The historic Norfolk Hotel first opened in Nairobi on Christmas Day 1904. Located only one half mile from downtown Nairobi, Norfolk Hotel guests have a variety of activities to choose from in and around town. No other hotel in Kenya captures as much of Nairobi's splendid past and exciting present, and few hotels anywhere can claim a more romantic history.
Over its 110-year history, the Fairmont Norfolk Hotel has come to represent one of the most beloved gems in Nairobi. This Tudor style, historic “Grand Dame” of a property has certainly hosted plenty of esteemed guests, including 26th American President Theodore Roosevelt, Lord Baden-Powell, the Earl of Warwick, Lord and Lady Cranworth, and the Baron and Baroness von Blixen. Today, the Norfolk Hotel exists as yet another unique feather in the Fairmont Hotels & Resort’s cap as a member of the brands esteemed Kenya and South Africa collection.
As with every Fairmont property, Norfolk Hotel boasts its own distinct character and charm. Here, the traditions of its original heritage are still alive and preserved for guests seeking an immersion into the history of Nairobi. At the same time, all of the 170 guest rooms and suites have been refurbished to ensure a truly comfortable and contemporary stay. Lavish beds, plush furniture, private en-suite marble bathrooms with rainfall showers, and scenic patios overlooking the hotel’s tranquil complement the air of history and personality ingrained in each accommodation.
At the Norfolk Hotel, guests can enjoy the tranquility of The Norfolk gardens, which feature interesting plants and birds, as well as the collection of antique modes of transportation in the grounds. There is also a heated swimming pool as well as six different restaurants and bars to visit on the hotel grounds, one to suit every mood and appetite. Dine on signature specialties at Tatu, enjoy idyllic lunches on the Lord Delamere Terrace, indulge in a traditional high-tea in the Tea Room, or opt for wine tastings in the Cin Cin Wine Bar—the choices are plentiful and delightful. Additional, Tariku’s Hair Salon is also available for guests and offers hair styling, manicure, pedicure, and massage facilities.
The Norfolk Hotel stands on the edge of the main shopping area of Kenya. Opposite the National Theater and University of Nairobi, it is just 12.5 miles from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and within immediate access of Nairobi’s most popular attractions and hidden treasures.Request Information