The Norfolk Hotel is a thirty-minute drive from JomoKenyatta International Airport and a short distance from Nairobi's shopping and business district. This 116 room Hotel is one of the world's most romantic hotels. The Norfolk opened on Christmas Day, 1904, and no other Kenyan hotel has as rich a history. It is said that Nairobi as a capital city grew up around the Norfolk. The hotel’s colonial English ‘Tudor’ style architecture preserves a time now lost. Hotel facilities include five gourmet menus and three bars, safaris and sightseeing services, conferences and business center (five air-conditioned conference rooms which can accommodate groups of 24 to 255 people), swimming pool, health club (gym, saunas, steam rooms, aerobics classes and massage), hair & beauty salon, shops and news stands, piano entertainment in the evening. All bedrooms are equipped with a mini-bar, TV and radio, direct dial telephone air-conditioning etc. All rooms have private bathroom with shower and bath.