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The Sportsman's Arms Hotel

P.O. Box 3, Nanyuki, Kenya
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  • 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
    2.5 of 5 stars
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Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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Germiston, South Africa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 26, 2015

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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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

I had read a lot about Sportsman's Arms Hotel in Nanyuki and from most of it i was a bit skeptical going in there owing to some of the negative comments but i got a very different story to tell We had a team of friends who just wanted a time out of the city and the place give us... More 

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Nairobi
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

We stayed here briefly for 2 days. From the reviews i didn't expect much. The old wing has big rooms though they could use a little bit of upgrading. On our second day we stayed in the new wing which has over 50 rooms well furnished. Generally i didn't mind the hotel.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

This was average. No attempt to make it better... they can but they don't. and its not one of those rustique quaint places... its a huge hotel that can be better. Got a room that smelt like urine so had to wait to get a new one. They did change us quickly into another room so that was not so... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

This beautiful and one of the oldest hotels is based in Nanyuki town. Has always been a tourist attraction viewing mt kenya Condusive n quiet for all occasion. Good conference hall for business discussions. Various types of rooms even cottages available for family.very spacious rooms some give u the true essence of those colonial days ( even have a fire... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

The hotel is located in a very nice location in Nanyuki town. The new block overlooking the swimming pool is the place to stay. The rooms are very spacious and clean. You will enjoy hot water and free internet. The outside gardens are very beautiful and well kept. The food is good and especially lunch.

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