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Fairmont The Norfolk

Nairobi, Kenya
  • Overview
  • Accommodations
  • Amenities
  • Activities
  • Dining
  • Location


Since 1904, Fairmont The Norfolk has been a distinguished and defining landmark in the city of Nairobi, an elegant country house hotel with easy access to metropolitan offerings.

Traditional, yet refurbished to offer modern flair, the hotel is just minutes from Nairobi’s top attractions, including the home of Karen Blixen, author of Out of Africa and Sheldrick’s Elephant Sanctuary. Artisanal craft shops and chic boutiques line the nearby streets. The international jet-set crowd and savvy locals flock to the Lord Delamere Terrace for its all-day worldly cuisine, while guests find respite throughout the tropical landscaped grounds, in the heated outdoor swimming pool and in the lavish guest rooms and suites.



Business and pleasure travelers alike find a peaceful home-away-from-home at Fairmont The Norfolk, settling in to one of 170 spacious guest rooms and suites, which are thoughtfully set around tranquil courtyards, providing a haven from the city’s hustle and bustle. Each is appointed with a king- or queen-sized bed, 32-inch plasma television, high-speed internet access, executive working desk and rainfall shower, seamlessly combining historic charm and modern accoutrements. Several uniquely designed and larger signature suites are available, taking the level of luxury to new heights.



With a commitment to making each guest’s stay as enjoyable and seamless as possible, Fairmont The Norfolk provides considerate amenities, including complimentary shuttle service to major companies in the area, airport shuttle service, and babysitting and supervised children’s programs. Business travelers will find a well-outfitted business center, as well as variety of conference rooms. Diversions include five distinct restaurants and bars, a heated outdoor swimming pool and a well-equipped health club.



Countless sightseeing opportunities abound in Nairobi and the Fairmont The Norfolk concierge and staff are happy to recommend and arrange sightseeing excursions, shopping trips and rounds of golf at the nearby Royal Nairobi Golf Club. Families love Giraffe Manor and Sheldrick’s Elephant Sanctuary, as well as cultural museums and city tours. Those seeking respite may visit the spa, with its pool, steam bath and sauna, and an array of soothing treatments.



From the smart Tatu – award-winning steak house and a favorite of returning guests and local foodies – to the cosmopolitan Lord Delamere Terrace, where a business lunch becomes an idyllic afternoon, dining at Fairmont The Norfolk is a treat. Take traditional English high tea in the Tea Room, sip from an impressive wine list at Cin Cin Wine Bar or simply move from the refreshing waters of the swimming pool to the pool restaurant for an easy meal. At Tatu, be sure to try the signature Tomahawk Steak aged in house and the Surf & Turf of beef Tenderloin and Mombasa Spiny Lobster.



Fairmont The Norfolk is 20 minutes from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and within three miles of the city center, Nairobi Railway Station and main convention center.