Kifaru House - Karen

3.0 star property
Nairobi guesthouse on river

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Kifaru House - Karen

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Children’s play area – outdoor
Standard Double Room
Free on-the-go breakfast

Overview of Kifaru House - Karen

8.0 out of 10 Very good
8.0/10 Very good

Property highlights

  • Airport transfer
  • Pet-friendly
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
Karen Hardy - Milima Road, Nairobi
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • 24-hour room service
  • Airport shuttle
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Reception fireplace
  • Communal living room
  • Microwave in a common area
  • Fridge in a common area
  • Water dispenser
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Picnic area
Feel at home
  • Playground on site
  • Private bathroom
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • Nairobi National Park - 11 min drive
  • Yaya Centre - 18 min drive
  • Kenyatta International Convention Centre - 22 min drive
  • The Sarit Centre - 23 min drive
  • United Nations Office at Nairobi - 31 min drive
  • Village Market - 31 min drive

Getting around

  • Nairobi (WIL-Wilson) - 19 min drive
  • Nairobi (NBO-Jomo Kenyatta Intl.) - 30 min drive
  • Nairobi Station - 29 min drive
  • Syokimau Station - 46 min drive
  • Syokimau SGR Railway Station - 53 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • Tamarind Karen Blixen - 8 min drive
  • Cultiva Farm Kenya - 5 min drive
  • Karen Coffee Gardens - 8 min drive
  • Pizza Inn - 9 min drive
  • Vietnamese Food - 3 min drive

About this property

Kifaru House - Karen

Kifaru House - Karen puts you within a 15-minute drive of Nairobi National Park and offers an airport shuttle (available on request) for USD 40 per vehicle. Guests can keep active with on-site hiking/biking trails, and free perks include on-the-go breakfast and WiFi. Other highlights include a terrace and a garden.


English, Swahili

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 5 rooms
  • Arranged over 1 level


  • Check-in time from 8:00 AM until 8:30 PM
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 15
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); to arrange pick-up, guests must contact the property 48 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 7:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 15


  • Pets stay for free


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • No on-site parking


  • Airport shuttle from 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free on-the-go breakfast
  • Barbecue grills
  • Private dining
  • Private picnics
  • Free daily reception
  • Shared microwave
  • Shared fridge
  • 24-hour room service
  • Water dispenser

Travelling with children

  • Playground
  • Fireplace guard

What to do

  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Horse riding nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Romance packages


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 1980
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Fireplace in reception
  • Television in common areas
  • Communal living room
  • Art gallery on-site

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Slippers

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Garden
  • Individually furnished and decorated

Freshen up

  • 5 bathrooms
  • Rainfall shower heads
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Towels
  • Toilet paper

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Chef
  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • Access via exterior corridors

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • Cleaning fee: USD 5 per accommodation, per stay

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 40 per vehicle (one-way)

Children & extra beds

  • Rollaway beds are available for USD 20.0 per day
  • Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve rollaway/extra beds


Some facilities may have restricted access. Guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
Long-term renters welcome.
Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher, a security system and a first aid kit on site.
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

Kifaru House - Karen Nairobi
Kifaru House - Karen Guesthouse
Kifaru House - Karen Guesthouse Nairobi

Frequently asked questions

Are pets allowed at Kifaru House - Karen?
Yes, pets stay free.
Is parking offered on site at Kifaru House - Karen?
Sorry, there's no on-site parking at Kifaru House - Karen.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by Kifaru House - Karen?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available from 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM on request. The charge is USD 40 per vehicle one-way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Kifaru House - Karen?
You can check in from 8:00 AM - 8:30 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM.
Is there an on-site casino at Kifaru House - Karen?
No, this guest house doesn't have a casino, but Lucky 8 Casino (19-min drive) is nearby.
What is there to do at Kifaru House - Karen and nearby?
Have fun during the warmer months with activities such as hiking. Additional recreation nearby includes ecotours. Enjoy amenities such as a picnic area and a garden.
Does Kifaru House - Karen have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a garden.
What's the area around Kifaru House - Karen like?
Kifaru House - Karen is located by the river. Popular attractions include Nairobi National Park, which is 11 minutes away by car.



Very good




Staff & service


Property conditions & facilities


8/10 Very good

Nice place but very remote.
It is a nice place, but very remote, nice and quiet. You NEED your own translation. The taxi called by the Hotel to take us to a restaurant for dinner charged us $30 US for the ride, and we had to wait 49 minutes for him to respond to our call for our pickup. The host tried to get the TV and Internet working, neither ever worked. There are two very nice dogs that live there, friendly with no problem. There are young cats/kittens that can be a pest. In the morning there are nice sounding birds and also some roosters that are close by. The breakfast offered was continental, but in fact was better. Eggs to order, nice crepe like pancakes, good variety of fruit. Sausages (chicken), potatoes & toast available. Tea, Hot Chocolate and Coffee, at any hour. A nice patio to sit and read or just relax. Good mosquito control. For us it was too remote without a viechle. You may love it. Our Airport taxi driver made several phone calls attempting to locate the hotel.
Douglas, 2-night romance trip
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8/10 Very good

Peaceful Stay
Lovely guest house in a quiet residential area of Karen. Location is good for visiting the Giraffe Centre, Karen Blixen House etc. After a bit of a mix up upon check in everything was sorted without any issues. The room was nice and the gardens lovely. This is definitely a quiet place - better for relaxing than partying. I'd stay again. Call first to confirm your booking.
Sara, 1-night trip
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