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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 #12 of 125 Hotels in Nairobi
Certificate of Excellence
Canberra, Australia
1 review
“Bill”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Absolutely beautiful hotel, magnificent art work, architecture and the most helpful and genuine staff I have ever experienced anywhere in the world. Great attention to detail and variety of food, bars and other facilities.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • 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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Lagos, Nigeria
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

I arrived Tribe for a 3 day Forum holding at same location. It was an amazing experience. Staff were nice, the interior design at the hotel was excellent. I enjoyed every part of my stay and the Nest bar on the 4th floor was a good escape while within the hotel. The proximity to the Friday - Massai Market and the Village Market were helpful.

However, the selection of buffet menu and food was a bit of a let down. The rooms facing the swimming pool are nice until a loud party is held and you cannot manage a siesta.

In summary, it is way up there in my list of visited hotels.

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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We booked Tribe Hotel for our anniversary, excited to spend a romantic afternoon and evening here together. Upon checkin we were told that an event was happening so the pool was closed from 2 - 9pm, the very time we had planned to sit by the pool and enjoy the sun. As there is no other area to sit outside, it meant we had to sit in our bedroom or in the lounge, with everyone else crammed in with nowhere else to go. We did mention our unhappiness at checkin, and the management provided us with a bottle of wine, which was a nice gesture, but still I would hesitate to go back there again due to the possibility of a reoccurrence. An event with a loud DJ dominates a small hotel like Tribe. Is a 16 year's old birthday party really worth inconveniencing all your other guests? I hope they got paid a lot of money, because we won't be spending anymore of ours there again.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This place was very comfortable and close to diplomatic community. Walking distance to a marketplace and few restaurants. Nice lounge that has a view if the pool and a solid restaurant. Staff was very friendly and accommodating. Would stay again.

Stayed August 2014, traveled on business
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Temple, New Hampshire
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This hotel is a bit over fussy, it tries to be a bit trendy and designer but is too fiddly. The hotel could do with a good clean from top to bottom as it is looking a little sticky and a bit grubby. Having said that everything works ok and the staff are nice.

Stayed August 2014
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Stavanger Municipality, Norway
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

It’s a very nice hotel with a relaxed atmosphere. It looks chic, it’s clean and it’s well maintained. We had problems with noise 1 night when the World Cup was on as our room was right next to the bar. Besides that it wasn’t a problem. The food in the hotel restaurant was excellent and the staff were super friendly. We wish we could have taken the chef and the staff back to Norway with us!

We stayed at the Tribe for four nights all together. First one night before we went on Safari in the Masai Mara. This was recommended to us by our guide as it was easy to get out of the city. Then we stayed another three nights after the Safari. It is located in the Ambassador district of Nairobi so it feels very safe. There is a shopping centre 2 min walk from the hotel with ok shops and nice places to eat.

If we ever go back to Nairobi we would definitely stay at the Tribe again!

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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cairo, Egypt
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Overall a very nice hotel but with a few flaws. Nice - clean room, nicely furnished, good TV stations and nice flat tv, lots of hot water and clean sheets/comfortable bed. Food at the restaurant was good and breakfast buffet was fine with hot and cold dishes, good variety. I liked the gym very much. Spa was nice and the treatment I had was well done.

Be aware the 'complementary minibar' has very few items and there is a charge to refill it. I walked to the very close Village Market mall next door and bought some things to stock. So the flaws - two days they didn't replace my shampoo, some nights I got chocolate with turndown and some nights not, they didn't replace a laundry bag after I put in my first order of laundry service. There was something wrong with my door lock and a couple days I came home to find it didn't lock and was totally unlocked after housekeeping had cleaned my room, maintenance did a quick fix and didn't seem concerned or make a definitive repair. Last thing, housekeeping needs to close windows or not even open them because when they leave them open after cleaning the mosquitoes come into your room and this will ruin a good nights sleep. So 4 out of 5.

Room Tip: My room was by the road, but after 11pm the sounds were much less.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 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:
#3 Family Hotel in Nairobi
#4 Business Hotel in Nairobi
#9 Romantic Hotel in Nairobi
#11 Luxury 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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