Opened in February 2020, The Social House in Nairobi, Kenya, is future-oriented and fresh property so tech-savvy that it's the first hotel on the African continent without a reception desk. Yes – you can check-in, access your room, and order a post-check-in pick-me-up all from your smartphone. Great for business travelers, busy families, or solo explorers, The Social House mixes a melting pot of Kenyan culture with an equally vibrant array of activities.
- Stay in one of the hotel's 83 rooms and suites featuring state-of-the-art tech
- Savor French, Japanese, or Scandinavian-style foods at one of four restaurants
- Take a dip in the outdoor pool or relax under the shade of the terrace
- Experience an ever-changing line-up of cultural events, entertainment, and art
- Control all in-room amenities from your room's smart TV
If you're planning a party, destination wedding, or other event, the hotel's event spaces can cater anything from an intimate conference to a 100-person cocktail reception, while the onsite wedding planner and free flower service round out the hotel's events amenities.
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The 83 rooms and suites of the property are based around The Social House's ethos in three S's - simple, stylish, and smart.
You'll see these three S's at work in the easy to understand nature of the room and its tech amenities. Order room service, book a restaurant reservation, or control your room's temperature all with a few taps on your TV. The property's own app also provides for Smartphone room access, staff interaction, hotel messages, and more.
Rooms are designed with contemporary African décor featuring staid neutral tones offset by unexpected pops of color that evoke the feeling of seeing one of the Big Five slipping through the savanna grass of Nairobi National Park.
Whether it's a simple cup of coffee from The Living Room or a decadent wedding reception held in The Other Room, the hotel's four food venues provide enough options to satisfy even the most discerning diners.
Copper – Open for lunch and dinner, Copper is a brasserie-inspired eatery with an open-fire grill.
Inca – Eat under the stars at this rooftop restaurant, where Japanese-Peruvian fusion food makes up the menu.
The Living Room – As the beating heart of The Social House, The Living Room serves up steaming coffee and café snacks 24 hours a day.
The Other Room – Savor Scandinavian-style and hearty breakfasts and lunches at this restaurant-cum-evening event space.
Set off on safari or simply sink back into the soft furnishings of the terrace for a relaxed chat with other travelers or to enjoy an afternoon performance. After all, you're at The Social House, where cosmopolitan comradery is created through an ever-changing line-up of cultural events, concerts, and other pleasant pop-ups.
If rest and relaxation are your preference, the outdoor pool, gym, and quiet room provide space to decompress and destress. Those seeking more excitement can head downtown for traditional Kenyan food, historical sites, shopping, and museums including the Nairobi National Museum; and the Bomas of Kenya, an open-air museum with traditional tribal villages, crafts, music, and art.
- Kenyatta International Convention Center
- Nairobi National Park
- Mt. Kenya National Park
- Mt. Kilimanjaro National Park (just across the border in Tanzania)
The Social House
Set in the quiet, leafy, west side neighborhood of Lavington, The Social House is few minutes' drive from Nairobi's main business and financial districts, including Kenyatta International Convention Center and less than two hours' drive to several stunning national parks.
Wilson Airport is 6 mi / 9.7 km away – about 15-minutes by car.
Jomo Kenyatta Int'l Airport is 14.1 mi / 22.7 km away – about 30-minutes by car.