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House of Waine

Our rating

8/10

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Highlights

- Well appointed accommodation
- Spacious gardens and swimming pool
- Nearby visitor attractions

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Overview

House of Waine is a family owned and run, contemporary boutique hotel situated within the upmarket suburb of Karen in Nairobi, central Kenya.

Originally built in the 1970s as a family home, the property stands in two acres of tranquil, landscaped gardens. Guest areas are comfortable and traditionally furnished, and comprise a dining room with individual tables, a lounge with fireplace, and bar. Outside is a large heated swimming pool with loungers, and a pool pavilion, where guests can enjoy cocktails overlooking the spacious grounds.

The hotel is well located for a number of Nairobi’s attractions. The nearby David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust is a renowned elephant orphanage. Here, visitors can see the babies being fed and, subject to prior booking, may adopt a baby elephant. The Lang’ata Giraffe Centre is also worth a visit; originally established to protect the endangered Rothschild Giraffe, it’s now home to several giraffe species, along with a number of resident warthogs. In addition, there are several art and craft initiatives in the area, including the Kazuri Beads Factory, which provides employment for women in the local community, and the Matbronze Foundry, which specialises in bronze art. Also nearby is the Karen Blixen Museum, former home of the Danish author of the renowned ‘Out of Africa’.

Accommodation at House of Waine comprises ten individually styled double or twin rooms, and one deluxe suite. All rooms are spacious, and feature ensuite marble bathrooms with bath and shower, air conditioning, Wi-Fi, mini bar, satellite TV, direct dial phone, and safe. The suite accommodates two guests in one double four poster bed and additionally offers two lounge areas, a separate dressing room, a large bathroom, and a balcony with pool views.

Children are most welcome at the hotel. Infants under two are accommodated free of charge, and there are discounts for those under 12 years of age. The hotel offers an interconnecting double and twin bedded room, ideal for families. Cots are available upon request, and a babysitting service can be arranged.

House of Waine offers personal and friendly service in a verdant setting, and is a great option for visitors seeking a select and tranquil base in the midst of Kenya’s vibrant capital.

What customers are saying after travelling with Tourdust

Average Rating

based on 500 reviews

(5.00/5)

  • We had the most incredible time thank you. We loved Karen Blixen camp and felt part of a family there, it was incredibly special. And Breezes was very relaxing.
    We can't fault all the transfers and the moment we were greeted on the tarmac at Nairobi airport we knew we were going to be well cared for.

    Thank you so much to you and all the Tourdust team for making it such a happy and memorable trip.

    MissingZoe A reviewing Masai Mara Safari & Kenya Beach on 27 August 2019

  • We had an amazing trip. Everything was well thought out and so much fun. What a great way to truly see the country and learn the culture.

    Joseph was the perfect guide. Very kind, professional, knowledgeable and patient. The kids loved Joseph and keep asking when will they meet him again. He found the Big 5 for us which was unforgettable! Please pass along our appreciation to Joseph.

    Maji Moto was also another incredible experience. They had great customer service and we loved experiencing their culture.

    Sunbird was absolutely beautiful and I wish we had more time there. We loved the view of the lake!

    One suggestion to make the trip even better for other guests in the future would be to have a cooler with drinks and snacks in the Jeep at all times because a ton of driving is involved and it would be helpful to have a cold drink and snacks during the long trip.

    Thanks again for organizing this experience of a lifetime for us!

    MissingBrandon H reviewing Maasai Family Adventure on 12 June 2019

  • I had just the most incredible time on the climb.

    The team were incredible and just so accommodating. I really only have good things to say as it was such a great experience.

    George was as good as a guide as it gets, very articulate and made sure I was comfortable the whole way up with frequent briefings.

    MissingFinn R reviewing Mount Kenya Sirimon Naro Moru Trek on 10 May 2019

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