This unique 'boutique hotel' is set in the charming and historic suburb of Karen, approximately half an hour's drive out of down-town Nairobi and within sight of the famous Ngong Hills. It is surrounded by 2.5 acres of gardens and forest.
This Nairobi (capital city) hotel in the Karen suburbs is within easy reach of the city centre, international airport, central business district and other city hotels. The hotel accommodation makes the ideal base for a Nairobi holiday or start out to a Kenya safari. For more information on hotel booking, hotel accommodation and Nairobi hotels, please contact us.
The hotel is styled as an out-of-town ’boutique hotel’ and consequently prides itself on the charm of its presentation, the exclusivity of its ambience and the very personalized yet world-class nature of its service.
The house is located in the historic suburb of Karen, once the coffee farm of Baroness Karen Blixen, author of 'Out of Africa'.
There are 11 bedrooms. Each ensuite room offers: air-conditioning, satellite TV, direct-dial telephone, mini-bar, safe, tea and coffee-making facilities (with home-made pastries). All rooms feature luxurious marble baths (most also offer a shower facility).
Dining and bars
The house offers a wide variety of dining experiences, each of which offers a subtly different ambiance. Choose from the bright and airy Breakfast Terrace, the Dining Terrace, the elegant Dining Room, the al fresco Pool Pavillion, the lounge or in the shade of the garden’s delightful trees. The hotel offers a set daily menu. There are two bars which are exclusively for the use of guests staying at the hotel, the main bar and the pool bar.
Conference and event facilities
The house offers two meetings rooms and internet connections in all rooms.
Weddings and honeymoons
The house makes the ideal exclusie ’Out of Africa’ wedding venue.
Children are welcomg, baby-sitting available.
What to see and do
The house is ideally—placed for visits to: The Matbronze Art Gallery & Foundry; The Giraffe Centre – to hand feed giraffes and for nature walks; the Butterfly Centre – an entomological centre dedicated to the study and preservation of all things butterfly. Kazuri Beads, beautiful beads and pottery hand-made by women’s community groups. The Karen Blixen Museum, former home of Karen Blixen, now a National Museum. Utamaduni, a unique and stylish African handicrafts and décor centre; The Daphne Sheldrick Wildlife Sanctuary (orphaned elephants and rhino) and Nairobi National Park, the only ‘city’ park in the world. Nearby there is also; The Karen Riding School, The Bomas of Kenya (the national showcase for traditional dance), Mamba Village (crocodile farm), The House of Treasures, an exclusive collection of unique interior design, fashion and gift items, the world-famous Carnivore Restaurant and Nairobi Racecourse.
House of Waine • City Hotel in Historic Nairobi Suburbs of Karen • Kenya Hotels
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