The Norfolk Hotel first opened in Nairobi on Christmas day 1904, offers glorious sophistication in the heart of Nairobi. Today with its newly renovated luxurious bedrooms and suites, outdoor swimming pool, fully equipped health club, The Norfolk preserves all its old tradition of excellence in East Africa, which are still unmatched today. Celebrities such as James Earl Jones, Wilbur Smith and Robert Redford frequent the hotel, which is a member of the prestigious leading hotel of the world.
Older than the London Ritz, younger than the Savoy, no other hotel in Kenya has as rich a history as The Norfolk, one of the world's most romantic hotels.
When it first opened on Christmas Day, 1904, The Norfolk was to spearhead traditions of hospitality in East Africa which are still unmatched today.
It is said that Nairobi as a capital city grew up around The Norfolk Hotel. From the new and old worlds the first guests came, many of noble birth. The guest list made its name a legend then and still does so today.
The Norfolk has impressed generation after generation of visitors with its unfailing high standards of service, luxurious style, hospitality and comfort.
Many of the bedrooms overlook the hotels famous courtyards where colorful flowering trees & shrubs give a friendly "home-away-from-home" ambience.
The Norfolk boasts 167 bedrooms & suites, all of which have their own private bathroom. The new executive & deluxe suites in the Acacia Wing are furnished to an exceptionally luxurious standard. These rooms also lend themselves to private dining or small meetings.
The Lord Delamere |Restaurant, Terrace & Bar have always been & are still at the centre of Nairobi's social life. "Lions no longer drink from the swamp in front of the hotel as they did in the early years, and it is unlikely that hippos will grunt & grumble in the river behind, but to stay in the hotel can still be an uplifting experience, enjoying its gracious ambience of both present & past". (Charles Njonjo, former Chairman, Kenya Wildlife Service, 1999)
Overlooking the central courtyard, the covered Lord Delamere Patio is ideal for relaxed dining, private dinner or cocktail parties.
The heated swimming pool adjacent to the Kijabe Gardens has a restaurant and a bar. For keep-fit enthusiasts and leisure lovers, we have a fully equipped gym, saunas, steam & changing rooms.