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Fairview Hotel

Second Ngong, Bishop Road, Nairobi 00100 Kenya
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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Updated 20/07/29 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 20/07/29 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#22 of 323 hotels in Nairobi
Travellers' Choice
Fairview Hotel is owned and operated by the City Lodge Hotel Group. It is Nairobi's most popular four star hotel comprising of 127 rooms (with some five star rooms!). Our product offering is designed for the business traveller with various room types set in five acres of beautiful gardens. Our room rates include bed, breakfast, wifi and all taxes. We are situated 2 kilometers out of the Nairobi central business district on Upper hill.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Secured parking
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast buffet
Poolside bar
Taxi service
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Room service
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
Historic Hotel


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Grade: 70 out of 100
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elloferox wrote a review 04 Jul
Mombasa, Kenya7 contributions9 helpful votes
Who manages the Fairview Hotel? In the not so distant past, it was managed by someone called Mark. It was clean, professional and really cared for. Since he left this hotel has only gone southwards. Shabby, dirty and badly managed. What a shame. What happened to the charismatic chef? Food now is dire. Wine choice is worse. Your red wine choice is a carafe of sweet or a bottle for US$100. Please! Owners, please step in now to save this historical hotel.
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Date of stay: June 2021
Response from Fairview Hotel Nairobi, Other at Fairview Hotel
Responded 2 weeks ago
9th July 2021 Dear Valued Guest From the outset, I would like to thank you for taking the time to share your feedback on our Trip Advisor, following your recent stay at the Fairview Hotel. It gives me the opportunity to address and to rectify our shortcomings. I sincerely apologize for the inconvenience that was caused to you, following your feedback on choice of wine and level of service in the hotel. This is certainly not the standard of service, that we pride ourselves on, nor that, you have come to expect from us. Your feedback has received my full attention, and has been addressed with my Management Team. I trust that this incident has not hindered the future relationship between you and the Fairview Hotel. I look forward to welcome you back to the Fairview Hotel soon. Kind regards and best wishes Francis Wanjiah Junior Assistant General Manager
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MichielSafari wrote a review Jun 2021
Juba, South Sudan4 contributions1 helpful vote
The extraordinary hotel is the place to be if you want to be in the middle of Nairobi and still enjoy the tranquility of lush green gardens, friendly and professional staff, a rich diversity of meals, and the truly unique character of the buildings.
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Date of stay: June 2021
SWNH wrote a review Jun 2021
Meredith, New Hampshire138 contributions98 helpful votes
After more than 16 hours in the air, we needed a good night sleep and great breakfast before departing on our safari. The Fairview fit the bill perfectly. It is located on a quiet hill not far from the airport. The room was comfortable and well equipped. The grounds were peaceful and beautiful. The breakfast was excellent. The staff was friendly and helpful. The Covid protocols were followed to the letter. Highly recommended, whether for a day or a week.
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Date of stay: June 2021
Victor Amugo wrote a review Jun 2021
2 contributions
This is the best place I've been to yet. The room I was given was very spacious and clean. The food is just out of this world and the Human Capital there is very friendly and efficient. Allow me to specifically mention ' Lillian' who made sure that our stay there was perfect.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled on business
Response from Public Relations Manager, Marketing at Fairview Hotel
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you for choosing one of our hotels as you spend quality and memorable time with your loved ones. We are delighted to hear your appraisal of our friendly staff and hotel facilities. We look forward to welcoming you again soon!
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The Rattanslinger wrote a review Jun 2021
Nairobi, Kenya21 contributions
If there is a hotel perfectly secure in the heart of Nairobi then it is this one.Am glad for purchase of our products from this amazing vacation property.We look forward for the opportunity once more in business.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled on business
Response from Public Relations Manager, Marketing at Fairview Hotel
Responded 11 Jun 2021
Thank you for staying with us and for the positive review. We look forward to having you stay with us again soon.
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US$152 - US$198 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fairview Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Fairview Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Nairobi Gallery (1.0 km), All Saints Cathedral (0.5 km), and Mugie Ranch (1.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Fairview Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at Fairview Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Fairview Hotel?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Fairview Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Sikia Fine Dining Restaurant, Baraka Restaurant, and Flame Tree Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Fairview Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Does Fairview Hotel have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Fairview Hotel offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Fairview Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Fairview Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to Fairview Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Galton-fenzi Memorial (1.2 km) and Dedan Kimathi Statue (1.6 km).