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Tribe Hotel
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Limuru Road | The Village Market, Gigiri, Nairobi 00621, Kenya (Highridge)   |  
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Ranked #11 of 96 hotels in Nairobi
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“The trendy boutique hotel of your dreams!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2011

I stayed at this place while in Nairobi on business. It is everything you would imagine a boutique hotel to be! The lobby is decked out in modern furnishings with tech music playing. The bar has some great cocktails. The pool looks fabulous (though it was too cold while I was there to use it) and the hotel also has a great gym with some gleaming equipment. There is a sun lounge on the fourth floor which was super fun and had a great hookah bar. My friends and I spent alot of time relaxing up there after work!

The room service and restaurant serves food that is only so-so (I did like the club sandwich though!), but the included breakfast is really nice and service is excellent.

The spa at the hotel is also great with reasonable prices (when compared to similar services in the US). I had the aromatherapy massage, which was excellent, and a mani/pedi during my time there.

The rooms were great as well, and the service is fabulous. Though I will say housekeeping can be VERY eager so I found I needed to leave my "do not disturb" sign up on weekend mornings when I wanted to sleep in. My room did not have a tub, but many do so if you want one be sure to speak up when you check in.

All in all, this place is incredible and I would stay again if given the opportunity!

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2011

We were recommended Tribe as being a new hotel and in a good location.

The hotel is relatively new and from what I saw of Nairobi, this looked like one of the best hotels there. It has the mod cons of a modern hotel with nice rooms, bathrooms etc and pretty decent facilities (when you find them). Standard breakfast is served and we didn't have lunch or dinner there.

As in everywhere we went in Kenya, the staff were really excellent.

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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2011

I have stayed in some amazing hotels all over the world, but Tribe is truly one of the very best. The architecture is stunning, the decor is beautiful. Walking around the hotel I kept finding new beautiful details. The hotel is modern, but with a tribal African motif. The rooms are large, beautiful and comfortable. The hotel services are wonderful, including an impressive spa. Every comfort and luxury imaginable is present. The staff is friendly and very competent. In short, everything you would want to expect from a 5 start hotel. The location was incredibly convenient to the Village Market - a large shopping mall with great restaurants. If you are in Nairobi for business or pleasure, this is definitely the place to stay.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2011

In the suburb Muthaiga is the design hotel "Tribe". The hotel has a trendy and hip design, just like you can find it in Miami or New York, but its still Africa. The colors, the decors and the feeling to it is definitely Africa and even more specific Nairobi, Kenya. When you sit in the garden zipping on your drink, the warm air, the lush vegetation, the sounds and the very typical smell of fresh air after a rain shower.
The facilities are modern and high tech, the food is excellent and the people are very friendly.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2011

Stayed at the hotel a couple of days before heading on a safari trip. The airline lost our luggage and the staff at the hotel was more than helpful and concerned for us to find our luggage and make sure it arrived before our trip. The service overall was excellent from clean rooms to quick efficient and friendly check-in and check-out. got a chance to speak with the GM as well who was always present throughout the hotel with a smile on his face. You can tell that the employees respect him and are happy to be at work in a healthy environment with a great culture. A happy employee makes a happy customer!

I highly recommend this hotel if it is anything from staying before you head onto your safari or even a long term stay if you are just staying in Nairobi.

thank you for a wonderful and amazing stay!

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2011

I'm not usually so enthusiastic about a hotel but this is one of the best hotels I've ever stayed at! The rooms are decorated in a modern African style and the architecture of the building is unique to say the least. It is connected to a western-style shopping mall (The Village Market) and is located within the diplomatic/consular district. There was ample security and excellent service (if not a little slow at times in the restaurant). My co-worker did get a room on the bottom level which was a little close to the elevator and kitchen (noisy) but this was remedied immediately upon asking. My room, on the other hand, was perfectly quiet.

The bed was comfy, staff were very friendly, food was good, there were several lounges/bars, they do currency exchange on site, and the pool was beautiful.

One con - it seemed impossible to get a la carte menu options in the restaurant - we had to eat buffet the whole time we were there - they did say they were switching to a la carte the next day - I don't know if this is a permanent change or if they just do buffet on certain days (?)

I would highly recommend this hotel to any traveler staying in Nairobi.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2011

We stayed here for one night on our way to safari in the Masai Mara. We arrived quite late and the trip from the international airport took long - one hour due to bad traffic, for which of course the hotel cannot be blamed, but it is not practical if you have to leave again at 7 am the next day. The design of the hotel is gorgeous - we loved the funky shaped rooms and the beds are amazing. Staff were friendly en well trained. The (only) restaurant though was disappointing - a buffet style place with bland food, there was no option to eat a la carte, and the place lacked atmosphere.
There was a lot of music noise in our room coming from what we assume was the banqueting area, when we called reception to complain this was swiftly resolved though. I would certainly recommend the hotel for business travellers on a multiple day stay, but not for tourists on transit - the high price simply does not justify it, there is no opportunity to have a cosy couples dinner, and it is too far away from the airport.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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TribeHotel, General Manager at Tribe Hotel, responded to this review, September 8, 2011
Dear Claudia093,

Thank you for your review dated September 6, 2011.

I appreciate your comments and feedback.

It is great to hear that you enjoyed the design and rooms of our hotel. I am pleased to inform you that we are re launching our restaurant this coming October and I am positive that the brand new menu on offer will definitely impress you. We will be offering a full a la carte menu for lunch and dinner.

Please do let us know of any future travel plans to Nairobi, it will be our pleasure to organize a romantic private dinner for you.

Kind Regards,

Mark Somen
General Manager
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Additional Information about Tribe Hotel

Address: Limuru Road | The Village Market, Gigiri, Nairobi 00621, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Nairobi > Highridge
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Family Hotel in Nairobi
#4 Business Hotel in Nairobi
#5 Spa Hotel in Nairobi
#7 Luxury Hotel in Nairobi
#11 Romantic Hotel in Nairobi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Tribe Hotel 5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Tribe promises to be an escape from the mundane hotel room and brings you into a world of hip, chic design with an emphasis on detail and luxury. Tribe is a celebration of the beauty in diversity while acknowledging our common quest for excellence and belonging. The hotel's many suites extend this level of luxury and are unrivalled in their sense of elegance and class. Every room is a testament of world class comfort and functionality while offering a cultural journey through hand-picked arts, crafts and furnishings from the farthest corners of Africa. This experience is accentuated only by the hotel's public spaces with design elements at every glance. Epic, the in-house restaurant serves Continental cuisine with an exquisite African Fusion. It is open daily for lunch and dinner from 06h30 to 23h00. The Lounge is open from 06h30 to 12h00 and the Nest is open from 17h00 to 23h00 daily. Tribe is adjacent to the The Village Market Shopping complex. It has an onsite gym in the Village Market as well as cinema, ten pin bowling alley, mini golf and great children facilities.Tribe -"New York Chic, African Essence”. ... more   less 
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