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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 February 3, 2013
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

Stayed there several times, and exerience and service has consistently been good. Check-in was swift and friendly. Rooms are spacious, beds a very good, and the bathroom is excellent. Breakfast buffet is excellent, though gets dreary when staying a week or longer, as always the same. Agree with some reviewers that --whilst a nice setting-- the 7th floor bar is... More

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

Dear Razzmatazz0, Thank you for taking the time to write your review dated 3rd February 2013 and for your positive compliments about our service and rooms, specially our spacious beds. We have noted your views on our pool bar on the 7th floor. The design of the bar was done for the area to be versatile, unique and modern style... More

London, United Kingdom
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65 reviews 65 reviews
18 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013 via mobile

All very modern and 'bling' but watch out for some ridiculous rules. We tried to have a beer on the 7th floor pool terrace, it was full so we were put in the 'Champagne Bar' (menu comes on iPads - bit cheesy, and you cannot deviate from the menu e.g. don't try ordering a gin martini..the menu say vodka martini... More

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

Dear Jonathan, Thank you for taking the time to write your review dated 1st February 2013. We would like to extend our apologies for the inconvenience caused at our Sarabi Pool & Supper club. The bars were designed as two very separate venues/outlets whereby one can enjoy the open air atmosphere. Each offers a different distinctive experience with a unique... More

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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

Sankara is very good!! its lovely! i like it. its very luxurious! its well located in Westilands, Nairobi. It has git customer focused staff. i like the pool situated right on top of the hotel and the view is good from the poolside. The food is lovely. Sankara Hotel keep it up!

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

I travel to Kenya for business and stayed at the Intercontinental for my first trip and the Sankara for my second and third trips to Nairobi. While both are safe and well-run establishments, I will continue booking at the Sankara because of the quality of the hotel, the cost, and the amenities. I would say it's definitely on par with... More

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Fort Worth, Texas USA
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

Staff very attuned to customer needs, and very helpful. Business Center staff went out of the way to call an airline when online check-in was not functioning properly. Relaxing bars and very good breakfast spread. Prompt airport pick-up and drop-off, at a decent price. When I had to travel to Burundi and Tanzania for a couple of days, hotel cheerfully... More

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Durham, North Carolina
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4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

Sankara is very luxurious! The amenities and services make you feel welcome and fully accomodated. Location was perfect. Close to my office, right next to the Sarit center and within walking distance to Westgate shopping center. The food at the main restaurant was well prepared and very delicious. The morning buffet was a great idea, but i would have liked... More

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18 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Stayed on a business trip as close to my office. Very modern hotel with great bars and restaurants (very small though, so book tables in advance). Pool on the seventh floor. Rooms very nice with Internet and international TV. Great bathrooms. For rooms think about an upscale Marriott Recommended

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013 via mobile

My husband and I stayed at the beautiful Sankara in December before and after our safari. It was a wonderful start and finish to our journey. The rooms are spacious, comfy beds and massive washrooms (with great bath products which are handy to take along on safari). The service was fantastic we had a small issue with our wake up... More

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

After 2 weeks camping in Kenya & Uganda, we decided on a night of luxury at Sankara and what a good move! The staff were extremely helpful and friendly; the decor is great, especially the amazing paintings all over the place; the room was huge and equipped with everything you can think of + more you probably wouldnt (eg. velvet... More

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Montreal, Canada
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20 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

I loved this hotel. I was only there overnight but i was treated like a queen and the room i booked came with a complimentary breakfast which was really good. The room was more that spacious and very clean. In fact everything looked new (probably because the hotel opened in the last 28mnths). I was very impressed with the rooftop... 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*
Number of rooms: 156
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