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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 5 days ago
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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
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stayed while on business, room was great, clean, big soft bed withs lots of pillows. Wi-Fi was a touch slow and one night non-existent which when your trying to catch emails was a pain. Rooftop pool bar was ok and staff always available menu was a bit limited though. Breakfast has everything you'd want in a buffet. Happily stay there... More

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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I was given 24 hours notice to go to Nairobi on business. My assistant found this hotel, which was an unknown entity. Upon arrival, I was greeted into a clean, modern and welcoming reception. Check-in was quick, and Esther the receptionist was constantly smiling and eager to complete the process with the minimum of fuss. (Great after a long flight.)... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

it is located in wetlands and so close to shopping malls. The staff are great and the delicacies are perfectly prepared to leave you cleaving for more,honestly it a lovely place to visit 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... More

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london
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5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

By far the best value in Nairobi. All rooms have soothing decor, exquisite finishing touches, baths and comfortable beds with thick mattress pads. Like sleeping on a cloud. The three restaurants offer a variety of cuisine from Asian to Continental. The hotel staff are endlessly accommodating and professional. Even its state-of-the-art gym is equipped with trainers who will whip you... More

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New York City, New York, USA
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Dear spicelore, Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear that you had an excellent stay and enjoyed the ambiance of our property as well as the facilities therein. We do look forward to welcoming you back to experience our personalized service and the authentic flavour of the new Africa during your next visit to Nairobi. With Warm... More

Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks 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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Sankara N, General Manager at Sankara Nairobi, responded to this review

Dear Zarinaj92, Thank you for taking the time to share your review. We are happy to hear that you had a lovely stay. We do look forward to welcoming you back to experience our personalised services and the authentic flavour of the new Africa! With Warm Regards Moshi Perera, General Manager More

Nairobi, Kenya
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41 reviews 41 reviews
22 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks 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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Sankara N, General Manager at Sankara Nairobi, responded to this review

Dear sid_wise, Thank you for sharing your feedback from your stay. We appreciate your kind words about our location and facilities. Please accept our apologies for the lapse in service in our room service and handling of the hair dryer request experienced.This is not the level of service we are accustomed to offering our guests and in keeping with the... More

Boynton Beach, Florida
1 review
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 3 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 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

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Address: Woodvale Grove, Westlands, Nairobi 00606, Kenya
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Location: Kenya > Nairobi
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Hotel Class:5 star — Sankara Nairobi 5*
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