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Hemingways Nairobi

5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Nairobi, Kenya
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Ranked #12 of 96 hotels in Nairobi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Nairobi, Kenya
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

It was my first time here and so far it was good. The ambience and the waiters were really great, ready to serve you and making sure you're ok. I am yet to try out your food so that will wait, though my nephew did enjoy his ice cream which was done in way we never expected.

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Taipei, Taiwan
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22 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

We stayed for one evening at the end of our safari, deciding to try the new kid on the block, so to speak. Despite having been open a month or so, we felt that the property still wasn't ready, both with the facility (the bar and the spa/pool weren't open) and service quality. Things got off to a poor start,... More

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CMunywoki, General Manager at Hemingways Nairobi, responded to this review

Dear Jiaotze Please accept my sincere apologies for your dissatisfaction and that you were not promptly met on arrival. I can gladly confirm we have addressed this and the lobby is staffed 24 hours a day every day. Our breakfast menu is unique in that it is an a la carte menu with every dish freshly and individually cooked to... More

Nairobi, Kenya
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

As local residents, we recently ventured to the newly built Hemingway's in Nairobi. Upon seeing the newly built structure we were told by our greeters that they were committed to giving each guest an exceptional experience. Our initial take was this could be true, the grounds are manicured perfectly, the building and decor well sourced, and the staff was friendly.... More

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CMunywoki, General Manager at Hemingways Nairobi, responded to this review

Dear Travelhammer Allow me to apologize for us not meeting your expectations in the restaurant and for losing your tart tartin. We now have a suitable system in place for take-away requests to avoid that happening. I am delighted that you were wowed by other aspects of the hotel and I hope you will reconsider and visit us again; our... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013 via mobile

Where to start .. credit to the grounds, beautiful landscaping. The positives for me end here. The compound is so small you can see into several people's compounds & vice versa. While this isn't a huge blemish, it goes against the description the hotel goes by, serene. The restaurant is where it all went wrong, the triple fried fries are... More

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CMunywoki, General Manager at Hemingways Nairobi, responded to this review

Dear Jenard N Glad you like the landscaping on our boutique hotel’s 10 acre plot in the peaceful Karen countryside setting. We deeply regret the steak and fries were not to your liking and the waiter’s losing your take-away. Our chef takes great pride in the triple cooked chips; please do accept this as a one-off and give us another... More

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124 reviews 124 reviews
29 hotel reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

We went to Hemingways Karen one Saturday evening. The setting and layout was impressive giving a rather palatial feel, the theme is somewhat confusing. The ambience was pleasant and the service was good. The food was rather disappointing; it was not to the standard that we expected. The prawn cocktail was ok, the asparagus would be better with an actual... More

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CMunywoki, Manager at Hemingways Nairobi, responded to this review

Dear FoodieGastroGourmet, Many thanks for your positive comments surrounding your visit to Hemingways Nairobi. Please accept my apologies for your disappointment with the steak. We value your views and recommendations and have taken note of them .We look forward to your return visit to Hemingways Nairobi. Regards Hemingways Nairobi More

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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

I just had the pleasure of enjoying the food at Hemingways, in Karen, Nairobi, courtesy of an invite from a friend. Beautiful place, gorgeous entry, the dining room decor is a bit cool and although i understand the theme, Im not convinced,a nd i think the posters detract. However, no matter, I can honestly say the food was on another... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

We were lucky enough to be invited to the "Soft Opening" of the 5 star Hemingways hotel in Nairobi. Situated in the suburb of Karen, approx 30 minute drive from the airport. A beautiful area fitting for this magnificent hotel. The hotel boasts 45 suites, all with wonderful views of the Ngong Hills and rolling landscapes. The staff are attentive... 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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