Overview of House of Waine

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.


Competitive rates for unforgettable experiences
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Date Board Price
22/12/2023 - 21/12/2024 Bed & Breakfast $420

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Highlights & Activities

What's on offer whilst on this itinerary?
  • 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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Rooms at House of Waine

Unwind and relax, in your own private luxury
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    Poolside Cottage

    Nestled within the extensive estate of House of Waine, close to the pool and separate from the main house, the Poolside Cottage is a haven for small families or those seeking extended stays. With accommodations to comfortably sleep three adults, including en-suite facilities, it offers the ideal blend of comfort and convenience. The cottage has a private dining room, complemented by a full kitchen. Outside, a charming private garden awaits, perfect for relaxation or alfresco dining. Additionally, for families with infants, a cot is readily available upon prior request.

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      Malaika Suite

      The Malaika Suite at House of Waine is the epitome of elegance, offering ample space with a lounge and spacious en suite bathroom. Large windows overlook the lush gardens, flooding the suite with natural light. A private terrace adds to the charm, providing a serene spot for relaxation. Perfect for couples seeking a luxurious retreat.

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        Standard Room

        House of Waine provides accommodation in 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. Should you require, there is one set of Standard Rooms which can interconnect.

        General Facilities

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

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        Secure parking

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        Swimming pool

        Swimming pool

        Wi-Fi available

        Wi-Fi available


        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.

        Expert Opinion

        We know because we go
        Tatham Louw

        Tatham Louw

        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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        Traveller Reviews

        • CT

          ‘House of Waine was beautiful.’

          Cindy Tonnessen
        • KP

          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
        • DH

          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
        • AM

          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
        • AM

          House of Waine is a gem and Carnivore superb experience.

          Anthony Moxon
        • AM

          House of Waine is a gem and Carnivore superb experience.

          Anthony Moxon