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Norfolk Hotel

Nairobi, Kenya

Gold price level

Mango Opinion

This hotel is centrally located downtown, so you can sip coffee in the restaurant and watch the daily life in the busy city go by. While this is al lovely spot, we rarely us the Norfolk these days as there are many other better located options.

There have been multiple refurbishments over the years which makes it a mixed bag as to what kind of room guests will get between fairly new, kind of tired and really tired. This hotel is resting on its historical past pretty hard core which leaves guests with in dated rooms, paying high prices. Unless you are totally into historic hotels, we think there are better alternatives. 

No other hotel in Kenya captures as much of Nairobis splendid past and exciting present, and few hotels anywhere can claim a more romantic history. Adventurous visitors such as 26th American President Theodore Roosevelt, Lord Baden-Powell, the Earl of Warwick, Lord and Lady Cranworth, and the Baron and Baroness von Blixen have all been part of the Hotels history.

Recently the reception, public areas, function rooms and restaurants were renovated, and the new Acacia Wing with 44 deluxe guest rooms and suites was built. Today, the Hotel boasts 165 luxurious guest rooms, an outdoor heated swimming pool, a fully equipped health club and the choice of four dining venues.

All guest rooms are luxuriously furnished with bedside lamps, dressing tables, and built-in wardrobes, besides luggage racks. Every room has a telephone and telephone directory, direct dialing facilities, a television linked to satellite dish, electrical mosquito repellent and air conditioning. Back-up generators in the hotel allow for 24-hour electricity.

You can add an optional half-day tour or taxi to the sites that interest you. Options include the Giraffe Manor, the Karen Blixen Museum or the National Museum.