Fairmont The Norfolk, Nairobi

A landmark historic hotel, looking after guests since 1904 Fairmont The Norfolk Hotel is an excellent choice of hotel to begin or finish your safari holiday in Kenya.


The Norfolk is Nairobi's grandest and oldest hotel. Set in mature gardens in the centre of the city, it has been a meeting place and first port of call for generations of travellers to East Africa's spectacular game parks. Recently taken over by the Canadian Fairmont group, the Norfolk retains its century-old charm. The Norfolk has 165 rooms set around a central garden area, which despite being in the centre of downtown Nairobi has a wide variety of bird life.

Close to the National Theatre and the Central Business District, the Norfolk has all the amenities of an international hotel but retains an intimacy that others lack. All the rooms have en-suite bathrooms and satellite television. There is a choice of four restaurants at the hotel; they range from the grandest in Kenya to casual. All have very good food, as does the Delamere Terrace where city businessmen still meet for a drink after work and from where many a safari has set out in the hundred years since the Norfolk first opened its doors.


Why we like it

  • An iconic hotel in the heart of Nairobi
  • Colonial in style and full of colourful history
  • Private tropical gardens
  • Enjoy traditional high tea in The Tea Room

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