After a severe international flight with missed connections and delays, we arrived at the Norfolk at 7:00am. We were checked in early which was amazing. The room was spacious and while some say "dated", I would say charming and full of character. The room was clean, modern bath, and lovely seating area with terrace.
We arranged airport transfers before our travel through the hotel. We were picked up in a spacious luxury jeep and were offered cool towels and water. While perhaps more expensive than necessary, I would do it again - it was comforting to have safe and comfortable travel after such a long journey.
We had but one night as we we flying out to safari in the Mara the next day. With a full day and not much planned, the hotel recommended a half day tour. They provided us a car and driver and we visited an elephant orphanage, a giraffe sanctuary (best part of the day!) and the Karen Blixen museum. If you have the time, I definitely recommend it!
The breakfast buffet was extensive and expensive. The second morning, they happily accommodated us by allowing us to just order toast and coffee. The staff was very friendly and helpful. I would absolutely stay here again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located just minutes from Nairobi's best attractions, including the home of Karen Blixen, from the Academy Award winning film 'Out of Africa', Fairmont The Norfolk offers luxurious guestrooms and suites, set amidst tropical gardens. It features plush furniture, flat screen TV, minibar, rainfall showers, and tea and coffee maker. Built in 1904, the hotel has been completely refurbished with a heated outdoor swimming pool, health club, sauna and steam rooms with massage facilities, tropical landscaped grounds, and award winning restaurants and bars from steak and seafood at Tatu restaurant, afternoon tea to Lord Delamere Terrace for international cuisine. The hotel is walking distance from artisanal craft shops, modern shopping centres, Sheldrick's Elephant Sanctuary, National Museums of Kenya and is the launch point for 'bucket list' worthy safari tours, which can be organized at the 24 hour concierge desk. A free shuttle bus is available to and from Jomo Kenyatta International airport, located 11 miles away. Business Guests are also offered a complimentary return shuttle ride to their office with free WiFi on board. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Fairmont The Norfolk Hotel Nairobi
- Fairmont Hotel Norfolk
- Norfolk Hotel Nairobi
- Fairmont Hotel Nairobi
- Norfolk Nairobi