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Sankara Nairobi

#14 of 126 Hotels in Nairobi
Certificate of Excellence
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Woodvale Grove, Westlands, Nairobi 00606, Kenya
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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25 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

5 star hotel, Certificate of Excellence, #13 hotel in Nairobi, the other reviews have spoken for this place. It's very nice. If you're looking for a very comfortable, swank place to feel luxurious this was made for you. I went to the rooftop to listen to a friend play in his jazz group. Cool clear flooring entering the rooftop area... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The location is great with the shopping malls around and loads of activity to do at night. The hotel is great, with the service. The rooms are well maintained with a great view of the city. Continental food is OK. Nothing wow about it.

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Droxford, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Sankara was recommended to me so I already had great expectations and they were met. Friendly staff, lovely food and a very sociable roof top bar. The Sankara is an oasis in Nairobi and is equally comfortable for a tourist and business traveller. Nice room and welcoming atmosphere, will definitely stay again.

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Borlange, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very nice hotel with friendly staff. Rooms were clean and comfortable. Food in the newly opend steakhouse "Graze" were absolutely fantastic. A bit pricey but excellent. Pool and bar at the top of the hotel is a good place to enjoy a drink.

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Sandton, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Having travelled a lot, it is remarkable when a hotel still manages to surprise and amaze. The Sankara in Nairobi ranks as one of the best we’ve ever visited. The room, a suite, was spacious, clean and had over and above the usual amenities including a shaver and shaving cream, set in a gorgeous bathroom with a window looking into... More 

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

Dear sandtontimes, Thank you for your review on our property; and the wonderful compliments on your experience. We do look forward to welcoming you back whenever your travels bring you back to Nairobi next. With Warm Regards Moshi Perera, General Manager More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As you guys know by now I travel a fair bit for business. Not BA Gold yet but a fair bit!! I was asked to come to Nairobi for 3 days of training and had some trepidations obviously. My local office recommended this hotel and what a revelation! Fabulous rooms with shower and bath (call me old-fashioned but I like... More 

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

Dear Miles S, Thank you for reviewing our property after your most recent stay at the Sankara. We are glad to hear that you had an amazing experience and we do look forward to welcoming you back to your home away from home on your next visit to Nairobi. With Warm Regards Moshi Perera, General Manager More 

Nairobi, Kenya
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Extremely disappointed that we had to pay for our parking whilst we dined at the hotel restaurant. The parking fee was the highest I have ever paid in the whole of Nairobi at 300/- for an approximately 2 and half hour stay. What happened to the ticket validation????????? What is the motivation for introducing this??? I No free wifi for... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Super modern, great decor, quiet rooms, comfortable beds, great showers, awesome breakfasts, great service. The only downsides are the elevated price, but I guess that goes with the 5* territory, and the location, which means you usually have to spend quite some time in a cab if your meetings are downtown. I'd love to stay again but the Nairobi traffic... More 

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

Dear brunsky, Thank you for taking the time to review our property during your most recent visit to Nairobi. We appreciate your compliments on our facilities and our excellent service. We do continuously monitor our prices with similar quality establishments and we find to be well positioned by comparison for the overall product. We do hope that you will choose... More 

Pretoria, South Africa
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19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As far as hotels go the Sankara is very nicely situated with shopping and other amenities nearby. The suite I had was nice with a desk for working at which made it good for business travel. The room layout was average and I actually preferred the layout at the Dusit. The iron they left me was old and actually had... More 

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Accra, Ghana
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45 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Sankara hotel is a beautifully new and modern hotel in Nairobi and I would recommend it to anyone who is travelling on business or pleasure. The rooms are lovely, the hotel facilities (gym, restaurant, business centre) are very good and the overall ambiance is lovely. But it is let down by two things: Firstly the food selection is not... More 

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