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Sankara Nairobi

#14 of 130 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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London
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74 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

My first trip to Nairobi made all the more enjoyable thanks to the Sankara. Very friendly staff, excellent, comfy rooms. Service in the bar / cafe a little hit and miss at times and it would have been nice to have got to taste some Kenyan rather than international food in the hotel's various eateries but overall Sankara is a... More 

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Armagh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

My wife and I are British citizens, residents here in Kenya. With us both being teachers we wanted an extremely relaxing holiday during our Easter holidays to recharge the batteries, so we decided to come to the Sankara for 5 days. We are arrived at midday on a Wednesday and after calling a few days before hand we were given... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

One of the best of East Africa... super service, great food, affordable rooms, comfortable beds and premium furniture. Area is always great and close to most of business offices. I will definitely go back there for my next trip to Nairobi

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Mombasa, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

Stayed atf the hotel for business for one day and ,everything was excellent ,with friendly staff ready to assist,good facilities,rooms clean and spacious and easily accessible to the shopping center.Perfect place to stay.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013 via mobile

My husband took me to stay at Sankara for two nights for my birthday. We live in Nairobi so it was easy to find and we already knew about the local clubs and restaurants. Several times before we had been to the pool bar for drinks and appetizers. This was the first time we actually stayed overnight. The room was... More 

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Cali, Colombia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

I stayed in this hotel with my husband while he was in business in Nairobi. I do not have anything but good comments about this place. Starting with the room: It is very roomy, clean, the bathroom is modern and provides anything you may have at home: a scale, a magnifying mirror, etc, the bed is very comfortable and there... More 

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Dubai
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

I stayed at the Sankara on business for three days and overall it was a very pleasant experience. Not too crowded with good facilities, it is also very well located and was ideal as a base for meetings around the city. The room was spacious, well-equipped and clean and the housekeeping service was prompt and very professional; I liked the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

I thought that the rooms and common areas were very well thought out and still looking in very good condition in spite of the hotel already having been open for a couple of years. Bed was good and bathroom very well laid out with plenty of hot water. Staff were very friendly and in general were exemplary. My only minor... More 

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here for an extended stay earlier this year. Great rooms, nice large bathroom, decent gym, nice rooftop pool/restaurant, service is top notch (thru give you fruit basket upon arrival, a new miniature animal each night upon turndown). Plenty of taxis available outside. Took about 30 minutes from airport. Plan upto 1.5 hrs in case of traffic. Would recommend anytime!

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

Sankara is a new hotel and looks so good. Everything is new and glamorous. I had breakfast and lunch with a business partner and we really enjoyed the selection. Tables are well laid out and linen is perfect. The treatment by the staff made me feel like a queen. I will definitely go back to spoil myself.

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