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Sankara Nairobi

5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Woodvale Grove, Westlands, Nairobi 00606, Kenya
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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New York City, New York, USA
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84 reviews 84 reviews
29 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Sankara is in Westlands, a new suburb of Nairobi about 15 minutes drive from the busy city center and very close to the diplomatic enclave so most of the area is secure, well maintained with lovely gardens and modern architecture. The room we had was not huge but adequately spacious. The bed was very comfortable and the bathrooms clean and... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My first stay at this hotel in East Africa & what a fantastic upbeat vibrant energy this place has! The staff was amazing and always smiling. They are professional, positive and have a very professional demeanor. The roof top bar is done very well and a must see. The hotel is like an upscale European modern hotel. The breakfast is... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
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41 reviews 41 reviews
22 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Convenient location in Westlands and walking distance to shopping centres. Well designed clean and safe. Food quality is very good especially for the event ( lee had hired the hotel for a family reception) Hotel facilities were all very good including gym and pool. Although the staff were friendly and helpful, the room service was extremely slow. Ordered room service... More

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Chef Joshua takes care of the pool side area and VIP lounge. Meals and appetizers have been absolutely incredible. He does custom orders that are not on the menu and is extremely attentive to his customers. Hotel in all has been fantastic, Chef Joshua's services has been the icing on the cake.

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

Dear Ricardo-roy, Thank you for your kind review. We ​are happy to hear that you had a lovely stay and I will pass your compliments to Joshua for the excellent service. We do look forward to welcoming you back to enjoy more of Kenyan hospitality and Joshua’s specially made cuisines. With Warm Regards Moshi Perera, General Manager More

Nairobi, Kenya
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

nice room, excellent service, nice restaurant, pool is very small and too cold to swim in - they should have it indoors instead, wifi connection was free but was very patchy and slow. the taxi service is safe and very convenient.

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

Dear Spartacus666, Thank you for your gracious comments about our property. We have noted your feedback on the slow Wi-Fi service and would like to apologise for this lapse. Regrettably we did experience some downtime from our provider during your stay and the band width for the backup link we have is not as fast. We do hope you will... More

Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Sankara is a top quality business hotel in the heart of Nairobi. The usual suspects of international travellers - Intercontinental and Hilton in Nairobi are disasters in comparison. The rooms are spacious and comfortable, service is prompt and the food is excellent. The roof top restaurant and bar is great - with a pool and a crooner in the... More

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

Dear RahulSG, Thank you for your wonderful review; we are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us. We do look forward to welcoming you back for another experience at the stunning roof top pool bar to relax and unwind at the centre of Nairobi’s vibrant social and business life. With Warm Regards Moshi Perera, General Manager More

London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an amazing hotel. I was here for 5 weeks for business, and was originally going to stay at the Intercontinental, but after reading reviews on trip advisor I decided to look for alternatives. Purely by luck I found the Sankara. The rooms are beautiful, luxurious and modern. The staff are very helpful, the gym is modern. Room service... More

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

Dear Michael K, Thank you for your kind review. We are delighted that you found us and we do look forward to welcoming you back at the Sankara on your next visit to Nairobi to enjoy a little more of the Kenyan hospitality, unwind at our top of the range Sarabi Supper Club at the roof top while taking in... More

Stockholm, Sweden
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44 reviews 44 reviews
32 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Dear ARP_11, Thank you for your review on our property; and we do look forward to welcoming you back to experience our personalized service in your next visit to Nairobi. With Warm Regards Moshi Perera, General Manager More

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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Sankara N, General Manager at Sankara Nairobi, responded to this review

Dear Cholito63, Thank you for your kind review on our property and delighted that we were your home away from home whilst looking for your new home in Nairobi. We do hope that the goodies helped while you settled into the new house and do look forward to seeing you back at Sankara to enjoy your favourite spots away from... More

New Rochelle, New York
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Dear Abigail B, Thank you for your feedback on your most recent stay with us. Our hotel website does indicate the rates exclusive of taxes and breakfast. Also it does provide options to add breakfast when booking on line with a summary of the charges at the end of the reservation stage before confirming the booking. Unfortunately we cannot control... 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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