Set in 12 lush woodland acres of private land, Giraffe Manor in Nairobi offers guests the feel of old world grandeur with the modern amenities of a boutique hotel.
This iconic hotel was once a colonial manor house built in 1932. Each of the 10 art deco rooms possesses such a distinct personality, it even has its own name. Charmingly light and airy, Betty, Lynn, and Arlene are elegant double rooms. Daisy, Jock, Marlon, and Helen have luxurious double/twin beds. For larger parties, Kelly provides a comfortable twin/double/triple setup. But the ultimate romance and magnificence comes from the two luxury suites. The Finch Hatton is a double/twin and can accommodate a family of five. While the Karen Blixen, named for the famous author of Out of Africa it has room for a family of up to five and opens directly onto a private courtyard. All the rooms have polished wood floors, antique furnishings, and an en suite bathroom with either a shower or bath.
The hotel is located within 140 acres of indigenous forest in the Langata Suburb of Nairobi. The flagship property of the Safari Collection, this elegant hotel is most famous for its resident herd of Rothschild Giraffes. The giraffes feel quite at home amid the colonial splendor and verdant grounds and make frequent morning and evening visits, sometimes even poking their heads through an open window for a tasty treat. It’s soon to be featured on the B.B.C. program, Amazing Hotels: Life Beyond the Lobby.