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The Sportsman's Arms Hotel

P.O. Box 3, Nanyuki, Kenya
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I came to the sportsman arms rather abruptly as I was attending a friends wedding in Nanyuki and needed a place to sleep within short notice. On arrival, the staff was very friendly and accommodating to the relatively late check in. The night guards also offered to clean my car in the morning :-) I was pleasantly surprised by the... More 

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Thank Robert K
Nairobi Region, Kenya
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

I have stayed there many times over the years. Could do better with a couple of things. Upgrade the old rooms-they are stuffy and the old carpet smell is overwhelming. The bar and dimly lit disco attracts the wrong crowd. Have witnessed a couple of bar brawls. Nothing outstanding really.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

The place was quite relaxing and a good get-away,i must say. I enjoyed their buffet which is quite filling. The rooms are quite spacious and clean. The downside was that the wifi connectivity was bad,where on earth doesnt wifi connect on an apple or even windows device,so thats the excuse i was receiving.

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Thank christine m
Kenya
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

We arrived at four in the evening - it was a cold evening and drizzling (its always cold in Nanyuki thanks to Mt Kenya) - we asked for tea - was told its not included in the package - we said we will pay for it - the tea took forever to arrive. It was that cold, so we opted... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

So I'll assume this is a hotel in the UK and go from there.... The food took 1hr 45 mins to come. I wouldn't mind but we were literally the only people in the Resturant and the quality of it was bad. Beer is 250ks a bottle. That's about £1.80. The rooms are in bad need of redecoration, and the... More 

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1 Thank Liam2015
Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Rooms are very spacious. i had a room facing the pool and the view from the balcony was super. Having hot water in the bath tab is so so nice. Breakfast at Sportsman arms is what you really call buffet. Log fires in the evening at the bar is quite romantic. Staff were very friendly & helpful to say the... More 

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Thank Ernest N
Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This is still the Hotel to check first if you're traveling for business or on transit in Nanyuki. They have a new wing and the old wing is under renovation. They offer all necessities in the rooms.. dental kits etc..Modest breakfast with some local foods. They need to improve on few items like room tea/coffee kettle.. bath mats..improve the club..... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 via mobile

The hotel sits in nice environment in Nanyuki and in the neighhbourhood od Mount Kenya. With cool air and nice ambiance. Food and entertainment is good. However rooms and especially bathroom and accessories requires upgrading.

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Thank Tito K
Germiston, South Africa
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24 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 via mobile

We had to spend the night in the area as president Obama was in Nairobi and the roads around our hotel were closed so our guide called his boss to arrange a hotel for us. The Sportsmans arms was recommended, there aren't to many choices and the price was in our budget. We had just spent 6 nights in mount... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 via mobile

Rooms are musty. Service is poor. Staff attitude leaves a lot to be desired and quite surprisingly, residents are charged extra for use of facilities like the gym??!!. Lots of renovation and extension work going on, I hope they focus on getting better trained staff to go along with the new additions.

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