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Sankara Nairobi

#13 of 125 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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Mountain View, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

Nairobi is a beautiful and ugly place all at the same time. I loved it! But if you've got to stay there stay at the Sankara. This is an oasis. The rooms are incredibly comfortable and well furnished. The bathrooms are nicely done as well. I even loved their hygiene products. Had room service and the food was delicious! The... More 

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

Dear Cleavetwo, Thank you for taking the time to write your review dated 15th October 2013. We are always pleased to hear from our guests and more so with your gracious compliments about our ambience, service, staff, food and the facilities. We are happy to note that you enjoyed one of your evenings at Sarabi pool & supper club. We... More 

Sollentuna, Sweden
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15 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

This Hotel offers you a great stay with all the needed extras. The staff is very friendly and service is very good. Security is good but discrete. Located very centrally giving you the opportunity to see parts of Nairobi. Somewhat high priced.

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Thane, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

I been to this palace in month of June 2011, its really nice hotel, Staff is very friendly and helpful, Food is also good, Like to visit again. Like the interior of the hotel is really nice and "WOW" Sea Food is very good in this hotel.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

Hotel is egreat. The rooms, service, food and location are all excellent and I think you will struggle to find a better hotel in Nairobi. Stayed the night before at Southern Sun Mayfair as bookings were full at Sankara. It is like chalk and cheese. My only gripe would be that everything in the hotel is very expensive and was... More 

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Northampton, UK
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

I wanted to stay for a longer period but it was full for the first four night I wanted but was very pleased I moved to the Sankara for the last four days of my visit. Rooms are reasonably spacious and was pleased how light the room was so was able to work in the room. I had a room... More 

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

Dear Paul H, Thank you for taking the time to write your review dated 25th September 2013. We are always pleased to hear from our guests and more so with your gracious compliments about our staff, service and facilities. Our city has been deeply affected by the tragedy. We at Sankara stand by our community to mourn the loss and... More 

Santa Fe, New Mexico
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144 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 235 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

This turned out to be a decent location near the Sarit Center and the Undugu Fair Trade Shop. The room was very nice though perhaps a little cramped for the price and level of the hotel. The bathroom was very nice and included an in-room hair dryer, shower with multiple heads, and separate tub. The spa included a nice fitness... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013 via mobile

My first impression of the hotel was wow! Very upmarket and trendy. The service was good although it felt a little commercial for me. The rooms were smart but rather small, given the price of $300 USD per night. The food was excellent, I ate breakfast and dinner at the restaurant. I recommend the view from the roof as its... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013 via mobile

We have stayed in the hotel for 4 nights on their business executive room floor. Well designed room, though not that spacious. The staff are friendly and very professional. I like the fact that it's near to popular malls, bars and restaurants in Westlands. Security is also reassuringly tight. I look forward to night time when they offer to turn... More 

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Jerusalem, Israel
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

I have stayed here for a week on business. Great hotel and would highly recommend. Friendly and efficient staff, very comfortable beds and great food. The breakfast is lovely and the hotel has a few restaurants that are great. I especially liked the Thai restaurant. I would highly recommend.

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

Dear Kathleen M, Thank you for taking the time to write your review dated 3rd September 2013. We are always pleased to hear from our guests and more so with your gracious compliments about our staff, service, food and facilities. As the entire team at Sankara Nairobi care deeply about our guests’ convenience and comfort, your kind words will only... More 

Geneva, Switzerland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

I have stayed at the Sankara 3 times over the past several months for business. There is never a question of where I will stay in Nairobi because of the excellent and helpful service of this dedicated and friendly staff. The hotel is conveniently located. Serene and comfortable rooms (especially on 2nd floor, overlooking the pool next door), very good... More 

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

Dear LBR25, Thank you for taking the time to write your review dated 3rd September 2013. We are always pleased to hear from our guests and more so with your gracious compliments about our service, staff and facilities. As the entire team at Sankara Nairobi care deeply about our guests’ convenience and comfort, your kind words will only motivate to... More 

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