Located in the peaceful Nairobi suburb of Langata, OneFortyEight is the city’s trendiest new boutique hotel. The hotel’s beauty and warmth is accentuated by original artwork featured throughout as a “living gallery”. Once a private home, OneFortyEight now consists of 8 luxury suites, as well as boutique designer shops. The location offers easy access to delve into and explore Nairobi.

The main house is comprised of three suites including a converted loft for children. A converted artist studio houses the remaining five rooms, with fireplaces and open plan kitchen dining rooms. The hotel’s homey fixtures and furniture seamlessly blend with top-notch modern amenities, fresh flowers and contemporary art. Relax with a book by the fire in the main house or lounge on the veranda, where al fresco dining is punctuated by the roar of lions from nearby Nairobi National Park.

Tranquility is the name of the game at OneFortyEight. Here, spy on the resident peacocks, parrots and monkeys in the gardens. Not wild enough for you? Pop over to the Giraffe Sanctuary that abuts OneFortyEight’s property to try your hand at feeding the long necked lovelies. For a more cultural experience, visit the Bomas of Kenya to learn about the country’s 43 different tribes as well as their distinct languages and cultures. Even see traditional homesteads. This is the perfect stopover on any trip.