience if you like animals.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Tanya Carr-Hartley, Owner at Giraffe Manor
Responded 19 Jun 2022
Thank you for taking the time to review us, and for your lovely recommendations. We are thrilled that the Giraffe were able to say good morning to you in your rooms. May can be a bit cooler, so we are happy that you enjoyed our "winter" months. Welcome again and we hope the rest of your safari was spectacular.
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mandybythebeach wrote a review Yesterday
Christchurch, United Kingdom5 contributions2 helpful votes
Fantastic holiday, top notch, all staff and hotel including setting were superb. Highly recommended. Was our first post covid pandemic holiday and well worth the wait. We combined this trip with Sala Camp safari, also brilliant.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Alastair_8 wrote a review Yesterday
Edinburgh, United Kingdom209 contributions188 helpful votes
We spent 2 nights here in the Daisy Room, which was compact & bijou, on the first floor. It has a balcony allowing early morning access to feed the giraffes. Food here is excellent. Lunch and dinner are set menus although alternatives were offered if required. Breakfast with the giraffes is amazing and well worth the early rise. Afternoon tea was served on the terrace each day at 5pm when the giraffes appeared once again to be fed. Caroline and Jackson, our butlers, were excellent - always on hand to guide us in how best to feed each giraffe, tell us a little about their temperaments and behaviour and ensure our safety. They also ensured we had the best photo and video experiences. All of the staff are friendly, helpful and attentive and more than willing to take photos. Giraffe Manor is expensive but is such a unique experience. Not to be missed! Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Sally H wrote a review 15 Aug
Saffron Walden, United Kingdom5 contributions2 helpful votes
We waited over 5 years for our stay at Giraffe Manor due to COVID but it was worth every second of the wait. The staff were phenomenal, the interaction with the giraffes was just a once in a life time experience. Would recommend everyone to go to Giraffe Manor!!!!
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Amy wrote a review 14 Aug
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We recently stayed at Giraffe Manor and had an excellent time! Staff is attentive and handle guests and giraffes very well. Room was comfortable and spacious. We had also booked the Orchid House dinner which was cozy and private. The food was excellent but wines were just ok. The spa was also great and masseuses' are pros. The only issue we experienced was during our massage, children were yelling at the pool, which is adjacent to treatment rooms, which messes with the tranquility.
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Erin McAloon wrote a review 14 Aug
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We had an incredible stay at the Giraffe Manor. We stayed for one night during the end of our honeymoon. The service was top notch, the food was delicious and they had wonderful accommodations. We would definitely recommend checking this out!
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Darik wrote a review 13 Aug
8 contributions3 helpful votes
We just left Giraffe manor and it was wonderful. Ask for Peter, he will give you the best spots for photos and goes above and beyond! Tony was also the best host! Very polite and social. You must go!!
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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emmyredwine wrote a review 12 Aug
Fayetteville, New York2 contributions1 helpful vote
It was amazing and we are already planning to go back as soon as we can! We loved the giraffes and the pumbas. The couples massage was very relaxing. We feel like we didn’t have enough time to enjoy everything that they had to offer!
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Q4678DImeganh wrote a review 12 Aug
Orlando3 contributions5 helpful votes
Our visit to Giraffe Manor was above and beyond our expectations. Specifically to the folks that might be concerned this site is just for "influencers" and taking pictures, I can assure you that you don't need to worry. Yes, there are great opportunities for photos (and the team is so kind and helpful to make sure to snap a good pic) but it is SO much more. You only need to spend one night but I recommend getting there as soon as you can check-in to enjoy everything they have to offer - the delicious meals (including lunch, tea, dinner and of course breakfast with the giraffes). We absolutely loved exploring the beautiful manor and spent time during the afternoon reading a book by the fire. It was truly such a special experience made even better by the exceptional staff that was so kind and made sure everything ran so smoothly. Highly recommend!
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Date of stay: July 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 (3.2 km), Giraffe Centre (0.2 km), and Nairobi National Park (6.0 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 (4.8 km).
Does Giraffe Manor have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the park view available here.