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Hemingways Nairobi

5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Nairobi, Kenya
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Ranked #12 of 100 hotels in Nairobi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    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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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Quite simply magical stay. Amazing accommodation, food and attentive staff...nothing to fault - perfect. Near elephant orphanage too :) Wonderful experience which I'd recommend to anyway visiting the city - quite and away from the madness :)

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Simon H, General Manager at Hemingways Nairobi, responded to this review

Dear ColinPayne Thanks for the great feedback from your recent stay. We hope to see you again soon. Regards Simon H More

Nairobi, Kenya
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Living locally to this hotel we have not stayed but have eaten at the restaurant and used the spa on several occasions since it opened. The food has always been excellent, particularly the "Crab & Prawn" evenings. The atmosphere in the spa is welcoming, very relaxing and the treatments of a first class standard. We would certainly recommend a visit.

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Simon H, General Manager at Hemingways Nairobi, responded to this review

Dear Jan781947 It is fantastic that we are getting support from the local community. The Prawn and Crab menu has indeed been a resounding success; we look forward to seeing you again. Regards Simon H More

Nairobi, Kenya
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Awesome place and a great retreat and getaway for the weary traveller or hard working Nairobi people. It is one of those places you relax into as arrive at the lovely setting and gardens. The staff are attentive and professional and the food is superb, especially the squid and pomegranate. The spa is the best in Nairobi. Booking essential even... More

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Simon H, General Manager at Hemingways Nairobi, responded to this review

Dear wyatt_jeremy I am delighted you enjoy all Hemingways Nairobi has to offer and we are grateful for the support. We look forward to your next visit. Regards Simon H More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Hemingway, Nairobi was in an absolutely beautiful setting. Newly built with a excellent staff and food as well. It is well located in one of the more prestigious areas of Nairobi. It was extremely well appointed with a beautiful pool and lobby. This is a great place to begin your African journey.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is the worst. The management (especially in the spa) is terribly rude. The food is terrible, especially for the price. The atmosphere is stuffy and has a strange chlorine smell. I would recommend Talisman nearby for great food, the Sankara spa, and the Karen Blixen coffee cottages to stay. DO not got here.

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Lake Mary FL
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We recently used Hemingways as a base for our wedding in Karen. We had 16 people in the party and stayed at Hemingways for approximately one week. The entire group is unanimous in their praise for both the facility and the staff. Everyone said they would plan to stay there on their next visit to Nairobi. Since the hotel was... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stay away. The people here are super rude, the food terrible, and the atmosphere very hoity and overrated. There are many nicer places to stay, eat, or get a spa treatment without dealing with how rude they are for sub-par quality.

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Santa Monica, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My brother and I stayed at Hemingway's on our way through Nairobi on a 3 week Kenya Safari in July this year. Most travelers who stay at Hemingway's as well as the Giraffe Manor, do so on overnight stops in between transfers to the Safari areas. Hemingway's is a solid option for those wanting five star service and excellent accommodations.... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Its a truly beautify hotel the staff seems a little undertrained. It was a great experience. Heathclub was a little small. Food was very good. Very relaxing but walk to room was a little long. Rented driver was both affordable and a great guide.

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Issaquah, Washington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I returned back to my second home last week. It was another Amazing experience. I stayed for 7 days and enjoyed each and every minute of my time at Hemingway's. This is one of the most stunning properties in Nairobi a true 5 Star Resort. It was my second time back and I am returning again in September. It is... More

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Address: Nairobi, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Nairobi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Hemingways Nairobi 5*
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