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Sankara Nairobi

#12 of 122 Hotels in Nairobi
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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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is the most lovely hotel ever in my opinion, it has spectacular rooms and great food. The only things I don't really like about it is that it had a door which leads to the street which in my opinion is not very safe and the fact that the pool is not very clean and it has bugs in... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Sankara Hotel was lovely! It was like living in an art gallery for 2 was - art work for sell by local artist was through out the hotel. Very comfortable bedding and great staff. The fitness center was great overlooking the main road in Kenya! The food was amazing - great seasoning & spices (but a little pricy). Complimentary... More 

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

Dear vickiecb, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We are happy to hear you had an amazing experience at our property and enjoyed our facilities. The gift shop at the hotel is one of our many Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives; through which we give back to the community and the environment in which we operate in... More 

Vienna, Austria
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed in a club room at the Sankara for a 4 night business trip and couldn't have been more pleased. Impeccable service from all staff we encountered. Poolside bar/restaurant was a treat to come home to. Club staff went above and beyond to meet our needs - including organizing packed lunches for our small film crew on short notice. Rooms... More 

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

Dear nhb2001, Thank you for taking the time to write your review on our property and the compliments on our facilities. We are always happy to hear from our guest and more so to hear that you had an excellent stay. We hope to see you soon at your home away from home when you are back in Nairobi. With... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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51 reviews 51 reviews
10 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Came to Nairobi with mixed expectations having travelled through East Africa but was truly surprised by how good this place was. I ended up staying 5 nights and loved every moment. The main restaurant is outstanding. Each of the buffet dishes I had was fantastic and the desserts are to die for. I still dream about the macaroons. The pool... More 

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

Dear John_Golding, Thank you for your review; and for choosing the Sankara on your recent visit to Nairobi. We are happy to hear that you had a lovely stay and enjoyed our facilities; especially the roof top Sarabi and Supper Club. Please accept our apologies for the transportation delays. We will take this matter up with our provider for transportation... More 

Wavre, Belgium
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86 reviews 86 reviews
35 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice hotel, rooftop and restaurants. Highly professionalism from the staff. Excellent rooms, fresh food and clean with good internet. The rooftop is great, nice little pool and great bar ! The breakfast is well furnished with fruits, juices and all you can imagine .... Coffee shop and restaurant Thai is nice. Good security, nice gym and spa. Place to stay... More 

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

Dear soserge, Thank you for taking the time to post your review. We are delighted that you enjoyed our facilities and services from our excellent team. We do hope that you will choose to stay with us again on your next visit to Nairobi. With Warm Regards Moshi Perera, General Manager More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It feels both boutiquey and businessy, which is great! Service is fab and rooms have everything you expect from a high-end hotel. I have also held small events there in the past and had a very good experience. Only downside is that I have never found the food that good. It's certainly not bad but I would rather go elsewhere... More 

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

Dear joeyc86, We greatly appreciate that you took the time to write your review; and delighted that you had a wonderful experience at our property. We are sorry to hear that the food didn't meet your expectations. Please do let us know if you have any special requirements, as this can be arranged with our Chef on your next visit.... More 

Stockholm, Sweden
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I spent three nights at the Sankara in March 2015. The location is very good and the service was excellent. This was my first stay, but even so, I was given a room on the 6th floor, which is supposedly the Club Floor. The breakfast buffet was enormous and had lost of fresh fruit. I even tried the spa and... More 

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

Dear TST189852, Thank you for taking the time to review our property. It was a pleasure to have you as our guest and we are glad that you choose the Sankara during your visit to Nairobi. We do look forward to hosting you when your travels bring you back to the city; to come and experience our Kenyan hospitality and... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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113 reviews 113 reviews
44 hotel reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have just spent three nights on business at the Sankara hotel and have been extremely impressed by the quality of the hotel and the professionalism and friendliness of the staff. The accommodation is excellent and the staff extremely professional and friendly. For a change I was in a hotel where the internet works well and efficiently. Breakfast is great... More 

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

Dear David G, Thank you for your review; and kind compliments on our property and your excellent experience with our staff. It was a pleasure to have you as our guest and we hope to you soon when your business travels bring you back to Nairobi. With Warm Regards Moshi Perera, General Manager More 

Rochester, Minnesota
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36 reviews 36 reviews
23 hotel reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed here 2 days before our safari. Excellent service and food was fabulous. Felt very safe here. You have to go through what looks like airport security , your bags are checked through a machine and you are security wanded to make sure you are not carrying anything dangerous. I also liked the fact that you are only able to... More 

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

Dear Heatherob, Thank you for your review; and kind compliments on our property. We have continuously invested in Security equipment & technology to ensure that our guest benefit from the highest possible service; our most recent Safe Hotels Executive Level certification being a stride towards this goal. Please accept our apologies for the confusion on the club floor benefits. The... More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed a couple of nights at the Sankara in Nairobi on the recommendation of a friend living there, LOVED IT! Here are the highlights: 1) Best rooftop bar in Nairobi, with live jams. 2) FAB breakfast, get the breakfast rate because the spread is awesome (you can also get to-go lattes and snack boxes for your day!) 3) Clean,... More 

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

Dear AshleyW1987, Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We are always pleased to hear from our guests and more so when they have had a memorable experience with us. We do look forward to seeing you on your next visit to Nairobi to enjoy the facilities once again. With Warm Regards Moshi Perera, General Manager More 

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