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The Sportsman's Arms Hotel

P.O. Box 3, Nanyuki, Kenya
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The Sportsman's Arms Hotel
Ranked #3 of 3 hotels in Nanyuki
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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
    2.5 of 5 stars
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Kongsvinger, Norway, Europe
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Naivasha
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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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Singapore
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43 reviews 43 reviews
35 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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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Coventry, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

Well . . . Initial impressions are hardly good, when you see the sign as you approach that says, "3 star accommodation" but the "3 star" bit has been covered over and that's fallen off. I've never heard a good word about the hotel and been to the bar/ club here before (an amusing way to spend a boozy evening)... More

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New York City, New York
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7 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

I stayed in the Sportsman Arms Hotel for two nights after a newer hotel in Nanyuki "lost" my reservation. The hotel was built in the early 1970's and looks like it has not been touched since then. I have stayed in many hotels all over Kenya (ranging from $4 - $400 a night) and this place was one of the... More

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

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