Giraffe Manor: Nairobi Boutique hotel among top 10 most Instagrammable in the world

The patio at Giraffe Manor.

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Giraffe Manor is among the top 10 most Instagrammable hotels in the world.

The research conducted by travel experts at Dubai Tours and Tickets analysed a list of 80 top hotels worldwide to establish which are the most Instagrammable by the total of hashtagged Instagram pictures shared by social media users with the hotel name.

Giraffe Manor came in seventh place with 117,000 posts dedicated to the hotel on Instagram. The boutique hotel is known for its unforgettable breakfast experience with a surprise visit from the resident herd of Rothschild’s giraffes poking their long necks into the windows in the hope of a treat, before retreating to their forest sanctuary.

The hotel was built in 1932 and was modelled on a Scottish hunting lodge. Celebrities such as Ellen De Generes and R&B artist Ashanti have shared their posts on Instagram enjoying their stay feeding the giraffes.

The hotel even outranked the Ritz in Paris with over 97,100 Instagram posts, earning it eighth place in the ranking. The Ritz Paris was opened in 1898 and was the first hotel in the world to boast electricity on every floor, along with rooms with private bathrooms. It is the first of the 108 hotels, under the Ritz-Carlton franchise, to be established.

It currently has 142 rooms, a spa, a swimming pool, three bars and three restaurants, including the Espadon, which has been awarded two Michelin stars.

The Burj Al Arab Jumeirah in Dubai came in first place as the most Instagrammable hotel in the world with over 2.5 million posts featuring the hotel's Instagram hashtag. You may have seen this hotel in photos sitting on its own man-made island resembling a yacht. The hotel, which is now considered an architectural landmark, has 198 exclusive suites with a dedicated 24-hour butler service.

Atlantis, The Palm in Dubai ranks second, with the hashtag featuring on 673,000 posts across Instagram. The 1,544-room ocean-themed resort is situated on Dubai's Palm Island, and staying there includes free access to the world's largest waterpark, the Aquaventure Waterpark. The resort resembles an Arabic Palace.

Some of the other hotels on the list are the Soneva Jani in Maldives, Villa d'Este in Lake Como in Italy, Marina Bay Sands Hotel in Singapore, Claridge's in London in the UK and Bellagio Las Vegas and Beverly Hills Hotel California both in the US.

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Note: The results are not exact but very close to the actual.