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House of Waine

Masai Lane & Bogani Road Karen, PO Box 25035, Nairobi 00603 Kenya
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House of Waine is a family owned and run property and this is reflected in the name Waine which is made up of the initials of the family members. Originally a family house, it was lovingly converted to a boutique hotel and eventually opened in 2004. The interior design takes its cue from the Matriarch of the family and is imbued with a timeless elegance much like her.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Room Service
Free Parking
Airport Transportation
Public Wifi
Breakfast included
Dry Cleaning
Laundry Service
Shuttle Bus Service
Meeting Rooms
Golf Course
Conference Facilities
Non-Smoking Hotel
Heated pool
Outdoor pool
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Room features
Non-Smoking Rooms
Air Conditioning
Family Rooms
Smoking rooms available
Refrigerator in room
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Getting there
Wilson Airport11 km
Jomo Kenyatta Intl Airport24 km
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A small, beautifully maintained hotel with individual room names and decor. The staff was attentive, the grounds of the hotel were immaculate. Dinning room food very good, service excellent. Everyone made you feel at home. Just what you need after a long flight from the USA.
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Our agent recommended after a long international flight to have a layover in Nairobi before starting on a safari. That was the correct call and House of Wain a perfect stop. Service was excellent, rooms were spacious and well decorated and food was great. It is located in Karen s
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What a gorgeous property and house! You get a sense of colonial living with beautiful gardens, fountain and pool, dark wood bar and sitting areas. We booked a day room to freshen up pre-flight home, but I would love to stay here next time. Nice bathroom with quality toiletries, a
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Response from HoWNairobi, General Manager at House of Waine
Responded 29 Aug 2018
Thank you for staying with us and for your kind feedback. We are glad you found our property gorgeous, gardens, fountain, pool and bar beautiful. We also note that you liked our bathroom toiletries and found out staff welcoming and friendly. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next trip. Kind regards, For House of Waine team.
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Lovely hotel, friendly and efficient staff. Rooms all individually decorated with names, not numbers. ,Tub, separate shower. Comfortable beds and even good reading lights.
Had a light late dinner when we arrived, which was perfect. Breakfast, which is included, was superb! Good
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Response from HoWNairobi, General Manager at House of Waine
Responded 29 Aug 2018
It was a pleasure hosting you at the House of Waine and we are glad you found the hotel friendly, staff efficient, liked our rooms as well as our location and swimming pool. We also note that you enjoyed late night dinner upon arrival, breakfast and like the bar lounge. We appreciate your kind feedback and look forward to welcoming you back. Kind regards,
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Even though we arrived after 11 p.m., the staff was willing to prepare us something to eat if we so desired.

Our room was the Pwani on the second floor, back at the end of the hall. Nice view of the grounds from the small balcony. Very comfortable and spacious.

Breakfast wa
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Response from HoWNairobi, General Manager at House of Waine
Responded 29 Aug 2018
Thank you for staying with us, it was a pleasure hosting you and we appreciate your kind feedback. We are happy to note you enjoyed your breakfast, tea, coffee and liked your room (Pwani), the view of the grounds as well as and found it comfortable and spacious. We look forward to welcoming you back. Kind regards,
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Hi, Do you allow for the hotel and ground to be used as a wedding venue and if so, how many people can the garden hold?
Thank you for your question. We can only accommodate a small wedding at our garden. The party would be maximum 20 people
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Hi. Do you welcome walk in visitors say for only lunch?
Hi Anne, Many thanks for your inquiry and interest in our services. Due to the small capacity of our hotel, the restaurant mainly serves resident guests and those on conference. Kind regards, Alex
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Hello do we need to bring an adaptor for i phone, hair appliances and i pad. Coming from the USA Thank you! :)
No need to bring your own electricity plug adaptor, the each hotel room has North American plugs so it was easy to keep my iPhone plugged in.
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What are the amentities , as far as wi-fi, breakfast,airport transportation, pool ? Is anything included ? Or is everything separate ? Thank you so much
Thank you for your interest in House of Waine. Our rates include breakfast, WiFi and use of swimming are free of charge while airport transfers are available at USD 50 one way. We look forward to welcoming you.
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Do you provide transfers from the airport?
Thank you for your interest in House of Waine and our sincere apologies for the delayed response. We organize transfers for our guests to and from the airport through a third party at a rate of USD 70 for a 4 wheel drive and USD 40 for a saloon car. These rates are one way per car. We look forward to welcoming you.
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"rooms overlooking the garden would be our choice"
"Coastal had a view of the back yard and pool."
"We booked the malakai suite and loved it."
"First floor suite"
"The Malaika Suite is worth the extra money!"
US$ 413 - US$ 834 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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