Fairmont The Norfolk Hotel

At a glance

  • Historic landmark hotel
  • Tranquil landscaped gardens in the heart of the city
  • Iconic Lord Delamere Terrace

Fairmont The Norfolk Hotel


Dating back to 1904, this secluded gem in the heart of Nairobi has remained a celebrated landmark.

The Norfolk is something of a Nairobi icon. Over the years it has played host to presidents, explorers, actors and authors. In 2007, the hotel was acquired by the Fairmont group and given a welcome refurbishment, adding a modern elegant touch to the classic glamour and charm of the 1900s.

The hotel offers a peaceful base to relax before or after a safari adventure. Dining options include the iconic Lord Delamere Terrace – a classic all-day restaurant – and the fine dining signature steakhouse, Tatu. There’s also Cin Cin Bar – a permanent fixture on the Nairobi social scene – as well as a charming tea room serving high tea, a poolside bar and 24-hour room service. Other facilities include an outdoor pool and a 24-hour health club. Elegant rooms and suites are set around a tranquil courtyard of lush gardens. All have a classic neutral design and plush fabrics. Fairmont Rooms are the entry-level rooms, while Deluxe Rooms are more spacious. Suites have a separate seating area and richer décor.

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Key information

In tranquil gardens close to the city centre

Airport transfer time: 40 minutes’ drive from Nairobi’s international and Wilson airports (dependent on Nairobi traffic)
Rooms: 170

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Accommodation information

170 rooms and suites


2 restaurants, bar, tea room, pool bar

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