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Fairmont The Norfolk Hotel in Nairobi, Kenya

Fairmont The Norfolk Hotel is an institution on the colorful streets of Nairobi, Kenya. A cultural gathering spot for over one hundred years the Norfolk is an oasis of tranquility, with private tropical gardens, a heated outdoor swimming pool, and the legendary Lord Delamere Terrace where travelers and locals alike have met since the days of colonial Africa. Sophistication and elegance permeate the luxurious rooms and suites, and harkens back to a day when tea was served on a silver tray, even in the bush. Whether you have come to Nairobi as a starting point for a safari, or to see the city's many sights, The Norfolk offers guests an exclusive view of Africa.

Kenya is home to some of the world's most beautiful game parks and beaches, and Nairobi is the first step to both. While in the city learn about its history as a British colony, vacation destination for Hollywood jet setters in the 50's, and modern financial capital. Visit the market near Uhuru Park, the Sorsbie Art Gallery, and the Karen Blixen Museum. Relax by the heated pool surrounded by lush gardens, head to the Spa for a massage, or simply watch the city go by from Lord Delamere Terrace. The renowned Ibis Restaurant offers award-winning gourmet dishes, while the Hibiscus Bar and Lounge is the perfect spot to unwind. Complete luxury and premier service make the Norfolk as elegant today as it was one hundred years ago.

Location of Fairmont The Norfolk Hotel

Fairmont The Norfolk Hotel
Harry Thuku Road
Nairobi, Kenya

Nearest Airport: NBO

Amenities for Fairmont The Norfolk Hotel

  • General Information
  • 167 Guest Rooms
  • Dining
  • Bar
  • Restaurants
  • On-Site Amenities
  • Spa Services
  • Fitness Center
  • Outdoor Heated Pool
  • Health Club
  • Interests
  • City

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TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 2 days ago

It's always a pleasure to dine at the tatu restaurant. Beautiful ambience, amazing food and super amazing service. Especially Ken. Super nice guy. And to all the rest of the staff too. Good job. Also the food does not take too long once you order.

Jamillah H

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 2 days ago

In February 2018, I had the opportunity to go for a once in a lifetime experience: a safari in Kenya. The first step was a stay in the country’s capital city, Nairobi. There, as a launch point for my safari – just like most of those going for the adventure – I stayed at Fairmont The Norfolk. A hotel full of history, which has been playing a dominant role in the development of the city since it was built in 1904. With its signature Tudor style of architecture that has been maintained since its original construction, the first thing I noticed about Fairmont The Norfolk is its popularity among the locals – especially the Lord Delamere Terrace; which boasts breakfast buffet in town, and the Tatu restaurant; an award-winning signature steak house. In total, the hotel offers 4 dining venues. What I really liked about the hotel and makes it stand out are the grounds where it is located: a green, lush and calm oasis of private tropical gardens in the heart of the city. Being green and classic doesn’t have to mean old-fashioned: Fairmont The Norfolk‘s 170 luxuriously furnished rooms and suites offer all possible modern amenities, and last but not least, guests can enjoy a lovely outdoor heated swimming pool as well as a health club, sauna and steam room, and spa.


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 3 days ago

This hotel is fantastic. It feels very safe, is in a good location and I had a wonderful stay here. Was visiting Nairobi for work and stayed here with my colleagues. I’ve been to Nairobi a few times and this is the best hotel I’ve stayed in. It’s not too far from the airport (when traffic is behaving itself!) the staff are fantastic, speak very good English, the breakfast is excellent, dinner options are plentiful and delicious. They occasionally have a pianist in the bar of an evening which is a nice touch. I had time to have a massage at the end of my trip and it was one of the best massages I’ve ever had! If I’m back in Nairobi I would love to stay here again.

answersonapostcard - London, United Kingdom

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 4 days ago

The Norfolk and the very helpful team are seriously impressive when it comes to taking a break from Nairobi life for a day or two. Thanks all for making it such a relaxing Stay-cation - your kind hospitality, wonderful hotel and amazing food (Tatu dinner and Sunday brunch) will be long remembered.

harry1183 - London, United Kingdom

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 week ago

The Hotel has a long tradition. The service is friendly, the rooms are clean, the health club and the heated outdoor swimming pool can be recommended. The breakfast and lunch buffet was delicious. At the end of the day we had dinner at the gourmet restaurant and it was really great.

Tom12342013 - Cape Town Central, South Africa

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