House of Waine

Location: Nairobi, Rift Valley & Western Kenya | Kenya

Price guide: $$$$$ $200-$350 per person per night

The House of Waine is in Karen, the quiet, forested suburbs of Nairobi. It was originally built in the 1970s as a private home before being acquired by a local family and carefully refurbished over two years, resulting in the unique boutique hotel that exists today, and it retains the charm of a family home.
Perfect forFamilies and couples.
In the knowGet to the Daphne Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage early in the morning to catch them feeding the adorable elephant calves.

Recommended for...

  • Luxury Hotel
  • Service & Hospitality
  • Family-friendly
  • Food & Wine

Hotel Overview

Sense of Place

The House of Waine is in Karen, in the quiet, forested suburbs of Nairobi. 

Rooms at House of Waine

There are 11 lavish rooms and suites that have been elegantly furnished to reflect the individual themes of each room, and each one comes with all the classic amenities that you would expect of a luxury city hotel.

Food & Drink

The menu is varied and reflects the diversity to be found in Nairobi today, which ensures that most guests will find something they will enjoy. It is a set menu that gives guests two options for each course and changes daily. Meals are served in various locations around the hotel, which makes each meal a slightly different experience.

There are two bars which are exclusively for the use of guests staying at the hotel, where you can linger over a drink.


Take a dip in the pool, set in the pretty gardens.

Activities at House of Waine

The House of Waine is close to many of Nairobi's top attractions. There are plenty of nearby activities to keep guests busy. For an outdoors experience a trip to Nairobi National Park is ideal. There are numerous art galleries, museums, and shopping malls close by, or enjoy a round of golf.

If it's something different you're after we suggest hand-feeding the rare Rothschild giraffe at the nearby giraffe centre. Visit Giraffe Manor and the Daphne Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage to get up close and personal to two of Africa’s most iconic animals.

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Hotel location

House of Waine is approximately a 20-minute drive from Nairobi's Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.

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