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The Fairview is the only family-owned, family-run hotel in the 4&5 star hotel category in Nairobi. It’s set within 5 acres of beautiful gardens and located near the city centre but yet away from the hustle and bustle. It offers excellent amenities for the business and leisure traveler alike.

“The Fairview is that rare bird in Africa – a comfortable hotel that hasn’t decked itself out in feathers of upmarket gloss and tasteless luxury. The hotel’s leafy acres and scattered buildings are laid out on Nairobi Hill, a world away from the overheated bustle . . . “Elle Magazine.

The Fairview was acquired by the Szlapak family in 1946. At that time, the hotel had only 40 rooms. Since then, the hotel has grown to just over 100 rooms. As a result, the hotel offers a wide range of room alternatives.


Kijiji – (Swahili for “The Village”)

This room is arguably one of the best conferencing alternatives in Nairobi. The room is equipped with all the latest conferencing necessities including a laptop/video projecter, flip charts, speakers, air conditioner etc. We have also invested in special equipment to hang flip chart papers on the walls as well as various white boards that hang on the wall.

The room can accommodate up to 60 people. Alternatively, the room can be divided into two rooms and can accommodate 20 people in Kijiji A and 40 people in Kijiji B.

The conference room has its own cloakrooms which were also completed recently.

The most attractive element of Kijiji is not inside the conference room but outside – the conferencing facility overlooks its own private garden.

During the coffee break, all conferencing participants enjoy fresh air on the verandah overlooking the garden!!


Business Centre
The Fairview Business Centre offers the following facilities:

  • email,
  • Internet browsing,
  • computer renting,
  • typing,
  • faxing,
  • photocopying,
  • shredding and
  • scanning.

First Class Lounge
Guests in our First Class rooms enjoy complimentary access to the lounge. The lounge is located above the breakfast area and is open between 6:30 a.m and 11:00 p.m. In the Lounge one can enjoy complimentary access to 2 PCs, a range of papers and magazines, coffee and tea all day long and various other benefits!

Internet access in the rooms
We have 2 options for guests requiring internet access in the rooms. The first is wireless access (Wi-Fi). 90% of our rooms enjoy Wi-Fi access so please check with Reception to determine whether wi-fi is available in your room. If you don’t have a Wi-Fi card, we will happily sell and install one for you. The second option is a wired ethernet connection – unfortunately, only 6 rooms have this option so please request it on check-in and we will do our best to oblige.

Another fairly recent addition to The Fairview is the beautiful swimming pool. Situated near the gym, the pool is for residents only and is open from 7.00 am to 6.30pm daily.

The Bridge to Fitness has a wonderful view of the pool area and contains the latest equipment by Life fitness: 2 treadmills, a recumbent exercise bike, a cross trainer, a rowing machine, basic weights, leg press calf extention, a Multi-Gym and a few other of the basics. The gym is only open to hotel and Apartment residents.

As a family-run hotel, one of our goals is to ensure that food is not standard hotel food but rather has the ‘home cooked’ touch – tasty, comforting and ample. We offer a great range of dining alternatives.

The Pwani Pool Restaurant, adjoining the swimming pool, offers a full range of international cuisine in a casual environment. Its bar is a favorite with residents in the evening.

The Mukutan Garden Café is without a doubt the best place in Upper Hill (perhaps all of Nairobi) for top-notch coffees and light/quick meals such as gourmet sandwiches, pizzas and Quesadillas.

Mitende Atrium
Our brand, the Country Hotel in Town, is omnipresent at breakfast with the addition of our atrium. Having breakfast on a rainy morning takes a whole new dimension!

Pango Brasserie
The classiest dining experience Nairobi has to offer. Its star attraction is an underground wine-bar where drinks are served before dinner.

Sushi Bar
Sushi to die for!