• Location: Kenya, Nairobi
  • Type of Accommodation: Boutique Hotel
  • Comfort Level: Comfortable


Set in nearly three acres of lush gardens, House of Waine is a boutique hotel located in a peaceful enclave of Nairobi. It provides a serene gateway in a tranquil setting, while still remaining close enough to the hustle and bustle of top attractions. Offering great value and exceptional service, House of Waine is an ideal place to enjoy a pre- or post-safari stop over.

See wildlife in the Nairobi National Park and the Daphne Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage, visit the nearby Giraffe Centre or explore the bustling and vibrant city of Nairobi. There are a number of galleries and museums to visit for an insight into local culture and history, or simply relax at the hotel where you can enjoy an elegant high tea in the afternoon.

House of Waine was once a private house and this 'home from home' feeling is still to be found here. The suites are named after aspects of Kenyan culture and decorated to match: the Bustani Suite, for example, reflects the garden ('bustani' means garden in Swahili) while the Ziwa Room echoes the blues of Lake Ziwa. There is a very large Presidential Suite and the manicured garden houses a heated swimming pool.

Recent accolades & press

  •  Tripadvisor Travellers Choice Awards 2015 - Top 10 Hotels for Service in Kenya


  • Refreshing stay in charming individually decorated suites
  • Situated in the city's most beautiful neighbourhood of Karen
  • Awake to birdsong & relax in beautiful gardens
  • Close to Karen Blixen Museum, Giraffe Centre & other attractions

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Relax next to the very large heated swimming pool in the manicured gardens. House of Waine has complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the property.

General Facilities

    Wi-fi available
    Laundry Service
    Secure Parking
    Swimming Pool


Dining at House of Waine is at your convenience. Choose to enjoy your meals in the dining room or lounge, out on the terrace beside the pool, or in the gardens. The set menu offers two options which change daily and are inspired to reflect the diversity of cuisine in Nairobi. If you are looking for something authentic, the cook will prepare traditional Kenyan dishes for you to sample.

Malaika Suite

House of Waine provides accommodation in 11 individually styled and decorated rooms with large windows, some of which look out over the garden. The en suite bathrooms feature marble tubs, and are also flooded by natural light. Each room is equipped with satellite TV, air conditioning, an Internet connection, and tea-and-coffee-making facilities.

Malaika Suite AMENITIES

    Air conditioning
    En-suite bath and shower
    Internet facility
    Mini bar
    Safe in room
    Tea & coffee-making facilities


  • High tea on offer
  • dates rates from board basis
  • 16 Dec 2016 - 15 Dec 2017 $340 Bed & Breakfast
  • 16 Dec 2017 - 15 Dec 2018 $370 Bed & Breakfast

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please note, additional room types are also available. Standard Room Request a quote for rate detail

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice
  • Single supplements may apply
  • Rates may be different for different room types
  • The most competitive rates for accommodation are available in our tailored packages

Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.

Traveller Reviews

  • From the moment we walked in the door at around 2am to the moment we left we could not fault the rooms, food, service and ambience. We stayed in the Safari room at first and when we returned from our visit to the Mara we were very pleasantly surprised to find that we had been allocated the Malaika Suite for our final 3 days. We were celebrating our Ruby Wedding Anniversary and were treated to a wonderful evening, which was followed by a special cake. The team of staff make this Hotel special and they are so genuinely attentive. The birdsong in the peaceful garden enable the guest to completely relax and we would not hesitate to recommend this hotel. ASANTE SANA to all at the House of Waine for making our special Anniversary an unforgettable one!

    Katie Pearce, October 2014
  • House of Waine - absolutely fantastic! Amazing service from start to finish, and Nick had contacted them to arrange a surprise birthday dinner for me, which they set up in a private area just for the two of us with an open fire and rose petals everywhere. The room was beautiful and also filled with gorgeous rose petals, and the garden areas and setting really made you feel a world away from the city. It was such a fabulous place - I would absolutely recommend it and wish we were there for longer!

    Danielle Heidtman, October 2013
  • House of Waine - I felt as though we had arrived back in time! Old world hospitality and such lovely accommodation. We stayed in for dinner and the meal was absolutely gorgeous! Thank you for the recommendation.

    Ashley McKerchar, July 2012
  • House of Waine is a gem and Carnivore superb experience.

    Anthony Moxon, February 2008

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Tatham Liprini

Tatham Liprini

Africa Safari Expert

"Great location situated in the heart of Karen just a few minutes away from all the Nairobi attractions. Take some time to explore the lovely lush gardens and laze around the pool."



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House of Waine - I felt as though we had arrived back in time! Old world hospitality and such lovely accommodation. We stayed in for dinner and the meal was absolutely gorgeous! Thank you for the recommendation.

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