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Hemingways Nairobi

5.0 of 5 Nairobi, Kenya
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Fitchburg, Massachusetts
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

Enjoy this beautiful new facility in the outskirts of Nairobi, in Karen Kenya. Friendly, well trained staff and the cleanest, modern rooms I have seen in a long time. Each room has a balcony for outdoor seating. This new facility was designed to provide a first class comfort.

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

Dear DonaldRLeger Many thanks for your encouraging feedback. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and look forward to your return. Best Regards More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

This is a fantastic hotel situated in Karen. Furnished with great taste, the rooms feel very luxurious. We had too dinners at the hotel and both were super. The spa treatments felt price worthy and felt reinvigorated pampered. During our stay we experienced only very good service from the staff, even when it came to helping us clean up in... More 

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

Dear TripAdvisor Member It was our absolute pleasure to host you. We hope you will stay with us when next in Kenya. Many thanks More 

Nairobi, Kenya
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
22 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

Sadly to know that the hotel Hemingways is situated in our neighbourhood KAREN. Today we wanted to have a short break from tje the hectic Xmas festivities but it was impossible bevause of a security guard named Mr Donald. Most incompetent, unfortunately. Today, 25.12.13 he told us that he doesn't accept visitors without reservation. I am surprised that he does... More 

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

Dear peter w As a luxury boutique hotel it is imperative we satisfy our in house guests as well as non hotel residents. We operate a booking policy in order to ensure we do not accept more guests than we can cope with as this would compromise our standards. Christmas day was a good example as due to the demand... More 

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

I had a marvelous 2 days stay in this Hotel and all I remember is the environmental well-being, the service and the smiles of the hotel personnel! The food was superb and served within time! The colors,nature, the artifacts and view was just too amazing! I loove everything about Hemingways except the prices of course..!A good hotel indeed and I... More 

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

Dear Malkia M I am glad that everything about your stay was superb and look forward to you visiting us again next time you are in Nairobi. Best Regards More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

I stayed at the hotel during a business retreat of 3 days. The surroundings are beautiful and the service impeccable. The rooms are well decorated with an "out of africa" upmarket look. The food was delicious and the desserts yummy. I didn't give it 5 stars because of the mosquitoes. There was an invasion during my stay! they were all... More 

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Monte-Carlo, Monaco
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

The hotel is very nice. It is in Karen away from most of the hustle and bustle of Nairobi. The rooms are very well appointed and very nice, however I don't think they're worth what is being charged. The restaurants are ok. The brasserie chef sadly does not know what he's doing when it comes to steaks. I'm sorry, but... More 

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Portsmouth, England
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

I was lucky enough to stay here during a business trip recently. This hotel is fabulous. My suite was amazing, with a canopied bed, a desk, sofa, TV and great drinks cabinet. The in-room tea and coffee has a great selection and even had fresh milk provided in the minibar to have with it. The bathroom was wonderful, with two... More 

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Marden, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
23 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

One of the best hotels I have ever stayed in. Everything was first-class - service, butler, food, room and all amenities. A first class hotel comes with a price but it's worth it. It is set amidst acres of grounds and very peaceful. It is in Karen district so about 30 mins from Nairobi centre. It's close to David Sheldrick... More 

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Fordingbridge, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

Excellent hotel in picturesque grounds. All rooms have balcony over looking the garden. Suite superbly equipped and lacking for nothing. Restaurant very good if slightly limited menu. Wi-fi actually works and TV reception and choice of channels also very good. Bathroom also very well equipped and laid out. A luxurious place to relax on business or pleasure. Staff friendly and... More 

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60 reviews 60 reviews
42 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013 via mobile

We're regulars at Hemingways and went again on Sunday for a birthday celebration, the food is excellent, the ambiance is super. The only thing they must do is serve the food more quickly once it gets to you, nice to have personal service but it takes time to get all the bits in front of you when you're 5 diners.

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Address: Nairobi, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Nairobi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Hemingways Nairobi 5*
Number of rooms: 45
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#9 Luxury Hotel in Nairobi

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