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Sankara Nairobi

5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Woodvale Grove, Westlands, Nairobi 00606, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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Stockholm, Sweden
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41 reviews 41 reviews
29 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I stayed at hotel for one week in June 2014. Friendly and serviceminded staff. I used their car service (very good) to and from Airport. Hotel has several good reataurants. Pool is very small and located on high floor.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I have stayed a few times at the Sankara and recently added club rooms with access to the lounge. After a day in seriously congested Nairobi, the Sankara feels like home away from home. Modern and relax at the same time. Service and food are excellent. If you you are bored about hotel food you have top Indian and Chinese... More

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New Rochelle, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I booked this hotel online, and it seems they go out of their way to present online rates as lower, when they end up being higher. Breakfast, which is normally included, is not if you book online. They charge nearly USD 30 per day for breakfast, which is good but quite basic. Otherwise, the hotel is nice. The staff is... More

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Johannesburg
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I have stayed at the Sankara at least 3 times in the last year, and each time the experience has been very good. Have also used their chaffeur service to and from the Airport. The beds are very comfortable and more importantly free and fairly fast wi-fi available. The bar on the roof is really a nice place to relax... More

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Sankara N, General Manager at Sankara Nairobi, responded to this review

Dear Wayne_SA, Thank you for the wonderful review on our property. We do look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit, to enjoy a drink after a day’s work while enjoying the Nairobi’s amazing sky line from the roof top bar or at our exquisite Champagne Bar. With Warm Regards, Moshi Perera, General Manager. More

New York City, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed at the Sankara for a week when I first moved to Nairobi, while searching for a more permanent place to live. The rooms are laid out nicely and the beds are simply divine. Water in the hotel is filtered so you can brush your teeth without worry, and the many restaurants located on the property give you a... More

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Sankara N, General Manager at Sankara Nairobi, responded to this review

Dear Supitsamy, Thank you for your amazing review on our property and we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the stay with us. We do hope to see you back soon, to enjoy a drink after a day’s work while enjoying the Nairobi’s amazing sky line from the roof top bar or at our exquisite Champagne Bar whilst listening... More

Scotland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Only spent 1 night at the hotel but the experience was fabulous from start to finish. The staff are excellent, friendly and very willing to help. The room was as expected for a five star with fresh fruit in the room on arrival and the room was immaculate. We dined at the Artisan restaurant and opted for the buffet as... More

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Sankara N, General Manager at Sankara Nairobi, responded to this review

Dear Angela M, Thank you for your wonderful review of our property and the compliments to our staff on the personalized service they offered you in your recent stay with us. We are delighted that you enjoyed the figurines for turn down service and look forward to welcoming you back to continue adding to your collection from the 28 different... More

Spruce Grove, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed here for 2 nights on arrival in Nairobi from Canada. The hotel is beautiful, though in a neighbourhood that looks a bit rougher, but security was good, and we felt very safe here. We only took advantage of the breakfasts in their restaurant, but were happy with the quality and service. The service from the... More

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Sankara N, General Manager at Sankara Nairobi, responded to this review

Dear Daniel B, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback on your stay with us. We appreciate your compliments on our ambiance and facilities. We are delighted to be of assistance to repatriate you with the lost luggage to enjoy your holiday in comfort. We look forward to your return to the Sankara soon. With Warm Regards,... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Exceeded our expectataions , we used this venue in August 2013 and then again in June2014, will be back again, awesome staff , always willing to help. Grace(event co-ordinator) is always willing to go the extra mile, nothing too hard to sort. Clean, beautiful venue, Will be back on holiday

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Sankara N, General Manager at Sankara Nairobi, responded to this review

Dear subs72, Thank you for taking the time to share your amazing review on our property. We do look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit; to your preferred venue for your meetings at the centre of Nairobi’s vibrant social and business life, and your home away from home. With Warm Regards, Moshi Perera, General Manager. More

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I spent two nights in this hotel during June 2014, the service and food were at the expected standard, the hotel team is extremely friendly and keen to help. The gym is reasonable sized and equipped although needs new machines. The pool restaurant is worth visiting. The hotel feels safe and they are very active in security.

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Sankara N, General Manager at Sankara Nairobi, responded to this review

Dear Rod_Valens, Thank you for taking the time to share your review on our property and for noting our commitment to security. We put high regard to ensuring that all our guests are safe and comfortable by having stringent security measures in place. We do look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit, to enjoy a drink after... More

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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excelent service, very good and well furnished rooms, quality amenities and delicious breakfast. There is only one suggestion I would give to the hotel, regarding to menu option. They should have simple plates, like grilled fish with vegetables. All they have include souces and spicies.

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Sankara N, General Manager at Sankara Nairobi, responded to this review

Dear Jbbi, Thank you for taking the time to share your valuable review; on our facilities and our excellent staff. We appreciate your suggestions on the improvements to the menu offerings which our Culinary team will take on board with menu changes planned. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to Nairobi. With Warm Regards, Moshi... More

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Address: Woodvale Grove, Westlands, Nairobi 00606, Kenya
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Location: Kenya > Nairobi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Sankara Nairobi 5*
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Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style
#3 Business Hotel in Nairobi #5 Spa Hotel in Nairobi #7 Luxury Hotel in Nairobi #13 Romantic Hotel in Nairobi
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Sankara Nairobi combines international five-star standards with personal service and the authentic flavour of the new Africa. ... more   less 
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