The Norfolk Hotel
The Norfolk Hotel is one of Nairobi's oldest and best-known hotels.
From the day it opened in 1904 it became a gathering place for new arrivals, business men and women and a start for safari expeditions. Since those early days the Norfolk has grown and expanded into a collection of half-timbered turrets, terraces, modern hotel wings and walks.
The whole hotel is loosely arranged around a central grassy courtyard where you will find a collection of old oxcarts and carriages. Arriving at the Norfolk you will be met by a liveried doorman and ushered past the Lord Delamere Terrace Bar into the glittering reception area. There are three categories of rooms including standard, deluxe and suites. Standard rooms are comfortable with good beds, satellite television, air-conditioning and sparkling en suite bathrooms. The deluxe rooms are similar to the standard, but more spacious and the suites have an additional living room.
The Norfolk is well known for its excellent cuisine and many Nairobi residents come to enjoy food here. The Ibis Grill serves excellent à la carte meals whilst the Lord Delamere Restaurant serves good breakfasts, lunches and dinner.
Finally, there is a swimming pool and health centre, the highlight of which is probably the massages that can be arranged — perfect for recovering from a long-haul flight.
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Tour ideas in Nairobi
Our itineraries are there to spark ideas for how you could include a stay at The Norfolk Hotel as part of your trip. Treat them simply as suggestions, because every aspect of the trip we create for you will be yours to define.
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Location & places nearby
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Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favourite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.
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Nairobi and nearby places
- Lake Naivasha 48 miles away
- Shompole Magadi 71 miles away
- Loita Hills 74 miles away
- Lake Nakuru 81 miles away
- Lakes of the Great Rift Valley 81 miles away
- Ol Pejeta Conservancy 94 miles away
- Amboseli National Park 96 miles away
- Mara Naboisho Conservancy 104 miles away
- Sosian Ranch 109 miles away
- The Chyulu Hills 114 miles away