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Sankara Nairobi

5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Woodvale Grove, Westlands, Nairobi 00606, Kenya
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Ranked #12 of 97 hotels in Nairobi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2011
OTor Nairobi, 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
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Nairobi, Kenya
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2011

So, we didn't actually stay here. My girlfriend/long lost cousin and I took the kids out for breakfast after church (we are ex-pats living in Nairobi) and got to restaurant at 11:15, 15 mins after they stopped serving breakfast. The staff were cordial but rigid that we couldn't order anything but would have to wait 45 minutes for brunch. The... More

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Washington DC
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39 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2011

This was my first time staying at the Sankara Hotel in Westlands. I have stayed in a number of hotels in Nairobi including Tribe and Serena, but this one has the best rooms by far. The rooms are larger, the beds are bigger, the bathrooms are spacious, and with satelittle tv. There is a nice poolside bar upstairs where you... More

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London, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
32 hotel reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2011

In my 20+ reviews I've never written one as good as this. Look, it's expensive. It's eight times the price of the hotel I stayed in last night. But I returned here, having stayed last weekend also, because it's just unbelievably good. Rooms are modern and immaculate with not a scuffmark on them. The window in the bathroom to allow... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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76 reviews 76 reviews
21 hotel reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2011

a perfect oasis of pure luxury and outstanding service in Nairobi. Most certainly the best !

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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33 hotel reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2011 via mobile

Probably the most enjoyable stay of many in Nairobi. And if you judge a property as to how they cope with a problem - and we had one - then I thought they coped admirably. I've never really liked any hotel in Nairobi a lot but I found the Sankara to be good and comfortable and I shall be back... More

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New York City, New York, USA
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20 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2011

This is by far the most modern and best hotel. The service is great. Looked in a part of city where it is ok to walk you'll love staying here. Free WIFI and internet make it a great deal. The food isnt great but passable.

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Kisumu, Kenya
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2011

Sankara is one of several top-notch hotels in Nairobi. Given the horrible traffic in the city, choosing a hotel often comes down to the location that you need to be in. For the Westlands area, this hotel is perfect. It is centrally located in that area, it seems to have very good security, rooms are comfortable with all of the... More

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Beirut, Lebanon
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31 reviews 31 reviews
31 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2011

It was my first time in Kenya and I stayed there for 5 nights. The staff are very good, food is nice and the club lounge is really relaxing. It is a bit pricy, but I think this is the standard for 5-star properties in Kenya. There is a 'Gipsy bar' next to it (1 minute walking distance). you cna... More

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7 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2011

My wife and I stayed at Sankara on our wedding night. The reason for this is because of the location and reviews from other people. We had planned to stay for 3 nights, but we stayed for 4. The first night we got there, we were in a room on the 3rd floor. It was about midnight, and we were... More

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46 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2011

We stayed overnight on arrival from Europe and before departing for Tanzania. The location of the hotel was perfect; away from the hustle and bustle in Westlands suburb, near Wilson airport. It is a deluxe property - somewhat new - and the service matches it's high end market. The rooms are large, for a city hotel and the style and... 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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