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Fairview Hotel
4 out of 5
Bishop Road, Nairobi
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $110 per night from Feb 18 to Feb 19
$110
per night
Feb 18 - Feb 19
4.6/5 Exceptional! (359 reviews)
"Attentive and friendly staff with great surroundings"

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2023

Fairview Hotel
Fairmont The Norfolk
5 out of 5
Harry Thuku Road, PO Box 58581, Nairobi, 00200
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $174 per night from Feb 26 to Feb 27
$174
per night
Feb 26 - Feb 27
4.4/5 Wonderful! (148 reviews)
Relaxing oasis
"Spent 4 days here after a busy 4 weeks traveling around Kenya and Tanzania. What a welcome treat to be pampered in this little oasis of comfort in the middle of Nairobi. Great service staff!!"

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2020

Fairmont The Norfolk
The Sarova Stanley
5 out of 5
Corner of Kenyatta Ave. and Kimathi St., Nairobi, 00100
The price is $130 per night from Feb 11 to Feb 12
$130
per night
Feb 11 - Feb 12
4.4/5 Excellent! (526 reviews)
"Good value, friendly helpful staff"

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2023

The Sarova Stanley

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Fair Acres Boutique Hotel
3.5 out of 5
35 Fair Acres Road, off Langata Road, P.O. Box 1121, Nairobi, 00208
The price is $123 per night from Feb 19 to Feb 20
$123
per night
Feb 19 - Feb 20
4.3/5 Excellent! (6 reviews)
Great hotel!!
"The staff was just delightful. There was a little confusion about the reservation but I feel hotels.com always has this with establishments. The room was clean and roomy. I highly recommend this hotel when staying in Nairobi."

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2022

Fair Acres Boutique Hotel
Longview Suites
3 out of 5
9118/22 Magadi Road, Nairobi, Nairobi, 509
The price is $93 per night from Feb 8 to Feb 9
$93
per night
Feb 8 - Feb 9
3.7/5 Good! (9 reviews)
Not the best in Nairobi
"Towels rough...the breakfast was not a buffet like other hotels in Africa that I've stayed in and was not very good....shower not good"

Reviewed on Feb 25, 2018

Longview Suites
Karen Inn and Suites
3 out of 5
Karen Road, opposite Department of Defence Karen, Nairobi, 00100
The price is $49 per night from Feb 22 to Feb 23
$49
per night
Feb 22 - Feb 23
3.7/5 Good! (23 reviews)
"It was an amazing stay .."

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2021

Karen Inn and Suites
Bush House and Camp
3 out of 5
Karen Rd, Off Ngong/Langata Rd, Nairobi, 00100
3.4/5 (5 reviews)
Great place to stay in Karen area
"We stayed 5 nights and loved it. It is close to malls, Sheldrick elephant orphanage and the Giraffe Center. Would stay here again on next visit to Nairobi."

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2017

Bush House and Camp
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Nairobi Historic Hotels information

 

Historic Hotels in Nairobi

8

Highest price
$174
Cheapest price
$49
Number of guest reviews
1076
Total number of hotels in Nairobi
2586

 

Frequently asked questions

What can a history buff expect from a stay in Nairobi?

The historical places in Nairobi are probably at the top of your sightseeing list. During your visit, why not check out the museums and parks? You can also take time at the popular shops.

What's the best place to stay in Nairobi to be near historical sites?

Based on our travel expertise, Bush House and Camp is a top 3-star guesthouse for history seekers booking on Expedia, and it offers 2 restaurants and free WiFi. A couple of other options to soak up the local history include Longview Suites and Milimani Backpackers.

How many historically relevant hotels will I find in Nairobi?

Nairobi has 2598 hotels and other lodging options bookable on Expedia, including 24 designated as historic hotels or close to historic sites.

What are the must-see historical places and other sights in Nairobi?

Landmarks like Karen Blixen Coffee Garden and Cottages and National Assembly Building in Nairobi might be worth a visit. Cultural venues include Kenya National Theatre, Bomas of Kenya, and Karen Blixen Museum. A couple of additional sights to add to your agenda are Uhuru Park and City Market.

What is a historic hotel like in Nairobi?

A historic hotel gives guests a chance to stay in a building that has been officially recognized with a national historic designation. Historic hotels throughout the world have had many former lives and uses, such as castles, palaces, grand homes or even old police stations, pubs, lodges or skyscrapers — any building that’s been identified as being of special interest. These types of hotels in Nairobi typically retain authentic elements like traditional architecture and period features in guestrooms or communal spaces.

What is the difference between a historic hotel and a heritage hotel?

These are quite similar. The term “historic hotel” is more common in the U.S., while you'll often hear "heritage hotel" in Asia and Europe. Historic hotels tend to place more significance on the architecture and actual building. Mainly heritage hotels draw meaning from the cultural value that the place has and how it inspired the community.

Do historic hotels in Nairobi have modern facilities?

Yes, every effort is made to preserve the historic aspects and traditions, while interiors have safety features and modern conveniences. Visitors can expect the amenities from a contemporary hotel such as private rooms with updated bathroom facilities, heating and air conditioning, and free and fast Internet. When you book a historic hotel in Nairobi, it doesn't mean you're choosing a place that's rundown.

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