One Forty Eight is a little piece of wilderness just 25 minutes from Nairobi. This former private residence has been converted into a luxury boutique hotel filled with art and comfort, just a stone's throw away from a giraffe sanctuary and a national park.

Property Details

With only eight rooms, One Forty Eight is an intimate setting in the tranquil surroundings of Nairobi’s Langata suburb. This property was formerly an artist’s home and his work is featured among an eclectic mix of tribal and worldly accessories placed throughout the property.

There is a main house with three bedrooms and a loft for children with three beds, a shower, and a television making guests feel like they are right at home. An open-plan living area invites you to gather around the fireplace to chat. The veranda is the perfect place for dining or taking in the peaceful surroundings and catching sight of a peacock wandering by. The master bedroom has a double bed, large walk-in closet, outdoor veranda with seating, and an en-suite with a bathtub and shower. The other two bedrooms have en-suites.

The apartments and studios in the artist’s studios have a common living area with a large fireplace, dining, seating area, sofa-bed, and bathroom. The three apartments are double-story, open plans with views over the grounds through the large windows bringing in warming light. The two studios have rain showers to help guests relax.

A wake-up service brings tea and homemade biscuits to your room for a refreshing start to the day. Healthy and delicious food options prepared with herbs and vegetables grown on-site, plus wine and freshly brewed Kenyan coffee are all available at this luxury boutique hotel.

Warthogs, parrots, peacocks and monkeys are often seen in the garden of this urban location. Lions and hyenas can be heard from the nearby Nairobi National Park, which is the only protected area in the world to be so close to a capital city. Visits around One Forty Eight include a giraffe sanctuary where you can learn about conservation efforts and see orphaned elephants and rhinos at the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust’s rescue and rehabilitation program. A nearby tourist village offers you the opportunity to learn about the cultures and languages of the 43 tribes of Kenya.

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