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“Totally unique experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Giraffe Manor

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Giraffe Manor
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Cayuga, New York
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46 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Totally unique experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2014 via mobile

A one of a kind experience for any age...very memorable. .lots of photo opportunities.especially if you enjoy watching and feed ing the giraffes.landscapes are beautiful and meals were delicious with vegetarian choices.

  • Stayed August 2014
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Lagos, Nigeria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2014

What a place! Family really enjoyed it thoroughly.... If you are a giraffe lover this place is your paradise. Not only can you feed Giraffe from your own room but its amazing to feed them while having your own breakfast... Hotel is like big family house and one really feels at home. Staff is very lively and helpful, they know each guest personally and never fail to show enthusiasm. If visiting Kenya, this place is must to live in for minimum two nights.

Room Tip: Room on first floor at front is the best ones..
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Sydney, Australia
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78 reviews
54 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2014

This August I was able to revisit Giraffe Manor with my family after a 6 year absence. I wanted the experience to be as memorable for them as it had been for me when I had travelled there solo in 2008, so I booked 14 months out and requested Betty and Jocks Rooms at the front of the house. Judy from The Safari Collection was professional to deal with and we were collected exactly on time from Macushla House down the road. We checked in before lunchtime. I would thoroughly recommend not rushing your time at GM as it is such an amazing experience it needs quality time to enjoy every aspect from the Manor to the giraffes, etc.
Took in a tour of the Giraffe Centre before lunch - interesting but very crowded. Returned to the serenity of the Manor and lunch for the 4 of us in a private room - absolutely delicious, compliments to the chef. Also loved the table decor which was exquisite.
The afternoon saw my son and husband partake in the nature trail and my girlfriend and I went shopping at the Junction. Special mention here of our driver George who is a total gentleman, very personable and I feel lucky to have had him allocated to me/ us on both my trips to the manor.
On return gin and tonics on our private balcony attached to Betty's room and then fun feeding the giraffes and dodging the feisty warthogs. Bath, superb dinner and drinks with amazing giraffe experience to be repeated all over again at breakfast. The staff really make sure every one gets some great photos and please do kiss a giraffe! it is an amazing experience.
p.s: The shop is fantastic - well stocked and not over priced at all with lovely service from the staff.

Room Tip: The room at the front enable you to view and feed the giraffes privately - Betty's room is absol...
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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louisville,colorado
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109 reviews
60 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2014 via mobile

This place is heaven... Five star service, food was amazing, and being up close to the giraffes was the best of all. Tony greeted us warmly and was there for all of our needs. Julius was our driver and he was exceptional. Advice: save every penny you have and come here. I've traveled the world, and this place tops it all.

  • Stayed August 2014
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TSCmanagement, Manager at Giraffe Manor, responded to this review, 10 September 2014
The Giraffe Manor team are very happy to read your fantastic review. Both Tony and Julius will be pleased to hear that they provided you with everything you needed and made your stay that much more enjoyable. We very much hope you might return to see us some time in the future and perhaps combine this with a few nights at our sister properties, Solio, Salas and Sasaab.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2014

We spent one evening at the Giraffe Manor at the end of our holiday. It was a great experience. After the giraffe centre closes the giraffe and warthogs come over for more treats. In the morning you can feed them from your balcony and in the breakfast room as you are having breakfast. The food was delicious.
The rooms were tiny, but I would recommend booking a superior room as you have better views of the lovely gardens and better access to the giraffe from your room.
We felt that we were being rushed to make plans for our departure the next day just after we arrived. In addition, the staff were cleaning our room and changing our bedding before we finished packing and moved out of the room. However, Steve the manager was very helpful and accomodating and made our experience much more pleasant.

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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with friends
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TSCmanagement, Manager at Giraffe Manor, responded to this review, 10 September 2014
Thank you for your feedback, Giraffe Manor is certainly a unique experience. We're glad that you enjoyed your stay, in particular seeing the Giraffe and the Warthog on the Terrace. David the head chef will also be pleased to hear you enjoyed the food. The manor was a residential home once upon a time so does have quirky room sizes, which adds to the charm of the place but for those that prefer it we have superior room options with extra space. If you were to stay with us again we hope we can offer you one of the bigger rooms for instance Betty which has dual aspects and a private roof terrace. We apologise if you felt a little rushed during your stay - we have spoken to the team and hope this won't happen again.

If you are interested we keep our Facebook and Instagram pages stocked full of photos and news about Lynn, Helen, Walter and the gang. Just search for Giraffe Manor and The Safari Collection.

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2014

I can't adequately describe the uniqueness, hospitality and wonder of the giraffes at this charming historic property outside of Nairobi. The staff was wonderful...taking care of our needs at every turn. We had exceptional service from the moment we arrived until we left...they took our photos with the giraffes, cleaned our shoes when they became muddy from hiking and everything in between.

The animals are so precious and they interact with you in the most kind and engaging way. From the early morning feedings outside of your bedroom window, to the visits at breakfast and lunch...it's purely magical and out of this world!

The lodging was classic, with four poster beds and hanging mosquito nets...to a lovely footed bathtub. They also took us on private tour around Nairobi to anyplace we'd like to visit...we went to the Elephant Sanctuary, the Karen Blixen house and a bead factory.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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TSCmanagement, Manager at Giraffe Manor, responded to this review, 4 September 2014
Thank you very much for your fantastic review of Giraffe Manor, it is a magical place and we're glad the staff and manor team helped make it an experience to remember. If you return to Kenya we hope you will stay with us again and perhaps also travel to one of our sister properties; Sasaab, Sala's Camp or Solio Lodge.

Thank you again,

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2014

A unique experience, staying in a beautiful historic property and interacting with the resident giraffe herd and warthogs! Great way to transition from long flight to Nairobi before going on a safari. Enjoyed the Karen Blixen house and visiting the Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage. So much to admire in Kenya - this was just a start!

Room Tip: Depends on the composition of your party - we were a family of ten. The Marlon room was small but O...
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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TSCmanagement, Manager at Giraffe Manor, responded to this review, 4 September 2014
Thank you for taking the time to review Giraffe Manor. We are very glad you enjoyed your stay with us and had the chance to visit the local attractions in Nairobi. If you loved the Giraffe and Warthogs then you might like to follow us on Facebook and Instagram where we post updates and photos. Simply search for Giraffe Manor.

We hope you visit us again.

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Additional Information about Giraffe Manor

Property: Giraffe Manor
Address: Langata Rd, Langata, Nairobi 00503, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Nairobi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 198 Speciality Lodging in Nairobi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Hotel Class:5 star — Giraffe Manor 5*
Number of rooms: 10
Also Known As:
Giraffe Manor Hotel Nairobi

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