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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 May 31, 2014
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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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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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London
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Great hotel, nice rooms, and a very swanky hotel. However it comes into it's own on a Saturday night, when the Nairobi Set come out to play. Over dress for this, as you will still feel under-dressed when you arrive. The best location of this hotel is the roof, at night, sun downers over the city with friends.

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

Dear LondonNisha, Thank you so much for your lovely review of Sarabi Supper Club on our 7th Floor with the swankiest Champagne Bar in town. We do look forward to welcoming you back soon and recommend you try one of our signature cocktails, The Sarabi Smoking Punch, whilst enjoying views of the Nairobi skyline. With Warm Regards Moshi Perera, General... More

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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91 reviews 91 reviews
32 hotel reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

I used to stay at other Nairobi hotels, but decided to try out the Sankara this time and loved the experience must say! The rooms are nicely decorated and very suited for especially business travellers (I stayed on the Club Lounge Floors so I don't know if it's the same for all rooms, but you have an ironing board&iron for... More

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

Dear FlyingGonzo_10, Thank you for your amazing review; we are delighted to hear you had a memorable stay during your most recent visit to Nairobi. We do look forward to welcoming you back soon to experience our personalized services and for another energetic personal workout from our gym instructors. With Warm Regards Moshi Perera, General Manager More

London
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74 reviews 74 reviews
19 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Stayed here for business, well still here. The hotel is okay, breakfast is great - nice selection. The pool bar is nice however you cant really swim in the pool as its by the restaurant and bar and closes at 6pm. I was out from 6am and got back just before 1pm and my room had not been made up... More

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

Dear L0nd0nGenie, Thank you for your review on our property; and please accept our apologies for the lapse in standard from our housekeeping services which has been shared with our housekeeping team for further improvement. We are delighted that you enjoyed the figurines for turn down service; and we do look forward to welcoming you back in your next visit... More

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I was recently in Nairobi on business in May 2014 and stayed at the Sankara upon the advice of a colleague. I can only say positive things about my experience. The hotel staff were friendly and highly professional. My room was tastefully decorated and very comfortable. A very cute touch was the little big 5 animal stone figurines that they... More

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

Dear undutchable2010, Thank you for your wonderful review and your kind words about the hotels staff, facilities and services. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay and the turn down Sankara Seven figurines and do look forward to welcoming you back to extend your collection of the figurines to complete the 28 different styles available of the Sankara Seven.... More

Johannesburg, South Africa
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Extremely friendly staff, comfortable beds, that will always be my home when visiting Nairobi . The hotel is not in the best parts of the city but a very big up to the fact that when you get inside the hotel , you totally forget and think you are in some upmarket suburb. The Seven Sankara collection....., it's brilliant keeps... More

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

Dear Rehoboth657, Thank you for your review on our property during your most recent visit to Nairobi. We are delighted that you enjoyed the figurines for turn down service and look forward to welcoming you back to continue adding to your collection from the 28 different styles of the Sankara Seven figurines. With Warm Regards Moshi Perera, General Manager More

Johannesburg, South Africa
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81 reviews 81 reviews
45 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

My third stay at the Sankara, and it has maintained its high standards. Excellent service, attentive, intelligent and friendly, from all hotel staff. Upmarket taxis on standby throughout the day. Well equipped modern rooms. Decent restaurant and bar, with good food, small terrace area at the restaurant and rooftop at the bar, with nice views. Pool and gym are not... More

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

Dear jonB_SA, Thank you for your amazing review of our property; and for choosing the Sankara to be your home away from home. We do look forward to welcoming you back to enjoy our Kenyan hospitality and unwind at our roof top bar while enjoying the Nairobi skyline. With Warm Regards Moshi Perera, General Manager More

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

I stay at the Sankara Nairobi on a regular basis for Business and there's a lot of good to be said abou the hotel, location and staff. The resturants, food and service is generally good but at times can be slow in coming. The rooftop bar is a lively place most nights and agains suffers from slow service when there... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Location is central to Westlands, setting and ambiance are lovely on the rooftop overlooking the suburban business district. Four of us arrived for happy hour, looking forward to the advertised Tapas and some drinks. We found the drinks menu to be varied in both price and selection. Tapas we found to be large portions of non- Tapas selections (i.e. Hamburgers)... More

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Stockholm, Sweden
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113 reviews 113 reviews
43 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

This hotel has pretty much everything you need in terms of room amenities and general facilities, and everything is in excellent condition and quality and so on. So I will not go through all that. I would, however, like to mention the staff who were very friendly and helpful with all kinds of matters at all times during my week... More

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

Dear makkipakki, Thank you for your wonderful review about our property and we are delighted to note your comments on our services. We do look forward to welcoming back to enjoy our Kenyan hospitality again very soon. With Warm Regards Moshi Perera, General Manager More

Lincoln, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Located in the centre of Nairobi, perfect for access to markets and about 30 minutes from the airport when the roads aren't choked by traffic - as they usually are in Nairobi. Great restaurants and a fantastic view of Nairobi from the roof pool bar and restaurant.

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

Dear sueord, Thank you for your kind comments about our property. We do look forward to welcoming you back soon; to the amazing views of the Nairobi’s skyline from our roof top Sarabi and the distinctive Champagne Bar. 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
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Sankara Nairobi 5*
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Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style
#3 Business Hotel in Nairobi #5 Spa Hotel in Nairobi #7 Luxury Hotel in Nairobi #13 Romantic Hotel in Nairobi
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Sankara Nairobi combines international five-star standards with personal service and the authentic flavour of the new Africa. ... more   less 
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