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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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Naivasha
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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
2 reviews
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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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34 hotel reviews
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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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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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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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Nairobi
2 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

We spent night there for what was supposed to be a weekend get away. We were offered a spacious room on what is supposed to be the newest wing with a pleasant view overlooking the swimming pool. when we tried the shower, water was freezing cold; two hours later and after uncountable calls to the reception, the problem had not... More

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Rome, Italy
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

I stayed here four nights on business; my company organized a workshop at one of the hotel's conference rooms. The service is abysmal, the staff are rude, the food is poor to say the least, the rooms are in need of a complete overhaul and the noise pollution is downright disgusting. We were requested to pay on check-in for our... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

We are staying after a long day of field trips and the non sound proofed club is booming, resellers are shouting outside our room and cars are hooting and alarms going off not to mention the night staff shouting at each other in the corridors. This is my absolute worst hotel experience yet! Please stay away if you know what's... More

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Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

Sportmans in the only place in its price range in the area. The value isn't great but there's not much competition. Rooms are drab and rundown. Bathroom was okay, bed comforter and furnishings were dated. Overall, room was just basic and old. No wi-fi in the rooms. Have to go the public area to get access. It's a place to... More

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

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