One-Forty-Eight, Studio room One-Forty-Eight, inside the Main House living
One-Forty-Eight, Studio room
One-Forty-Eight, inside the Main House living


Located in the peaceful suburb of Langata, bordering the Giraffe Sanctuary, this beautiful little gem with just 8 rooms will provide the business or safari traveller with an ideal location to rest and relax in tranquil surroundings.

The location itself is completely unique with warthog and monkeys freely coming and going through the garden. Often lions and hyenas can be heard from the proximity of the incredible Nairobi National Park - the only major city in the world to share spaces with wildlife.

One-Forty-Eight is an ideal location to retreat from or delve into and explore Nairobi.

An incredible private home forms the foundation of the hotel, original artwork is featured throughout - making this hotel a living gallery. The 5 brand new suites are converted from the on site artist's studio, the hotel itself spares no modern convenience - delicious food and wine, beautifully appointed rooms, first class service, in room televisions and wifi, boutique designer shops on site, as well as access to amazing restaurants, museums and wildlife on our very doorstep.

Whatever your reason for visiting Nairobi, we warmly invite you to experience our unique brand of Kenyan hospitality in an unforgettable setting.




Small wildlife in the form of warthhog and monkeys around the garden.

Designer fashion boutique on site.

Family own and run, personalised service.

Less than a minute from the Giraffe Center and very close to all other points of interest - David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, Karen Blixen Museum, Matbronze, Langata Link shops, Utamaduni, Kazuri Beads etc

Wildlife HighlightsWildlife Highlights

Warthog, monkeys, birds and other small wildlife.

Local ActivitiesLocal Activities


Shopping at One-Forty-Eight includes a beautiful boutique which features Elizabeth Fusco Designs, as well as a premium selection of high end Kenyan-made artisanal products. 


This is where Daphne Sheldrick has perfected the raising of orphaned elephants and rhinos. It is possible to see the baby elephants (and possibly Maxwell the baby rhino) every day from 11am-12pm. The young elephants are with their keepers in the forest from 6am in the morning, and come down to the mud bath for the 11am feed before returning back to the forest for the rest of the day. Adoption of one of these very special animals is also possible allowing you to follow its adventure back into the wild.


The African Fund for Endangered Wildlife Centre, also known as The Giraffe Sanctuary, is a stone's throw from One-Forty-Eight, and their education centre gives guests the opportunity to feed the Rothschild giraffes by hand and learn more about this rare breed of Giraffe.


Nairobi National Park is unique in being the only protected area in the world with a variety of animals and birds close to a capital city and is only a few minutes’ drive from One-Forty-Eight. We recommend an early morning game drive with picnic breakfast, or why not spend a day in this beautiful wilderness and take one of our scrumptious picnic lunches.


Nairobi is a maze of local craft markets, upmarket boutiques, charming restaurants and lively bars, which are all within easy reach of One-Forty-Eight.


By visiting the home of Karen Blixen, you'll find yourself soaking up the atmosphere of a life long gone. Her pioneering spirit and utter determination to succeed in an era when women were considered to be incapable of such efforts can be felt throughout her home, now a museum in Karen. 


24 hour check-in.

Complimentary Wi-Fi.

Room service.

Laundry service (not included).


One-Forty-Eight is made up of the Main House (3 bedrooms and a converted loft for children) and 
5 rooms in the converted Artist's Studio (3 apartments and 2 studios). 



All Year round

Average StayAverage Stay

1 - 3 nights.

Average PriceAverage Room Prices

(per person per night unless otherwise stated)

$505 average price per night, per person.

Children PolicyChild Policy

Children welcome.

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