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“Quite near perfect”
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House of Waine
Ranked #23 of 165 Hotels in Nairobi
Certificate of Excellence
Entebbe, Uganda
Level 6 Contributor
99 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Quite near perfect”
Reviewed 28 January 2017

As we couldn't afford Giraffe Manor (at $500 PER PERSON per night), we checked into the House of Waine (only $300 for the two of us). We stayed only one night, but it was a great choice.

Luxury, boutique bread and breakfast with all the bells and whistles. Located in the Karen neighborhood, it was near the places we wanted to see - the elephant orphanage, the Karen Blixen House, the Kazuri beads workshop, and good food. If you're looking for the "real" Nairobi, though, you won't find it in up-scale Karen.

But the bed was huge, crisp sheets, wonderful modern bathroom, nice (free) snacks in the room's bar, and lovely helpful staff. The outdoor grounds are lovely, and there's a small swimming pool, though we didn't try it.

Our stay was brief but, well, quite near perfect.

  • Stayed January 2017, travelled as a couple
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HoWNairobi, General Manager at House of Waine, responded to this review, 2 February 2017
Warm Greetings Gilatoo,

We loved having you and look forward to hosting you again for a longer stay probably. Many thanks for your positive feedback and we are happy that you enjoyed your stay.

Warm Regards, Alex.
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Cleveland, Ohio
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Reviewed 17 January 2017

Lovely property with beautiful grounds and English Colonial feel. set in lovely gardens.
Comfortable bedrooms and lounging areas. Lovely breakfast.
There are no elevators but the property only has two floors.
Great service. I would not hesitate to recommend this place.

Stayed November 2016, travelled on business
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HoWNairobi, General Manager at House of Waine, responded to this review, 2 February 2017
Warm Greetings Lesley,

We loved having you and look forward to hosting you again. Many thanks for your kind feedback and we are happy that you enjoyed your stay.

Warm Regards, Alex.
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New York City, New York
1 review
Reviewed 14 January 2017

Being at H of W was like being in a dear friend's home!! The staff was super attentive. Our room was beautifully appointed and commodious. We'd go back in a minute!!! We were there over the holidays and all the decor and menus got is in the spirit!!

Stayed December 2016, travelled with family
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HoWNairobi, General Manager at House of Waine, responded to this review, 17 January 2017
Thank you for staying with us and for your kind feedback. It was a pleasure hosting you and we are happy that you enjoyed your stay.

We look forward to welcoming you back.
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Vienna, Austria
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Reviewed 11 January 2017

This is a really beautiful hotel with the feel of a private villa. The furnishings in the public areas and in the rooms are of a very high standard. The gardens are wonderful and perfect for relaxing. The staff are friendly and helpful. All in all a very relaxing and welcoming place to stay.

Room Tip: Rooms are large, quiet, and individually and tastefully furnished.
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  • Stayed October 2016, travelled with family
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HoWNairobi, General Manager at House of Waine, responded to this review, 17 January 2017
Thank you for staying with us and for your kind feedback. It was a pleasure hosting you and we are happy that you enjoyed your stay.

We look forward to welcoming you back.
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Nairobi, Kenya
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Reviewed 10 January 2017

Where do I start! This is just an amazing place to stay! All the people are friendly are more than willing to help in anybpossible way, from the cleaning staff up to management! The rooms are spacious, neat and most important very clean! The food is absolutely great! Thank you house of WAINE for an unforgettable stay!

Stayed November 2016, travelled with family
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HoWNairobi, Manager at House of Waine, responded to this review, 11 January 2017
Dear Liezl, Greetings from House of Waine. It was a pleasure to read your review, what wonderful feedback you have given us, thank you. We look forward to having you back for another great stay and wish you all the very best for 2017. Warm Regards, House of 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 Romantic Hotel in Nairobi
#1 Family 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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