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Sankara Nairobi

5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Woodvale Grove, Westlands, Nairobi 00606, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012
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    4 of 5 stars
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Hong Kong, China
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

I have been in Kenya almost 3 times and i have been having my accommodations either at stanley hotel or fair view hotel; after having searched carefully through the internet i came across the sankara Hotel , i did drop an e mail to Big Time Holidays limited who is my local operator asking more about this hotel (sankara) the... More

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Vienna, Austria
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

We stayed at this hotel twice over the last 2 weeks. Once when we arrived in Nairobi for the start of our honeymoon and then again before we left Kenya on the flight to Zurich. On our first stay we booked the honeymoon special and had an absolutely marvelous suite with a gigantic bathroom. We loved the free standing tub!... More

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Heidelberg, Germany
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81 reviews 81 reviews
47 hotel reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

The reception is very nice and efficient, my room was spacious with nice touches to make the stay more pleasant (like instead of the usual gummi bears on the pillow you find a different stone carved animal (rhinos, zebras, ...). WiFi access was complimentary, fast and stable. The breakfast variation is very wide and tasty. I did not try out... More

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Hillsborough, North Carolina
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

My wife and I stayed at the Sankara for a week and found it comfortable with great staff who were always willing to help. There were various dining options and the food was great. Breakfast was overpriced if, like me you only want coffee and some croissants. I felt the music was too loud at the rooftop bar but that... More

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Gurgaon
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11 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

Think the enterance of the hotel, is undergoing rennovation and the the location is nothing to write about i.e. behind a petro pump, in the middle of a commercial area. The place is expensive- clearly the demand/supply equation, working overtime. Room and the hotel interiors were great. However what sucked big time was the service. Reached on sunday and I... More

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

Dear Pstaney, Thank you for your review dated 17th September 2012 and taking the time to write this review. We are currently renovating our external parking for the hotel. The landscaped area along with the perimeter wall modifications, will enhance the arrival experience and improve the flow of traffic and security for our guests. The works are being undertaken with... More

Montreal, Canada
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58 reviews 58 reviews
47 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

My husband and I stayed there before and after our safari and we loved it. The hotel is modern and very well decorated. The restaurants offer enough variety so that you do not get bored with the food if you are staying there for a few days. The breakfast buffet is a bit expensive, but the selection is great. Try... More

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Lisbon, Portugal
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

I have staid in Sankara Nairobi for one night on my way back from my honeymoon (5 August, 2012). The hotel has major works in front of the door and it seems you are entering a construction site. As we were checking in, we were told that our reservation (made by our travel agency) had been cancelled. As it was... More

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

Dear Mr.Cortez, Thank you for your review dated 17th September 2012 and taking the time to write this review. Please accept our most sincere apologies for the inconvenience caused and the difficulties experienced. However, please rest assured that this is not our usual standard and we have raised this with our Front office team to prevent any recurrence. We also... More

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
36 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012

I stayed at the Sankara for a few nights on business. The rooms were very well appointed and the service is excellent. The front desk was able to arrange transportation for my trip -- the hotel allows you to pay for taxi rides through the hotel, removing the need to haggle over the price (though naturally the price will be... More

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Abu Dhabi, UAE
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2012

I recently stayed at Sankara with my husband and three children. The staff was extremely helpful and friendly. They made sure we were all comfortable in our adjoining rooms and that every detail was attended to. The food was great as well. The children were especially thrilled with the stone animals that they received each night. When one of the... More

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Geneva, Switzerland
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2012

Best location in town, particularly if you have meetings both downtown, U of Nairobi, and the UN compound. Design is clean, almost Nordic, but with a clear African flavour. Service is impeccable. Personalised, attentive, anticipating needs and, on top, a model of Kenyan hospitality and warmth. Food at Thai is of high quality, even if pricey. But restaurant is rather... 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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