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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 122 Hotels in Nairobi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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“Modern luxury”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Great design ideas in the common areas, very stylish and comfortable. Easy access to the local Village Market. Not sure how often it happens but there was a noisy pool party all evening and into the night on the Saturday night of my stay. Other than that it was peaceful and I will be booking the Tribe again for my next visit to Nairobi.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 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 August 2, 2014

My husband, who works in South Sudan, and I met up for a four-day reunion in Nairobi. We had lived there for 12 years in another lifetime, before the Tribe Hotel was even built. Tribe is located out of Nairobi's center, within the Village Market complex. Staff are excellent, service superb, and rooms quite good. Having said that, I still felt that there could be areas for improvement. Our room had a bathtub in the "open plan" without a door, and ironically there was such poor water pressure in our fourth floor room that even if we had wanted to fill up the tub, it would have taken an hour and the water would have been cold. Also, little things like the coffee grinds provided for our plunger coffee maker were of the wrong kind, and had to be used with a filter (which was not provided.) Breakfast was a nice affair, poolside, and everyone super attentive. I just felt that the Tribe did not live up to the highest standard, considering the cost of the room -- and we got the UN discount which was 250$ a night!

Room Tip: Since there was little view to speak of and it's generally quiet, I don't think it matters...
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

This was a great experience. It was convenient to shopping and very quite and secure. I especially enjoyed the pool and the interesting decor in common areas and the rooms.

100% the place to stay for the business traveler.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Thank you to the Tribe Hotel for your warmth and hospitality in the most perfect of surroundings. Elegant, tasteful with exquisite attention to the tiniest detail!! We love your new champagne and chocolate bar!

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Spent two weeks at this hotel on business. Staff were friendly and responsive. I had an electrical issue - at midnight- with a few of the outlets in the room and maintenance arrived to fix it within minutes. Rooms were decent sized (I had a standard room with a king), comfortable, and modern.
Daily breakfast was very good with food made to order available. Ate lunch and dinner in the restaurant a few times - meals were prepared fairly quickly and of good quality.
Clean and fairly spacious gym where you can get a good workout.
Location to the Village Market is ideal - just a short walk to an abundance of stores, pharmacy, restaurants, eateries, etc. Took a day safari trip in secure Land Rover to the National Park from service recommended by hotel-great experience if just looking for a safe day trip and not too expensive at all. Spent an additional day with the tour guide to see some additional sites in Nairobi. Overall a very good experience at this hotel.

Room Tip: Village Market has a grocery store with an abundance of items - if planning an extended stay and wan...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Nice hotel with spacious clean rooms. The hotel is strategically located within a walking distance from Village Market. Enjoy the shisha severed a the bar (which I think located at the fourth floor). My only complain is that breakfast was not diverse.

Stayed June 2014, traveled on business
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Nice to return to the Tribe again after a couple of years absence, layout is mostly unchanged, though there is now a cafe type area on reception level with a sweet and savoury pastry counter and the bar moved down to be part of the restaurant.
Service is hit and miss depending on time of day and staffing, sitting in the lounge area will often require you to hunt down a member of staff to order a drink. The same goes in the bar and restaurant area, with staff at times disappearing from the bar to go serve meals.

Food quality is ok and can be dependent on staff, some dishes are very good others very mediocre for the price being charged. Service for food can be a little slow at times, even when restaurant not particularly busy.

The modern hotel design has certainly not considered comfort, the bar and restaurant seats are all hard plastic moulded seats that become quite uncomfortable after a short while, the bar is hard to sit at with no overhang so you end up leaning at an uncomfortable angle or sitting sideways on.

One evening was quite unpleasant when the smell from the drains in the kitchen and bar was enought to send us elsewhere to eat, staff were aware of the problem and apologised for something beyond their control.

The Nest bar on the 4th floor is open until late for drinks, however be careful to keep an eye on the tab when signing off to ensure that the drinks of some of the young ladies that frequent the place do not end up being added to your bill without your consent! The staff did rectify this but it's a little troubling that they manage to do this so easily with the bar staff. No allegations of open collusion but remain cautious to avoid being charged for things you haven't ordered or consumed!

This is still a nice hotel, staff will do their best to resolve problems, a short secure walk to the Village market for more varied food options and the shopping. Security remains quite important and the location and layout is pretty good for this, however the nightly influx of some of the young ladies looking for company may be off putting to those visiting with young families, as they are not always as discrete as might be expected.

Room Tip: Away from the pool area is good, in case of late night functions, also avoid the corridor near the t...
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 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 Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Family Hotel in Nairobi
#5 Business Hotel in Nairobi
#12 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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