Norfolk Fairmont Nairobi


The Norfolk Fairmont Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya

With over 100 years of rich history, this charming hotel dates back to 1904 and is a landmark property of the Kenyan capital Nairobi. Among the property’s many highlights are its lush green gardens, with an abundance of hibiscus, roses and bird of paradise flowers, the serenity of the spa, the formal and informal dining options and the traditional afternoon tea. Together, these offer a perfect balance of atmosphere and comfort.

The Norfolk Fairmont is an oasis from the hustle and bustle of Nairobi, and a real pit stop for adventurers in the city. During our visit, we saw travellers who were embarking on adventures into the bush, early-risers departing for hot air balloon flights and private jet passengers preparing for the safari of a lifetime. In fact, many pilots have set up a home from home in this hotel. Adventuring or relaxing guests are alike met with the staff’s great sense of pride and enthusiasm.

The Lord Delamere restaurant and bar are situated on an open air terrace, and housed with comfortable wicker chairs on which guests can feel the gentle breeze from the overhead ceiling fans. One of the hotel’s more informal dining spots, the restaurant offers both international and authentic Kenyan cuisine, and is a magical spot to listen to tales of adventure as guests discover and rediscover Kenya.

The more formal and contemporary award-winning Tatu Restaurant specialises in organic beef and sea food and also has a patio for alfresco dining beside the tropical garden, whilst the T Lounge, modelling itself on a manor house drawing room, offers a perfect afternoon tea.  

This hotel has all bases covered, and best of all it is a beautiful, tranquil spot in the heart of the city in which to rest, relax and immerse yourself in East African culture.

Editorial Photography

These photographs were taken as part of an editorial feature to convey a first-hand flavour of the hotel. The word hospitality means “the friendly and generous reception and entertainment of guests, visitors, or strangers”. This is certainly true of the Norfolk Fairmont Hotel – just look at those warm friendly smiles! 


The Norfolk Fairmont is a great spot to rest relax and immerse yourself in East African culture.

Hotel Essence Photography