On my first business trip to Africa I stayed for a month in the Tribe Hotel in Nairobi, Kenya. This is a boutique hotel, elegantly designed, with a great deal of impressive African Art scattered throughout, including in the rooms themselves. The service is very attentive and responsive. The restaurant is very nice and surprisingly good value.
The elegant design, however, does make for a few oddities. The rooms were rather small and oddly shaped. There was no room for a separate chair, just a desk and chair and a bench under the window. The bathrooms are shower-only and there is no door, the entrance to the bathroom area entrance bering framed by glass partitions that were a little intimidating to navigate in the middle of the night. The pool area was gorgeous, but the pool was definitely meant for lounging and there was no way the shape allowed to really swim. (The exercise room itself, however, was very nicely equipped!)
The location of the hotel is a bit remote from downtown, though convenient if your business is with the UN or one of the several embassies in the area. It took more than an hour to get from airport to hotel (and in peak periods, make that three hours!) The proximity to the Village Market shopping center significantly expanded eating, entertainment, and shopping options!
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Tribe The Village Market Hotel