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“The place to stay in Nairobi” 5 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 #14 of 106 Hotels in Nairobi
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“The place to stay in Nairobi”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Stayed for four days at Tribe for business and it couldn't have been more convenient. The rooms are clean, well maintainted and the service is outstanding! From concierge to housekeeping, the service is absolutely professional and prompt. They really go out of their way to assist with whatever issues you have.
The hotel is located in the diplomatic area which is lovely but a bit far from the centre (especially if you try to get there during rush hour). The stay, however, definitely worth the extra 20 mins journey!
I would certainly choose Tribe again!

Stayed June 2014, traveled on business
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Jambo!
I was surprised to find the warm hearted welcomes all over kenya, but the tribe really redefined the word hospitality for me. Each staff member I came across was so friendly I actually wanted to get to know them, and I did!. Ofcourse the rooms, food etc were up to the mark of its name but I cannot emphasize enough of the service. I definitely suggest this to all those travelling to nairobi, definitely worth it!

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
    • 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

I regularly travel to Nairobi on business and had wanted to try The Tribe Hotel. I figured being one of the highest priced hotels in Nairobi, it had to be as good as The Kempenski, The Fairview or The Serena hotels.

Hotel Review: The hotel has a wonderful continental breakfast with made-to-order omelets, fresh fruit. Well-prepared and beautifully delivered. Lunch and dinner in the hotel was priced a little high but quality was high and the taste of everything was nice.

I stayed in the hotel with my son, our room had two beds, and tastefully decorated - nice bed. At first glance, things are in good working order. But after a day in the room, we realized none of the outlets in the room worked (had to call maintenance one evening and was told it would be handled first-thing the next morning). After a second call to reception the next morning it was handled.

The window in our room did not properly close. Furniture was worn and shower leaked constantly.

I stopped by the front desk after receiving a nice bottle of wine as a gift from a colleague and asked for a bottle opener and was told one would be brought to my room immediately. Never happened. An hour later, I made my way to the fourth floor "lounge" where there were people sitting enjoying hookah and asked to borrow their bottle opener and was told I would have to pay a "corkage" fee - seriously!? You said you would bring it to the room and when I go hunting one out an hour later to open a gift I received, you want to charge me a corkage fee? I would have understood if I were bringing the wine out in public to drink, but to have it inside my hotel room? Very odd.

What began to reveal itself is that though the hotel has huge potential and is marketed as one of the most elegant hotels in Nairobi, service does not match the price (and attitude of employees I encountered).

The final item I found shocking is that the last day we were there, the city of Nairobi was experiencing power outages all day. I have stayed at other top tier hotels in Nairobi and encountered the same thing - except in those other hotels, they were prepared with backup generators. I will never forget the looks of horror of a female guest trapped in the glass-enclosed elevator for 45 minutes. Why, Tribe, do you not have backup generators??? This is a city where the electricity goes on and off regularly!

In the end, I rate the hotel average because for the price you pay to stay at Tribe, the service should be stellar - and every contingency should be covered BEFORE you arrive - this is why we pay $300+ a night to stay with you.

If you are looking for a hotel, consider Tribe, but come prepared for a lower class of service.

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

service is great and very comfy. Relaxed while having a cold soft drink and browsing the internet.
Clean air supply and awesome outside environment.
location is good and looking forward for another relaxing moment at the tribe hotel

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Nairobi has a reputation for being a little unsafe for the "mazoongu" traveller so I was really relieved when we arrived to see that security was very tight and once inside the big gates I felt extremely safe. The food in the restaurant was exceptional with chefs cooking meals in front of you to your taste. Lovely pool area and very modern decor throughout. Great if you are looking for the 5 star experience.

The hotel also has a couple of bars for you to enjoy and the staff a very helpful for arranging transport or tours etc. There is also a big Nakumart supermarket and boutique shops 100 metres away which is very convenient.

Rooms are beautiful but not very big. If you are travelling with family definitely look at a larger than standard room.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

I stayed one night at the tribe. When I checked in, they confirmed that the rate was for bed and breakfast, and I joked back, "bed only, I will be leaving before your serve breakfast". The receptionist offered to make sure that night cook would make me a breakfast to go. I take 15 early bird flights every year and no one has ever offered to give me breakfast to go.

I got a room on the ground floor (one floor below the reception) and it was a duplex. I thought that was pretty cool. Spacious room. Good internet.

I had the salmon at the restaurant by the pool. It was fresh and tasty. Service was good. I then went up to the bar called the nest, and that is where everyone was. it was very busy.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014 via mobile

I've stayed several places in Nairobi and Tribe is my favorite. The rooms are modern and beautiful and the staff is there for you 24/7. I really love the indoor/outdoor concept. Perfect for Kenya. The Nest (hookah on the roof) is one of my favorite spots.

  • Stayed May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 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:
#6 Business Hotel in Nairobi
#8 Family Hotel in Nairobi
#8 Spa Hotel in Nairobi
#11 Luxury Hotel in Nairobi
#12 Romantic Hotel in Nairobi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Tribe Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 137
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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