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Hemingways Nairobi

#9 of 122 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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Nairobi, Kenya
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
18 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

So was at Hemingways for one night, two days on a corporate retreat. Arrived early morn day 1 and check in was painless, and quick. Next meal was lunch, where they served a lousy buffet. Dinner was a la care, and I ordered the steak as did many others, having heard their steaks are good. The skinny piece of meat... More 

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

Dear KulaRaha As you rightly mention you stayed with us on a conference package that includes a buffet lunch, the menus are themed and pre-agreed with our guests before the event. As you expressed disappointment with your menu we changed the pre-ordered menu for the next day and I am glad you approved of it the next day. Regards Simon... More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Hemingways is not the normal sort of place I stay at when I'm in East Africa - but in a really good way! From the tall airy ceilings, the sloping manicured lawns, the tasteful aesthetic, and the amazing food to the tight security and unobtrusive but attentive staff, this was the nicest place I've ever been to for a 4-day... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Lina and I would like to thank Johnson and all the staff helping to make Lina's stay on her birthday extra special. We were both thrilled about the numerous pleasant surprises. The mini conference with Lina's colleagues from several countries in Africa, which was the reason she spent her birthday there, was also a great success and all nine visitors... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
38 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

I say low expectations after our high expectations before going to hemming ways Watamu last year, where we had heard all sorts of good things about the place before going. So, again, we were expecting the same kind of feeling this time but, thank goodness, we were very pleasantly surprised. Location, layout, interiors, food, service were all exceptional. Nairobi needed... More 

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

Dear Amrita J We are glad we have raised the bar in terms of standards in Nairobi as well as with your expectations for your next visit. Please do visit us again and let us know how it went; feel free to ask for me on your next visit; would be great to meet. Regards Simon H More 

Istanbul, Turkey
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Piece of heaven. Great suit rooms, great butler service, just in a wonderful garden. Close to karen bilsen s house museum and farm. There is a pick up service if you donat want to walk! The spa and open swimming pool, what else one may ask Im so spoiled here, dont want to go back home.

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

Dear DYGS_2011 We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you will visit again soon. Thanks for your kind sentiments. Regards Simon H More 

Miami, Florida
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47 reviews 47 reviews
32 hotel reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Stayed at Hemingways before and after a week in the Serengeti. Rooms were very nice and well furnished. Grounds were well kept and nicely manicured and food was very good. Service was somewhat inconsistent. It was very good on the arrival day stay but was botched on return visit - fruit setup in room was missing the fruit (by that... More 

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

Dear ajmia111 Thank you for your feedback and your repeat visit. It is much appreciated. We have noted your comments regarding the fruit, turndown and wake up call. Please accept my apologies for this and at the same time my assurance we will address this going forward to ensure your next stay with us will be as good as your... More 

Nairobi, Kenya
Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
23 hotel reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Hemmingways certainly have high standards not only in all their staff, who are professional and very helpful, but also in their rooms and services. We had a great suite that had all the amenities and more. The bathroom cum in-built wardrobe is a real luxury as are the surroundings. A lush garden with greenery all around. The piece and quiet... More 

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

Dear smatlock10 Thank you for your feedback; it is our great pleasure to have you return and we are delighted that as per your previous visit all aspects of your experience were of our usual high standard. Many thanks for your custom and we look forward to serving you next time. Best Regards Simon H More 

Nairobi, Kenya
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
7 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

I am not sure why Hemingways was not on my list to visit as I pass it daily. I think it was the soulless look from the outside and the mixed (at best) reviews from friends and colleagues. I decided to give it a go. As a previous hotelier, I was hopeful. I like Hemingway's in Watamu. The service was... More 

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

Dear bluecharlie Thanks for the feedback. 40 minutes is certainly too long a wait; please accept my apologies for that. I am glad to hear you will be back and would be grateful if you would ask for me on your next visit for a chat? Regards Simon H More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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68 reviews 68 reviews
15 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

This is one of of the new Hotels in Nairobi. Its location of Karen means that it is very quite and in a a very green environment surrounded by lots and lots of trees. We decided to go there for lunch one Sunday afternoon. It seems very popular as there was not many places left to sit. Eventually a waiter... More 

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

Dear Mschana M Thanks for your feedback. We have taken note of your views on the food; we pride ourselves on our reputation of having fantastic food in our brasserie restaurant. We will certainly investigate the dishes you have mentioned. Perhaps you could let me know next time you are in? Many thanks Simon H More 

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

I visited you restaurant while is Nairobi And the Friday King Prawn was excellent, taste and well prepared the service from the waiters and presentation was awesome couldn't get any better, it was heavenly, the restaurant view was also perfect looking forward to book a room next time am in Nairobi.

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

Dear henry k k We are delighted you enjoyed your Prawn Friday visit. This special menu has become so popular that we have extended it to Saturday as well and your positive comments are proof of it's success. We certainly look forward to your next visit. Many thanks Simon H More 

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