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“Just lovely to stay at this hotel”
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House of Waine
Ranked #23 of 165 Hotels in Nairobi
Certificate of Excellence
Noosa, Australia
Level 2 Contributor
4 reviews
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“Just lovely to stay at this hotel”
Reviewed 7 November 2016

Great hotel - colonial - a nice surprise!! Used to be a house and the garden is lovely as was the service and everything about it was nice. We had dinner there one night and was also very nice. The staff were very friendly.

Room Tip: The room are all quiet as it is in a good neighbourhood in Nairobi
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  • Stayed October 2016, travelled as a couple
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HoWNairobi, Manager at House of Waine, responded to this review, 8 November 2016
Thank you for staying with us and for you kind feedback. We are happy to note that you enjoyed your stay with us, the gardens, service, food and found our team friendly.

We look forward to welcoming you again.

House of Waine team.
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 November 2016

We had a night stop at the House of Waine as we were transiting to the Mara the next day. We had a large suite on the first floor which was very luxurious and well appointed. I loved the woodwork everywhere with sweeping staircases and huge doors. The place has a very colonial feel to it especially when you sit down for breakfast. You are woken up with constant chatter of birds and have nice views when you throw open the windows. The bathroom was very functional and of a good size. Overall a great place to put your head down.

  • Stayed October 2016, travelled as a couple
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HoWNairobi, Manager at House of Waine, responded to this review, 8 November 2016
It was a pleasure hosting you for a night on your way to the Mara. We hope you enjoyed your safari and are glad you enjoyed your stay with us, liked your suite, bathroom, the hotel facilities, breakfast, view and the lovely bird chatter from the hotel gardens.

We hope to welcome you back on your next trip.

House of Waine team.
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Oceanside, CA
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Reviewed 29 October 2016

We stayed at the House of Waine after arriving in Nairobi in mid-September, 2016. After 24 hours of being on the plane, we arrived at about 10:30 PM. Amazingly, the very courteous and helpful staff offered to fix us dinner at that hour! We said thanks, but no, and collapsed into the very comfortable beds. Coffee and tea arrived early the next morning, and we went downstairs for the very healthy and excellent breakfast. This part of September is apparently in the gap between the high use summer and fall seasons in Kenya and Tanzania - there were only four other visitors while we were there for two nights. We spent the day roaming Nairobi, and returned to a fantastic dinner provided by Bernard, Robert, and the outstanding kitchen staff. Earlier in the day, my wife had mentioned in passing that our trip was partly covered by her birthday. At dinner's end , Bernard, Robert, and the staff presented her with a delicious cake and fine champagne, and sang happy birthday in the local dialect!! The House of Waine is a wonderful small boutique hotel, with the best staff we have met in a very long time. When we return to Africa in the future, it will certainly be where we stay after the long trip from the US.

Room Tip: All the rooms were very spacious and luxurious - with excellent coffee delivered first thing in the...
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  • Stayed September 2016, travelled as a couple
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HoWNairobi, Manager at House of Waine, responded to this review, 8 November 2016
Thank you for choosing House of Waine and it was a pleasure hosting you in September.
We are glad you spent two nights with us and got an opportunity to enjoy the various attractions in the area and that we made your stay and your wife's birthday memorable.

Bernard, Robert, our kitchen staff and the whole team appreciate your kind feedback and look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit.

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Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed my stay at House of Waine. The attention to detail is impeccable and was a lovely way to finish my travel plans in Kenya. A warm welcome with an oversized suite it was always going to be a place I would never forget.

Stayed October 2016, travelled solo
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HoWNairobi, Manager at House of Waine, responded to this review, 8 November 2016
Thank you for choosing House of Waine and taking time to give us your kind feedback.
We are happy to note that you enjoyed your stay with us, like the room and the attention to detail by our team.

We all look forward to welcoming you back.

House of Waine team.
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Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

You feel yourself transported back in time to colonial Africa of a hundred years ago. This beautiful house has been converted to a guest house. Quiet, tranquil and very relaxing. Great service, great food and exceptional rooms. This is the ideal place to relax a couple of days after a long flight or before the long flight home.
I suggest you take the full board option (all meals included). It is a very inexpensive add on and the food is superb.

Stayed September 2016, travelled as a couple
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HoWNairobi, Manager at House of Waine, responded to this review, 8 November 2016
It was a pleasure hosting you and we appreciate your kind feedback. We are glad to note that you had a memorable stay with us, like the rooms, tranquility, quiet, rooms, service and food.

We hope to host you again on your next visit.

House of Waine team.
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Additional Information about House of Waine

Property: House of Waine
Address: Masai Lane & Bogani Road | Karen, PO Box 25035, Nairobi 00603, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Nairobi
Amenities:
Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Nairobi
#1 Romantic Hotel in Nairobi
#9 Business Hotel in Nairobi
#22 Luxury Hotel in Nairobi
Price range (per night): ₹ 30,566 - ₹ 48,032
Hotel Class:4.5 star — House of Waine 4.5*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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. ... more   less 
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