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Hemingways Nairobi

#9 of 125 Hotels in Nairobi
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Nairobi, Kenya
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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
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great service and staff. We were looked after to the utmost degree after an unplanned late arrival, and even earlier departure!. Warning on the laundry charges though. They are somewhat prohibitive, especially for after hours service!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Situated in Karen amongst the elite and wealthiest Kenyans, Hemingways is all you can expect and certainly with a price tag to match. My night was included as the start to a walking safari in Tsavo. Whether you want to relax and adjust from jet lag after a long journey or be pampered after time in the bush, this is... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've been here for pleasure and finally got to be here for a business meeting. The conference room was great, very up to date techwise and comfortable. The bitings were limitless throughout the day. Lunch menu for conferencing had a good variety and was well done. To top it all off of course was the service. Our session went well... More 

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

Dear Jashivo We go the extra mile to ensure both our leisure and corporate guests enjoy their stay and all their requirements are met. I am glad to see this was the case for you and look forward to your next visit. Regards Simon H More 

Vancouver, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hemingways was an absolutely beautiful, serene hotel with a level of hospitality that I had never experienced. I was thrilled to have the chance to stay there last July, and I only have positive things to say about it. First of all the property is breathtaking. Wonderful location in Karen, one of the nicer areas around Nairobi. The hotel is... More 

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

Dear Nayah M Your review is a pleasure to read. The team is thrilled with the fantastic feedback. Thank you for this; we strive to maintain and improve our standards constantly in order to have guest experiences such as yours. Please do visit again. Regards Simon H More 

London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of three Hemingways hotels in Kenya, Hemingways Nairobi is a top notch hotel located in the leafy calm of Karen. Although only a couple of years old, the hotel is built in the style of a much older property - this is the sort of thing that could go wrong but in this instance it works exceedingly well. The... More 

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

Dear Peterfrogfoot Perfect poached eggs are indeed a skill and Chef Archie is delighted you appreciated this. We hope to see you again when you can enjoy our new menu items. Best regards Simon H More 

Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were a party of four arriving unannounced after a visit to the Elephant Sanctuary and Giraffe Park nearby, looking a little bedraggled. The restaurant could not have been more accommodating. We had a superb lunch, at excellent prices One from our party had a glass of Johnny Walker Blue, at about one fourth the cost elsewhere. All four of... More 

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

Dear PoorRichard1776 We are delighted you enjoyed the food and service at Hemingways as well as appreciated the outstanding value for money we provide. Thank you and hope to see you again soon. Regards Simon H More 

Sydney, Australia
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95 reviews
46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hemmingways is a newish hotel in peaceful Karen, but the building has the air of a much older, graceful building. Main building has beautiful common areas. Restaurant staff were friendly and the food was very good. We stayed in the Sheldrick suite (the suites are named after famous Kenyans) and were blown away by how wonderful it was. HUGE bathroom... More 

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

Dear Kriselda It is good to know you enjoyed your suite, the food and the team at Hemingways Nairobi. We of course hope to see you again. Best regards Simon H More 

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Awesome. Loved every minute of our stay. The room was perfect. Peace, tranquility, great food and great service - Julius, Judy, William, Rogers and Maxwell. I will definitely return if I visit Nairobi again.

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

Dear Grant D Thank you for your feedback; it's much appreciated and it is great to know you enjoyed your stay. We do hope you get the opportunity to visit us again. Regards Simon H More 

Kenya
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59 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From the moment you walk in you're treated with a 'nothing is too much trouble' attitude from absolutely every single staff. Everyone went above and beyond to make my family and I feel looked after and they were all so unbelievably tolerant and accommodating to our two young boys (3 and 1.5). The service was exceptional and we couldn't fault... More 

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

Dear letsgoflyakite It is a great pleasure to read your review. We are delighted that you enjoyed and appreciated all aspects of your visit and we very much look forward to future stays. Best regards Simon More 

Nairobi, Kenya
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81 reviews
57 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

I've been to Hemingways too many times to count. The place is a serene little oasis in a bustling Nairobi. It started out well with a great kitchen, good service and ambiance. The setting and views are as good as they were, but the kitchen and the service struggles. The quality of the steaks varies a lot, the sauces are... More 

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

Dear bulgenes Thank you for your feedback; it is important to us. Rest assured I will look into the comments you have made with a view to resolving any issues. I wonder if you would be good enough to let me know the date of the visit in question? Thank you for your custom and hope to see you again... More 

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