An inspiring brand new boutique hotel, set on the outskirts of Nairobi’s peaceful suburb of Langata, One Forty Eight is a true feast for the eyes offering travellers the ultimate in Kenyan hospitality and the perfect place to unwind before or after going on safari. This gorgeous private home features just eight exquisitely decorated rooms with original artworks dotted throughout and is the ideal base to explore all of Nairobi’s famous attractions such as the Giraffe Sanctuary and the Nairobi National Park.
Picture yourself in beautifully appointed rooms surrounded by original artworks with eclectic African touches abounding everywhere and a tranquil garden where exotic creatures such as peacocks, monkeys, parrots and warthogs roam free. Due to its close proximity to the Nairobi National Park prepare to be serenaded by the distinct roars of lions and cackling ‘laughter’ of hyenas at night.
This incredible private hotel consists of a Main House (which can be booked exclusively) with three bedrooms and a converted loft ideally suited to children, as well as five additional rooms that were converted from the original Artist’s studio consisting of three apartments and two studios. The Main House is light and airy with lots of natural sunlight and an open-plan living area downstairs with the bedrooms situated upstairs. A verandah leads outside overlooking the lush greenery of the garden, ideal for relaxation with a novel or alfresco dinners by candlelight. The apartments and studio also feature a cozy main living area complete with its own dining and seating area.
One Forty Eight features all the modern amenities that the discerned traveller has become accustomed to: from in room tv and wifi, to exquisitely prepared meals paired with fine wines, attentive service, access to incredible restaurants and boutique designer shops located nearby.
What makes this boutique hotel so great is its proximity to many of Nairobi’s choice attractions: The Giraffe Centre (or African Fund for Endangered Wildlife Centre as it is also known) is a mere stone’s throw away where kids have the opportunity of feeding Rothschild giraffe from a raised platform; go on a game drive through the Nairobi National Park (only a few minutes’ drive away) that boasts the world’s only national park located in a capital city and many of Africa’s greatest wildlife; experience the thrill of interacting with baby elephants (or baby rhino’s if you’re very lucky!) at the Orphan Elephant Sanctuary; find out more about the fascinating life and pioneering spirit of Karen Blixen at the Karen Blixen Museum; or simply explore Nairobi’s lively restaurants, bustling local craft markets filled with local arts and crafts and eclectic boutiques.
This unique new property promises to be the ideal layover en route to your thrilling safari adventure. It is owned by and pairs perfectly with Richard’s River Camp in the Masai Mara.