It is easy to go along with previous reviewers who welcome this handsome addition to Nairobi's hotel choices. The Tribe still looks fresh and new, with beautiful design features, such as walls of local stone and attractive/impressive African (though not Kenyan) artifacts. The staff is well trained, and the rooms, though small, are carefully laid out and comfotable.
The whole operation gives the impression of attention to detail and to customers' needs. Free internet acces is a plus, and I found the airport pickup convenient, even if it was pricey at the "reduced" price of $40.
The location is near the UN and US compounds, and to the sprawling Village Market shopping mall. It is a long way from the airport and not ideal for excursions to other attractions.
Not everything works well. The pool was designed by someone who likes to look at pools, not swim in them. The pool was only half finished and not suited to swimming laps or much of anything else aquatic. There is no gym on the premises, though a voucher for a nearby fitness center is available, pending the completion of a fitness center in house. Although the facility is new, it is odd that a hotel that caters to up-market business visitors and tourists from the US and Europe would not give fitness a higher priority. The key card malfunctioned a few times, and while my room facing the pool had a pleasant view, conversations at the poolside bar tables were fully audible if I opened the window. The outdoor space is poorly lighted, which is a safety hazard, even if it sustains a game lodge atmosphere.
Definitely several steps up from the Holiday Inn and other chains, I hope the Tribe can maintain the pleasant atmosphere and high quality.