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The Sportsman's Arms Hotel

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P.O. Box 3, Nanyuki, Kenya
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The Sportsman's Arms Hotel
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Rating summary
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 stars
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Whilst the hotel is conveniently located and the staff friendly, the old one bedroom block which I slept in last night needs a complete overhaul. Leaking and dirty bathroom, worn out towels, dirty/musty old carpets, no switches on the wall (one has to unplug the tv cable to charge the phone), poor WiFi connection in the room etc I would... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

The large hotel has a great location in Nanyuki town. The positives: good mattress; clean; spacious room and bathroom; lovely garden; one helpful staff member. The rest: hot water was not available until about 6p.m. after which it was fine and plentiful; the free internet that was to be available in all rooms was down; the florescent light over the... More 

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Kongsvinger, Norway, Europe
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5 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

This is a okey hotel, very friendly staff, but the staff manager is not so friendly. So dont mind him. Hard to get on the wifi, and we had to wait a very long time for the dinner. Got me into a bad mood. Luckily we only stayed her for two days.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Me and two of my friends were booked into the hotel for two nights through our safari company. The room we got was run down, the wallpaper was patched, so was the bedding. The bathroom was really dirty- especially the floor and toilet. In one of the two bedrooms the water was leaking through when it was raining and we... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Visited this hotel on the 31st May with a group of friends and stayed at the cottages. The hotels premises were well spruced up and being a long weekend the place was packed to capacity. The evening entertainment was good both at the bar and disco. In the morning hundreds of guests met for breakfast and being among the last... More 

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Princeton, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

The Sportsman's Arms is a hotel/overlanding campsite. I was traveling with a group, so we camped out back, but a friend of mine got a room. As a campsite, it was pretty amazing. There was a beautiful pool and a gym to work out in. The camping was on a lovely grass field and they had an ablutions block with... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Forced to stay here due to my own poor planning, I would normally have gone for something a little more salubrious. The room wasn't too filthy (although the bathroom had not been properly cleaned, grubby tiles) but it did smell of stale cigarette smoke. The bed was actually quite comfortable and once I got used to the sound of passerby... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

The hotel is trying to sell itself as a 3 star but is really a basic place in need of renovations and repairs and with poor service. I stayed for one night. Some staff were friendly and nice. The very dark disco demands cash on drinks order, we moved to the'lounge' where the disco music was still loud but we... More 

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Nakuru, Kenya
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

On the face of it this hotel looks really nice - nice gardens and an advertised pool, spa etc - however the rooms are tired and the bathrooms old and shabby. Most of all the customer service is truly appalling. I had to ask three times for coat hangers (there were none), twice for towels and glasses in the room.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

I stayed here for one night after a meeting. It's an old hotel but has nice surroundings. The carpet in the room was old and stained but the room didn't smell bad. The bed was actually quite comfortable and the bathroom was reasonably clean and had hot water. The breakfast in the restaurant was bland and hardly enjoyable. There aren't... More 

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Additional Information about The Sportsman's Arms Hotel

Address: P.O. Box 3, Nanyuki, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Rift Valley Province > Nanyuki
Number of rooms: 23
Also Known As:
The Sportsman's Arms Hotel Kenya/Nanyuki

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