100 Small Romantic
Hotels & Places

Come discover 100 of the most romantic small hotels and places in the world.


Romantic Places in Kenya

Favorite safari destination of the old-time explorers. Primal East Africa, home to the Masai, elephants, lions and vast golden savannahs.

Macushla House

Nairobi, Kenya

Located in the old colonial suburbs, the house has 4 poster beds and elegant breakfasts. Within walking distance is the Nairobi National Park and Karen Blixen’s home, now a museum. The house is also used as a first-and-last night Kenyan stop for those on a safari vacation.

T: +25 428 91987. 4 rooms. US$ 170-

Giraffe Manor

Nairobi, Kenya

Located just outside Nairobi, this Scottish baronial-style manor and 140 forested estate was built in the 1930’s by the Scottish toffee king David King. The manor has views of Mt. Kilimanjaro to the south and the Ngong Hills to the east. The endangered Rothschilds giraffes were hand-raised from infants here and roam freely around the guests.

T: +25 420 891 078. 5 bedroom b&b. $580.

Borana Lodge

Nairobi, Kenya

Owned by 3rd generation Kenyans of English descent, this 35,000 acre ranch and lodge evokes scenes from a Hemingway novel or Beryl Markham memoir. The resort provides horses to ride, good French country food, and an opportunity to experience the traditional in visits to a Masai village supported by the lodge.

T: +25 420 600457. $430 per person, includes all meals & excursions.

Outspan Hotel

Baden Powell Rd, Nyeri, Kenya

Lord Baden Powell, founder of the World Scout Movement, lived at this traditional country hotel and his cottage is now a museum. Tea is served on a on a vast lawn under towering trees with peacocks strolling among the tables. Located near the entrance to Kenya’s great national parks, the hotel also provides base camp lodging and transportation arrangements for those going on to the Treetops safari lodge.

T: +25 425 40780. 74 rooms. US$ 158-

Lamu Island

Miles of beautiful deserted beaches and rolling sand dunes..A quirky, yet friendly island with a rich cultural heritage, including four museums. Donkeys are still the preferred mode of transportation here. Mansions along the harbor have been restored and converted into restaurants and guesthouses.

Peponi Hotel

Lamu, Kenya

Harbor views, good Swahili cooking, and a wonderful staff have made this hotel an island favorite since it opened in 1967.

T: +25 442 63342. US$ 300-