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“Smaller room, but splendid amenities.” 4 of 5 stars
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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 #13 of 96 hotels in Nairobi
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“Smaller room, but splendid amenities.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

I can't say enough great things about the Tribe staff. They are friendly and attentive without being over bearing. For a hotel in the Top 100 worldwide, I'd expect that they'd have the finish touches on their rooms. For example, in my room (137) there was a gap in the tile in the bathroom, the flushing mechanism on the toilet was mal-functioning and the closet had to be closed in a specific order for the light to go out. The drinks at the bar were pricey (as was the food down in the restaurant) but both were excellent.

If I had 1 recommendation to management it would be to allow the staff acting as guides to wear more appropriate clothing. Dress shoes and all black to go hiking just isn't kosher in my book.

The Tribe does arrange day trips, but I'd recommend going over to the attached mall to their travel agencies before committing to Tribe as there are more choices and options.

The 60 minute massage was definitely worth the price!!

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

This hotel is conviniently located close to the Market mall, US Embassy and the UN HQ in Africa. Friendly staff, nicely decorated and secure. My only observation is that those rooms that have an open space in the bathroom have a pipe smell :(

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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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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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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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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:
#5 Family Hotel in Nairobi
#6 Spa Hotel in Nairobi
#7 Business Hotel in Nairobi
#9 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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