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Hemingways Nairobi

#5 of 130 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
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

If your looking for a quiet, beautiful place to spend a weekend in Nairobi, then Hemingway Nairobi is the place to be. Located in the poshe Karen Surburb, the hotel is the perfect location for you and your loved one to relax and unwind from the busy Nairobi mayhem. The hotel has lovely staff, who are well trained and ready... More 

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

Dear mwikali m We are grateful for your support and delighted you enjoyed your visit. Please do visit again. Many thanks. Simon H More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

After spending hours on flights, or caught up in the hustle and bustle of the city, this is an ideal hotel to unwind and relax (and its still in the city). A great hotel, 5 star facility, beautiful park settings, bedrooms was amazing, and restaurants/food/bar top notch. Staff are helpful, transport available on the site by golf cart, facilities on... More 

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

Dear Jhbchets As you rightly say, one of the great aspects of Hemingways Nairobi is that we have an amazing, picturesque and country atmosphere whilst still being in the city of Nairobi. I am glad you enjoyed your visit and hope you will visit again. Regards Simon H More 

San Jose
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18 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

What a treat to stay at this property. It doesn't feel like a hotel by any means. You have your own gigantic living space for your stay in Nairobi with a quality that far exceeds expectations - from an insanely huge bathroom and full walk-in closet, to a dedicated desk/work area, a seated vanity with mirror, couch, flat panel TV... More 

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

Dear almaden32 It was indeed a pleasure to have you stay with us and I am glad to note all aspects of your stay were excellent. I hope you have the opportunity to stay with us again and this time make use of the spa/gym facilities. Best regards Simon H More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

I stayed there while on a business trip for 2 days. I found it very hard to focus on work from the nostalgic beauty of this hotel and its surroundings. The room is fabulous. The bathroom is extraordinarily. The balcony and its view are stunning. The bed is so comfortable. Technology in the room is advanced to control lights and... More 

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

Dear KhaledKhorshid Thank you for your recommendation of Hemingways Nairobi. We certainly do our best to ensure both leisure and business travelers are able to enjoy their stay to the maximum. We hope to see you again at Hemingways. Regards Simon H More 

NYC
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26 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We have stayed here twice now, and Hemingways is clearly a big step up from the other hotel choices in the Nairobi area. Quiet, beautiful setting in the close suburb of Karen. Stunning rooms that have an East Africa feel but make you forget that you are not supposed to have this kind of luxury here. And a terrific restaurant... More 

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

Dear Dave G Thank you for the great recognition. We certainly pride ourselves on being " a cut above the rest" . Please do ask for me next time you stay with us, I would like to say hello in person. Best regards Simon H More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Feels in heaven..its just too good to be described in words. completely romantic & beautiful property. From the time you enter the hotel, check into the rooms, looked through entire property - the feeling is grand. Its a huge excellently made resort with modern at the same time classic touch & is surrounded with greens. The rooms are just too... More 

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

Dear Purvi_Selvadia Thank you for your kind sentiments about Hemingways Nairobi. Please visit again when you are in Kenya next. Regards Simon H More 

Viborg
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Very nice hotel in Karen, close to Karen Blixen's farm. the internet was very stable with a bandwidth on around 5Mbit/5Mbit. Also worked perfect with a VPN connection to Europe. Breakfast is excellent. They offer Airport pickup and drop off for 40$ a person.

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

Dear Morten_Kaalund I am glad you enjoyed your business trip. Breakfast and great Wi-Fi are of particular importance to business travelers and we go the extra mile to ensure we get it right. Many thanks. Regards Simon H More 

Rockville, Maryland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

I had been in Nairobi dozens of times, but had always stayed at the same 2 or 3 hotels. So when I heard that the event was happening at a place called "Hemingways", I didn't know what to expect. But my jaw dropped when I got into the hotel. It's a boutique hotel (I believe they have less than 50... More 

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

Dear DustyFeet-MacheAnpil Hemingways Nairobi is indeed a jaw-dropper and as you rightly say we aim to please the most discerning. In that regard I am pleased we achieved that with you. We did indeed have a fault on our PABX that day but we have resolved it. I am glad the cell phone sufficed in the interim. Please do visit... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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

Dear CJS011 We look forward to you visiting us again and hopefully being able to spend more time at the hotel before safari to enjoy all we have to offer. Regards Simon H More 

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17 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

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

Dear Scatlanta2 Thank you for your glowing review. We are delighted to read it and hope you will visit again. Regards Simon H More 

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