Grand Tour: The Social House Nairobi

The Coronavirus pandemic has been nothing short of disastrous for many companies including the hotel and restaurant industries. Soon after The Social House opened its doors, Kenya’s lockdown was imposed as a result of the virus forcing the house to pause temporarily to adhere to safety standards and regulations by the ministry of health.

Beyond the appeal of its ideal location in Lavington, The Social House’s interior is so aesthetically pleasing with 83 bedrooms and four restaurants: The Living Room, a breakfast lounge, The Other Room, Copper, a fine dining steakhouse and Inca a Peruvian bar and restaurant on the rooftop. 

Capital Lifestyle thought it’s best to give you a gallery tour of this unique space that should be on your radar when you go out or should you want to book accommodation when you travel to Nairobi.

The Living Room

On the ground floor of The Social House is the living room, an indoor cosy breakfast lounge beautifully furnished with a signature motor bike hanging from the ceiling and a wall with the popular poem by Robert Frost; ” I took a road less travelled and that made all the difference…” A mantra the house lives by everyday.

The living room brews its own coffee and serves baked delights so after you’re caffeinated, take a walk through the house into the other room. 

The Other Room

The other room is lovely, vibrant with an indoor and outdoor sitting space where guests can enjoy breakfast under shaded umbrellas, brunch by the pool or leisurely dinner while taking in the peace and quiet.


It wouldn’t be a complete experience if you were not able to have a fine dining experience and this is what Copper provides.

The Bedrooms

The house is made up of 83 contemporary bedrooms each with a super modern living room and bathroom.

Due to the pandemic, the social house has taken strict measures like leaving each room unused for 14 days after the guest leaves. During these 14 days, the room is cleaned and sterilised thoroughly.

Inca, Peruvian Bar and Restaurant

Soak in the vibrant art and colours at Inca that serves Peruvian inspired dishes and handcrafted cocktails that truly capture the essence of Nairobi

All images by Just Simon