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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 #14 of 103 Hotels in Nairobi
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Amazing Interier Hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

I have stayed in Tribe Hotel Nairobi from 26 - 29 Jun 2013 and this my review:
1. Hotel design & Interior is noticeably amazing and with good composition.
2. Reception - Needs more training dealing with both the guest and the bell man located two meters from the reception desk.
3. Hotel Main Restaurant - aside from their break fast which is fantastic, the lunch and dinner menu is just bad with exception of their Lobster Roll which really good and cooked perfectly. But this is not good enough as I had to walk to the Village Market (http://villagemarket-kenya.com/), thank GOD it was next door to find good food to eat.

My recommendation next time I will try another Hotel

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Carlsbad, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

First trip to Kenya and this was my first stop. Great property friendly staff. Much nicer than I expected and enjoyed the shopping right next door. It is a modern looking property, free WiFi so it was easy to stay connected with family back home.

On the down side service in the restaurant was slow and the bathroom offers no privacy.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

We had lunch with my husband and was rather dissapointed by the service. Wanted a crispy pork starter & was told its not available as customers were complaining its not good. Ordered for claramari & it was just okey. The food took long and we had to keep calling the waitress to be attended to. Very dissappinting experience. The hotel itself is cool & the ambience spectacular. I hope U have more luck with the resturant than we did!

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013 via mobile

I stayed at Tribe for three days and it is very comfortable, adjacent to Village Market shopping mall and close to many embassies and not too far from the city centre.
The urban design makes it very different and it gives it a unique style of it's own.
The best part is the kitchen and the pastry that are conducted by Chef Luca for the Kitchen and his wife Sarah in the Pastry, you must try it!

Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Atyrau, Kazakhstan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

This hotel caters to business travelers as it is near many embassies. It is modern in design but lacks the African old world charm which I prefer when in Nairobi. I also did not like the open bathroom as it afforded no privacy when using the shower or sink. Although the location is far from the center of Nairobi, we enjoyed walking to the nearby shopping mall that has many great boutique stores and a good food court. The staff was efficient but lacked the warm personable hospitality that I have come to love when traveling in Africa. If you are looking for a good hotel in this area then staying here is ok, but if you are looking for the old world African charm and hospitality I would stay elsewhere.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

Spent two brilliant nights in a junior suite and loved every moment. Stunning design and architectural elements throughout and attentive service. Atmospheric music. Restaurant buffet was very good as well as menu and food during the evening. Gym is small but well equipped. The added advantage of this property is its proximity to Village Market so you pop out for lunch or shopping. This is where I will stay the next time I go to Nairobi! The only suggestion I would have is to introduce (and implement) a green policy to encourage towel reuse and other measures to conserve water or minimize solid waste.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013 via mobile

Well appointed and designed business hotel in the safe area of all the high profile embassies.
Good food, nice rooms with good beds and clean.
Slightly further away from town during rush hours but worth the extra 10 minutes drive.
Not cheap like most hotels in Africa but well designed with friendly staff.
Just ask for a room on floor 3 or 4 as lower rooms tend to be very noisy during night times or early mornings (staff, generator, Parkin lot)
Excellent security with good access control.
Comes with the downside of a very quiet and empty bar in he evenings as locals are not permitted to enter.
Great bar on the top floor called 'The Nest' with good bar food and cocktails.
If you want to bring company they will be allowed to bar or room but will have to register with reception. No fuss is made so one can see this as an added security feature without interfering with ones privacy.
Great function facilities. Hosted an event for 150 people with catering which went like clockwork and the vibe, food and service were splendid.
Can only recommend the hotel!

Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
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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 ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Business Hotel in Nairobi
#7 Family Hotel in Nairobi
#8 Spa Hotel in Nairobi
#11 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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Tribe The Village Market Hotel

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