The Norfolk Hotel

The Norfolk was founded on Christmas Day in 1904. 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. Adventurous visitors such as 26th American President Theodore Roosevelt, Lord Baden-Powell, the Earl of Warwick, Lord and Lady Cranworth, and the Baron and Baroness von Blixen have all been part of the Hotel’s history. The Norfolk enjoys a justifiably high reputation which includes excellent service, all the usual amenities of a high-class hotel (shops and swimming pool, two restaurants, bars, a ballroom, aviary, and function rooms) and good food. The Norfolk's accommodations include 85 twin and 20 double-bedded luxurious bedrooms as well as 18 suites and 6 garden facing cottages. All bedrooms have a private bathroom with shower, mini-bar, television, radio and direct dial telephone. The cottages, which are all on the ground floor, have a separate lounge and seating area with writing desk and a patio facing the garden courtyard. The Norfolk offers four impressive restaurants offering first class cuisine and three bars. The Norfolk staff can advise and arrange a wealth and variety of sightseeing trips and safaris. The markets of Nairobi are a haven for those wishing to barter for locally produced crafts and goods.