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Sankara Nairobi

#13 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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012

I stayed at the Sankara for a few nights on business. The rooms were very well appointed and the service is excellent. The front desk was able to arrange transportation for my trip -- the hotel allows you to pay for taxi rides through the hotel, removing the need to haggle over the price (though naturally the price will be... More 

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Abu Dhabi, UAE
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2012

I recently stayed at Sankara with my husband and three children. The staff was extremely helpful and friendly. They made sure we were all comfortable in our adjoining rooms and that every detail was attended to. The food was great as well. The children were especially thrilled with the stone animals that they received each night. When one of the... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2012

Best location in town, particularly if you have meetings both downtown, U of Nairobi, and the UN compound. Design is clean, almost Nordic, but with a clear African flavour. Service is impeccable. Personalised, attentive, anticipating needs and, on top, a model of Kenyan hospitality and warmth. Food at Thai is of high quality, even if pricey. But restaurant is rather... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

As a Kenyan, I have visited many hotels in Nairobi, but none comes any close to Sankara. The staff are extremely friendly and courteous, the place is clean and super beautiful, the food is to die for, their cocktails are the best, and just about everything about it is amazing!!

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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

I have stayed at the Sankara on business. Locality I can't really comment as it was perfect for Westgate Mall where we were based. The service of the staff was impeccable and they could not help enough. The Asian restaurant on site was lovely, really tasty and cheaper than the others strangely! The roof top champagne bar by the pool... More 

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Sunny Sidcup
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012

I had the pleasure of a one week stay at the Sankara on a recent business trip. I stay in many hotels both for pleasure and business but this is easily my best on all counts - staff, food, facilities, everything! The staff were always warm, friendly and chatty, nothing was too much trouble. The bedroom and bathroom were wonderful,... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

The rooms were excellent, the breakfast was amazing! The rooftop bar/pool area is very upscale. Overall, was an excellent hotel. Very modern, and the rooms had all the amenities you can ask for. Did not eat dinner there, but have a nice couple restaurants nearby. Would be considered a nice higher-end hotel in the United States easily...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

The exterior and location of the hotel is not the most attractive. There is some construction work going on an the front of the hotel is surrounded by yellow corrugated iron. However, don't let this put you off it improves significantly. My stay at the Sankara was my first having tried many others and being a regular at the Nairobi... More 

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San Francisco, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2012

We stayed at the Sankara Nairobi in August, 2012, as a launching point for a safari vacation. Given that we traveled to/from Nairobi from San Francisco to say that we were exhausted upon our arrival would be an understatement. The Sankara was truly an oasis, and we loved our stay there. The hotel is modern and very comfortable - the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012

Overall a very good stay here. The rooms are very nice, bed is comfortable, etc. Nothing to complain about at all. The rooftop bar is very popular and is a great place to get a drink. There are a couple different restaurants with different menus and price points but all offer a very nice dining experience and good food. There... More 

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

Dear Patrickdward, Thank you for your review dated 15th August 2012 and taking the time to write this review. First and foremost thank you very much for your compliments about our rooftop bar, restaurants, menu offerings and our gym. We are very sorry to hear about the inconvenience caused on your airport transfer and apologize for the difficulties experienced. However,... More 

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