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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 May 18, 2012
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Nairobi, Kenya
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2012

i stayed in sankara for a week during a conference. The hotel is very modern, luxurious. The rooms were beautiful with a nice view of the city. staff was very friendly. Dinner was well done. Breakfast buffee was good, there was a lot of variety to eat. Nice bar at the roof and at 1st floor, with entertainment.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2012

This was my first trip to Kenya so I was a little excited even though it was only for a couple of days and only for business. On arrival at the airport, I was met by the hotel transport and taken to the hotel where I felt the warmth of a true African welcome! The gentleman who carried my bags... More

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

Dear McKarabia, Thank you for your review dated May 18th, 2012 and taking the time to write this positive review and lovely comments. We are always pleased to hear from our guests and delighted that we were able to deliver a 5 star personalised service and comfort to meet and exceed your expectations. Thank you for your kind compliments about... More

Lagos, Nigeria
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39 reviews 39 reviews
8 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2012

After 3 tiring days in Masai Mara, Sankara was a bliss. Fantastic and quite luxurious hotel, very comfortable room and three of us had a very relaxing time. Bar on the 1st floor is quite reasonable and restaurant adjoining it serves indian and continental food. Although i was not impressed with the East Asian restaurant that we tried our lunch... More

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Bethesda, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2012 via mobile

Love the extra touches: luxury robe, great organic Kenyan in-room French press coffee service, DVD player, solid wifi, easy friendly service, cool rooftop bar and pool, legit security, and two shopping centers within 5-minute walk!

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Pretoria, South Africa
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2012

I only stayed in Sankara for a night but was blown away, this is one of the nicest hotels I have stayed in Africa. First, the room had a real nice smell when I first walked in, the bathroom was very clean with both bath and shower. The bed was very comfortable and air con worked perfectly. I ordered the... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

The hotel is lovely. Rooms are modern and clean. The bed is perfection!!! Incredible pillows and pillow menu. Staff is attentive and very helpful. Roof top pool and lounge are a lovely surprise in Nairobi. Highly recommend.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
27 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2012

Stayed for 3 nights on business on the Exec floor, and cannot fault the place. Well appointed, luxury rooms, quiet a/c, lovely showers... Superb rooftop heated pool and a great (if small) gym on site (although the a/c was an issue in there as it was being fixed at the time), with a personal trainer on hand. We had breakfast... More

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New Delhi, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2012

Hotel is on smaller space, thus giving a clumsy feel inside. Rooms are small and less attractive. Food is some what ok. The last place for people who only stay in 5 star and are not getting rooms else where.

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Perth, Australia
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2012

I have made six business trips in the last three years to Nairobi. They don't get any easier. But they are made marginally more bearable when you are able to lay down your bags, dust off your shoes, literally, and relax in the comfort of a quality hotel. The Sankara is just that. Located very conveniently in Westlands, the Sankara... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2012

We stayed at the Sankara for one night each way on the way out to Tanzania and on the return from Safari. We were fortunate to be upgraded to the junior suite. This meant a special rooftop clublounge check-in, complimentary soft drinks and snacks all day. In the evening during happy hour all drinks were included with canapes. It is... 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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