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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
  • 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Sankara hotel is one of the best hotels I have stayed in in Africa. The rooms are very clean and stuff are very friendly and professional. I enjoyed my very short stay there. The bar on the top floor has a good view of Nairobi too.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Loved my short stay at the Sankarahotel whilst in Nairobi. It's located in the Westlands area and is a short walk away from some good restaurants and bars. Great food, especially the dinner buffet. Check out the heated pool. Staff are really friendly and welcoming and the rooms are spacious and have all the amenities you could ask for. Would... More

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Naples, Italy
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sankara penthouse is the right choice for a business meeting mostly morning time. Good view, good selection of beverages, chill - out music and great comfortable sofas. And don't forget from the lobby to the pool area everything is so posh and stylish. Just enjoy then!

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

Dear davide n, Thank you for the very kind review of our property. We are delighted to hear that you had a productive and enjoyable time at the Club Lounge utilizing the business facilities provided. We do look forward to welcoming you back to your home away from home. With Warm Regards Moshi Perera, General Manager More

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed here for about 10 days on work travel. It was an ideal location since our office is in Westlands and I could walk. The hotel is really nice. The rooms are great and have all the amenities one would expect. The rooftop bar and pool are also great place to relax. There are a few restaurants in the... More

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

Dear skaballet, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us; we are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay and had the experience of the authentic flavor of the new Africa. We do monitor the prices on offer with similar quality establishments and have found to be well positioned by comparison for the overall product. Should... More

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Two day stay at the Sankara while on business in Nairobi. Pleasantly surprised at the standard of the hotel, the staff were exceptional equivalent or better than many 5 star Hotels I have stayed in. The bed- was exceptionally comfortable and room well appointed for the business traveller. Breakfast buffet catered to all tastes the highlight being freshly made Kenyan... More

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

Dear SEM948, Thank you for your kind review. We are delighted to note the high standards of service you experienced during your stay. Our Barristers’ will be delighted to hear your comments on our Kenyan coffee. We hope you will be back to enjoy our hospitality and some more Kenyan coffee to start your days in Nairobi With Warm Regards... More

Nairobi, Kenya
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

it was worth my money, th gus at the pool bar were the best, they served me according to how i wanted. They have spacious, air-conditioned rooms all feature elegant, contemporary décor, a flat-screen TV, free Wi-Fi and tea-and-coffee making facilities which make you feel at home but mine didn't have a bath tab, their bed are cosy and well... More

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

Dear Grace W, Thank you so much for your gracious review. We are delighted to hear that you will be returning to enjoy our hospitality this March; and we are looking forward to welcoming you back. Please do let us know if we can be of any assistance with your forthcoming stay. With Warm Regards Moshi Perera, General Manager More

Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
10 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The service and friendliness of the staff is first class. Food on the hotel also very good and the facilities great. Awesome rooftop bar! But...it is clearly taking advantage of expats and business travellers and NOT value for money... Sadly

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

Dear GertdeBeer, Thank you for sharing your feedback from your most recent visit. We appreciate your kind words about our service, the food and facilities. We were concerned to note your comments about our product not being value for money and taking advantage of our clients. We do take the pricing of our products seriously and review this regularly versus... More

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3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Spent time at the wine bar on the 7th floor in a Friday in February 2014 with friends. Pricy! The customer service was superb; real Kenyan hospitality - the only thing that makes the place special (for me). Oh, the band was quiet 'engaging' as well.

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

Dear Jackie O, Thank you so much for your kind comments; and we are pleased that you had an enjoyable time at Sarabi Pool and Supper Club on the 7th floor. We are committed to offering the best to our guests; and have a carefully selected selection of Cocktails, Single malts and wines. Our wine list has a large variety... More

Vancouver, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

For the cost, the Sankara falls way short. The staff at the pool are slow and indignant. I stayed there twice in the last month. My first room was well taken care of. The second was barely cleaned each day and required a couple of calls to maintenance upon arrival. The breakfasts are disorganized, it's practically impossible to get your... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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222 reviews 222 reviews
102 hotel reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Not the cheapest option, but a good choice if you can afford it. The public spaces are beautifully decorated, breakfast is excellent, service is consistently good, and the rooms are comfortably furnished. I also appreciated the friendly but thorough security and the good food at all the dining places in the hotel, notably the open-air area surrounding the pool up... More

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

Dear Wanderlust777, Thank you so much for your amazing review. We are happy to hear that you had a pleasant stay; and we look forward to welcoming you back in your next visit. With Warm Regards, Moshi Perera, General Manager More

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